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.

Isaiah Thomas can’t be ignored any longer

Isaiah Thomas may just be the most underrated player in the NBA.

The diminutive point guard isn’t on commercials, and he isn’t talked about by pundits and analysts on a daily basis (although SN just did a deep dive into his signature move), but he is feared by his NBA peers.

A sampling of his comments to reporters after the game, according to ESPN and Ohio.com:

“I just hope that we’re not satisfied as an organization. I just hope we’re not satisfied.”

“It’s great to have bodies. Obviously, in the playoffs, you go down to what, eight max? And if somebody gets in foul trouble, you go to nine. You’re not playing back-to-backs. You have two days in between. You’re able to lock in.”

“It’s like when you don’t have bodies. It’s tough. The (expletive) grind of the regular season. We’re a top-heavy team. We have a top-heavy team. We top-heavy as (expletive). It’s me, [Kyrie Irving], [Kevin Love]. It’s top-heavy.”

“I’m not singling out anybody. I’m not. Yeah, we won [the championship], but (expletive), you know what, let’s see if we can do something.”

Once Irving runs in-between Love and James, Love passes the ball to James at the elbow. Then, almost without thinking, James tips the pass over two defenders and leads Irving to the basket for a layup. The NHL Jerseys Cheap defense isn’t expecting James to make the pass because the window is so small, and the Cavaliers make it look like they are just going through the motions with upward of 15 seconds remaining on New York Giants Cheap Jerseys the shot clock.