Streak for the Cash: Cardinals over Phillies

I’ve never been much of the gambling type, never had the cohonais to risk money that I don’t have. Besides, whenever I’ve bet on sports, mainly fantasy football, it was never about winning the money, it was always about bragging rights. I have to admit, when something is riding on a game, whether it’s money or pride, it makes the game more exciting, it just does. When I stopped betting on games, I began to be less interested in games that didn’t involve my home teams…until I started Streak for the Cash.

ESPN’s Streak for the Cash gave me a rooting interest for games that I wouldn’t otherwise care about, and now I’m addicted. I try to pick a game, mainly baseball during this time of year, every day.

For the remainder of the baseball season, I will try to do the same for you: give you one baseball game a day that I think is a lock for the Streak for the Cash. Let’s see how big of a streak we can build.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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Michael Brantley: Cleveland’s Unsung Hero

Down two runs in the bottom of ninth inning, the Indians were running out of chances. Looking to continue their dominance at home, the Tribe once again needed a late inning miracle, this time against Seattle. Michael Brantley confidently stepped to the plate to lead off the inning, and belted a double to left-center. [Read more…]

Cleveland Indians Offseason in Review

After a dreadful 69-93 season, the Cleveland Indians seemed like they were centuries away from their fantastic teams of the ’90s. Like the Royals, a lot of this team’s success depends on whether or not prospects develop.

The Indians do have All-Star type of players in guys like Shin-Soo Choo, Grady Sizemore and even Fausto Carmona, whose 13-14 season wasn’t nearly as bad as it looked. But the Indians are also full of players with more question marks than last year’s Ben Roethlisberger sexual assault case.

Fun fact: Orlando Cabrera has played for five teams in the last four years. Must be a great locker room guy to put around young players…

Let’s check out the squad.

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AL Cy Young Watch

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The Sports Bank’s AL Cy Young Watch is back for installment number two, and perhaps some things could be learned from each of the original five contenders that were listed in the July edition: [Read more…]

AL Cy Young Watch

2010 has been a year unlike any other in Major League Baseball, particularly on the pitching side of things.

As we were witness to on Monday night, we are truly seeing another year of the pitcher.   [Read more…]

Cliff Lee a Must for Minnesota Twins

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In the last few weeks the Chicago White Sox have caught fire, the Detroit Tigers have continued their steady play to hang around the top of the AL Central, and one thing has become painfully clear for the team at the top of the division. [Read more…]