Brendan

23 Feb 19
The Denver Post
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jeff Bridich is generally a man who’s cautious with his words. Indeed, he has mastered “GM speak.” So when Bridich said the following to Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla the other day, my antenna went up: “Now it’s really about what it actually feels like for this group to be a playoff team, be a playoff contender, have a legitimate chance to win the N.L. West and be a real World Series threat. Those are real things for this team.” I praise the Rockies for their lofty goals. It’s not often that this franchise begins a season looking to scale the summit. But as the Cactus League season opens this weekend, I’ve come up with 10 things the must happen in order for the Rockies to win the National League West, something they have never done: RELATED: Rockies Insider: Why Colorado fans should be happy the Padres signed Manny Machado 1. Stay healthy. This has a good chance to be the best rotation in franchise history, but Kyle Freeland and German Marquez each need to make 25 starts. Shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado each need to play in at least 140 games. 2. A third pitcher, be it Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson or someone else, must give the Rockies at least 20 quality starts. 3. Hit more consistently. Colorado’s offense was fire and ice last season. Hot streaks and blowout wins filled with home runs and bushels of base hits obscured the fact that the Rockies’ offense was a paper tiger. Last season, Colorado’s OPS+ (which accounts for league and park factors and sets the scale such that 100 is average) was only 90. Arenado (133), Story (127), and Charlie Blackmon (115) performed well, but everyone else finished around 100 or below. The addition of Daniel Murphy at first base will help, and David Dahl is a star in the making, but did the club do enough in the offseason? The jury is still out. 4. Hit better on the road. Although the Rockies had a winning road record for just the second time in franchise history (44-38), they batted .225 (632-for-2,806), their lowest road batting average in franchise history. 5. Replace DJ LeMahieu at second base. Manager Bud Black believes the defense up the middle is crucial for a winning team. LeMahieu’s Gold Glove, extraordinary range and baseball savvy will be missed. Can Peter Lambert, Ryan McMahon or Brendan Rodgers fill the void? 6. Bolster the bullpen. Scott Oberg and Seunghwan Oh need repeat performances. Bryan Shaw, Jake McGee and Chris Rusin must shake off the 2018 nightmare. Bottom line: Someone needs to replace Adam Ottavino. 7. Dominate at Coors Field. After a sluggish start (10-17), the Rockies rebounded to finish 47-34 at home. That was solid, but 50 or more wins in LoDo could well be the difference between an NL West crown and another wild card. 8. Coax a career year out of Ian Desmond. The Rockies are counting on him to be a full-time center fielder, at age 33. At the plate, they need to see more line drives to the gaps, fewer groundouts and an OPS above .800 (it was .729 last year). 9. Beat the Dodgers. Colorado was 7-13 vs. Los Angeles last season, a team that has won six consecutive division titles. During that six-year stretch, the Rockies are 48-67 vs. L.A. 10. Find a productive, quality fourth outfielder. Will it finally be Ramel Tapia’s time to shine? Is Noel Cuevas or Mike Tauchman the answer? Spring training will provide some clues.
23 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
CROSSPARK was the talk of Toon after a battling win in the Eider Chase. The 12-1 shot trained by Caroline Bailey fought off the brave veteran Mysteree who kept on right to the line. Crosspark was a timely winner for Bailey and her small team Usually run in testing conditions, the race had a different complexion this season, taking place on a decent surface, and the mud-loving Daklondike must have had an inkling he would not like it as he refused to race for Tom Scudamore. The good ground did mean there were still plenty in with chances on the final circuit, whereas usually they are strung out like the washing. Among those who were always handy were the 14-year-old Harry The Viking, Irish raider Kilkishen and Charlie Mann’s Morney Wing. Paul Nicholls’ dual Scottish National winner Vicente began to back-pedal with a mile to run before taking a late fall, while Ange Des Malberaux and Kimberlite Candy were ridden patiently but never quite got on terms. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST IN RACING” posts_category=”21″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Michael Scudamore’s Mysteree hit the front for Brendan Powell late on, but he could not shake of the attentions of Crosspark, who just in the last 50 yards found extra to win by a neck. Morney Wing was six lengths back in third, holding off Kilkishen. The latter had a bit of a wobble in the paddock afterwards, but having been doused with water he left to a rousing reception from the crowd. Unfortunately, however, there was a sad postscript to the race, as last year’s winner Baywing suffered a fatal fall at the first fence. “I’m absolutely thrilled, this is the biggest race I’ve won so it’s very exciting,” said Bailey. EXCLUSIVE Amy Murphy has high-class headache with Kalashnikov ahead of Cheltenham Festival “I’ve won both the hunter chases (Cheltenham with Castle Mane and Aintree with Gunner Welburn), but this is the biggest under rules. “His owner is 92 so he hasn’t made it up here, it was a bit far for him, but he’ll be delighted and watching on TV. “He ran a lovely race at Warwick, Harry Skelton rode him and told us to make a plan and stick to it so we picked this race and it has paid off. “Coming up the straight I was thinking, ‘this doesn’t happen to me, big races on a Saturday’, so I was riding the finish with Jamie, who gave him a great ride. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST IN RACING” posts_category=”21″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] “Today was the plan. He’s in the Kim Muir (at Cheltenham), but won’t go there, we might think about the Scottish National. If he doesn’t run again this year it’s not the end of the world.” Moore said: “He dug deep for me and did it well, Mr and Mrs Bailey do a great job. “He’s a good traveller, I spoke to Harry and he told me about him. He only made one mistake and he’s a real survivor. It’s nice to win a big race.” Both Moore and Powell were handed four-day suspensions due to overuse of the whip. [bc_video video_id=”6005717543001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jockey vs rugby player II: who wins?”]
23 Feb 19
The Sun
CROSSPARK was the talk of Toon after a battling win in the Eider Chase. The 12-1 shot trained by Caroline Bailey fought off the brave veteran Mysteree who kept on right to the line. Crosspark was a timely winner for Bailey and her small team Usually run in testing conditions, the race had a different complexion this season, taking place on a decent surface, and the mud-loving Daklondike must have had an inkling he would not like it as he refused to race for Tom Scudamore. The good ground did mean there were still plenty in with chances on the final circuit, whereas usually they are strung out like the washing. Among those who were always handy were the 14-year-old Harry The Viking, Irish raider Kilkishen and Charlie Mann’s Morney Wing. Paul Nicholls’ dual Scottish National winner Vicente began to back-pedal with a mile to run before taking a late fall, while Ange Des Malberaux and Kimberlite Candy were ridden patiently but never quite got on terms. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST IN RACING” posts_category=”343″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Michael Scudamore’s Mysteree hit the front for Brendan Powell late on, but he could not shake of the attentions of Crosspark, who just in the last 50 yards found extra to win by a neck. Morney Wing was six lengths back in third, holding off Kilkishen. The latter had a bit of a wobble in the paddock afterwards, but having been doused with water he left to a rousing reception from the crowd. Unfortunately, however, there was a sad postscript to the race, as last year’s winner Baywing suffered a fatal fall at the first fence. “I’m absolutely thrilled, this is the biggest race I’ve won so it’s very exciting,” said Bailey. EXCLUSIVE Amy Murphy has high-class headache with Kalashnikov ahead of Cheltenham Festival “I’ve won both the hunter chases (Cheltenham with Castle Mane and Aintree with Gunner Welburn), but this is the biggest under rules. “His owner is 92 so he hasn’t made it up here, it was a bit far for him, but he’ll be delighted and watching on TV. “He ran a lovely race at Warwick, Harry Skelton rode him and told us to make a plan and stick to it so we picked this race and it has paid off. “Coming up the straight I was thinking, ‘this doesn’t happen to me, big races on a Saturday’, so I was riding the finish with Jamie, who gave him a great ride. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST IN RACING” posts_category=”343″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] “Today was the plan. He’s in the Kim Muir (at Cheltenham), but won’t go there, we might think about the Scottish National. If he doesn’t run again this year it’s not the end of the world.” Moore said: “He dug deep for me and did it well, Mr and Mrs Bailey do a great job. “He’s a good traveller, I spoke to Harry and he told me about him. He only made one mistake and he’s a real survivor. It’s nice to win a big race.” Both Moore and Powell were handed four-day suspensions due to overuse of the whip. [bc_video video_id=”6005717543001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jockey vs rugby player II: who wins?”]
23 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
CROSSPARK was the talk of Toon after a battling win in the Eider Chase. The 12-1 shot trained by Caroline Bailey fought off the brave veteran Mysteree who kept on right to the line. Crosspark was a timely winner for Bailey and her small team Usually run in testing conditions, the race had a different complexion this season, taking place on a decent surface, and the mud-loving Daklondike must have had an inkling he would not like it as he refused to race for Tom Scudamore. The good ground did mean there were still plenty in with chances on the final circuit, whereas usually they are strung out like the washing. Among those who were always handy were the 14-year-old Harry The Viking, Irish raider Kilkishen and Charlie Mann’s Morney Wing. Paul Nicholls’ dual Scottish National winner Vicente began to back-pedal with a mile to run before taking a late fall, while Ange Des Malberaux and Kimberlite Candy were ridden patiently but never quite got on terms. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST IN RACING” posts_category=”419″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Michael Scudamore’s Mysteree hit the front for Brendan Powell late on, but he could not shake of the attentions of Crosspark, who just in the last 50 yards found extra to win by a neck. Morney Wing was six lengths back in third, holding off Kilkishen. The latter had a bit of a wobble in the paddock afterwards, but having been doused with water he left to a rousing reception from the crowd. Unfortunately, however, there was a sad postscript to the race, as last year’s winner Baywing suffered a fatal fall at the first fence. “I’m absolutely thrilled, this is the biggest race I’ve won so it’s very exciting,” said Bailey. EXCLUSIVE Amy Murphy has high-class headache with Kalashnikov ahead of Cheltenham Festival “I’ve won both the hunter chases (Cheltenham with Castle Mane and Aintree with Gunner Welburn), but this is the biggest under rules. “His owner is 92 so he hasn’t made it up here, it was a bit far for him, but he’ll be delighted and watching on TV. “He ran a lovely race at Warwick, Harry Skelton rode him and told us to make a plan and stick to it so we picked this race and it has paid off. “Coming up the straight I was thinking, ‘this doesn’t happen to me, big races on a Saturday’, so I was riding the finish with Jamie, who gave him a great ride. [article-rail-section title=”LATEST IN RACING” posts_category=”419″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] “Today was the plan. He’s in the Kim Muir (at Cheltenham), but won’t go there, we might think about the Scottish National. If he doesn’t run again this year it’s not the end of the world.” Moore said: “He dug deep for me and did it well, Mr and Mrs Bailey do a great job. “He’s a good traveller, I spoke to Harry and he told me about him. He only made one mistake and he’s a real survivor. It’s nice to win a big race.” Both Moore and Powell were handed four-day suspensions due to overuse of the whip. [bc_video video_id=”6005717543001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Jockey vs rugby player II: who wins?”]
23 Feb 19
FightBook MMA, LLC

Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) was back in Minnesota for the middleweight title between champion Brendan Allen and challenger Moses Murrietta. LFA 61: Moses Murrietta vs. Brendan took place this past Friday on February 22nd at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. The main card was televised live and nationwide on AXS TV. Legacy Fighting […]

23 Feb 19
Elite Tigers Group

Watch the video review of Octane by Dawud Islam of the Elite Tigers Group HERE. Superb new product from Jono Armstrong and Brendan Mace that shows you how to monetise Youtube by using other peoples videos legally, by making a few minor adjustments to them through the Octane software and then putting them out as […]

23 Feb 19
The Introverted Actor

“You are one of these men,” she said; One of the good ones. She never told me she loved me, She never had to. She never wanted to. Or maybe that was me – She tripped the breaker and made me listen. I wrote her I loved her, An inconvenient truth. It’s in her eyes, […]

23 Feb 19
authorsinterviews

Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie. Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age? My name is Angela Prendergast and I am 23 years old. Fiona: Where are you from? I am from a small town outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. […]

23 Feb 19
Midleton CBS Past Pupils Union

This Tuesday the secondary school senior students are in another Munster Semi-final, this time in the Soccer Munster Senior Cup. This the teams first appearance in the Cup semi-final in a number of years. Their road to the semi-final has not been an easy one beating Davis College Mallow, St. Aidan’s Community College and the […]

23 Feb 19
Raina John

Octane Review – The Most Powerful YouTube Marketer’s Toolset Is it accurate to say that you are anticipating making a fortune from only recordings? At that point you are certainly going to succumb to this Octane Review of mine! Introduction: There is no denying that video showcasing is extremely alluring, but at the same time […]

23 Feb 19
The Ice Chronicles

The last game between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils was on January 31 in New Jersey, where the Rangers won 4-3. Today’s game will be broadcast on MSG with a pregame preceding the 1p.m. start by half an hour. The New Jersey Devils are coming off of a 4-0 shutout win […]

23 Feb 19
Xem Phim HD | Phim Hay | Phim mới trực tuyến nhanh nhất

Phim Doom Patrol – Doom Patrol (2019) Vietsub HD Ngay từ khi dự án Doom Patrol được khởi động đã nhận được sự quan tâm đặc biệt từ khán giả, không chỉ bởi danh tiếng của những nhân vật được khai thác trong phần phim riêng này mà phần kịch bản và dàn diễn viên […]

23 Feb 19
The Narth Village Hall

The Glade Tavern on Friday 1st March will be serving Curry Suppers, prepared by Brendan Pardington and his team.  Proceeds from the food sales will go to Marie Curie. Here’s the menu – there’s a great choice: Curry Night Menu It’s sure to be popular so get there early!  Doors open at 7pm

23 Feb 19
JHIBlog

Andrew This month I’ve been re-reading Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos, Peter E. Gordon’s brilliant intellectual-historical overview of the famous Cassirer- Heidegger disputation at the International Davos Conference in 1929. While writing my PhD thesis, I drew heavily on the book to educate me about the wider context of European intellectual life in the early […]

23 Feb 19
Ace Newsroom Live

Associated Press CHICAGO — More than 75 percent of the people who received gun license revocations last year in Illinois ignored the notices, Illinois State Police said. State police issued a report late Thursday in response to questions about the gunman who fatally shot five co-workers at a suburban Chicago warehouse last week. The man, […]