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Jun 25

The Astros’ Jeff Luhnow is one of baseball’s most fascinating executives.

His early tenure in Houston, the period during which the Astros’ championship squad was built, was not without its controversies. There was a perceived lowball offer on an extension for George Springer. There was the Brady Aiken mess, which cost Houston two high picks from the 2014 draft but also gave the club the slot used to nab Alex Bregman the following June.
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Even last season, as Houston was gearing up for its first World Series title, Luhnow drew some ire for his reorganization of the Astros’ scouting department, which once again spurred some to suggest he’s too far on the analytics side of the scouting-statistics spectrum. One thing you can say about Luhnow: He has his own way of doing things, but who can deny the results?

I had a good conversation with Luhnow about his player-development philosophies in his office at the Astros’ spring-training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, before the season, and news of his Authentic Matt Calvert Jersey extension serves as a good opportunity to share some of that.

One thing that really jumps out to me about you guys is, here you have a team that won over 100 games, won the World Series, and it still feels like there is plenty of room for further growth. Assuming you agree with that, how much did that inform how you approached building the team for this season?

More on the NFL 2018 NFL Over-Under Win Totals: Vikings look like the NFC North’s most complete team Even with seven different quarterbacks in Minnesota, Green was able to find success year after year. He joins a Ring of Honor that includes the likes of Grant, Fran Tarkenton, Cris Carter, Randy Moss, Randall McDaniel and John Randle. Carter, McDaniel and Randle were all coached for a good portion of their careers by Green, while Moss started out with him on that ’98 team. After coaching the Vikings, Green went to coach at Arizona for three seasons (2004-2006), where he had his famous rant regarding the Chicago Bears.

Later, Frazier added another other-way hit to right in going 2 for 4 to hike his seven-game average to.368.

If you watched the way they were shifting me, they had me up the middle a lot, so I was trying Rod Smith Jersey to stick to right field and every pitch they threw me I felt like it was on the outer half, Frazier said. So I was trying to go where the ball was thrown and it was a good day.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone noticed, and he agrees.

Jun 23

Robbie Ray and other disappointing players to trade for now

Most fantasy baseball teams were drafted three or more months ago, and even the most patient of managers is probably getting tired of some draft-day disappointments who are holding back fantasy rosters as summer begins.

Eric Karabell recaps action from Thursday, including a look at a dozen players who weren’t on the fantasy radar in March who are now lineup mainstays.

If your team is struggling or you just want to make a bold move, trading for someone’s struggling stars can be a way to get an edge if you predict a bounce-back. Give us a player who has failed to live up to preseason expectations and you’re looking to trade for now before they turn things around.

Eric Karabell: Time has run out on being able to secure the likes of hitters Paul Goldschmidt, Matt Carpenter, Elvis Andrus and Wil Myers for good value, but by this point of the season I am generally looking for pitching aid.

Pujols went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Friday’s win. He produced an RBI double in the first inning to give him 630 doubles for his career, moving him within two of David Ortiz for 10th on the all-time major-league list. He is four home runs shy of 630 for career, which would tie Ken Griffey Jr. for sixth on the career list.

Marcus Stroman (0-5, 7.71 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Blue Jays (34-41) on Saturday night in his first start since May 8.

In his last outing, Stroman gave up five runs and nine hits over five innings in a 5-0 loss to the Mariners in Toronto. His counterpart, Seattle left-hander James Paxton, became the first Canadian to throw a no-hitter in the game.

Stroman went on the disabled list a day later with fatigue in his throwing shoulder.

It just got to the point where it was so mentally and physically frustrating, Stroman told at the time. I just need to take a step back for a second, put it all together and come back and be myself out there.

Pujols and Angels center fielder Mike Trout are each 5-for-10 in their careers against Stroman.

Jun 22

Mets injury updates: Ace Noah Syndergaard will not start Sunday, closer Jeurys Familia placed on DL

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New York ace Noah Syndergaard was expected to be activated from the disabled list Sunday. But he will not start after experiencing swelling and discomfort while playing catch, according to a report by The Mets also placed closer Jeurys Familia on the disabled list Friday.

Syndergaard was originally placed on the DL May 29 with a strained ligament in the index finger of his pitching hand. He has tallied a 4-1 record with a 3.06 ERA in 2018.

It’s been an odd year, dating back to his ankle injury, for Beckham and the Giants. He missed the final 11 games of the season, and the team went 3-13, leading to the ouster of coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.

In March, there was an NFL Network report that Beckham will not set foot on a field without a new contract extension agreed to with the Giants or any team. That came a day after owner John Mara said no player is untouchable, and was on the heels of the wide receiver being seen in an Instagram video in bed with a woman with what appeared to be drugs in the room. That was followed by trade rumors that were more fiction than fact, with Mara saying: Do I want him to be traded? Absolutely not. I want him to be a Giant.

Last year Taylor quarterbacked the Bills in their first playoff game since 1999. This year he’s hoping to quarterback the Browns to their first playoff game since 2002. If he faces his old team, it would represent the first time the Bills and Browns made the playoffs in the same year since 1989. That year, Bernie Kosar out-dueled Jim Kelly as the Browns beat the Bills 34-30.

I’m not worried about it and neither is he, Shurmur said.

The fact he’s not running team drills in June won’t be much of an issue if they get a contract resolution before training camp and he’s ready for the season. Until then, they’ll continue the dance, each side being very deliberate not to step on the other side’s toes.

And he Adam Shaheen Youth Jersey might have been the only one who believed it would.

The Giants don’t believe they have any reason to be worried about Odell Beckham Jr.’s surgically repaired left ankle. The potential of their star receiver holding out for a new contact doesn’t seem to concern the team, either.

Jun 20

Indians ace Corey Kluber continues streak of dominance

Indians ace Corey Kluber continued his unrivaled stretch of form Sunday in a 9-2 win over the Tigers.
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Kluber, a two-time American League Cy Young Award winner, improved to 10-2 with a 1.99 ERA this season after allowing just two runs with eight strikeouts in eight innings.

The Raiders parted ways with Michael Crabtree and Cordarrelle Patterson; they brought in Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant and Ryan Switzer. Amari Cooper is coming off a down season, but he will be the clear-cut No. 1 receiver for the first time in his career and will be treated as such by the new coaching staff.

Trickling down from Cooper and his additional targets, how the Raiders use Nelson and Bryant will be interesting to watch. Nelson is 33 and doesn’t have the home-run speed he once had, but he can still grab jump balls in scoring position. Bryant has both the size to be a red-zone monster and Womens Vladimir Tarasenko Jersey the speed to be a downfield playmaker, but he needs to keep his head on straight in order to get opportunities to show off his skills.

Alex actually broke the news to his brother at Minute Maid Park.

J.C. played his last two years at Alvin Community College outside of Houston and is committed to play at Lamar in the coming years.

I’m really excited, J.C. told I worked hard all my life waiting for this moment T.J. Jones Authentic Jersey and for me getting drafted by the Astros means a lot. It’s the same team where my brother plays. I’m really happy.

They also drafted the son of Mike Cameron, Daz Cameron in the same draft.

The Astros also drafted Koby, Kacy and Kody Clemens out of high school. Only Koby would play in the organization as both Kacy and Kody went on to play at the University of Texas.

Jun 19

Jonathan Stewart’s experience in Odell Beckham’s shoes

By the time he played his final game as the Panthers’ all-time leading rusher, Jonathan Stewart’s contract underwent almost as many amendments as the Bill of Rights.
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Stewart, who signed a five-year deal worth $36.5 million in 2012, restructured his contract with then-general manager Dave Gettleman in 2013,  2014 and 2017, according to various reports.

In some cases, Stewart received more guaranteed money in exchange for helping the team free up immediate salary cap space. In others, he took a pay cut to stay in his longtime home.

My experience is it’s all business at the end of the day, Stewart told NJ Advance Media. I understand that (much) wherever you go, whether you work at McDonald’s or are the CEO of McDonald’s. Or the Giants.

Flacco is the guy who once bet on himself when contract talks hit a wall and then won Super Bowl MVP honors en route to a major payday. Think he’s a bit stoked by all of this?

I don’t know if it makes a difference, Harbaugh said, while Flacco, unavailable for comment, hustled into the closed locker room. I think he’d be motivated, anyway. What the heck. All of our antennas are up all the time.

The way the game is played today, a lot of it is dictated from the front office, you know? Piniella said. I managed a year and a half removed from playing. I had no experience whatsoever, and I had a 23-year career doing it. I’m not surprised. Aaron comes from a baseball family. His dad, his brother. I’m not surprised he’s Ronnie Stanley Jersey doing a good job.

While he’s still waiting Authentic Seth Joyner Jersey for the results to show, Bird does feel a difference in his swing quality compared to the start of his season.

I wasn’t as consistent early with getting my swing off, getting my best swing, Bird said. I feel like the last couple days I’ve been getting my best swing off most of the time. That’s pretty much it for me.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned with Bird’s progress. Boone has seen Bird engaged in more at-bats in recent games, and that process should lead to production.

It’s just a matter of him really getting locked in to where some of those fly balls he’s hitting off the barrel start really going in for extra-base hits, Boone said. Which, since he’s come back, he’s done a pretty good job of impacting some balls with some extra-base hits.

Jun 16

Paul Posluszny’s presence still felt in Jacksonville

The Jaguars brought back most of the defensive players that helped push the team to an AFC South title and spot in the conference title game last year, but one of the few who left still has an impact on the team.

The fact that Foster has had other issues — include the bizarre circumstances resulting in Foster being sent home from the Scouting Combine, which kept him from being invited to the draft — could as a practical matter prompt Commissioner Roger Goodell to send a stronger message.

Cavaliers: James (238) broke a tie with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and moved into fourth place for the most playoff games. Only Derek Fisher (259), Tim Duncan (251) and Robert Horry (244) have made most postseason appearances…. Abdul-Jabbar attended the game and got a rousing ovation when introduced in the third quarter….. There was an awkward moment at the start of Lue’s pregame news conference when he was asked by a foreign reporter who he expected to be the key player in Game 3. LeBron James, I guess, he said with a laugh.

A wrist surgery sidelined Johnson for all but one game in 2017. The previous year, he led the league in yards from scrimmage with 2,118.

Johnson, 26, is set to make $1.88 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald are among the other notable players sitting out minicamp as they seek new deals.

This is not a media whine, and I’m not stomping my feet and yelling, The public has the right to know! This is an observation on how quickly the message has trickled from the top and stuck with the players.

New England famously uses fear as a tool — don’t do the wrong thing or say the wrong thing or ask for too much money. Fit in, blend in, don’t draw attention to yourself, no matter how interesting the story.

Jun 14

9 young Giants who could take a step forward in 2018

I like the use of a fullback, Shurmur said. I think there are ways that you can use him strategically, whether it is the grouping that he is involved in or how you get him the ball. When you have a fullback in there you always have the element of seven-man (pass) protection, which is good for the quarterback.
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The Giants didn’t carry a fullback in 2016, when the rushing Logan Stanley Jersey attack struggled but then-head coach/play-caller Ben McAdoo employed ’11’ personnel three receivers, one running back and one tight end 80 percent of the time.

The Giants signed undrafted rookie Garrett Dickerson this week after observing him during rookie minicamp. Like Smith, who lined up in the I-formation, on the strong and weak sides and on the wing in college, Dickerson offers H-back versatility and could challenge for a spot.

Luck hasn’t thrown a football since October when he was trying to return to the field and suffered a setback in practice that forced him to miss the entire 2017 NFL season. He initially hurt his DJ Chark Womens Jersey right shoulder in Week 3 of the 2015 season, but played through it for more than a year.

While Luck can’t throw footballs due to his shoulder injury, he certainly has packed on some significant muscle. He isn’t taking part in OTAs, but is clearly hitting the weight room.

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Luck’s teammate and long-time Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri was on Adam Schefter’s podcast this week and spoke about Luck’s health. Vinatieri fully believes Luck will be playing in Week 1 against the Bengals.

Throughout and after his unceremonious run in the NFL, Manziel repeatedly was at the center of off-field run-ins and accusations, including a misdemeanor assault charge from a January 2016 incident in Dallas against his then-girlfriend. According to an affidavit signed by the victim, Manziel struck her with an open hand and said, Shut up or I’ll kill us both.

Manziel denied the incident, and charges were dropped after he met terms of a conditional dismissal agreement.

Jun 12

Chris Conley pretty close to normal after torn Achilles

With Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce in the lineup, Chiefs opponents are going to have to make some tough calls about how to deploy their defenders this season.
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Those choices could leave less than stifling coverage on wide receiver Chris Conley, who missed most of last season after tearing his Achilles in the fifth game of the season. Conley has been working on the field throughout OTAs and that’s gone well enough to leave him feeling like he’s nearly back to where he wants to be.

I’m feeling really good, Conley said, via the Chiefs website. I think we found out that things are pretty close back to normal. I can do a lot of things out there and I can do them fast. The thing is just to not do too much volume. It’s been a long time working on this thing and getting it to the point where it is right now. We don’t want to rush it and get back. We’re being smart and thinking about the long haul.

Tigers: After Monday’s day off, Detroit starts a three-game home series with the Twins. Blaine Hardy (2-1, 3.66) takes on Minnesota’s Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 4.24) on Tuesday.Diamondbacks score on late wild pitches to beat Pirates 9-5

Martin’s made the Pro Bowl each of his four seasons, and the Cowboys knew his deal was going to be expensive. Now, he’s going to be able to take the field for their minicamp tomorrow as a wealthy man.

The right-hander last pitched Thursday afternoon in a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies when he allowed Willie Brown Jersey a run in 4 2/3 innings but matched a season-high by issuing seven walks.

Today is the best I felt Womens Zack Martin Jersey in a while, he said. Obviously the results weren’t there. Physically I felt good. I felt like the ball was coming out (good) for the most part. Obviously, I walked way too many guys, but it’s a step in the right direction even though it didn’t look like it.

Chatwood is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA in four career starts against Milwaukee. He last faced the Brewers April 29 at Wrigley Field when he allowed two hits in seven innings in a 2-0 win.

Milwaukee held a 4 1/2 game lead over the Cubs less than two weeks ago, but has gone 3-6 since, dropping two of three to the White Sox, and a pair at Cleveland before rebounding with two victories in three tries at Philadelphia over the weekend.

Jun 09

Delaware to launch sports betting days before N.J.

Malcolm Smith Authentic Jersey Delaware will launch a full-scale sports betting operation at all three of that state’s casinos on June 5, just a few days before an informal deadline New Jersey lawmakers have set for the passage of their own legislation regulating sports betting.
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Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and Harrington Raceway & Casino will allow single-game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf and auto racing next week.

If you look up ‘demented, narcissistic scumbag,’ you’ll see my name calling Trump that, he reportedly told a student at Carnegie Mellon University last month. Just Google those three words.

Character issues is a fleeting phrase when it comes to the draft 鈥?one that tends to change in both meaning and significance depending on who, what, when, where and why.

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim, for example, said after the draft that the team paid special attention to character this year. And while the Cardinals were aware of an arrest of Texas A&M star receiver Christian Kirk, their second-round pick, they still drafted him. The cloud is now lifted around that arrest.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Kirk was booked on Feb. 3 at golf’s Phoenix Open for criminal damage to a car. He and friends allegedly were throwing rocks at cars in a parking lot. A window was broken, and Scottsdale police told the Arizona Republic the suspects were intoxicated.

Police also suspected cocaine.

The NFL can fine teams not individuals whose personnel violate the policy, but the teams have the authority to develop their own set of rules within the framework of the NFL policy.

Will any Jets kneel for anthem in 2018?

McCourty, who聽will be on the same team as twin brother Jason for the first time since they were both with the Scarlet Knights, believes the new policy could have opposite the intended impact.

He thinks it could have the unintended consequence of leading more to protest.

I think that’s always a possibility, McCourty said. Any time something happens like that and people don’t agree with that, you can take everything else out of it, you know, protesting and reasons and everything. Some people might just say I don’t like the rule so I want to do something to go against the rule. I knew that was a possibility as soon as I heard the rule.

I further noticed the grinding movement of his jaw and continued blank stare, the arresting officer said, per TMZ. These are common Womens Tajae Sharpe Jersey signs of an individual high on stimulants, such as cocaine.

After the draft, Arizona said it knew about a hazy arrest.

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Jun 06

Fired Giants equipment staffers did not see this coming

Less than two weeks after settling a four-year-old lawsuit arising from allegations of fraudulent memorabilia, the Giants fired three members of their equipment staff. Two of them were surprised.

Via Ryan Dunleavy of, equipment director Joe Skiba and assistant equipment director Ed Skiba did not expect to be fired.

Joe and Ed did not see this coming, attorney Gerald Krovatin told Dunleavy. They are two stand-up guys, and they stood tall throughout the four difficult years of this lawsuit. They remain very grateful for the 20-plus years they were able to work with the players, coaches and everyone else in the Giants organization.

A healthy Miller probably would have a big role on a team that invested heavily on the offense in the offseason in order to get the most out of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

The Bears hired an offensive-minded coach in Nagy to replace the fired John Fox and overhauled their receiving group, most notably signing Allen Robinson.

They believe bigger things are in store after four straight last-place finishes in the NFC North. And Miller would love to play in Nagy’s offense.

That’s the bittersweet part of it, seeing first of all how awesome Coach Nagy is, not only as a guy but his football knowledge is unbelievable, Miller said.

Very cool, very collected, has a little bit of swagger to him, which is just fun to be around. Then you go to the football field and you look at the scheme that we have. It would be a lot of fun to be a part of. It’s not in the cards quite yet for me to take part in that.