JAWS and the 2019 Hall of Fame Ballot: Big Jumps Redux

The following article is part of Jay Jaffe’s ongoing look at the candidates on the BBWAA 2019 Hall of Fame ballot. For a detailed introduction to this year’s ballot, and other candidates in the series, use the tool above; an introduction to JAWS can be found here...

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Jets raise eyebrows by appointing Gase after 23-26 record at rivals Miami

The New York Jets stayed in the AFC East to find their new head coach. The former Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase agreed on Wednesday night to take the Jets job, according to multiple reports.

The hiring ends a 10-day, wide-open search for New York, which met with seven other coaches about their vac...

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Source: Nats closing on 1-year deal with Dozier

WASHINGTON — The Nationals found their upgrade at second base on Thursday, reaching an agreement with free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier on a one-year, $9 million contract, a source confirmed to MLB.com.

The club has not confirmed the deal, which is still pending a physical and was first repor...

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MVP, top rookies and other award winners in each division

Some postseason awards seem pretty easy to pick — Defensive Player of the Year in the NFC West? It’s easily Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald. But who wins Rookie of the Year in the NFC South or MVP in the AFC East?

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Levante vs. Barcelona: Live Stream, Game Preview, How to Watch Copa del Rey Online, TV Channel

Levante has the unenviable honor of attempting to stop Barcelona’s progress through the Copa del Rey when they host La Liga’s leaders in the first leg of their round-of-16 clash on Thursday.

The Granotas are without a win in four matches and...

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The 2019 Ken Phelps All-Star Team: Position Players, Part 1

Last year, I started a new tradition here at FanGraphs: the Ken Phelps All-Star Team, a 21st century revival of my favorite part of Bill James’ Baseball Abstracts. Ken Phelps was a talented hitter who nevertheless toiled for years in the minors, not exhausting his rookie eligibility until age 28...

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Kobe Bryant’s Inspiring Message To Cody Parkey: ‘No Excuses’

I am being maybe a bit uncharitable to Kobe Bryant here because I think he tweeted what he tweeted in the spirit of encouragement.

Still, this is hilarious.

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Giants, Crew have talked Bumgarner trade

It’s far from certain that the Giants will trade Madison Bumgarner before Spring Training. But if they do, Milwaukee is his most likely destination.

The Brewers and Giants have had substantive communication about a Bumgarner trade this winter, sources say, and the Brewers are continuing their inte...

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The double-doink heard around the world: Cody Parkey becomes the NFL’s loneliest man

It was the double-doink heard around the world. Cody Parkey, for the sixth time this season, hit the upright … and then the crossbar. His failed attempt at a game-winning field goal had cost the Chicago Bears a come-from-behind playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

The odds of a kicker hitting...

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Bears’ Cody Parkey gets support from Kobe, D-Wade

Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey jogged off the field Sunday to boos from fans at Soldier Field, but he’s found plenty of support on social media from two of the biggest names in the NBA.

Parkey’s potential 43-yard game-winning field goal appeared to be tipped and hit...

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