Articles by: Jeff Swanson

SWANSON | Nats: Better Without Bryce?

SWANSON | Nats: Better Without Bryce?

On Feb. 28, the Philadelphia Phillies acquired 26-year-old superstar outfielder Bryce Harper in a $330 million deal that spans 13 years. Harper was first drafted by the Washington Nationals in 2010 and has been with the team ever since. For Washington, this departure marks the loss of a tremendous homegrown[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
SWANSON | AFC and NFC Championship Games Feature Crucial Rematches

SWANSON | AFC and NFC Championship Games Feature Crucial Rematches

The NFL’s conference championship games this weekend in the AFC and NFC feature the NFL’s top four teams in pivotal rematches from earlier this season. The games will determine which teams will earn the right to vie for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. In the NFC, the New Orleans Saints host[Read More…]

by January 16, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
SWANSON | Mets Take Risk, Add Aging Canó

SWANSON | Mets Take Risk, Add Aging Canó

On Monday, the New York Mets and Seattle Mariners completed a blockbuster trade headlined by New York’s acquisition of eight-time All-Star second baseman Robinson Canó and elite closer Edwin Diaz. In exchange, Seattle received outfielder Jay Bruce, relievers Anthony Swarzak and Gerson Bautista, and prospects Justin Dunn and Jarred Kelenic.[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SWANSON | Harper, Machado Headline Historic Free Agency Class

SWANSON | Harper, Machado Headline Historic Free Agency Class

The narrative of the 2018 Major League Baseball offseason has been dominated by the pursuit of two free agent superstars, outfielder Bryce Harper and shortstop Manny Machado. Rarely are players of such high calibers available in free agency, especially such young ages. Machado and Harper, both 26, are set to[Read More…]

by November 15, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SWANSON | Porcello and Eovaldi Should Pitch Pivotal Games

SWANSON | Porcello and Eovaldi Should Pitch Pivotal Games

In game two of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price threw 4.2 innings before being removed from the game for the team’s most reliable reliever this postseason, Matt Barnes. Price earned cheers from the Boston faithful, who have rarely seen Price[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SWANSON: Chiefs Burning Through AFC Competition, But Plenty of Season Remains

SWANSON: Chiefs Burning Through AFC Competition, But Plenty of Season Remains

So far this season, the Kansas City Chiefs have played nearly perfect football, which has culminated in a 4-0 start to their season. Led by their sensational second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs’ offense has been electric. Currently, the Chiefs share elite company with the Los Angeles Rams; they are[Read More…]

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
SWANSON | A Call for Clarity with NFL Rules

SWANSON | A Call for Clarity with NFL Rules

Following the conclusion of the second week of the NFL season, a new rule change and one abrupt retirement has spurred concern about the state of the league. The first issue at stake, the body weight rule, bars a defender from landing on a quarterback with all his body weight.[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SWANSON | NFL Draft Day Strategies

SWANSON | NFL Draft Day Strategies

The 2018 NFL Draft is only a week away and it has the makings of an exciting event, as college players will realize their dreams of playing professional football. Meanwhile, executives will make decisions that will define their own careers and influence the next five to 10 years of their[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
SWANSON | Bold Predictions for the 2018 MLB Season

SWANSON | Bold Predictions for the 2018 MLB Season

As the calendar turns to April, baseball is back. Fans were treated to a superb Opening Day last Thursday, which featured games from 26 MLB teams. After the inaugural weekend, it is time for some bold predictions about the future of the upcoming season. 1. The Washington Nationals will have[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SWANSON | Quarterback Carousel in Full Off-Season Swing

SWANSON | Quarterback Carousel in Full Off-Season Swing

After an offseason filled with trade and free agent rumors, the NFL is finally back. The official start of free agency was March 14, and there has already been a flurry of moves, especially at the quarterback position. This offseason saw one of the most talented and dynamic quarterback markets[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top