31 Results for month: 03/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 3/31/17

It's time to wrap up the 2017 MLB previews with a look at this season's NL West. I'll start with the expansion San Diego Padres. Okay, they're not an expansion team. The Padres just look like one. San Diego has one star player in Wil Myers. The second best player on the team might well be Yangervis Solarte. I don't mean this as a knock on Solarte, who's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 3/30/17

It's the AL West preview today, as I heard toward the finish line with the capsules just in time for the start of the 2017 MLB season. I'll cover the NL West tomorrow. I already covered the Angels earlier in the week, so that leaves the other four AL West teams. I'll start at the bottom with the Oakland Athletics. The A's appear to be a bit improved from ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 3/29/17

The game plan is to finish up the MLB previews in the Thursday blog. I'll go ahead and note that's subject to change as I've got an auction draft coming up on Wednesday evening (the first of three over the next few days) and I really don't know how late it will run. But the intention is to conclude the previews tomorrow. My Tuesday ended up a wash ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 3/28/17

It's official. Las Vegas is now going to be home to a National Football League franchise. The votes have been tallied, and with 31 of 32 owners approving the move, the Las Vegas Raiders are now a reality. The franchise will likely have to play the next couple of seasons as a lame duck in Oakland, and that's not a great thing. I've been a longtime ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 3/27/17

I've got two MLB divisions still remaining to be previewed, the AL and NL West, respectively. I've decided to focus exclusively on one team today, and that will be the Los Angeles Angels. This is one of my Over/Under Win prop plays this season, and with the light schedule today, I'll make the Halos prop my daily free play. Before getting to the Angels, a ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 3/26/17

Saturday turned out to be a banner day for west coast basketball fans. Gonzaga and Oregon will be representing this side of the country next weekend at the Final Four. With the NCAA Tournament's main event taking place in Glendale, Arizona it's safe to say both schools will be heavily represented as far as the fan base goes. Hats off to the Ducks, who ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 3/25/17

So Florida is ahead 68-56 with about five minutes remaining, and the Gators have the ball. And it begins. I noticed it right away and immediately tweeted (@davecokin) the following: "Run your offense Florida. Don't play the clock game. Way too soon for that." This drives me absolutely nuts. It's basically the same reaction I have in football when ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 3/24/17

The final two 2017 MLB Divisional previews will be posted over the weekend. Today's blog will focus on one of the NCAA Tournament Friday battles. My Thursday was not good, as I dropped both NHL underdog plays and was only able to split my Big Dance calls. Purdue was a big wrong side as the Boilermakers were totally outclassed by Kansas after the first 15 ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 3/23/17

I've still got two more divisions to cover as far as the 2017 MLB previews are concerned. I'm expecting to have the AL West set by tomorrow, so expect that rundown in Friday's blog. My Wednesday was a wash. Coastal Carolina was a comfortable winner in hoops, but I missed on two of the three MLBx plays, getting done in by some shoddy bullpen work. As for ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 3/22/17

It's time to get back to the baseball previews, and I'll do that today with a look at the NL Central Division. I don't think there's any question about the team that will win this division. That's the easiest pick on the board this season. The Chicago Cubs are far and away the best team in this division. The Cubs are just plain loaded. In fact, the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 3/21/17

This was going to be NL Central preview day, but I have to rant on something, so I'll postpone that report for another day. I'm all for experimenting with rule changes that might enhance any game. For instance, I think I like the college hoop rules that are being used in this year's NIT. I understand there's hardly unanimous consent on this, but that's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 3/20/17

One of the perks that comes with being my own boss when it comes to this website is that I can call my own shots. I'm exercising the owner's option to change things up tonight. I was going to write up my NL Central preview, but to be honest, I'm about fried at this point. So I will put that preview on hold for one more day. Meanwhile, the Sunday recap ... More