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Joe Smith is the Tampa Bay Lightning beat writer for The Athletic . He's a Michigan grad, proud Michigan Daily product + karaoke fanatic
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EvolvingWild 6h
Here are the top 30 F and D over the past 3 seasons in GAR (goals above replacement). It’s been a little bit since we’ve posted one of these charts - I guess we’ve been too focused on contracts.
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Justin Bourne 14h
New for ⁦:⁩ In a league full of exceptional talents, which special skills make the NHL’s best jealous
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The Athletic NHL Aug 21
. created two polls for NHL fans to fill out in an attempt to gauge where public opinion lies for each team. You could win a prize. Check out the link for more details.
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Ken Rosenthal Aug 19
The next great superstar? Here he comes…$
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The Athletic HQ Aug 20
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Craig Custance Aug 20
“We have not seen anything like the retention they’ve put up at the scale they’ve put up." As thorough a piece on as I've read. If you're interested in the inner workings of our company, check out this story from :
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Greg Auman Aug 20
Today is my one-year anniversary at The Athletic. So proud to be part of such a great company! Thanks so much to everyone who has followed and subscribed. Can’t wait to see what Year 2 brings ...
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Joe Smith Aug 20
Teammates call it “The Wander Franco Show’ - when the prized prospect does something they’ve never seen before. It happens often for the 18-year-old Dominican. Behind the rise of baseball’s top prospect. “He has the makings to become a superstar.”
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Jayson Stark Aug 19
“I remember walking away saying, ‘Wow, this guy is a major-league player.'" So why did that quote jump off the page of this great piece from ? Maybe because it's a quote about Wander Franco...at age 14! A must-read on baseball's next phenom.
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John Vittas Aug 19
A must-read for fans: a comprehensive look at the Wander Franco phenomenon by Joe Smith () of The Athletic. Great look at the unprecedented attention he gets on our FSL tour
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Joe Smith Aug 19
With Wander Franco, comparisons are wild. The plate discipline of Joe Mauer. The swag of Vladimir Guerrero. A prodigy like A-Rod + Griffey. Our deep dive into the rise of baseball’s top prospect/rockstar + why scouts call him “the real deal”
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Joe Smith Aug 19
With Wander Franco, comparisons are wild. The plate discipline of Joe Mauer. The swag of Vladimir Guerrero. A prodigy like A-Rod + Griffey. Our deep dive into the rise of baseball’s top prospect/rockstar + why scouts call him “the real deal”
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Josh Tolentino Aug 19
Our went to see “The Wander Franco Show,” recently. What he discovered was every bit of incredible. “He was born with a gift, and that gift was baseball.”
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Joe Smith Aug 18
Make sure to check back Monday morning on as we’ll post our deep dive on prized prospect Wander Franco. “He’s the truth,” says.
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Ryan Callahan Aug 18
Little mans first pair of skates!!! “Hockey” 😂🏒
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Joe Smith Aug 18
last week on : Hall of Famers help pick All-Time Lightning lineup Breakdown w on Adam Erne deal TB prospect pool analysis
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Sara Civ Aug 17
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Greg Auman Aug 17
To confirm what had first last night, Bucs gave GM Jason Licht an extension in January to match coach Bruce Arians' timeframe. It's a four-year extension with a fifth-year option for 2023. Team's top two are contractually together moving forward.
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The Athletic Aug 16
‘They’re going to carry me off boots first’: A life in coaching for Tom Moore, now 80 Longtime college, NFL assistant still the first one there in the morning as he approaches another season, this one with the Bucs. tells his epic story:
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Joe Smith Aug 16
ICYMI our project trying to pick an All-Time Lightning lineup, with the help of Hall of Famers Martin St. Louis, Dave Andreychuk, Phil Esposito + more.
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