31 Results for month: 05/2015

Dave’s Free Plays, Tuesday 5/19/15

This has a chance to be really interesting. The NFL spring owners meetings get underway today in San Francisco. That means Patriots head honcho Robert Kraft and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell are going to be spending at least some time in the same room. I think I'd like to be a fly on that wall. It really appears as though the Patriots are going to ... More

Dave’s Free Plays, Monday 5/18/15

I'm skipping the commentary portion of the blog today, mainly because it ties in with the free play for the day. So let's get right to it. (Quick note on the Sunday results. They weren't good. 1-2 on the diamond, and a miss by a mile on the NBA game. All in all, a downer of a week to be sure with the picks.) (907) ANGELS  @  (908) BLUE JAYS Take: ... More

Dave’s Free Plays, Sunday 5/17/15

I'm strictly in the casual class when it comes to horse racing. But like most of my type, I'm always ready to toss a few dollars into the pot on the first Saturday in May when they run the Kentucky Derby. I didn't get much of my investment back on Derby Day, but was impressed enough with the winner to mark down the Preakness as a must see event. I wasn't ... More

Dave’s Free Plays, Saturday 5/16/15

I'll give John Farrell props for coming clean and admitting he blew on Friday night. The Red Sox manager made a serious error in judgment that ended up potentially deciding the game at Seattle. With a Mariner on second base and two out, and with first base open, the decision was made to pitch to Nelson Cruz. Let's just say it didn't work out well for the ... More

Dave’s Free Plays, Friday 4/15/15

Well, that was crazy. I've been around long enough to have seen my share of improbable rallies/collapses, but what took place last night at Staples Center was a real stunner. Houston was basically dead and buried, down 89-70 and it looked like a coast to the finish line for the Clippers. You know the rest. With James Harden sitting on the sidelines, the ... More

Dave’s Free Plays, Thursday 5/14/15

I had just one play on Wednesday, I won it, and I got to witness history of sorts in the process. But I'm a little disappointed with how this game ended regardless. The clash in question was between the Cardinals and Indians, and to say that Corey Kluber was dominant would be a massive understatement. Last year's AL Cy Young Award winner has suffered ... More

Dave’s Free Plays, Wednesday 5/13/15

A new addition to the daily blog starts today. I'll still have the daily free play, but I'll also be adding what I'll call a daily fantasy sports value play. I'm new to the DFS scene, but enjoying it immensely at FanDuel. Whether or not you want to use the guys I list each day in your lineups is up to you. I'm claiming no expertise here whatsoever. But ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 5/12/15

Who's next? The Milwaukee Brewers were the first to make the big switch this season, pink slipping Ron Roenicke very quickly following the very bad start to the campaign. This was not a shocker, as the Brewers had a disastrous 2014 meltdown and when they broke from the gate dead last this year, the handwriting was on the wall for Roenicke. I see two ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 5/11/15

I went on a bit of a rant the other day regarding the need for changes as far as penalties being assessed for fouls in the game of basketball. The essence of the piece was that. at least from this vantage point, it's close to unwatchable at times. I won't rehash the whole thing, if you want to see what I had to day, scroll down a few days. But I'll just ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 5/10/15

The Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors each enjoyed tremendous regular seasons. The Hawks were projected to be a .500 neighborhood team off the pre-season Over/Under win totals that were posted. But sans superstars, Atlanta charged to the top seed in the Eastern Conference. As for the Warriors, they were the best team over 82 games by a substantial ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 5/9/15

Who says an old dog can't learn new tricks? I'm still what one would have to term a novice when it comes to the world of daily fantasy sports. I've been playing in annual leagues going back to the late 1980's. My baptismal fire was the Top Rank Boxing Fantasy Baseball League, a truly star-studded outfit in which long time TR public relations whiz Lee ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 5/8/15

Carlos Correa is one of the elite prospects playing at any minor league level right now. The former first overall draftee is annihilating AA pitching for the Astros while wearing a Corpus Christi Hooks uniform. Correa looked big league ready to me in spring training and what he's doing on the farm is absurd. He's as five tool as it gets and the Astros have ... More