As a sophomore in 2018, defensive end Chase Young led the Ohio State Buckeyes defense with an impressive 10.5 sacks, but this season, Young is on pace to double that.

Nine games through the season, Chase Young is leading the entire nation in sacks with 13.5. Those 13.5 sacks are 3.5 sacks better than SMU’s Patrick Nelson, who is currently the second sack-master on the list for NCAA sack leader board. Young had already won the attention of fans all over the nation when he cut right through the Wisconsin Badgers offense and went virtually unstoppable in the Buckeyes 38–7…


Aristides Aquino with the Triple-A Louisville Bats.

The Cincinnati Reds latest call up, Dominican born Aristides Aquino, has been as hot as it gets, batting .362 with 9 home runs and 17 RBI in just 14 games. He seems too good to be true for a Reds team who’s struggling to reach .500, but is it realistic for him to keep up his current pace? The short answer is no.

If Aristides were to keep his current pace over 20 seasons, he would hit well over a thousand home runs in his career, a feat that is far from likely ever being accomplished. It possible, I suppose…


Back in April, the Seattle Seahawks signed their star QB Russell Wilson to a ground-breaking, 4-year, $131 million dollar deal, making Russell Wilson the highest-paid player in all of football, and in all of football history. Wilson, who has the unique ability to win a game with a rush or pass, is most certainly worthy to have this massive deal, consistently producing remarkable performances which rival those of veteran greats like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, but Wilson’s monster deal, which could very well lead Seattle to greatness, could also very well cripple the Seahawks.

Russell Wilson’s contract has high…


The independent Atlantic League recently added a new rule whereas a player in the batter's box can steal first base if a throw goes past the catcher. If the batter chooses to run on a missed throw, however, the catcher can throw him out. On July 7th, 2019, Atlantic League player Tony Thomas made history when he became the first player in baseball history to steal first base. Here’s why baseball will never be the same again.

Tony Thomas fields a grounder at second base for the Florida State Seminoles.

Now, this is all hypothetical, but proposing Major League Baseball adopted this new rule, one thing would happen for sure. Pitching would be…


So far, this 2019 baseball season has been incredible. The MLB is on pace to make history with the most combined home runs hit in a season led by sluggers like Cody Bellinger, Pete Alonso and Christian Yelich, and the Dodgers could very well win 110 games. All-Star Break marks the half-way point for the MLB season, and half-way through this so far spectacular 2019, these are my MLB award winners.

Rookie of the Year — NL — Pete Alonso

Going into 2019, the Mets Pete Alonso was a top prospect who was expected to do great things, but no…


This baseball season marks the 10th anniversary of the 2009 MLB Draft where superstar Mike Trout was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels 25th overall in the 1st round. A total of 21 teams ended up passing up Trout, who is considered by most the best player in all of baseball and a player who could very well arguably become the greatest baseball player of all time. Here are the 24 players who had a team before Trout and here’s where they are now.

#1: Stephen Strasburg — Washington Nationals — RHP

The Washington Nationals would take Stephen Strasburg, a…


Recently, the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans made history with a blockbuster deal sending six-time all-star Anthony Davis to New Orleans in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, and three first-round picks for the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft. The trade sends super-star power-forward and center Anthony Davis to LA, but is LA really the winner of this deal?

Last season the Lakers fell on their faces posting a 37–45 record and the Pelicans were even worse with a 33–49 record. New Orleans star Anthony Davis had previously requested a trade just weeks before the 2018-2019…


Edwin Encarnacion of the Seattle Mariners has a reputation as one of major league baseball’s top sluggers. Over the lengthy course of 15 seasons, Encarnacion has crushed 393 homers and driven in 1190 runs with over 1700 hits as of the end of May. Encarnacion is a valuable offensive asset as well as a reliable defender, and the struggling Mariners are looking to trade some of their top assets for young talent and here’s how the Mariners could get value for Encarnacion.

This season, the Mariners have arguably had one of the AL’s best offenses, however, the Mariners rotation, as…


The Atlanta Braves top draft pick from 2018 just signed a six-year deal worth over $7 million with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League (JPL), and here’s what this groundbreaking deal means for the future of baseball.

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks celebrate after a win that clinched the Japan Series in 2018.

Currently nineteen years old, pitching phenom Carter Stewart dominated at the high school level of baseball while pitching for Eau Gallie High School located in Floriada. As a junior in 2017, he would go 11–2 with a stellar 0.81 ERA and 104 strikeouts. During the summer of 2017, Stewart would participate in the Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park…


In the afternoon, on a warm Denver Sunday, in game 7 of the second round of the NBA playoffs, the Portland Trailblazers managed an away win by a score of 100–96 against the Denver Nuggets. The Blazers have managed to beat the Thunder and the powerhouse Nuggets, but Portland will soon face a true challenge, the juggernaut Warriors.

The fans at the Moda Center go nuts after Damian Lillard’s game winning 3 pointer against OKC.

The Warriors have been near unstoppable the last couple of years making an appearance to every NBA Championship since 2015. The Warriors dynasty has become one of the most formidable opponents in NBA history, and the Blazers chances of besting the juggernaut…

Lucas Counts

I am a sports enthusiast that loves writing about sports. I am a die-hard fan of the Mariners, Seahawks, Trailblazers, and the WSU Cougars.

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