Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Pistons Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Jan. 14

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Pistons Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Jan. 14

The Toronto Raptors finally took home a 2022 loss in a very tight matchup against Phoenix, and it came right before a long road trip. Luckily, the latest Raptors odds have them in line to grab a victory against a team that is competing for the No. 1 pick in the draft. Toronto will take […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors star Fred VanVleet deserved Player of the Week award

Raptors star Fred VanVleet deserved Player of the Week award

The Toronto Raptors have yet to lose a game in 2022, and one of the main reasons for that hot stretch of basketball has been the performance of guard Fred VanVleet. Not only is the Wichita State product performing at an All-Star level, but he’s been so dominant that anyone who thinks he isn’t an […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Should poor stretch from Gary Trent Jr. concern Raptors?

Should poor stretch from Gary Trent Jr. concern Raptors?

The Toronto Raptors have been on a tear in 2022 now that all of their starters are healthy, though there have been some issues when it comes to making sure all five are clicking at the same time. Standout shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. hasn’t been as lethal as he was when certain players were […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Fred VanVleet solidifies All-Star case in Raptors win against Jazz

Fred VanVleet solidifies All-Star case in Raptors win against Jazz

2022 NBA All-Star candidate Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors were scheduled to take on the Utah Jazz despite names like Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and Mike Conley all sitting this game out. This was the perfect opportunity to lean on an All-Star candidate to help secure a victory. VanVleet was disrespected in the first […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Fred VanVleet, Raptors fans should be insulted by All-Star fan vote

Fred VanVleet, Raptors fans should be insulted by All-Star fan vote

If anyone on the Toronto Raptors is going to make the 2022 All-Star Game this season, the most likely candidate is point guard Fred VanVleet. Not only does he have Toronto back in the postseason picture, but he’s averaging career-best marks in most key offensive categories. VanVleet is averaging 21.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 6.7 […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Bucks Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Jan. 5

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Bucks Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Jan. 5

The Toronto Raptors have started off 2022 hot, winning their first two games at home against the Knicks and Spurs to climb back to .500 on the season. Unfortunately, the latest Raptors odds are hinting that they won’t be able to maintain that start against one of the league’s best. Toronto is set to take […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

The starting rotation? Or the bullpen? Where should Nate Pearson begin next season?

Following another disappointing season, the 2022 campaign is set to serve as a potential career-defining year for pitcher Nate Pearson, whether that be as a starter or a reliever.
Ever since being selected in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft, Pearson has been viewed as one of the top rising arms within the Toronto Blue Jays’ farm system, unfortunately, he’s been unable to deliver on those high expectations thus far.
Sadly, injuries have served as the 25-year-old’s biggest obstacle through his first five professional seasons, limiting him to just 187.0 innings across six levels during that span. In particular, a sports hernia – which required surgery this off-season – plagued the 6’6″ hurler throughout last season, preventing him from completing more than 45 2/3 innings between triple-A and the majors.
While Pearson is expected to be ready for the start of spring training, assuming it doesn’t get delayed, his current role with the organization remains uncertain and will likely need to be determined in the spring, at least, in the short term.
In speaking with the media at the end of the 2021 season, general manager Ross Atkins admitted the front office viewed Pearson as more of an “extended outing arm” heading into …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Spurs Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Jan. 4

Raptors Game Tonight: Raptors vs Spurs Odds, Starting Lineup, Injury Report, Predictions, TV Channel for Jan. 4

The Toronto Raptors started 2022 in grand style by taking down the rival Knicks at home, as Pascal Siakam and the starting lineup were able to get hot on the offensive end. The latest Raptors odds suggest that they’ll stay hot against yet another Western opponent. The Raptors will take on Gregg Popovich and the […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

3 worthwhile New Year’s Resolutions for the Toronto Raptors

3 worthwhile New Year’s Resolutions for the Toronto Raptors

As we hurdle towards 2022, the Toronto Raptors will be more than happy to throw 2021 in the garbage. Outside of a few very memorable moments, the Raptors were shackled by multiple COVID-19 outbreaks and excommunicated from the contender tier after a substandard season. While they have started this season off in volatile fashion, as […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Coming off injury-riddled season, 2022 is a pivotal year for Cavan Biggio

With 2021 nearing an end, 2022 is expected to be another crucial year for the Toronto Blue Jays, especially for someone like Cavan Biggio.

After enjoying a productive 2020 campaign, where the 26-year-old posted a 122 wRC+ score and a 1.3 fWAR rating over 265 plate appearances, Biggio was aiming to build off that success as he entered last season as the club’s everyday third baseman.
Sadly, nothing went according to plan for the 6’2″ versatile infielder, resulting in the worst statistical performance of his young major league career.
Adding to his disappointing 84 wRC+ score and -0.1 fWAR rating, staying on the field also proved to be extremely challenging throughout the 2021 campaign, as Biggio dealt with multiple nagging injuries all year long. Beginning in spring training, the left-hander missed a sizeable chunk of time due to a sprained finger on his right throwing hand.
Shortly after his finger healed, unfortunately, the former fifth-round selection reinjured it nearly a month later against the Kansas City Royals, which saw a hardly-hit ground ball bounce up and strike his right hand. Though this incident didn’t cause him to spend any time on the injured list, he probably would’ve been better off missing some time rather than …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation