Other teams’ needs could morph into something the Mets can help with based on unexpected injuries

The team is also calling up top prospect Amed Rosario from Triple-A to start at shortstop for Tuesday’s game against the Rockies to begin giving him playing time in the majors, bumping Asdrubal Cabrera to third and shifting the rest of the infield around Rosario’s inclusion (with Neil Walker at both second and first base, and Jose Reyes at second).

Considering those moves, as well as Alderson’s assurance that first base prospect Dominic Smith “shouldn’t be far behind,” and the Mets’ infield and outfield are starting to look very crowded, with lots of pieces that could be moved before August is out.

Other teams’ needs could morph into something the Mets can help with based on unexpected injuries, allowing them to deal in a market that didn’t exist for them in July.

Whether Bruce, Granderson, Cabrera, or others are still Mets come September remains to be seen, but just because a major sell off didn’t happen yet doesn’t mean the Mets are completely settling on their current lineup for the rest of this season.

My suggestion is this: one more pitcher. It doesn’t have to be as creative as Gonzales or Ramirez. Something obvious, like Yu Darvish or Sonny Gray. Maybe if we go back and tell the Cardinals that they lose 14 in a row, they trade Lance Lynn after all. The Mariners looked like a team that would do well making some creative Cheap Youth Football Jerseys additions. It turns out that the dumbest, most heavy-handed prospect-for-known-quantity deals were what they needed the whole time.

If Paxton just needs a little rest, forget that I wrote this. But if he has to miss even two starts, I’m a little fidgety thinking about how the Mariners are going to maintain their contending status Fashion Online Shop Cheap Jerseys for the rest of the year. Paxton getting hurt right after Hernandez is absolutely brutal.

Yoenis Cespedes says ‘I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland’

Oakland is visiting New York for a series against the New York Mets this weekend, and the occasion gave outfielder Yoenis Cespedes the opportunity to appreciate his former club and reminisce a little.

In regards to possibly one day going back to play for the Oakland A’s, Cespedes told the San Francisco Chronicle,

“I wish that happens. I told Blevins, ‘I don’t know how many years I’m going to play, but I’m going to play the last year of my career with Oakland.’ I don’t know if that’s possible or not, but that’s my goal.”

This tweet seems different, though (if only slightly different), mostly because there are ways that this challenge could pan out in the real world without too much effort.

Canseco clearly knows his own limits here. He gives himself a softball to hit rather than a baseball. While still difficult to hit very far, it does give him a little bit of an advantage.

The other reason this tweet is great is that Jose plainly presents his biggest weakness — his age — right in the tweet. He’s not trying to pull one over on anyone here. He fully thinks that despite a 30-year age difference he could come out on top.

He’s so confident in this unlikely outcome that it makes me want this to happen more than I otherwise would. Canseco is not joking here, and if Judge were down for it there’s a good chance this could be set up after the playoffs are over.

I agree, though, that the Stanton-Judge rivalry makes this even more Minnesota Vikings Cheap Jerseys exciting. I mean, if you can even call it a rivalry — it’s more that the world has decided these are our two NBA Basketball Jerseys Large Adult Sons and they’re going head-to-head.

My stomach feels like I ingested Judge and Stanton and now they’re having a ladder match in there

Wilson drew interest from about a dozen teams over the last month. The Nationals, Astros and Dodgers were all known to be pushing hard for Wilson in advance of tomorrow’s non-waiver trade deadline, but some of those clubs were wary of meeting Detroit’s high asking price. Baltimore’s Zach Britton and San Diego’s Brad Hand represent the top alternatives to Wilson on the board and could also be moved by the deadline.

Wilson, who turns 30 next month, owns a 2.68 ERA and 12.3 K/9 in 40.1 innings for Detroit this season. His trade value is aided by his contract situation, as he is owed $2.7 million this year and is under control for 2018.

Chicago will likely utilize Wilson as a setup man for Wade Davis this season and slide him into the closer role if Davis departs in free agency over the winter. The trade is the fourth major left-handed deadline addition in the last two years for the Cubs, who acquired Mike Montgomery and Aroldis Chapman on their way to a World Series last year and kicked off trade season with the acquisition of Jose Quintana earlier this month.

My stomach feels like I ingested Judge and Stanton and now they’re having a ladder match in there. Help.

I guess you’re right. In moderation, it’s perfectly fine. I guess I’m just a little disenchanted with the guy screaming at me over the PA about every home run.

Yeah, this announcer absolutely sucks. He just called one of the flamingos on the Marlins dinger machine a peacock. Get your goddamn birds straight, man. Also — none of these little kids can field Wholesale NBA Jerseys a baseball. If I were their parents I’d be mortified. Cute, shmute. Give me some athletic Real Cheap Jerseys prowess.

Bryce Harper and other MLB All-Stars don’t have ‘All Star’ by Smash Mouth stuck in their heads

Since getting off the plane in Miami for the MLB All-Star Game, there have been two songs as stuck in my head as a college freshman still hung up her high school boyfriend. Those two songs are Smash Mouth’s “All Star” and Will Smith’s “Welcome to Miami.”

Both of these songs were key players in the rotation of my middle school years, and both songs are funny in the, “haha we’re on a road trip and I’m going to play a song that will make you go OOOOOH THIS SONG!” kind of way. But neither musical masterpiece is something that you want bouncing around in your head for 24 hours. Trust me on this.

The difference between Lackey and Darvish over two months is likely to be much smaller than you think, and while it looks like the Cubs will need every last win, it’s harder and harder to justify a huge prospect dump for a rental after the Quintana trade.

The Rangers want to keep Darvish beyond this season, and they’re quasi-contending right now. The Cubs have already spent some of their prospect capital, and a rental doesn’t really fit their needs.

Darvish makes more sense for a team without a pair of aces at the top of the rotation, like the Brewers or Yankees. Those are teams that can afford to plug their noses at the idea of a rental because of how sweet it would be to have Darvish pitching a Game 1 or Game 2. The Cubs have a full rotation, and it’s filled with pitchers they’d be comfortable with in the postseason.

Before the season started, FanGraphs projected the Dodgers to Very Cheap Jerseys win Youth Authentic Cheap Jerseys more games than the Cubs. It seemed possible, but unlikely, and I’d like to think there were a lot of arguments in the FanGraphs Computer Labs.

Giancarlo Stanton is far more than a man that can hit the ball a county mile.

As part of that service, an ESPN stream will be made available and MLB games will be shown on it. Disney said customers would also be able to subscribe to MLB’s digital streaming service, MLB.tv, and watch games provided through that service on the ESPN app.

That means ESPN, which is in the middle of an eight-year, $5.6 billion rights deal with MLB to show games on cable, will, through its parent, have control over the means by which baseball is shown online.

Giancarlo Stanton is far more than a man that can hit the ball a county mile. He’s an athlete who was looked at by USC to play tight end and can do it all on the field and probably could have done just as much on the gridiron as well. He showed off that athleticism with the catch of the night Wednesday on a Brian Goodwin fly ball to right field in the Marlins’ 7-0 victory.

Yankees (57-49) at Indians (57-48) 7:10 p.m. ET — Sonny Gray was one of the biggest names to be traded at the deadline Monday and he is set to make his Yankees debut on the road in Cleveland Thursday. Add that to the fact that he’ll be facing off with Indians ace Corey Kluber … this one is definitely a must-watch.

But all in fun. I mean, Andre really didn’t know how strong he was. Sometimes he would hit me and he would knock me out, but I would kind of play like it didn’t really hurt, but it did, and I think he knew it, too.

The hot corner has been bubbling with talent the past decade or so. It’s hard to La Galaxy Cheap Jerseys tell when the influx of third-base talent really started, but one thing is apparent: There are plenty of excellent third basemen in baseball today who could be destined for Cooperstown.

But then there are the next-level elites, such as the excellent trio of Manchester United Cheap Jerseys Nolan Arenado, Manny Machado and Kris Bryant.

MLB trade rumors: Dodgers ‘confident’ of completing blockbuster trade by deadline

The Dodgers have built a commanding lead in the National League West, but they aren’t satisfied with their current roster.

“I guess there might be a fleeting moment where you say, ‘This might have been the last time,’ but it is very fleeting,” Verlander said, via MLive.com. “It is in the back of your mind that you never know what can happen. There is a moment walking off the mound you just take a second to appreciate it. I know I didn’t acknowledge it coming off the mound, probably because we are in the middle of a tie game.

Ervin Santana’s start may not have been perfect, but the value of the complete game is so overlooked in today’s game that his performance Wednesday deserves its just due. Santana tossed a complete game in 110 pitches, striking out nine and allowing just two runs on four hits and a walk in the Twins’ 5-2 win over the Padres. With the trade of Brandon Kintzler, the Twins need to give their bullpen a rest every chance they get and Santana did just that, as he has all year long. This was his fifth complete game of the season. The next closest starter to that in the league this year has two.

“The new system is also, well, newer to the parks — we’ve had NBA Basketball Jerseys the others for up to 10 years — so the kinks need to be ironed out. Radar processing is also slower, more subject to electronic interference.”

The big question, of course, is whether the technology is at a point where we New York Giants Cheap Jerseys could take calling the balls and strikes out of the hands of humans and put in an automated system. Based on recent changes, probably not. Pavlidis sees a way forward, however.

MLB trade news: Nationals acquire Howie Kendrick, Orioles get Jeremy Hellickson

The Phillies were wheeling and dealing Friday night, sending Howie Kendrick to the Nationals and Jeremy Hellickson to the Orioles. Both trades involved prospects with cash considerations thrown in.

Kendrick is having a productive 2017, batting .340 for the year, but he has been limited to 39 games along with two home runs and 16 RBI. However, his versatility is a weapon for a contending team like the Nationals. The 34 year old has played games at first and second base and in left field this season.

The Rangers have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games, and while that isn’t terrible, it is when put it next to the 9-1 record of the Royals in that time. The Rangers are 4 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot and a trade is looking more and more likely, and the player to be traded will probably be Darvish, according to FanRag Sports.

It has become increasingly likely that the Texas Rangers trade star pitcher Yu Darvish, according to people familiar with the situation.

Darvish’s availability has been a subject of debate in recent days, as the Rangers have remained on the cusp of the wild-card race, but interested teams suggest ramped-up negotiations suggest the Rangers are serious about selling their ace pitcher.
The Yankees, Dodgers and Astros are all said to be in on the Rangers’ ace and all three teams have the prospects to get a deal done. But, as with the Gray situation, it will likely take a top prospect to get the Rangers to trade Darvish, even for a rental as his contract comes up after the season.

It’s simply a matter of whether or not the Yankees want to give up a player such as Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap Clint Frazier, the Dodgers want to give up Alex Verdugo, or the Astros want to give up Kyle Tucker.

All of those players have been declared untouchable by multiple sources, but Toronto Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys if those teams want Darvish they will have to bite the bullet.

I hope to do a lot of things they were able to do in Jacksonville

Fournette, who grow up in New Orleans and went to college in Baton Rouge, has been a Louisiana guy his whole life. But he hasn’t wasted any time embracing the Jacksonville community, getting off to a great start as the new face of both the Jaguars’ franchise and the city’s sports landscape.

“It just feels good to give back to others, meeting with those kids,” Fournette said. “I want to be that difference-maker and create change.”

Jacksonville’s history with some of the league’s top-flight backs has also inspired Fournette to carry himself like his Jaguars predecessors.

“Most definitely I want to be like those guys,” Fournette said. “Fred Taylor is a great guy, one of the greatest running backs to play this game with his style of running. Maurice Jones-Drew was great here, too. I hope to do a lot of things they were able to do in Jacksonville.”

And yes, breaking news was probably going to interfere, just because that’s what it does, so the ugly CTE study results were going to come up.

No, the commissioner didn’t handle them well. Once again, his answers raised more questions. If he finds himself answering those questions again in Canton this week, you can count on that raising even more questions. It’s unavoidable and, considering who’s doing the talking, inevitable.

The odds of Goodell giving a believable answer to anything related to the CTE report were already low. He didn’t disappoint.

The bad news: At a Jets fan forum Monday, his defense of the way the NFL is now Lebron Cheap Jerseys handling player health and safety — “The average NFL player lives five years longer than you” — was unconscionably tone-deaf. The worse news: The squirm-inducing declaration by rookie Jamal Adams, that “If I had a perfect place to die, I would die on the field,” didn’t seem to rattle Goodell at all or shake Manchester United Cheap Jerseys him off of his message.

In that sense, it’s not just the preseason for backup quarterbacks.

Gabbert is the backup most closely linked with Kaepernick because of their time together in San Francisco, where they took turns taking the starting job from each other in 2015 and 2016. Gabbert has been widely criticized throughout his career, but he didn’t let any of that in against the Cowboys. He finished 8 of 8 for 140 yards in the first quarter and completed his first nine passes overall. The tone certainly changed, at least for a night.

Cowboys backup Kellen Moore also played well. He completed 7 of 11 passes for 135 yards and a TD. Dallas’ Cooper Rush and Arizona’s Trevor Knight took over in the second half.

Gabbert, however, was the biggest story among the backup quarterbacks. Thursday was an opportunity for him to get a stop-and-start career pointed in the right direction. It might be the preseason, but it’s always better to make those plays on third down.

Taylor registered double-digit sack totals six times over an eight-year span from 2000-07. He led the NFL with a career-high 18.5 sacks in 2002 and recorded more sacks than any other NFL player from 2000-11. He also recorded a league-tying 29 opponents’ fumbles recovered in his career.

Selected fifth overall by the Chargers in the 2001 draft, Tomlinson racked up 1,236 yards and 10 touchdowns rushing as a rookie. He rushed for 1,000 or more yards in each of his first eight NFL seasons and scored 10 or more rushing TDs in each of his nine seasons with the Chargers. Tomlinson set an NFL record by scoring a rushing touchdown in 18 consecutive games from 2004-05. He is fifth on the NFL’s career rushing list with 13,684 yards.

Warner went from being undrafted to being a two-time NFL MVP (1999 and 2001 with the Rams). He was Grade Cheap Jerseys named Super Bowl XXXIV MVP and set a Super Bowl record with 414 passing yards. Warner Jerseys Supply was the first quarterback to throw for 300 yards or more in three Super Bowls.

It snapped an 0-for-11 slump for the Penguins’ man advantage and was their first 5-on-4 goal of the series

Since Game 3, the Penguins captain was dealing with an earful from P.K. Subban and a few Pittsburgh media types who unjustly questioned the legacy he’d leave behind should the series go south. Crosby responded with his best game yet, assisting on a trio of goals and mixing it up with Subban in a gritty performance.

The scoring started early when, on the power play, Crosby dished to Justin Schultz, who fired a seeing-eye shot from the point that beat Pekka Rinne just 1:31 into the game.

It snapped an 0-for-11 slump for the Penguins’ man advantage and was their first 5-on-4 goal of the series, in which they’d been 1-for-16 in total.

Pittsburgh went up 2-0 five minutes later on a goal by Bryan Rust and Evgeni Malkin netted a backbreaker with 11 seconds remaining in the first period. Though there were 40 minutes to go, Malkin’s goal spelled the end of Rinne, whose Pittsburgh demons returned after allowing three goals on nine shots.

Sure, a lot of words will be cynically spewed about how this is a relatively convenient way for the Blackhawks to get out from under the salary cap hell they currently reside in due to a series of short-sighted long-term contracts and no-movement clauses. And they won’t be wrong. The timing on this couldn’t be more advantageous to the only club currently over the salary cap in the NHL.

But this isn’t a story about that. Salary cap experts far more ingrained with knowledge of the minutiae of the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement can explain the fallout from an organizational perspective Cheap Barcelona Jerseys better. Rather, this is about the player, and what is shaping up to be an incredibly disheartening end of what is an undeniably Hall of Fame career. The phrase “progressive skin disorder with side effects Cheap Chelsea Jerseys due to medication” couldn’t contrast more with the elegant style of his game if it tried.