31 Results for month: 08/2015

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 8/19/15

Tough beat with the Tuesday comp, as Aroldis Chapman blew a save at home for the first time since 2012. Let's hope for a better result today with a small home favorite. MARINERS (Montgomery) @ RANGERS (Holland) Take: RANGERS -120 Note that full analysis and daily commentary will resume on Saturday. More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 8/18/15

Regular daily blog with commentary and free play analysis will return on Saturday. Daily comps will be posted however, and inquiries on selection packages are welcome at cokin@cox.net. Tuesday, 8/18 Free Play: ROYALS (Volquez) @ REDS (Iglesias) Take: REDS +105 Good luck and back with another play on Wednesday.       More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 8/17/15

This is my calm before the storm week. I'll be taking my annual break from the radio show and enjoying some ocean air. The free plays will continue on a daily basis, but no commentary this week. Football is off to a very good start, and I'll be looking to make use of whatever good info is available again for Week Two of the NFL pre-season. For those ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 8/16/15

Quick hits from Saturday's NFLx action: Jameis Winston's debut was less than stellar. The Bucs rookie QB botched a couple of snaps, was off target on a handful of passes and generally looked tentative. He did better once the Vikings puled their first unit defense off the field. No big deal, as nerves undoubtedly played a role and he has lots to learn. ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 8/15/15

Kevin Kiermaier might never be an All-Star, but the Rays centerfielder has to be a cinch to bring home a Gold Glove this season. This guy is nothing short of amazing with his defense. Kiermaier regularly gets a great jump on everything hit his way. That means he's not just taking away hits, he's also saving bases with his ability to cut the ball off. ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 8/14/15

And now, welcome to SketchGate. Just when we all thought this whole mountain out of molehill DeflateGate couldn't get any more ridiculous, it just did. I'll assume most of you have seen the unfortunately hilarious rendering of Patriots QB Tom Brady. The artist, Jane Rosenberg, well, let's just hope she had a bad day. Either that, or she really needs to ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 8/13/15

I'm skipping the usual commentary, as I've got quite a bit to write on today's free play. Recap of last night won't take long, as the only play was the Twins, they won easily, and that was that. Also, the standard quick plug for my selection service. Shoot me an email at cokin@cox.net and I'll provide all the pertinent info on costs and details for the ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 8/12/15

There's a first time for everything. History was made on Tuesday in Major League Baseball, as all 15 home teams ended up winning. That had never happened previously. The two home dogs got there, as did each and every one of the 13 home favorites. I'll assume another type of history was made in the NFL on Tuesday. Geno Smith, the starting quarterback for ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 8/11/15

I'm certainly not a fan of the Miami Marlins. I've lost count of the number of columns I've written criticizing the organization, with  most of the trash talk directed at the franchise's ownership. But I'm definitely a fan of Marlins superstar pitcher Jose Fernandez. The Marlins are probably breathing a little easier right now as far as the latest ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 8/10/15

This was not a good weekend for the New York Yankees. They were swept by the surging Blue Jays and what was a fairly safe lead in the AL East is now in serious jeopardy. The problems for the Yankees might get worse if some of their "fans" don't wake up. Two separate incidents on Sunday nearly resulted in injuries to players for the apparent home team. ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 8/9/15

Most baseball managers go "by the book" when it comes to in-game strategy. Of course, there's been ample evidence displayed over the past few years that indicates "the book" isn't actually the gospel. Front and center as far as that debate goes is the sacrifice bunt, and if you're a regular reader or listener as far my views are concerned, you already know ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 8/8/15

The NFL exhibition season gets underway this weekend with the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio, and all I can say is let the games begin. Not that I'm in any way excited about a game that doesn't count between the Steelers and Vikings, but at least the action will be on the field. Off the field, the NFL has been Calamity Central, and it appears as ... More