25 Results for month: 06/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 6/25/17

I've been highly critical of Brad Ausmus during his tenure as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Ausmus is highly intelligent, and obviously knows the game. But I just don't think he has the instincts that make for a good manager, at least not in-game. I obviously can't speak on anything else related to the running of the team, so all I can go by is based on ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 6/24/17

Asdrubal Cabrera is unhappy. The veteran Mets shortstop is evidently displeased about a variety of things. But Cabrera decided to go public on Friday by letting the media know he wants to be traded. Cabrera has had a solid big league career and while his best days are behind him, he's clearly still good enough to play in the majors. Just not at shortst... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 6/23/17

If you're a heavy duty MLB viewer as I am, I'm guessing you might be sharing my sentiments on one aspect of the game. There's just no way to justify how subpar far too many of the umpires are when it comes to calling balls and strikes. I know how difficult the job is. There is no easy aspect of umpiring at the major league level. So this really isn't ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 6/22/17

Quick blog tonight. That means a recap of Wednesday's results, my obligatory promo, plus the Thursday free play. My Wednesday was a 2-2 split, with both favorites winning and both dogs blowing late leads to lose. One of the losers was Philly. If you watched that game, I think you'll agree we were looking at a minor league team in the late innings. Player ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 6/21/17

Check-in time on the MLB Over/Under season win totals I played prior to the start of the season. I think it's safe to say I'm pleased with the progress to date on these seven wagers. Marlins Under 77.5... Miami is on pace to win 73 games. I don't like the starting pitching any better than before the season started. But admittedly, residence in the NL ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 6/20/17

Quick blog today, with just the Monday recap and the Tuesday free play. I'll return on Wednesday with some baseball notes which everyone will hopefully find interesting. Monday was a wash at 1-1-1, and while I'd rather have a plus day, I've never been bothered much by splitting out unless there was some really rough luck. None of that on Monday, and in ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 6/19/17

No one will know the true winner of the big pre-draft NBA deal between the Celtics and 76ers for some time. But it's fun to speculate on who will come out on top. The general consensus is that there isn't that much separation between the top four projected picks in this year's draft class. If that turns out to be an accurate assessment, this will end up ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 6/18/17

Congratulations to Andre Ward. His rematch with Sergey Kovalev ended in the eight round via TKO. A low blow by Ward didn't hurt the cause, but Kovalev was fading, just as he did in the first matchup between these two. Earlier this week on The Las Vegas Sportsline (weekdays 2-3PDT, ESPN Las Vegas) I made mention of what I feel is a stamina issue for ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 6/17/17

The NBA season was a colossal bore for many fans. The Warriors and Cavaliers were heavy favorites to meet in the Finals again, and that's exactly what happened. The playoffs offered very little in the way of meaningful suspense. The good news is there is some tension building in terms of what the Boston Celtics are going to do with the number one overall ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 6/16/17

One of my quick blogs tonight, with a brief recap of the prior day's results, the daily plug for the consulting service and the Friday free play. My Thursday was a mundane 1-2. No complaints as the two losers were simply wrong sides. I like my chances of snaring a nice profit tonight, as I've already played two games and might be adding a couple more ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 6/15/17

The Washington Nationals need bullpen help. Everyone know this is the case. If the Nats can't fix the pen, they're not going to get to the World Series, simple as that. But that relief corps repair isn't going to be easy. Unlike 2016, when there were some really good proven arms available at the trade deadline, the pickings are looking mighty slim in ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 6/14/17

There are times when I am simply dumbfounded by what seem to be blatantly awful decisions no big league manager should ever make. A classic example of this occurred in the Tuesday night game between the Orioles and White Sox. Baltimore had squandered several good scoring chances early, but found themselves trailing only 2-1 heading to the bottom of the ... More