Thursday, January 7, 2016

If Griffey Jr. Got 99.3%, Rivera Should Get 100% HOF Vote

Sean Maliga

Yesterday evening, news broke that Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016. Griffey and Piazza received 99.3% and 83% of the ballot respectively, and Griff’s 99.3% is the highest in baseball history (3 people out of 440 voters didn’t vote for him). Both deserve to be in the Hall of Fame, but I was shocked by how high Griffey’s percent of the ballot was. This got me thinking, if Griff can get 99.3%, then Mariano Rivera should definitely be the first unanimous, 100%, Hall of Famer in 2019.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Predicted Teams For Top 5 Remaining Free Agents

Sean Maliga

Now that 2016 is officially upon us, it’s safe to say the biggest free agents of this offseason are now off the market. Price, Greinke, Heyward, Cueto, Zimmermann, and more have all found homes, but there are still quite a few big names left. With that said, here are the top five free agents remaining, and where I believe they will sign.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Top 20 Phillies Prospects (Pre-2016)

Jack Merlino

Oh my God.

This offseason's been electric.

I'm pretty sure every imaginable record for contracts has been broken except for overall salary, and there've already been multiple blockbuster trades. Heck, in what feels like the span of a week, Zack Grienke came out of nowhere to sign with Arizona, the same DBacks went and traded the remaining valuable parts of the farm system for Shelby Miller, and the Phillies traded Ken Giles, who was thought of as the closer of the future, for a quintet of Houston pitching prospects.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

I'm Going "Ballistic" over What Jay Bilas Said

Matt McCullers

Last week, college basketball commentator and analyst Jay Bilas made this statement: none of the teams this year are as good as the top five from last year (this top five consists of Wisconsin, Kentucky, Duke, Arizona, and Virginia). Normally, I agree with Jay Bilas. He is by far my favorite commentator and he has an incredible knowledge of college hoops (despite attending that evil university). No offense Jay, but you’re dead wrong. I‘d let it slide if it were mentioned casually once or twice but you keep on talking about it and it’s driving me nuts.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Phillies Acquire Four Players From Houston for Ken Giles

Jack Merlino

The Phillies gave away youth and got even younger.

Late Wednesday night, new GM Matt Klentak made the first big move of his tenure as the Phillies matched up with their favorite trade partner and switched their traditional roles, with closer Ken Giles headed to Houston in exchange for pitchers Vincent Velasquez, Brett Oberholtzer, Mark Appel, Thomas Eshelman, and Harold Arauz

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hawk Talk: Sixers, Eagles, Kobe, Holy War

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While the Warriors remain undefeated, the Sixers have still yet to win a game! To make matters worse, Jahlil Okafor might need a babysitter. Are the Eagles the worse team in football? Chip Kelly can cross USC off his list of potential jobs next season. The Panthers, on the other hand, may have a legitimate shot at an undefeated regular season. Finally, Kobe Bryant announced he will retiring following this season and Saint Joseph's takes on Villanova tomorrow night in the Holy War!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

One Thing Each MLB Team Is Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Sean Maliga

Happy Thanksgiving 30 Minutes of Madness fans! As a little gift from me to you, and in the spirit of the holiday, I went through every MLB team and picked out one thing they should be thankful for this year. What’s your favorite team thankful for?