29 Results for month: 06/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 6/30/16

It looks there's a new buzz trade candidate now garnering lots of attention as we head into July. Matt Moore has gotten it together for the Tampa Bay Rays. Following his brilliant performance on Wednesday against the Red Sox, Moore is now looking like a hot commodity. It's not so long ago that Moore burst upon the scene with an electrifying playoff ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 6/29/16

The New York Yankees are just 3.5 games out of the wild card in the American League. With the season only about half complete, the standings say it's way too soon to write the team off as a playoff contender. But reality suggests the Yankees are not one of the favorites to be playing past game #162. There are just too many holes on the team. The pitching ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 6/28/16

These are not the happiest of days for Red Sox Nation. The euphoric atmosphere the team's fans were soaking up have dissipated in alarming fashion. Boston got smashed on Monday night by a Rays entry that had lost eleven consecutive games, and judging by the reaction on social media, panic is starting to set in with the fan base. There's no argument that ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 6/27/16

Cleveland sports fans have to be in state of bliss these days. The Cavaliers are champions of the basketball world, and the decades long streak of coming up short when it mattered most has finally ended. Now it looks like the city has another legitimate contender on a roll. The Indians have not lost a single game since the Cavs captured their crown, and ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 6/26/16

Okay, I'm shocked. Well, sort of. Jose Reyes is about to become a member of the New York Mets once again. Stated simply, the Mets have a pressing need to add a big league caliber infielder, Reyes was strictly excess baggage with the Rockies following his lengthy suspension, and I guess this is just a case of one plus one equaling two. The shock is ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 6/25/16

Just a quick recap of Friday's action plus the Saturday free play in this edition. I managed a profit on Friday night. The Royals were dead in the water right from the outset. The Indians jumped out to a big lead and coasted home to their seventh straight win. I split my Rays plays, winning the 1H play but losing the full game. So a minimal profit on the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 6/24/16

Well, that ended up being kind of a letdown. I was hoping and actually expecting lots of wheeling and dealing at the NBA draft. The pre-draft action looked like a harbinger of things to come, with Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague getting moved in deals. I was convinced that with the Celtics seemingly intent on trading the third overall pick for a veteran ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 6/22/16

It's official! Las Vegas is now home to its first ever major league franchise, as the National Hockey League will be in action here starting with the 2017-18 season. So to use a little Las Vegas parlance, we've finally hit the jackpot here in the desert! As of now, there's no team name or logo. The frontrunner was Black Knights, but from what I can ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 6/22/16

So much for the suspense. Ben Simmons says he's been informed by the Philadelphia 76ers that he will be the first pick at this year's NBA draft. Simmons was projected early in the college basketball campaign as the likely top overall pick. But as the season progressed, the LSU freshman became less of a sure thing. His outside shooting was causing a bit ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 6/21/16

It wasn't a game that I was involved in, but what might have been one of the most insane bad beats I've ever witnessed took place on Monday evening. Or maybe one of the luckiest wins of all time, if one happened to be on the other side. The Rockies were wrapping up a four-game series at Miami, with the Marlins looking to complete the sweep. Colorado ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 6/20/16

The old adage goes, live by the jumper, die by the jumper. That basketball axiom turned out to be dead on for the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. The team regarded as the best jump shooting team in hoop history couldn't get the ball to drop when it mattered most, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are now the new world champs. This title game will be ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 6/19/16

Welcome back, Tim Lincecum! The two-time Cy Young winner made his Angels debut on Saturday afternoon, and the popular righty picked up the win as the Halos enjoyed a comfortable 7-1 win over the Athletics. Everything worked out well for Lincecum in this game. He wasn't pitching in his old San Francisco stomping grounds, but taking the mound in Oakland ... More