Monthly Archive: August 2017

The Braves just replaced Turner Field before it served as their home for even 20 years

We’ll eventually get MLB expansion, but it won’t be until Manfred and Co. have squeezed a new stadium out of one city or another to get the A’s and Rays up to speed. Of course, by the time they figure out what’s going on with Oakland and Tampa Bay, maybe another team will decide they don’t like their stadium, and we’ll have to begin the process anew.

It doesn’t take long for this sentiment to appear: The Braves just replaced Turner Field before it served as their home for even 20 years, the Rangers unveiled new stadium plans last spring because Globe Life Park opened all the way back in 1994 when there was only one wild card per league, and the D-Backs are currently complaining about their stadium, Chase Field, which opened in 1998.

So … OK, maybe we won’t get MLB expansion, but we’ll get those international teams because American cities stop paying up for new parks every 20 years. Sorry: if they stop paying up for new parks every 20 years. Either way, expansion is for after stadium situations are resolved, and you’re seeing these places named in case they need to be used as leverage against current big league towns. That’s not as exciting as thoughts of a return to Montreal or putting a team in the most populated city in North America, but it is Cheap Team Soccer Jerseys the reality of this situation.

Tee work is maybe the last thing you want to watch your favorite player do, but throw a countdown clock in there, maybe some teams, and I’m in. Jake Arrieta might have to wait another day Cheap Soccer Jerseys From China to hit pumps in a Pitcher Home Run Derby, but this would probably appease him until then.

The duo of Robertson and Kahnle are the real upgrade

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Since New York also has issues in center with offense when Jacoby Ellsbury plays and at first base when anyone is playing, plugging one hole in the lineup could go a long way.

The duo of Robertson and Kahnle are the real upgrade, however. While they’re relievers, not starters, New York’s rotation just lost Michael Pineda, meaning they’re going to get even more starts from pitchers who probably shouldn’t be making them: Having more quality relievers to soak up the innings and bridge to the back end of the bullpen will help the Yanks mitigate that problem, and will keep the good relievers they already had from burning out before September.

It helps, too, that Kahnle is not only dominant but also hasn’t even hit his arbitration years yet. The Yankees gave away prospects to improve now, but having Kahnle around for the long run ensures they got something out of this even if 2017 ends without New York making the postseason.

During his senior season he caught 54 passes for 969 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was so Cheap Jerseys And Hats good, in fact, he was recruited by some top football programs including UCLA, Stanford, and Notre Dame. His Linden coach Mike Huber said one of Judge’s signature plays in the red zone was what they called the “Jump Pass” a la Florida quarterback Tim Tebow’s famous one. Judge’s 6’7 233-pound Cheap Jerseys Authentic frame made making the catch easy.

Cahill could be the fifth starter Kansas City needs right now

It’s a trade that makes more sense for the Royals than the Padres as things currently stand, since Kansas City has been looking for pitching depth in the postseason. The Royals are only 1.5 games back from the Cleveland Indians, and with the Indians’ recent stretch of issues, it’s a smart move to shore up the Kansas City rotation and close that gap as soon as possible.

Cahill could be the fifth starter Kansas City needs right now (or even higher in the rotation than that), as he currently has a 3.69 ERA through 11 starts for the Padres. Brandon Maurer (who is a free agent after the 2019 season) has put up an ERA of 5.72 in 42 appearances, notching 20 saves. He is also sporting a 3.23 FIP and a 1.195 WHIP, so while he isn’t throwing sterling stuff this season, he could still certainly be of assistance in the Royals bullpen.

Meanwhile, lefty Ryan Buchter (a free agent after the 2021 season) has a 3.05 ERA with a 1.200 WHIP in 38.1 innings this year, and if he keeps that up, he could make an immediate impact for the Royals.

The trade makes slightly less sense for the Padres, mostly because Matt Strahm is out for the year after having undergone knee surgery for a torn patellar tendon earlier in July. However, he could help San Diego upon his return, as he’s still just 25 years old and finishing up his rookie contract. The Padres could benefit from the Royals’ desire to win now rather than keeping Strahm around for a few more years and see if it works out.

Now, it is worth pointing out that Mauer only has this year and next year left, and then the Twins are free from this monstrosity. However, Minnesota is also fighting for a playoff spot, and Cheap Infant Jerseys the well below-average Mauer is soaking up over one-fifth of the team’s $108 million Opening Day payroll by himself. If it ends up missing out because it doesn’t have the money for upgrades or Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys couldn’t bring in a better option than what Mauer has provided and will provide next year, this contract will be hard to overlook.

Bruce could continue to play in right field since the Mets seemingly are sticking with Michael Conforto in center.

That didn’t come to fruition as many expected though, with Reed and Duda being the only major pieces traded despite the Mets being far out of contention for this year’s postseason.

However, that doesn’t mean they are standing pat for the rest of the season. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that although the market just wasn’t there to trade Granderson or Bruce before the deadline, August trades are possible for both or either of them.

SNY’s Adam Rubin confirms that Sandy Alderson is fine trading players next month should they clear waivers and that it makes sense to do so based on the need for suitable playing time for the outfield.

For now, Bruce could continue to play in right field since the Mets seemingly are sticking with Michael Conforto in center. The team could extend a qualifying offer in the offseason if a trade doesn’t happen before then, which Newsday’s Marc Carig says Bruce probably would not take, therefore granting the Mets some compensation when he leaves town.

Oh, I know better than to doubt the Royals. They shouldn’t be here in the first place. For the first 45 days of the season, when I was writing article after article about how the Giants were on fire and running straight for the oxygen tent, I was mad at the Royals because they were so bad offensively that it forced me to write things like, “The Giants are the worst offensive team in the National League” or “the Giants are the 29th worst offense in baseball.” Ruined the impact.

Since then, they’ve gone 3-10, including getting swept in a four-game home-away stretch against the Cardinals, which put both teams here. They have six more games on the road trip (against the two Cheap Google Jerseys worst teams in the AL), and then they’ll start a 15-game stretch against contending teams. If Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys they can’t make up Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys ground against the White Sox and A’s, they’ll be in a dilly of a pickle.

The Orioles didn’t sell, and now they’re back in the postseason chase

The Orioles were 48-54 on July 28, 6.5 games behind in the American League wild card race and 7.5 back in the AL East. They considered selling throughout the weekend before the trade deadline, as they were talking to three different teams about closer Zach Britton. Baltimore expected a haul for Britton, an Andrew Miller-esque haul, according to Ken Rosenthal, but negotiations fell apart, as they often do when the O’s are involved.

We could criticize Baltimore for their severe lack of people skills, whether they stem from general manager Dan Duquette or owner Peter Angelos, or we could discuss how it seems like their indecision over the weekend and inevitable call to hold on to Britton might have ended up giving the O’s new life in 2017. That’s because Baltimore has won five games in a row, and suddenly, they’re only 2.5 back of a wild card spot, and attempting to reach .500 on Thursday against the Tigers.

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The Mets, who are not good and already know their 2018 financial commitments will fall nearly $100 million from this year’s salary, chose a few million dollars more saved now rather than adding prospects they liked to the organization. It’s a very Mets thing, one that looks even worse for them when you realize Chinese Cheap Jerseys that the Wilpons, who own the team, very likely did not Denver Broncos Cheap Jerseys want to make a deal with that other New York club, especially one that could help the Yanks succeed in making or thriving in the postseason.

Mets fans probably don’t deserve what they get from this team, but Mets management absolutely does.

Fantasy outlook: Adrian Peterson has been ‘impressive’ with Saints

Fantasy owners groaned when the Vikings told reporters that Adrian Peterson had suffered a torn meniscus and would be out for the season in 2016. It was a tough break for so many that picked him as their RB1 and hoped he would carry their teams to a fantasy title.

It’s common for coaches to give active players who are close with a Hall of Fame inductee the chance to attend the ceremony. One example is Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who was given permission to miss Cardinals practice this weekend so he can see Kurt Warner’s induction in person.

Tomlinson’s nine seasons with the Chargers (2001-09) overlapped with those of Gates and Rivers, who joined the franchise in 2003 and 2004, respectively. The trio played together on three playoff teams, including the last Chargers squad to reach an AFC championship game, after the 2007 season.

The other members of the 2017 Hall class are Jerry Jones, Jason Taylor, Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis and Kenny Easley.

Said Lynn, via USA Today: I’ve talked to Philip. I’ve talked to Antonio. I’ve even talked to LT. We’re all on the same page. At the end of the day, we’re going to make the best decision for our football team, and that’s it.

Lynn said a joint decision would be made about the players’ plans, per USA Today.

A massive deal for Bell would reflect the rising tide of NFL opinion back toward a lead-dog system in the backfield. Partially spurred by the Patriots’ success with a platoon-style rushing attack, teams had avoided paying big money on running talent the past five years. As ESPN’s Cheap Custom Jerseys Bill Barnwell points out, there are no franchises egregiously overspending on tailbacks this Cheap Cycling Jerseys year, a testament to the league’s uncharacteristic restraint when it comes to doling out cash at a position that churns through talent — and takes a lot of punishment.

Bills sign veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin

The Bills have signed veteran free-agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday, a move Boldin pointed to on his Twitter feed, posting Season 15 with a picture of himself in a Bills uniform.

Boldin, 36, caught 67 passes for 584 yards for the Lions last season, but more important for the Bills, he had eight TD catches in 2016.

He’ll provide former Ravens teammate Tyrod Taylor a reliable receiver, particularly in the red zone, who could be a valuable veteran presence the locker room while also serving as a mentor to rookie Zay Jones and even veteran Sammie Watkins.

In 14 NFL seasons with the Cardinals (2003-09), Ravens(2010-12), 49ers (2013-15) and Lions, Boldin has 1,076 receptions for 13,779 and 82 touchdowns and was named to the Pro Bowl three times.

Super Bowl XXXVIII featured two boring quarters and two insane ones. All 61 points came in the second and fourth quarters, leaving Brady with the opportunity for another dramatic late-game comeback in Houston. The Patriots trailed 22-21 with less than three minutes left when a touchdown pass to linebacker Mike Vrabel and a Kevin Faulk two-point conversion run gave them a seven-point lead.

Jake Delhomme led the Panthers back with a game-tying touchdown but left Brady 68 seconds to score the game-winning points. Even worse, John Kasay’s ensuing kickoff dropped out Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys of bounds, giving New England a short field and an easy route to victory. Brady completed five of his next six passes to push his team to the Carolina 23, and Adam Vinatieri drilled a field goal as Cheap Chelsea Jerseys the clock ran out to secure the franchise’s second Super Bowl title.

Robert Kraft gives Super Bowl ring to Tom Brady’s mother

Tom Brady credits his mother Galynn’s battle with cancer as the inspiration behind his comeback fight for a historic Super Bowl 51 win.

Acquired from the Dolphins in March, Albert had started 118 of 120 career games and was expected to compete with rookie second-round pick Cam Robinson at left tackle with the Jaguars.

Albert participated in the first three days of camp, working with the Jags’ first-team offense Thursday and Saturday. He worked with the second team Friday, with Robinson working with the first team that day.

Albert was the 15th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Chiefs and was a Pro Bowl selection with Kansas City in 2013. He signed a five-year, $47 million contract with the Dolphins in March 2014 and was a Pro Bowl selection with Miami in 2015.

You want your starter to be able to do that despite any circumstance. Brock hasn’t really gotten any first team reps and this will give him that chance. We look forward to seeing what he can do with this opportunity throughout the week and against the Saints.

Cody will be the second quarterback to take the field followed by DeShone and then Kevin. I’m pleased with the way our quarterbacks have competed and improved throughout the offseason and training camp, Jackson said. We are going to see a lot more of all of them this preseason and everyone in that room still Cheap NFL Jerseys China has the chance to earn more opportunities and the right to lead our team Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys as the starter when the regular season begins on September 10.

Osweiler started 14 games for the Texans last season before being traded to the Browns in March.

Rookie QB Josh Dobbs will start Steelers preseason opener

Josh Dobbs will have an earlier introduction to playing on the NFL gridiron than expected.

The rookie quarterback will start for the Steelers in their preseason opener against the Giants Friday, coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday.

Normally backup Landry Jones would start, since starter Ben Roethlisberger is resting, but Jones has been sidelined with an abdominal injury.

One man’s misfortune is another man’s opportunity, Tomlin said. I know [Dobbs is] excited about it. I know I’m excited about watching him play the quarterback position in that group.

For Dobbs, it could be a prime opportunity for the second-string position. The coaches want to see how he does on the field and how he communicates with the coaches and players.

You’re a communicator. You have to understand, you have to say it with confidence and speak clearly and loudly for your team to hear, Dobbs said. You have to own the position. You have to own the playbook.

Most NFL players limit what we know about them to the gridiron. They’re football players that live and breathe football, and nothing else. J.J. Watt is the ultimate example. That’s not a knock on Watt, but outside of enjoying football it’s hard to relate to him.

Beckham displays who he is on and off the field. He’s shown up courtside at the NBA Finals, which was an even bigger deal this season with the Cavaliers and Warriors facing off for a Authentic Cheap Jerseys From China third-straight season.

Showing up to other sporting events is not exclusive to Beckham. But Baseball Jerseys Wholesale he’s seen more often than other NFL players are — and draws more eyes.

He’s also the only NFL player who is heavily involved with internet culture. Famouslos32, one of the more prominent Instagram users today, is friends with Beckham.

Broncos’ John Elway calls AJ McCarron trade report ‘fake news’

Broncos GM John Elway says there is no truth — in no uncertain terms — to a Denver radio station’s report that he is interested in acquiring Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron, a new sidelight to the Trevor Siemian-Paxton Lynch camp competition.

After 104.3 The Fan reported Wednesday morning that the Broncos were actively pursuing McCarron, Elway quickly took to his Twitter feed to declare the report fake news. (Interestingly, the first response to Elway’s President Trump-like characterization accused the Broncos exec of mixing politics with sports.)

Siemian will get the start the Broncos’ preseason opener Thursday against the Bears, and Lynch will start next week’s game against the 49ers.

The Fire Next Time is a multi-point dissection of the plight the black body undergoes while being American, partly dictated to his teenage nephew. Across the book, the reader can see Baldwin’s eloquence as well as feel his anger.

Given his book was intended as a piece for mentorship, it would be improbable if Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike Baldwin ever advised someone like Colin Kaepernick to alter his America Cheap Jerseys image for acceptance.

Yes, it’s painful to be black and American, Baldwin noted. Integration isn’t a sustainable goal, he thought. But adopting white standards was misguided, it was a misplacement of the value black people had to give this country, it was an attempt to presume that black people had become equal to their white counterparts.