We have reached a crossroads in the United States of America and there are two distinct paths that we, as a nation, can take. One direction is more of the same: war, poverty, corruption, and globalism. The other avenue consists of a renewed optimism in American ideals that will put the American people first and foremost.

See, this election isn’t about Democrat vs. Republican or liberal vs. conservative, but rather the system vs. the people. There is a club inside the D.C. beltway that couldn’t care less about the rest of the country. We are pawns in their much larger game. They are above the law in many cases and do not play by the same rulebook as average American citizens.

On Friday, news broke the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, was back under federal investigation. The FBI director, James Comey, sent a letter to Congress advising them that new evidence was found in Clinton’s email scandal. While Democrats cry foul play, it is time to cut the drivel. Where there is smoke, there’s fire. A candidate for President of the United States is under federal investigation–for the second time–with less than 10 days to go before the election.

In a just world, decades of lies, deceit, and corruption will finally come home to roost in the coming months. No one can see what lies ahead in that regard, but as a country, we have the opportunity to keep the most corrupt politician in recent memory out of the Oval Office. If Hillary Clinton were to be elected on November 8, we would quite literally have a President-elect under federal investigation. This point cannot be stressed enough.

The alternative to Hillary Clinton has flaws, make no mistake. Even as an early supporter of Donald Trump, I could see his defects, but my approval of him only became more earnest because he isn’t a typical politician. He is off the cuff in some instances, but he’s not politically correct. Often times he isn’t polished, but it’s refreshing. His views resonate with a large chunk of the electorate. From suburban citizens who are disgusted with D.C. politics to the forgotten blue-collar worker in the Rust Belt, Trump resonates over a broad spectrum.

This is, without question, a change election. If you look deeper than the surface, you will find that there is a reason that both Democrats, establishment Republicans and the media collectively hate Donald Trump. He is exposing their rigged game. At this point, it seems cliche to continue talking about a “rigged system,” but the facts are ever apparent. Wikileaks has exposed how Hillary Clinton was pegged as the chosen one years before a single vote was cast in the Democratic Primary. Even her running mate was chosen in July 2015 by the very people that control her. She is nothing more than a puppet.

If you rewind roughly 12 years, George W. Bush was up for reelection amidst a war that divided the country. From my vantage point, the decision to invade Iraq seemed like the right thing to do–because I was a Republican. In hindsight, though, I completely disagree with the decision. Over the last eight years, we have still been involved in the Middle East and there is no end in sight. Not only did Hillary Clinton support the Iraq War, but as Secretary of State, she oversaw other unnecessary interventions in the Middle East.

The reason I bring this up is because I find it very hypocritical that the same people who wanted George Bush’s head on a platter, blindly support a Presidential candidate cut from the very same cloth. There is no denying that Hillary Clinton is a warmongering and a neo-conservative/liberal. Donald Trump, on the other hand, has made it clear that his priority is the United States of America. That, to me, is refreshing.

We need a strong border. We need fair trade deals. We need Supreme Court justices that will not legislate from the bench. Our veterans need to be taken care of. The 94 million Americans that aren’t working need jobs. With Hillary Clinton, we will once again rely on the government to solve our problems. With Donald Trump, the people will finally have an opportunity to be heard.

My biggest fear–and one of the main reasons I support Trump–is the existential threat of globalism. To put it bluntly, globalism is cancer. Instead of worry about one world, the United States needs to focus on itself for a change. We are over $20 trillion dollars in debt, meanwhile we can’t even properly care for the very people who have fought in wars that we have been fighting for years. America first.

I have dreamed of a candidate like Donald J. Trump for years; he is quite literally my ideal candidate. While I have soured on the Republican party due to their passiveness and inability to stand up for themselves, Trump has risen like a phoenix and been able to encapture the hearts and minds of self-professed republicans that have felt forgotten by a party that cares more about being part of an exclusive club than its constituents.

Blue collar Democrats, it’s time to remember how this nation became great. Tepid Republicans, it’s time to start standing up for yourselves. But, most importantly, #NeverTrumpers, it is time to come home. If you choose someone other than Donald J. Trump for President of the United States, you are endorsing Hillary Clinton as the best choice for this country.

At the Republican National Convention–and numerous times on the campaign trail–The Rolling Stones’ monster ballad “Can’t Always Get What You Want” blared to an adoring crowd after Trump finished with his speech. The first moment I heard the song associated with Mr. Trump I couldn’t help but think how fitting it truly was. You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you just might find, you get what you need. America needs Donald J. Trump. It’s time to Make America Great Again.

Therefore, I formally endorse Donald. J. Trump for President of the United States.

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By David Kerr

Yesterday, I looked at three players, Justin Upton, Chris Davis, and Clay Buchholz, who have started the season by putting up quite gaudy numbers. Today, I want to look at two players who have done the opposite and whether you should buy, sell, or hold on to them. Let’s start in Los Angeles.

Josh Hamilton

Over 76 games dating back to last year’s All-Star break, Josh Hamilton is batting .247 with 16 home runs and 53 RBIs. Minus the average, those are solid power and run producing numbers. At one point early last season, Hamilton was the hottest hitter in baseball and it wasn’t even close. He hit a slump that saw his average drop over 100 points. This season he looks lost at the plate. On Wednesday night against Oakland, I watched him strikeout on three pitches with the bases loaded; strike three was a pitch way out of the zone that he reached for. He just seems uncomfortable. This is a player who is a career .299 hitter in April that also started 2012 batting .395 in that very month. Maybe it’s from jitters because he’s adjusting to a new team or maybe he’s lost a step. Whatever it is, I don’t think it will continue. Hamilton is a hitting machine and his price tag will never be lower this season than it is right now. I don’t think he’s going to put up the same type of power numbers that he put up while playing half of his games in Texas, but I do think hitting cleanup behind Mike Trout and Albert Pujols will soon pay dividends. If someone sours on Hamilton, find a way to acquire him. His track record is too good for him to all of a sudden be a notch above mediocre.

Recommendation: HOLD or BUY. Once he starts to hit (and he will,) the window will be closed.

Giancarlo Stanton

As one of my favorite players headed into this season, I think you probably already know what my recommendation will be. Let me tell you why. No one in the major leagues has a better chance to hit 45-50 home runs. I don’t care what the lineup around him looks like. I don’t care whether opposing teams will pitch around him (he already has a 8/11 walk-to-strikeout ratio.) When Stanton gets locked in, the ball will start flying. Just look at his ISO increase over the past three seasons. It has went from .248 (2010), to .275 (2011), to .318 (2012). I can’t stress enough the power that this guy possesses. Add that to the fact that he’s only 23, I can only imagine the numbers he’ll put up in the next 3-5 years. If you’re in a dynasty or keeper league, he’s one of the top five guys I’d look to acquire. Oh, and it certainly wouldn’t hurt to try to trade for him this year either in redraft leagues. If you already own him, don’t lose faith. The power numbers are coming… very soon.

Recommendation: HOLD or BUY!!

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By David Kerr

We are just over a week into the 2013 season and there has been plenty of craziness already. Yu Darvish almost threw a perfect game, Justin Upton, Chris Davis, and Michael Morse have been killing the ball, and Roy Halladay’s spring training struggles have carried over into the regular season. Over the next two days, I want to take a look at six guys and their performances to date, followed by a recommendation for the rest of the season. First the guys that have started hot.

Justin Upton

Justin Upton has been the hottest hitter from a power standpoint in the National League since the start of the season. He already has six home runs and if this type of production keeps up, he could easily finish April with ten or more. Upton is a guy that everyone has always been waiting on to break out. I believe that truly happens this year. He’s going to drive in the most runs of his career and will finish with his highest average to date. Who knows how many home runs he will hit, but 40 isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

Recommendation: HOLD or BUY. This will be Upton’s career year to date. You will want to be along for this ride. His value is high right now, but if he cools down for a short period, pounce and don’t look back.

Chris Davis

Chris Davis played out of his mind over the first four games of the season, hitting four homers and driving in 16 runs. That will easily be his best week of the season. Davis is a streaky hitter that strikes out a ton. He’s prone to slumps and will definitely go through his fair share this season. With that said, he should have no problem hitting 30 home runs again. He has one of the best power bats in the game. If I owned him and could turn him into an injured Freddie Freeman, I’d do it in a heartbeat.

Recommendation: SELL.

Clay Buchholz

Carrying over from his strong spring, Clay Buchholz has looked sharp in his first two starts of the season. He sports a 0.64 ERA to go along with 12 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched. Can he sustain? I’m skeptical. Since his breakout of 2010, he’s been often injured or under-performing. To date his batting average against is .184. That is 66 points lower than his career BAA number of .250. There is no way that will continue. Buchholz has also stranded every runner he’s allowed on base this year. His only run allowed was from a home run. Once these numbers even out, everything will be going up, except of course, the strikeouts. I’d look to move him.

Recommendation: SELL. If you could trade Buchholz for a starter such as Brandon Morrow, Ian Kennedy, or Doug Fister, I’d pull the trigger immediately. He may have his best season since 2010, but I’d rather invest in a starting pitcher that I know will put up good numbers.

I’ll be back tomorrow with three players that have started ice cold and my recommendations for them for the rest of the year.

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