The Independent

Eloy snubbed as Rookie of the Year finalist

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

An impressive rookie campaign positioned White Sox’ left fielder Eloy Jimenez as an A.L. Rookie of the Year (ROY) favorite heading into the MLB’s award season. Instead, he finished in fourth place after being omitted from the finalist shortlist. Jimenez, who MLB Pipeline had ranked as the No. 3 overall prospect heading into...

Way-too-early NBA Award predictions

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

Most Valuable Player (MVP): Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers Last season, Kawhi Leonard put the NBA on notice. A tumultuous offseason saw the the soft-spoken Leonard go from hero to villain after severing ties with the NBA’s model franchise, the San Antonio Spurs. Critics lambasted Leonard for forcing his way out of a fran...

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