The Yankees continue to roll after an exciting win last night, now that the trade deadline is almost upon us, should they be pressured to make a trade for Sonny Gray? With Lucas Duda officially traded, who will be next? Granderson? Cabrera? Bruce? Football season is sooner rather than later. It’s championship or bust for the Giants. And will Todd Bowels be able to survive what is expected to be an awful season? We discuss the latest in Week 60 of Weisman and Oz.
First off, if you don’t understand the title, you are really young. It was the 1999 Yankees playoff theme song in which Z100 played on the radio at least once an hour. Anyway, the 2017 season has kind of been a surprise to me personally for the Yankees. After trading away most big name guys, a pretty weak starting rotation and just an overall young team, I expected the Yankees to compete but miss out of the playoffs. Boy was I wrong. As of July 28th, the New York Yankees are half a game of out first place in the division and hold a 1 game lead on the first wild card spot. But do they have enough to stay in the playoff race and make a deep run?
Football is back!! GO GIANTS!
The road to summerslam is in full effect and Jay is back to guide you through. Jay speaks on the battleground ppv, led up to Monday night raw, Kurts big announcement, UFC influx in wwe?, the latest edition of Jays ppv rewind with a new twist, and the unfortunate passing of Chester Bennington the lead singer of Linkin Park.
July 23rd, 2017 is the SmackDown exclusive “PPV” is battleground. Now first off you me ask me why I put PPV in quotes. I do think maybe 1% of the people who watch these, buy the PPV’s anymore and 99% of people are watching on the WWE Network. For this blog, I’ll call it a PPV because that is what WWE calls it. In this blog, I’ll be giving my take on each match as they are happening. I am going to do like the barstool pizza reviews and rate each match on a 1-10 scale at the end. Also, odds of a 10 are slim because if I give a 10, you can’t get any better, and there is always better. I’m excited for this PPV for multiple reasons. One reason is because of the location, being in Philly, who is known for being the rowdiest crowds. The fans in the building will let everybody know if this is a good event or not. Another reason, two of the best in the business are competing vs each other. Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles will have a 1 on 1 match for the US Title. Also, after 10 years, we will have a Punjabi Prison match! Being the final WWE PPV before Summer Slam, I expect it to be a good night. Well, I hope so.
The boys are back as a trio this week with a big show. They lead off talking about if the protective netting is needed in Major League Baseball. They then recap everything from the Mets to the yankees to the rest of the sports word. They finish off doing their really early pre-training camp NFL picks. They also remind you, you aren’t alone. This entire episode is dedicated to Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington, who sadly and tragical took his own life on July 20th.
Baseball is one of the hardest sports to predict, Even the best players have bad years. Bryce Harper was the NL MVP in 2015 and then hit .247 in 2016. You rarely see star NBA players or Elite Quarterbacks fall off like that but Bryce is back on top this year. The same goes for teams, every year there are a few teams that shock us in both a good and bad way. The Mets have obviously shocked us in a bad way along with the defending champion Cubs, who were thought to be a sure bet for the playoffs and currently find themselves on the outside looking in. The teams the Cubs are looking up at in their division and in the wild card are the good surprises of the year. The Brewers, Rockies and Diamondbacks were not looked at as power house teams in the NL but have all exceeded expectations and taken the league by storm. The quick turnaround Of these teams gives me some hope that it can be done by the Mets as well.
Another Sunday, another Sunday with the New York Mets being blown out. After taking 2 out of the 3 from the Colorado Rockies, the Mets currently sit 9.5 games out of second wild card spot in the National League. It would have been nice for to the Mets end up sweeping the Rockies and end the weekend 7.5 games out. With 7 games remaining on the home stand, I believe that if the Mets want to be involved in a discussion for the wild card spot, they will need to at least win 5 of the games. With 4 games against the Cardinals and 3 against the lonely Oakland A’s, it won’t be easy. As seen the weekend before the all-star break, the Mets went to St. Louis and lost 2 out 3, including only scoring 1 run in the final two days. The end of the home stand should be a little simpler, but let’s face it, this year nothing has been easy for the Mets. As of June 17th, the A’s are 20 games out of the division and 6.5 out of the wild card. They have also already shown that they will be sellers for this year’s trade deadline, as they have traded Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, two important arms the bullpen.
After last nights ESPN 30 for 30 we reminisced of the greatness that was Mike and The Mad Dog. With already a sub-par pitching rotation, will the Yankees be able to survive after Pineda tore his UCL. And the fat lady is warming up in the bullpen, will she be singing the Mets season goodbye sooner rather then later? Find out what we think on todays show of Weisman and Oz!!!