It’s almost Christmas! The greatest gift of all is the fact that there are five NBA games in a row on national television. Er, I mean, it’s spending the day with loved ones, duh. And hopefully watching basketball all day. One year, I drank White Russians with my family all day and watched every game. It was awesome. Let me break down what we have to look forward to...

The Angels and Phillies Are Fishing For Mike Trout

So far this offseason there have been four big teams making deals. The New York Yankees have made the largest splash this offseason by jumping into the water and snagging themselves a whale in the Marlins feeding frenzy. STOP. WAIT. Okay. Back up. This is not a piece about the Yankees or Marlins. As a Mets fan, I am over the Yankees surge and the Marlins dirge. My Christmas gift to myself is a non-Yankees/non-Marlins Offseason discussion. Merry Christmas, you filthy animals. This is about two other teams who have stepped into the limelight this Offseason: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Philadelphia Phillies. And that’s because of Mike Trout.

A Quick Breakdown of the Evan Longoria Trade

The deal says a lot about the way the direction of the franchise is headed. You trade away your franchise player, the best one to play for the team and that's tough to swallow. The backlash in the area is extremely negative towards ownership which I understand. I don't agree with it though.

OKC Reboot - Yay or Nay?

I was excited. Hopeful. Confident. Spirited.

Was it all wishful thinking? Was it all for nothing? I mean, they did just lose to the Brooklyn Nets. No shade, but can you name five players on the Brooklyn Nets?

The Link Between New York's Two Newest Acquisitions

On July 31, 2003, the Yankees traded for Aaron Boone. He hit .254 with six home runs in the remaining two months of the regular season and, except for one well-timed home run, played quite poorly in the postseason. That well-timed home run came in his only at-bat of Game 7 of the ALCS, a game which he did not start. He hit it off Tim Wakefield in the bottom of the eleventh inning and it sent the Yankees to the World Series.