Author Archives: John Lepore

About John Lepore

Founding Partner, Chief Editor, and Baseball Analyst for The Scorecrow. Follow us on Twitter @thescorecrow and @jball0202. Also, check us out on Facebook and Instagram.

NFC Championship Preview: San Francisco 49ers vs Green Bay Packers

John Lepore | January 19th, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at 6:40pm ET this Sunday. It will be a battle of the top two seeds in the NFC. They have met six times in the playoffs, the last being in 2012 when Colin Kaepernick was celebrating a 45-31 Niners win. Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for each team.

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Josh Donaldson Signs With the Minnesota Twins

John Lepore | January 14th, 2020

Josh Donaldson has signed with the Minnesota Twins for four years at $92 million with a fifth-year option. The former MVP had a bounce-back season with the Atlanta Braves on a one-year prove-it deal worth $23 million. Let’s take a look at what his new squad is getting.

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NFC Wildcard Preview: New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings

John Lepore | January 5th, 2020

The New Orleans Saints will host the Minnesota Vikings at 1:05 ET today. The Saints won the NFC South with a 13-3 record while the Vikings hold the sixth seed finishing 10-6. This will be a rematch of the divisional round game from two years ago and give the Saints a chance to avenge the “Minnesota Miracle”.

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My Hall of Fame Ballot

John Lepore | January 2nd, 2020

As members of the BBWAA deliberate individually over whose name they will put that check next to, debates abound on social media. Each year we attempt to look back to evaluate and decide who should join the greats in the hallowed halls in Cooperstown, NY. I don’t have a vote, but if I did, here are the players that would get my check.

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Hyun-Jin Ryu Signs With the Toronto Blue Jays

John Lepore | December 22nd, 2019

Left-handed starter Hyun-Jin Ryu has signed a 4-year/$80 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. As a 32-year-old pitcher, Ryu had his best season in 2019 leading the league in ERA at 2.32. Let’s take a look at what the Korean star brings to his new team.

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Dallas Keuchel Signs With the Chicago White Sox

John Lepore | December 21st, 2019

Dallas Keuchel has signed with the Chicago White Sox for a contract worth 3 years/$54-$56 million according to Ken Rosenthal. The 31-year-old lefty waited last season and wound up signing into the season with the Atlanta Braves. Let’s take a look at what he brings to the South Siders.

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Madison Bumgarner Signs With the Arizona Diamondbacks

John Lepore | December 15th, 2019

Madison Bumgarner has signed a 5-year/$85 million contract with the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks. $15 million is deferred. The big lefty played an integral role in the San Francisco Giants winning three championships in five years at the beginning of the decade. Here’s what he brings to his new team.

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