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By Grant Freking Since the Mets are in Cincinnati for a four-game series starting Monday night, now seems like a perfect time to examine whether Reds general manager Walt Jocketty should pull the trigger on a deal for Carlos Beltran. Why … Continue reading

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By Grant Freking Through 92 games, the Reds leave everyone wanting more. More clutch hitting. More quality starting pitching. More Zack Cozart. Watching the Reds for much of the first half was like ordering a gourmet cheeseburger and getting a … Continue reading

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By Grant Freking Johnny “Little Tiant” Cueto is quietly having a spectacular season. If he had enough innings to qualify, he’d be the NL ERA leader at 1.84. The same goes for WHIP (walks times hits divided by innings pitched). … Continue reading

Stars younger than I

Photo courtesy of golf.com. Rory McIlroy (pictured above) is one of the young stars making major headlines in the sporting world.

By Grant Freking

In lieu of Father’s Day I thought I might come up with an interesting list of the best players in each sport. That is the best players in a sport that I am older than. That doesn’t make me their dad, but it does make me feel old. It also means I can refer to them as “kid” or “young fella.”

Baseball

Jason Heyward

The right-fielder for the Atlanta Braves is off to a slow start this season but he’s also been injury riddled to begin 2011. However, Heyward did finish second in the 2010 NL Rookie of the Year Voting behind San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey. Make no mistake about it, this 6-foot-5-inch, 240-pound athletic freak is the future of the Atlanta organization. Continue reading

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Grant Freking is a Lantern (OSU Newspaper) sports writer. Ology magazine managing editor. OSU football featured columnist for Bleacher Report. High school football reporter for Newark Advocate.  You can follow him on Twitter @GrantFreking. Disclaimer 1: Technically, Aroldis Chapman is … Continue reading

“Bengals Draft Recap”

Our very own Grant Freking thinks that Andy Dalton (pictured above) will start from Day 1 in Cincinnati. Will he become the new face of the Bengal's organization?

Grant Freking is a Lantern (OSU Newspaper) sports writer. Ology magazine managing editor. OSU football featured columnist for Bleacher Report. High school football reporter for Newark Advocate.  You can follow him on Twitter @GrantFreking.

What to like: Andy Dalton and A.J. Green Continue reading

“NBA Awards”

 
 

Many have Chicago Bulls Head Coach Tom Thibodeau (pictured above) tabbed as the NBA's Coach of the Year. Our very own Grant Freking is one of those people.

Grant Freking is a Lantern (OSU Newspaper) sports writer. Ology magazine managing editor. OSU football featured columnist for Bleacher Report. High school football reporter for Newark Advocate.  You can follow him on Twitter @GrantFreking.

MVP: Derrick Rose

A case, and a strong one at that, can be made for Dwight Howard. My main problem with that is I don’t believe Howard gives it everything he has on every night. How can the leader of a team, let alone the MVP of the NBA, not be stuck in overdrive every night? Rose’s effort and commitment will never be questioned.

Coach of the Year: Tom Thibodeau

He got a quiet point guard, a big-contract power forward, a mercurial center and a bench full of both young pups and old dogs to play as a unit and more importantly, morph into the league’s best defensive team. And they won the East. A golf clap for Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is in order. Continue reading