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  1. Eh boy."Jordan Zimmermann put together a third consecutive strong outing on Thursday http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , setting down 12 hitters in a row at one point. He also racked up six punchouts, though the Tigers went on to lose 3-1 to a Philadelphia Phillies squad. The veteran right-hander appears right on track to be the Tigers’ Opening Day starter. Zimmermann came into camp without any pressing injury issues for the first time in years, as Anthony Fenech of The Detroit Free Press reported recently. He was also working hard on developing his changeup, which would certainly be an interesting addition to his arsenal. Of course we can trace, “Jordan Zimmermann is working on his changeup,” stories back to 2013, with little to show for them. In the end, when Zimmermann has been healthy and had his good slider, he’s generally been effective, despite a dismal tour thus far in a Tigers’ uniform. It’s keeping injury free that has been the issue.VerHagen shut down with arm troubleDrew VerHagen isn’t injured Jorge Soler Jersey , per se, but according to Tigers’ pitching coach, Rick Anderson, the rangy reliever is dealing with the dreaded “dead-arm syndrome.” VerHagen, who had thoracic outlet surgery back in 2016, is due for some testing, and the team doesn’t seem to want to get into the subject until they know more. So far, he’s been solid early in Grapefruit League action, and looked bound for a late innings role in the bullpen. A decidedly lifeless performance on Wednesday sparked concerns, however http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , and now we’ll have to wait for news. Hopefully it’s just a minor setback.Cash rules everything around usIn a move to support a new partner, MLB announced on Thursday that game lineups must now be submitted internally to the league 15 minutes before any public announcement is made. The move allows the league’s new partner, MGM, to get the information and set final gambling lines for games without the information being tipped in advance. While expected, it’s the first signal of ways in which legalized sports betting is going to have to be accommodated by the league. The agreement, signed back in November, calls for MLB to supply Trackman and other data to MGM for oddsmaking purposes. In return, the MLB brand will be featured at MGM’s sports books and in their advertising. The deal made Major League Baseball the third major sport partnering with MGM, following in the wake of similar deals with the NHL and the NBA.Around the hornCraig Edwards looks at which teams will carry the most dead money on their payroll in 2019.Paul Sporer tries to identify the next Josh Hader for your fantasy team. Zach Kram tries to assemble a superteam of AL Central players capable of de-throning the Cleveland Indians. The results are depressing. Ben Lindbergh at the Ringer got access to an archive of past Cincinnati Reds’ scouting reports and was able to judge them with hindsight. The two-part series is pretty interesting. Lindbergh also announced that FanGraphs’ managing editor, Meg Rowley Drew Butera Jersey , and former co-host, Sam Miller, will join the beloved Effectively Wild podcast as co-hosts. Baseball is awesomeJoe Jimenez is a master at holding a lot of baseballs in one hand.My kingdom for a great submariner. News and Notes for Saturday, March 30, 2019"Yesterday’s BaseballThere was none in any cold weather city with an outdoor park.Today’s BaseballIndians (Bauer) at Twins (Odorizzi)2:10 p.m.Other Indians NewsIndians ink veteran OF Maybin to Minors deal - Another outfielder to throw against the wall to see if he sticks.Opening Day debut with Tribe dream for Stamets — “Those are the things you try not to lose sight of because you get so consumed with winning the game,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “You only get one first Opening Day. I’m sure his feet probably won’t feel like they’re touching the ground.”MLB All-Star Game 2019: Cleveland Indians groundskeeper says outfield design ‘will be a surprise’ - cleveland.com - What will the outfield look like at Progressive Field during the 2019 All-Star Game?It's a surprise.Progressive Field has renovations, new food items - The left field porch has now been rebranded as the Miller Lite Porch and will feature branded drink rails and two new Miller Lite bars.Nearly 100 years later, Indians fans continue to honor only player to die during game - Every year before the home opener, it has become tradition to leave items at Lake View Cemetery on the grave of Ray Chapman, a shortstop for the Indians between 1912 and 1920 http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey , according to the cemetery's Facebook page.Cleveland Indians: The problem facing owner Paul Dolan –Terry Pluto - cleveland.com - Fans don’t want to hear the game is rigged against them, at least those in smaller markets. But because baseball has no salary cap, that’s the case.Carlos Santana walks back into the open arms of the Cleveland Indians - cleveland.com - “I’d like to end my career here,” said Santana, a couple of hours before the Indians opened the season Thursday against the Twins. “I really would.”Right-hander Adam Plutko, Cleveland Indians’ top sub, strains right forearm - cleveland.com - Still think we have enough starting pitching?Around the LeagueEscalating Quickly? Padres unveil Anchorman mascot raceOver 100 Dominican players on Opening Day rostersGoldschmidt hits 3 homers ina gameFangraphs talks baseball batsAre we watching the best baseball players ever?
  2. The Washington Nationals have thrown out feelers to teams who may be looking to acquire relief pitching http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , should they decide to become sellers at the trade deadline. Shawn Kelley and Ryan Madson could be on the block ahead of the July 31 non-waiver deadline. All three pitchers are free agents at the end of the 2018 season.The Nationals are currently 50-51, sitting in third place in the NL East. They are seven games behind the Atlanta Braves in the loss column for the second NL Wild Card spot, which has likely led to management considering being sellers at the deadline.Herrera, who was acquired only last month from the Kansas City Royals, is arguably the biggest potential chess piece. He has posted a 1.83 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 41 appearances with the two clubs, saving 15 games in 17 chances.Kelly, 34, is in the midst of a bounce-back year after a miserable 2017. He's posted a 2.67 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in 30.1 innings this season Mike Napoli Jersey , the third time in four years he's had an ERA under three.Madson is a 37-year-old veteran with a ton of October experience but is also pitching the worst of the trio. He's been rocked for a 4.57 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 35.2 innings in 2018.None of the three is likely to garner much in terms of elite prospects. Still, bullpen help is necessary in October, and acquiring a couple mid-level prospects that may hit someday could entice the Nats into making a move. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was joking when he told manager Bruce Bochy he absolutely refuses to pitch behind an opener.It won’t happen anyway.San Francisco’s ace lefty is hardly a likely candidate to follow someone else to the mound who works the first inning.“If you use an opener in my game, I’m walking right out of the ballpark,” Bumgarner wrote in a text to Bochy after new team president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said in December the Giants were open to the idea.Bochy recalled the message this month during Fan Fest.“Everybody in this clubhouse knows what kind of teammate I am,” Bumgarner said. “Some people may have forgotten that. Not in here. Outside, according to all this being talked about right now with that junk. It’s OK. All I care about is the guys in here, and that’s it. When it comes to the stuff on the field http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , I think they all know what kind of teammate I am.”Cubs manager Joe Maddon is curious to see how many clubs employ an opener strategy, one that proved valuable for Tampa Bay and Oakland last season.“Like Bumgarner said, of course you’re not going to do it with him,” Maddon said. “You’re not going to do it with Jon Lester, you’re not going to do it with probably every guy that we have.”Bumgarner has moved forward from two somewhat forgettable injury-shortened seasons.The 2014 World Series MVP missed nearly three months two years ago after an April dirt bike accident during an off day in Colorado.Then Bumgarner broke the pinkie on his pitching hand when he was hit by a line drive from Kansas City’s Whit Merrifield in his final 2018 spring training start, undergoing surgery to insert pins into the finger. He returned in June and wound up 6-7 with a 3.26 ERA in 21 starts and 129 2/3 innings.“I’ve already done that,” Bumgarner said of looking toward this season and not behind. “Especially last year. The first one I could have made a better decision. Last year, that’s part of the risk you take standing that close to the hitter. I’m not living in the past, I’m not living in the future Yonder Alonso Jersey , I’m living today. That’s what I do.”He takes more time off during the winter than most, about six weeks, and doesn’t throw off a mound until he arrives at spring training — something he learned from former Giants pitcher Matt Cain when he came up to the big leagues. Bumgarner begins throwing six weeks ahead of camp.“It just makes sense. There’s no need,” Bumgarner said. “If you’re using spring training to get ready for the season then why not use it to get ready for the season.”Last month, Zaidi hired pitching analyst Matt Daniels. Bumgarner might not be the first to reach out. He calls himself “old school” yet also open to new information.“The thing about Madison, this guy’s always trying to get better,” Bochy said. “He does a lot of self-teaching, but he listens, he talks to other players along with of course our coaches. He’s got a knack of figuring it out himself how to get better. He’s open to suggestions.”In April 2012 http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-b.j.-upton-jersey , Bumgarner signed a $35.56 million, six-year deal through 2017 that included $12 million club options for both 2018 and ’19. The Giants exercised his $12 million contract option for this year, if San Francisco fails to contend the Giants could consider trades this summer.“I haven’t thought about that,” catcher Buster Posey said. “I sure hope we’re in a position where it’s out of the question, that’s what I hope is the case and hopefully I don’t have to think about that.”
  3. Urena (6-12 http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey , 4.29 ERA) threw seven strong innings against Philadelphia earlier this month. A similar outing could help the Marlins (57-91) avoid a sweep Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. Right-hander Nick Pivetta (7-12, 4.64) will be on the mound for the Phillies in the series finale.Urena notched seven strikeouts and gave up only one run on four hits against the Phillies in a victory Sept. 3. It was part of a strong stretch for the right-hander. He has a 2.22 ERA in his last four starts, which have followed a suspension he received for hitting Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. with his first pitch of the night Aug. 15.Article continues below ...In his last outing, Urena surrendered one run on four hits and three walks across 6 1/3 innings in a win against the New York Mets. He hasn’t lost since Aug. 10.“I think he’s throwing a lot of strikes with his fastballs,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly told mlb.com of Urena. “He’s keeping the ball down, and letting it just move. His breaking ball has got a little better shape right now. He’s got some depth to that pitch.”Urena is 2-4 with a 5.23 ERA in 13 career appearances (nine starts) against Philadelphia.The Phillies (76-71) have captured their first series win since early August (which also came against the Marlins at home) by winning the first two games of the set. Philadelphia was winless in its last 12 series entering the weekend, going 11-23 in that span.The Phillies’ postseason hopes are now slim, however. A 5-4 victory Saturday pulled Philadelphia within 6 1/2 games of the Braves in the National League East, and the team is 4 1/2 back of the Colorado Rockies in the National League wild card race.“That’s how we looked at (Saturday), this is an opportunity to gain a game in the standings, but much more importantly, it’s an opportunity to win a series and to demonstrate there’s zero quit in this team. We will fight until the very end,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told reporters after Saturday’s win.Pivetta is searching for his first win since Aug. 7. The second-year major leaguer has not allowed more than two runs in any of his last three starts Russell Martin Jersey , but also has not gone deeper than five innings during that stretch.The Washington Nationals plated two runs on three hits in 4 1/3 innings against Pivetta on Tuesday.Pivetta is 1-1 with a 2.30 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings in three starts against the Marlins this season. He is 2-2 with a 5.67 ERA in seven career starts against them.Sunday’s game is the final contest between the Phillies and Marlins this season. Philadelphia has won 11 of the first 18 games in the season series. The Phillies have won nine season series in a row against the Marlins, which is tied for the second-longest such streak in the majors. HOUSTON (AP) — Throughout their five-game losing streak, the Houston Astros failed time and again to get a big hit when they needed it.They didn’t have that problem Wednesday night.Evan Gattis and Tyler White hit two homers each, Yuli Gurriel added a two-run shot and the Astros broke out of their offensive slump in a huge way with a 12-1 win over the Colorado Rockies to end their skid.“We needed to have a little fun,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “Obviously, nights like this produce that and the hits produce it. Hitters love nothing more than hits and runs.”Gerrit Cole struck out 12 and the defending World Series champions stopped a nine-game home losing streak with their first win in Houston since July 14, their last game before beginning a 10-game road trip. Houston’s five home runs were a season high, and the run total was more than the Astros managed in their last four games combined.The win, combined with Oakland’s loss to Seattle, helped the Astros extend their lead in the AL West to two games, with a series against the Athletics coming up next to start a nine-game trip.“It’s nice to finish a homestand that was disappointing on a high note,” Hinch said. “Happy flight (Thursday) for a really important and really long road trip.”Carlos Correa Josh Donaldson Jersey , who entered the game 1 for 15 since coming off the disabled list on Friday, added a three-run double for the Astros, who have been struggling to find their offense with AL MVP Jose Altuve on the DL for the first time in his career.“For me at least it was a relief, coming in from the DL … to come out with a double and three RBIs and give us the lead early, I think it was huge,” Correa said.The Rockies had trouble stringing hits together against Cole (11-5), who yielded five hits and one run in six innings to end a three-game losing streak and get his first win since July 14.After managing just three hits in a 5-1 loss on Tuesday, the Astros got going immediately in this one. Alex Bregman hit a leadoff double before Tyler Anderson (6-5) walked the next two batters to load the bases. Correa followed with his double to make it 3-0.Bregman drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second before Gurriel’s homer extended the lead to 6-0.The first homer by Gattis came with two outs in the third to make it 7-0.Cole had allowed just one single with two outs in the fourth when three straight singles, capped by one from Trevor Story, cut the lead to 7-1.White’s two-run shot pushed Houston’s advantage to 9-1 and chased Anderson with one out in the fifth.Anderson allowed a career-high nine runs on seven hits, all for extra bases, in 4 1/3 innings. He remained winless since July 4.“When he missed in the strike zone, he missed down the middle. That’s a bad combination http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey ,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “You’re throwing balls and your strikes are sort of middle. That’s a tough night for Tyler.”Gattis sent one just over the short wall in right field with two outs in the fifth off Harrison Musgrave to put the Astros up 10-1.White added a second two-run homer when he connected off Musgrave with one out in the seventh.TRAINER’S ROOMAstros: Hinch said OF George Springer (sprained left thumb) will come off the disabled list Friday when he’s eligible, barring any setbacks between now and then. … Altuve, who has been out since July 25, took batting practice on the field for the first time since he’s been out. Hinch said that was an encouraging step, but he still isn’t sure when Altuve will return. … C Brian McCann, out since June 30 with a knee injury that required surgery, will begin an extended rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Fresno on Thursday.Ks ALL DAYCole’s 12-strikeout performance was the franchise-record 25th game this season in which a Houston pitcher struck out at least 10 batters. The previous record was 24 set in 1968, and the 25 double-digit strikeout games tie several teams for the second-most in AL history. The 1973 Angels hold the record with 32. Cole has 219 strikeouts this season, tied with Boston ace Chris Sale for most in the AL — and the most by an Astros pitcher since Nolan Ryan fanned 228 in 1988.UP NEXTRockies: RHP Jon Gray (9-7, 4.81 ERA) will start against Atlanta RHP Julio Teheran (8-7, 4.33 ERA) in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night. Gray is 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA in his career against Atlanta.Astros: Off on Thursday before Charlie Morton (12-3, 2.88) starts the opener of a three-game series at Oakland. Morton took his first defeat since July 1 in his last start when he allowed seven hits and three runs in six innings of a 3-2 loss to Seattle.
  4. Yusei Kikuchi in reverential silence.Asked what that experience meant Jonathan Lucroy Jersey , the Japanese rookie pitcher paused for a full minute.“Since spring training until now, Ichiro told us that it is a gift for him to play in Tokyo,” Kikuchi finally said through a translator Thursday night. “But for me, he gave me the greatest gift that I can play with him.”Ichiro was showered with cheers and chants while taking his final bow , and the Mariners sent him out with a win by beating the Oakland Athletics 5-4 in 12 innings.On the day Kikuchi pitched well in his big league debut, Ichiro concluded a magnificent career that lasted nearly three decades.The 45-year-old Ichiro went 0 for 4 in the second game of the Major League Baseball season. He got a chance at a storybook ending at the jammed Tokyo Dome when he came up with two outs, a runner on second base and a tie score in the eighth inning, but grounded out.Ichiro, whose pro career began in his homeland in 1992 when he was 18, took his spot in right field to begin the bottom of the eighth. He then was pulled to one more ovation, punctuating his walk with waves , tips of the hat and hugs as cameras flashed all around the park.Ichiro’s teammates met him outside the dugout for a proper send-off in a three-minute tribute. Kikuchi, who worked into the fifth inning, bowed to Ichiro — the 27-year-old lefty was tearing up as he buried his head into Ichiro’s shoulder.“For me it doesn’t get better than tonight,” Ichiro said through a translator. “Nothing can top what happened tonight for me.”In a fitting scene — a passing of the torch, possibly — Ichiro caught a flyball to end the fourth inning and Kikuchi waited for him outside the dugout for a fist bump. Kikuchi could be the next big star from Japan http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-chad-bettis-jersey , having signed a contact in January that could be worth $109 million over seven years.“I enjoyed myself. I had fun. I wasn’t necessarily nervous. I didn’t shake. I was ready,” Kikuchi said. “I knew it was going to begin at the Tokyo Dome, where my journey as a major leaguer began.”“I wouldn’t say I was excellent, but I as able to play before the Japanese fans. I felt great support from them and I felt lucky.”Kikuchi became the first Japanese-born player to make his major league debut in Japan. Showing a firm fastball and sharp slider, he gave up four hits in 4 2/3 innings.Marcus Semien hit an RBI single on Kikuchi’s 91st and final pitch, making it 3-1. Roenis Elias relieved and got Matt Chapman to hit a comebacker, but first baseman Jay Bruce dropped the throw, allowing a run to score that pulled the A’s within 3-2.Kikuchi, who went to the same high school as Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani, signed with Seattle in January after pitching for the Seibu Lions in Japan.Effectively hiding the ball in his delivery, Kikuchi often kept Oakland batters off-balance while striking out three and walking one.Domingo Santana, who hit a grand slam in Seattle’s 9-7 win in the opener Wednesday, beat out a double-play relay with the bases loaded to drive in the go-ahead run in the 12th.Ryon Healy and Mitch Haniger homered for the Mariners, off to their first 2-0 start since opening 3-0 in 2014.Khris Davis hit a two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded in the Oakland seventh to make it 4-all. Davis led the majors with 48 home runs last year and homered Wednesday. Davis struck out with the bases loaded to end the 11th.“It was disappointing. We had our chances,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “I felt like a couple of times we had them on the ropes and had a chance to win the game DJ LeMahieu Jersey , and we didn’t. So it’s frustrating.”“You don’t want to come here and lose two games,but we’ll regoup and take a few days off,” he said.Dee Gordon singled off losing pitcher Ryan Buchter to begin the Seattle 12th. He later scored on Santana’s one-out grounder when Semien and second baseman Jurickson Profar were slow on the turn.Zac Rosscup got the win and Hunter Strickland closed for his second save.Ichiro was all smiles as he greeted his teammates after the final out.A 10-time All-Star in the majors, Ichiro got 3,089 hits over a 19-year career in the big leagues after getting 1,278 hits while starring for nine seasons in Japan. His combined total of 4,367 is a professional record.Ichiro went 0 for 1 with a walk in Wednesday’s opener.A’s starter Marco Estrada allowed three runs in five innings.TRAINER’S ROOMMariners: 1B Daniel Vogelbach didn’t start, a day after being hit in the left elbow by a pitch.Athletics: Top A’s pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo will be shut down for four to six weeks because of a strained left shoulder. The 21-year-old was in the mix for a rotation spot.UP NEXTMariners: Back to spring training for the M’s. For the players who didn’t make the trip to Japan, there are exhibition games Thursday night in Arizona against the split-squad Reds and Friday night with the split-squad Angels. Seattle opens the regular season at home March 28 against the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.Athletics: The A’s get a couple days off before resuming exhibition play Sunday at the Coliseum vs. San Francisco. Oakland begins the regular season March 28 at home against Mike Trout and the Angels. Scott Taetsch/Getty ImagesWashington Nationals star Bryce Harper found himself in the middle of multiple run-ins with home plate umpire Laz Diaz during Friday night's game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park, and Washington skipper Dave Martinez wants MLB to look into the situation."I'm not going to make any comments on balls and strikes there, but umpires are supposed to be nonconfrontational. They're supposed to uphold the peace on the baseball field," Martinez said. "For me, I think MLB needs to take a look at that. That's all I'm going to say. I've known Laz for a very long time. I'm not going to throw anybody under the bus, but we're in a pivotal moment of the game, and he's saying things to Harp, and I thought that was uncalled for."The first incident was rather unusual http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-chad-bettis-jersey , as Diaz stepped out from behind home in the bottom of the fifth inning and said something to the Nationals dugout while pointing at Harper, who had struck out swinging in the top of the frame, in center. As Tom Gatto of Sporting News pointed out, the MASN broadcast picked up some of what Diaz said in the exchange."He needs to cut it out," Diaz said, per Gatto. "You need to talk to him. You need to talk to him. ... You take him or I will, I guarantee you that. ... That's OK, I'll take care of it. ... I'll take care of it."Diaz did not eject Harper鈥攂ut that was not the last of the confrontations.When the 2015 National League MVP stepped to the plate in the top of the seventh, he took issue with Diaz calling a strike on a pitch that appeared to be well outside. As the two exchanged words, Martinez came out to protect his player. Neither Harper nor Martinez was tossed.Harper finished 1-for-5 with one RBI and the one strikeout. Afterward, he discussed what happened."That's my biggest thing this year is I don't want to get tossed. So, I think I go to the edge and then kinda quiet up," Harper said.Harper also said Atlanta catcher Tyler Flowers heard what Diaz said.The Braves won the game, 10-5, but chief baseball operator Joe Torre and Co. will certainly have to take a look at what went down on the field in Atlanta on Friday night.
  5. Olney reported the Chicago White Sox offered Machado a seven-year http://www.raysfanproshop.com/authentic-evan-longoria-jersey , $175 million deal, while Nightengale confirmed it and noted they made the offer approximately two weeks ago. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com shared the response from Dan Lozano of MVP Sports Group, which represents the free agent shortstop:"I have known Bob Nightengale and Buster Olney for many years and have always had good professional relationships with both. But their recent reporting, like many other rumors in the past several months http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-moore-jersey , have been inaccurate and reckless when it comes to Manny Machado. I ow if their sources are blatantly violating the Collective Bargaining Agreement by intentionally misleading them to try and affect negotiations through the public or are just flat out lying to them for other reasons. But the truth is that their reports on the details of the White Sox level of interest in Manny are completely wrong."Jeff Passanreported in December forYahoo Sportsthere was some belief Machado and Bryce Harper would land contracts worth more than $300 million this offseason. This statement from the agent could be a negotiating tactic as Machado's market doesn't appeartobe quite as lucrative as once thought in the early stages of the offseason.ESPN.comnoted the New York Yankees and the four-time All-Star "were so far apart in their conceptual conversations that New York didn't extend an offer." It also pointed out the Philadelphia Phillies are interested in both Machado and Harper, which would leave the one they didn't sign in need of alternative options.It is not very often two 26-year-old, generational talents hit the open market at the same time, and it represents a unique opportunity for teams to sign them long term and reap the benefits of their prime production. It stands in stark contrast to teams signing players in their 30s based on past accomplishments just to see their numbers drop.Machado has two Gold Gloves and drilled 33 or more home runs in each of the last four years as one of the best two-way players in the league.The White Sox have been in rebuilding mode for multiple years and haven't made the playoffs since 2008 Ivan Rodriguez Jersey , but they have young prospects reaching points in their careers where they will start being major contributors. Machado is someone who could put them over the top and make them instant contenders in the American League Central.A seven-year, $175 million deal would be notably affordable for someone like that, and Machado's agent let it be known that may not be the correct number. CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers added bullpen help for the final stretch, acquiring veteran Xavier Cedeno from the Chicago White Sox for two minor leaguers on Friday.Cedeno is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in 33 appearances after signing with Chicago as a minor league free agent in January. The left-hander is 10-7 with a 3.81 ERA in eight seasons with Houston http://www.rangersfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-moore-jersey , Washington, Tampa Bay and the White Sox.“We’re just trying to fortify the roster as best we can and give ourselves options and depth for whatever happens in this month,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.Later Friday, the Brewers added a lefty to their rotation Prince Fielder Jersey , acquiring Gio Gonzalez from the Washington Nationals for two minor leaguers and international slot money.Milwaukee entered Friday holding the second NL wild card spot. The Brewers were third in the NL Central behind the Cubs and Cardinals.The White Sox got outfielder Bryan Connell and right-hander Johan Dominguez in the deal. They also purchased promising reliever Ian Hamilton’s contract from Triple-A Charlotte.The 23-year-old Hamilton had never pitched in the majors. He was a combined 3-2 with a 1.74 ERA in 43 appearances with Double-A Birmingham and Charlotte this season.The 19-year-old Connell batted .239 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs over 48 games with the between the Dominican Summer League Brewers and Advanced Rookie Helena. The 22-year-old Domínguez was 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA in 23 relief appearances with the Brewers’ Dominican summer and Arizona League teams as well as Helena.
  6. All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with tendinitis in his left knee. He joined right fielder Aaron Judge Roger Clemens Jersey , shortstop Didi Gregorius and catcher Gary Sanchez on the DL for the Yankees, who have baseball’s second-best record despite their misfortune.Manager Aaron Boone said he expected Chapman back for the final stretch for the season. Chapman said he hoped he would be ready to pitch again as soon as he’s eligible.“That’s what you hope for — that it’s only 10 days,” the Cuban left-hander said through a translator. “We’ve got to rest and see how the knee reacts.”Chapman said his knee discomfort dates back to May, but this is his first stint on the DL this year. The diagnosis came after he underwent an MRI, and he’ll fly to New York for further examination Friday.“I’m confident he’s going to play a major factor for us down the stretch and hopefully in the postseason,” Boone said. “I do think this is something we’ll be able to manage, hopefully.”Chapman entered Tuesday’s game at Miami in the 12th inning to try for his 32nd save. He walked Isaac Galloway leading off Andrew Benintendi Jersey , threw one pitch to the next batter and then departed.“The pain is not different,” Chapman said. “It’s just that this time around it was more intense. I felt it was a good decision to stop pitching because the intensity was higher.”Tommy Kahnle came on to earn his first save since 2016.In Chapman’s absence, closer duties will be shared by left-hander Zach Britton and right-handers Dellin Betances and David Robertson, Boone said.“Depending on who we’re playing, we’ll kind of mix and match, I would assume, with those three guys Luis Tiant Jersey ,” Boone said. “Obviously when you take a guy like Aroldis Chapman out of your bullpen, that’s a blow, but we feel like we’re equipped to handle it.”The Yankees recalled right-hander Chance Adams from Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre. He or Sonny Gray might start Saturday, when the Yankees play a doubleheader at Baltimore, Boone said. Sunday was good to the public, as the three most popular bets from yesterday all won.Today the public has landed on three more favorites: the Red Sox, Yankees and Angels.Public bettors had a successful Sunday http://www.redsoxproshops.com/authentic-dustin-pedroia-jersey , as all three of yesterday’s most popular MLB plays cashed. Looking to continue that hot streak, the public has once again loaded up on three favorites on Monday’s 13-game slate.>> All odds as of 2:45 p.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time MLB odds and track your betsBoston Red Sox (-177) at Baltimore Orioles7:05 p.m. ETThe Red Sox have drawn 87% of bettors accounting for 88% of dollars tonight in Baltimore, making them the most popular team on the board. That heavy support has taken them from -166 to -177.Why the public loves Boston: Somehow, the 70-win Sox are only -177 against a team on pace to have the worst record in baseball since 2003. At that price, I’m honestly surprised this percentage isn’t in the 90s.New York Yankees (-270) at Tampa Bay Rays7:10 p.m. ETPublic bettors haven’t forgotten about the other AL East powerhouse either. The Yankees have landed 77% of bets and 87% of dollars thus far to move from -265 to -270.Why the public loves New York: Luis Severino has been the fourth-most profitable starter in the bigs this season. The Yankees have won an incredible 18 of his 20 starts, and bettors have accumulated seven units from those wins.White Sox-Angels Betting Preview: Should You Bet On Baseball鈥檚 Worst Pitcher?Read nowLos Angeles Angels (-205) vs. Chicago White Sox10:07 p.m. ETWith 79% of bettors behind LA, the Angels are tonight’s second-most popular bet. They’ve landed only 44% of dollars Tony Conigliaro Jersey , but have risen a bit from their opening number of -200.Why the public loves LA:聽With a win percentage of .347, the White Sox won’t be attracting many bets regardless of the pitcher they send to the mound. So when they’re throwing the worst pitcher in baseball — Lucas Giolito’s ERA is the highest among qualified pitchers this season — what would you expect?
  7. All-Star starter Aaron Nola as the team opens spring training Wednesday.The Athletic's Ken Rosenthalfirst reportedNola and the Phillies were closing in on a four-year Melky Cabrera Jersey , $45 million extension.ESPN's Jeff Passanreported the two sides were in agreement and the deal includes a team option for a fifth year. Per Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, Nola will earn $16 million in the fifth year if his option is picked up.Nola's performance has certainly warranted a long-term extension, especially over the past two seasons. He still had three more years of team control remaining before hitting free agency.By agreeing to this extension with Nola, the Phillies have bought out as many as two free-agent years. He will still be able to hit the market after the 2023 season at the age of 30.The 25-year-old ranks seventh among all starting pitchers with a 2.89 ERA and eighth with 9.8 wins above replacement since 2017, perFanGraphs.Originally drafted seventh overall by the Phillies in 2014, Nola made his MLB debut the following season. He has since become the ace of their pitching staff after finishing third in NL Cy Young voting in 2018 and making his first All-Star team.Nola will be the anchor of Philadelphia's rotation when this season begins on March 28 against the Atlanta Braves. The former LSU star will look to improve on last year's numbers when he posted a 2.37 ERA with 224 strikeouts in 212.1 innings. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jake Lamb does have his own first baseman’s glove. It just has Paul Goldschmidt’s name on it.Lamb is taking over at first base for the Arizona Diamondbacks, replacing Goldschmidt, who was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in December. He’s still waiting for a new glove with his name stitched on it but he’s taking advantage of one that Goldschmidt gave him.“It’s not a bad glove Jeff Keppinger Jersey , believe it or not,” Lamb said. “I’ve got no ego. I don’t care if someone else’s name is on it.”Goldschmidt also gave Lamb a few pointers on how to handle the switch from third base to first.“He gave me plenty of advice and it’s a matter of me taking what he said and carrying it over into the game,” Lamb said.Lamb has started 449 games over five major league seasons and only two at first. Getting comfortable there may take some time.“I’m a little bit of a perfectionist,” Lamb said this week. “The game’s still moving pretty quick over there. It’s just a matter of getting live game reps rather than controlled ground balls, rather than taking fungoes in practice. It’s just getting used to the game speed. Once the game starts to slow down, which I know it will, but right now as the game’s moving pretty quick, it’s tough to play when everything is moving really quick over there.”On Sunday, Lamb had two ground balls hit to him when there was a runner at first but he did not convert a double play. He thought he could have.“The balls were right at me http://www.whitesoxfanproshop.com/authentic-paul-konerko-jersey ,” he said. “At third base, balls right at you, you field in front of you and make the throw. In that play, you want to get around it and make it into a backhand or forehand and then make the throw. That’s something I’m getting used to. I kind of froze on both of the balls.”He did get an out at second base both times. It’ll take time.“This is what spring is for, getting back into the swing of things, getting up to game speed and stuff like that,” Lamb said.Diamondbacks first base coach Dave McKay tried to help in the transition and let Lamb borrow one of his gloves.“That one has a couple years on it so there’s definitely some mileage on that glove,” Lamb said. “I was using it in practice for a little bit then Goldy gave me one of his.”Being quick enough to turn double plays has been tough. Lamb also has to work on his footwork, which will help.“It’s new James Shields Jersey ,” Lamb said. “I knew that it would be a challenge and I know I can handle it so I’m not too worried about it.”There’s more to playing first than just the defense. A lot of first basemen like to chat with umpires, first base coaches and opposing players in game. Lamb’s father told him that’s something he’ll have to work on as well.“I’m not there yet,” Lamb said, laughing. “I’m still focused on positioning and all that stuff. Once you get comfortable over there, you try to keep it as loose as possible. I like to keep it loose, I like to have fun when I play. But now I’m focused on catching the ball.”
  8. Thursday's makeup game against the Washington Nationals.The Chicago Cubs slugger wore his full uniform on the team plane heading to Washington D.C. and called MLB's decision to schedule the game for Thursday "kind of a joke.""I was just kind of having fun throughout a tough stretch in the season http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey ," Rizzo told reporters. "I mean, we're flying into a state of emergency with rain in the forecast. It's kind of a joke, so why not keep joking around about it and just have fun?"The Cubs were originally scheduled to play Washington on Sunday, but the game was rained out. MLB scheduled the makeup for Thursday, rather than at the end of the season, despite the threat of rain due toHurricane Florence."At the end of the day, our front office, our owner, they have our back," Rizzo said. "We're in a long stretch of games. There's people in MLB that have been on the players' side. They understand the human element of it, and they seem not to care at all. So it is what it is. We can sit here and complain about [it] Wil Myers Jersey , or we can joke about [it]. I'll take the joking around fun."The Cubs will travel back to Chicago to host the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Rizzo said he did not bring a change of clothes and will wear his uniform on the team plane back to Chicago.Thursday is the 24th consecutive day the Cubs have a scheduled game. They do not have another off day until Sept. 20, which will give them 30 straight days with a trip to the ballpark."I wish he had said something sooner because we all could have done it," manager Joe Maddon said. "I would have done it in a heartbeat." TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Blake Snell boosted his Cy Young Award chances with another brilliant outing against the Blue Jays.Snell won his ninth straight start in Tampa Bay’s 5-2 victory over Toronto on Sunday and boosted his record to 21-5.“I think I’ll be telling my grandkids that I played behind him,” Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier said.Tampa Bay remained 7½ games behind Oakland for the AL’s second wild card and would be eliminated with one more loss or win by the Athletics.Snell struck out 11 in 6 2/3 shutout innings, broke the Rays season record for wins set by David Price in 2012 and lowered his ERA to 1.90, the best in the AL.“Everything was good today,” Snell said. “I felt really good, felt in synch with my body.”Snell has not lost since July 12 and is 9-0 with a 1.03 ERA starting his streak with a win at Toronto on Aug. 10. He matched the Tampa Bay record for consecutive winning decisions set by Matt Moore from Sept. 29, 2012, to May 19, 2013.With 175 2/3 innings Rickey Henderson Jersey , Snell trails fellow AL Cy Young candidates such as Houston’s Justin Verlander and Cleveland’s Corey Kluber, both of whom have eclipsed 200. That doesn’t matter to Rays manager Kevin Cash.“I think he’s pretty much cemented his case that he belongs, not just in the conversation but right at the top of the list,” Cash said. “He’s been dominant now for a couple of months.”C.J. Cron and Brandon Lowe homered for the Rays, who are 16-5 in September and a major league-best 25-7 since Aug. 19.Tommy Pham reached base three times and scored twice as the Rays improved to 11-5 against Toronto thus year. He walked in the first, singled and scored on Joey Wendle’s two-out double in the fourth, then walked and scored on Cron’s two-out double in the sixth.Cron connected off Joe Biagini in the eighth, his 28th. Jose Fernandez walked Wendle, and Lowe followed with a two-run drive.Snell allowed three hits and walked two. Four relievers followed, including Sergio Romo, who pitched around a pair of singles in the ninth for his 23rd save in 31 chances.Blue Jays rookie left-hander Ryan Borucki (4-5) allowed two runs and three hits in seven innings.“I was just trying to keep this thing as close as we could http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey ,” Borucki said.END OF THE ROADTampa Bay finished the road portion of its schedule at 39-42, their best record away from home since going 41-40 in 2014.LEFT IN THE DUSTToronto is 15-36 against left-handed starters.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: Kiermaier stayed in the game after crashing hard into the scoreboard making a leaping catch on Randal Grichuk to end the fourth, but was replaced by Austin Meadows in the eighth. Kiermaier said his left shoulder was immediately sore following the play, and the pain got worse when he batted in the seventh. “You don’t want to push anything like that,” Kiermaier said. The two-time Gold Glove winner also made a great catch on Jonathan Davis‘ sinking line drive for the final out of the third, stranding a runner at first.UP NEXTRays: RHP Diego Castillo (3-2 3.25) will open for Tampa Bay as the Rays return home Monday to begin a four-game series against the New York Yankees. RHP Luis Severino (18-8, 3.38) is expected to start for the visitors.Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (7-13, 5.57) starts the opener of the three game series against visiting Houston. Estrada is 0-4 with a 9.43 ERA in his past five starts. LHP Dallas Keuchel (11-11, 3.71) starts for the Astros.
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Indians Among Teams Interested in Brad HandBrad Hand is in a similar situation to a year ago, as buzz is circulating around a potential exit from the San Diego Padres after he appeared in the All-Star Game.The 28-year-old is a valuable commodity to teams in need of bullpen help because he is a left-handed reliever.The market for Hand should continue to grow in the coming days and weeks, and the Cleveland Indians could be one team in the mix for him, as ESPN's Jerry Crasnick noted:Jerry Crasnick jcrasnickAdd the #Indians to list of teams with interest in #Padres closer Brad Hand. Hes signed for $6.5M and $7M the next two years, with a $10M club option for 2021. So he could be a nice hedge against Andrew Miller and Cody Allen leaving through free agency. Price very high, though.However, Hand's potential suitors might be turned away by his cost, as he is set to earn $6.5 million and $7 million in the next two seasons.In addition to the Indians, the New York Yankees might be involved in the Hand sweepstakes, as they've checked in on Hand and teammate Tyson Ross, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.Hand has 24 saves in 41 appearances for the Padres, who sit 14.5 games back of the Dodgers in the National League West.Lynne Sladky/Associated PressIn 54 duels against left-handed hitters, Hand conceded eight hits while striking out 26 batters and walking four.Since Hand is under contract for a few years, his situation could differ from other players on the market Ricky Vaughn Jersey , as teams must be willing to take on his deal while giving up prospects to the Padres.However, if teams like the Indians and Yankees feel like it's the right move, Hand won't spend another August in San Diego.Talk Heating Up Around Zach BrittonWith the Orioles expected to offload Machado soon, their next order of business is to find a trade partner for Zach Britton, who, like Hand, remained with his current team despite heavy interest at the trade deadline 12 months ago.According to MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli, the interest in the 30-year-old reliever is gaining steam:Brittany Ghiroli Britt_GhiroliWhen Machado is officially traded, Orioles could move quickly on Britton. Interest in him has picked up steam.The market for Britton could be one of the largest in the majors, as Fancred's Jon Heyman noted a handful of teams are expected to pick up negotiations with the Orioles:Jon Heyman JonHeymanWhatever happens with manny (and dodgers lead), phillies are expected to pick up talks regarding Zach Britton. Big market there: cubs, yankees, red sox, maybe astros, indians, dodgers, others.The Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Yankees and Indians could be among the potential suitors taking a swing at acquiring Britton.Philadelphia is in desperate need of bullpen reinforcements Michael Brantley Jersey , as it looks to solidify its status on top of the NL East, and it must find a way to improve its roster after losing out on the Machado sweepstakes.The risk involved with trading for Britton is he's coming off an Achilles injury and appeared in 15 games so far this season.However, teams could see that as a plus, as the left-handed reliever is fresh with plenty of meaningful baseball left on the schedule.Since the Yankees, Red Sox, Indians and Cubs possess established closers and the Phillies are relying on a young bullpen, the NL East leader could throw more at the Orioles in an attempt to stave off the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals. Phillies in Pursuit of Upgrades Across the DiamondWith the bidding war for Machado not going the way they expected it to, the Phillies will be searching the market for potential additions to their lineup.As we mentioned above, the Phillies are also in the market for pitching, and one of their options could be a former member of the team.Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ, who recorded a save for the American League in the All-Star Game, sits behind Britton on the Phillies' wish list, but there is interest in him, per Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia.Michael Dwyer/Associated PressIn addition to the interest being there from the Phillies, the Blue Jays spent time scouting prospects in the Philadelphia farm system as part of their preparations for potential negotiations, per Salisbury.The 35-year-old, who started his career with the Phillies, is 10-6 with a 4.29 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 19 starts, and he'd be a perfect veteran addition to a rotation headlined by Aaron Nola and Jake Arrieta.Don't expect the Phillies to just hunt for upgrades to their pitching staff, as position players will be a priority as well http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-yan-gomes-jersey , especially on the left side of the infield.According to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki, the Phillies are ready to turn their attention to Mike Moustakas, Eduardo Escobar and other hitters on the market.However, the only problem with a potential deal for one of the sluggers mentioned above is the Phillies would have to juggle their infield rotation, as Maikel Franco currently starts at third base.The move for Machado would've been ideal since he could've taken over for the underperforming players at shortstop.Although it might not be a perfect fit positionally, the Phillies need to bolster their roster, and if a trade for a third baseman comes about, they could always solve the problem by shifting Franco to shortstop.Follow Joe on Twitter, JTansey90.Statistics obtained from Baseball Reference. Al Bello/Getty ImagesThe New York Mets agreed to trade veteran second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.The Phillies will send right-handed pitching prospectFranklyn Kilome, who is currently in Double-A, to the Mets. According to MLB.com, Kilome is the Phillies' 10th-ranked prospect.Ken Rosenthal Ken_RosenthalDouble A RHP Franklyn Kilom茅, listed at 6-6, 175 pounds, is the #Phillies鈥?No. 10 prospect, per MLBPipeline. In 19 starts at Reading this season, he is 4-6 with a 4.24. ERA. Per MLB Pipeline, 鈥淧ure stuff-wise, Kilom茅 is as good as just about any pitching prospect in system.鈥滵espite turning 32 in November Kenny Lofton Jersey , Cabrera is sporting the best power numbers of his MLB career. Through 98 games, he's slugging a personal-best .488, while his 18home runs and 58RBI have him on pace to challenge his career highs in those categories (25 and 92, respectively)as well.As the 2018 season went on, it became a matter of when rather than if the Mets would trade Cabrera.New York got off to an 11-1 start before the wheels completely fell off. At 43-57, the Mets are 14games back of the Phillies in the National League East and 11.5games off the final NL wild-card spot.With the Mets out of the playoff race for all intents and purposes, it made little sense to keep a player who's hitting free agency this winter. Cabrera had far more value to New York as a trade asset rather than the everyday second baseman.The Mets could have extended a one-year qualifying offer to Cabrera at the end of the year, thus netting themselves a draft pick if he turned around and signed elsewhere, but the qualifying offer was worth $17.4 million last year. That would have been a steep price to pay for one year of Cabrera's services if he had accepted it and returned to the Big Apple.The allure of acquiring Cabrera for Philadelphiais obvious. If his offense regresses slightly in the second half of the year, he still averaged 16 home runs and 61 RBI with a .261/.321/.425 slash line over his previous five seasons, per Baseball Reference.The Venezuelan has a solid baseline for a middle infielder.While the Mets have used Cabrera exclusively at second in 2018, he can seamlessly shift between second base and shortstop, the latter of which was his primary position for much of his time in the majors.The Philliesdidn't have many options to upgrade their offense, particularly through the middle infield.The asking price for Manny Machado was astronomical compared to what they had to surrender for Cabrera. Likewise, the Cincinnati Reds were in a position to demand more for Scooter Gennett since he's under team control for 2019. Brian Dozier is battling through a disappointing season, thus diminishing his value as a deadline target.Cabrera addresses a clear need for Philadelphia,and he should make an impact over the stretch run.
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  11. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — To some http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-paul-molitor-jersey , the Phillies‘ worst-to-first turnaround may be surprising. Eflin allowed three runs in eight strong innings and Carlos Santana had three hits, including one of Philadelphia’s four homers, to lead the surging Phillies to an 8-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night.Cesar Hernandez, Nick Williams and Asdrubal Cabrera also went deep for the Phillies (62-48), who won their fourth straight to move 1½ games ahead of Atlanta for first place in the NL East. Philadelphia finished 2017 with a 66-96 mark, 31 games out of first place.Now, they are in a pennant race.“It’s where we should be,” Eflin said. “All we did was win in the minor leagues. We plan on staying here. We don’t plan on going anywhere.”Eflin (8-3) gave up four hits with six strikeouts and no walks to reverse his recent fortunes. The right-hander entered 0-1 with a 6.92 ERA in his last three outings, but started strong on Saturday by retiring the first 12 Marlins before Bour led off the fifth with a towering homer to deep center. The right-hander retired eight of the next nine before a single and Rojas’ two-run shot to start the eighth. Eflin got the next three batters to end his night after just 85 pitches.“Eflin was dynamic,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said.The Phillies staked Eflin to a 5-0 lead through three thanks to Williams’ three-run, opposite-field homer to left in the first and Cabrera’s two-run shot to right in the third. It was Cabrera’s first home run for the Phillies, who acquired the veteran infielder from the Mets on July 27 to bolster their offense.“I feel very good,” Cabrera said. “I’m just trying to do my best to help the team win.”After Bour made it a 5-1 game, Santana led off the bottom of the fifth with a 423-foot drive to the second deck.“Santana swinging the bat like tonight gives us incredible confidence,” Kapler said.It was the third homer surrendered by Jose Urena (3-11), who continued his season-long slump after a strong 2017 campaign. The right-hander allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings to raise his ERA to 4.66. Urena has struggled even more lately Roger Clemens Jersey , going 1-3 with a 6.40 ERA while giving up 37 hits in 32 1/3 innings over his last seven outings.“We couldn’t stop the long ball,” manager Don Mattingly said. “It kind of deflated us pretty good.”Justin Bour and Miguel Rojas homered for Miami, which has dropped five in a row and nine of 12.“We just haven’t played well enough to win,” Mattingly said. “We have to keep fighting. We have to find who will continue to grind and battle.”HALLADAY HONOREDThe Phillies honored the late Roy Halladay in an emotional pregame ceremony, inducting the two-time Cy Young winner who threw a perfect game and postseason no-hitter during his tenure with the Phillies from 2010-2013 into the club’s Wall of Fame. Carlos Ruiz, Halladay’s battery mate with the Phillies, kissed Halladay’s likeness after unveiling the plaque. Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and pitching coach Rich Dubee poignantly remembered Halladay before Halladay’s wife, Brandy, gave a teary-eyed tribute that ended with a video montage she dedicated to her late husband.“He was a better man than he was a ballplayer,” Brandy Halladay said.Halladay died last November in Florida when the airplane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.BEEN AWHILERojas’ homer was his eighth of the season but first since going deep twice on May 20. It was a span of 209 plate appearances between home runs.HOSKINS’ STREAKRhys Hoskins went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks to extend his career-high on-base streak to 21 consecutive games.TRAINER’S ROOMPhillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff pitched two perfect innings, striking out two, in a rehab outing Friday with Single-A Clearwater. Eickhoff has been out all season with a right lat strain.UP NEXTMiami swapped starters for the series finale on Sunday afternoon, bumping up RHP Dan Straily (4-4, 4.41) to face Phillies All-Star RHP Aaron Nola (12-3, 2.35) and moving LHP Wei-Yin Chen to Monday’s home game against St. Louis. Straily has lost his last two starts, allowing eight earned runs on 16 hits in 9 1/3 innings. Chen has a 2.18 ERA in eight home starts and a 10.27 mark in nine road games. ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The new manager of the Texas Rangers Justin Smoak Jersey , whomever that may be, will have a talented group of 20-something position players who got a lot of experience during a 95-loss season.After deciding who will replace Jeff Banister, general manager Jon Daniels has to find some starting pitchers.The Rangers also go into the offseason awaiting a final decision from future Hall of Fame third baseman Adrian Beltre on if he has indeed played his last game after 21 seasons in the majors with 3,166 hits and 477 home runs. He hit a team-best .273 with 15 homers and 65 RBIs in 119 games this year. Beltre got huge ovations from fans, teammates and opposing players when taken out midway through games the past two Sundays — in the home finale Sept. 23 and then Sunday in Seattle, where he played five seasons before one year in Boston and the last eight in Texas. His wife and 12-year-old son, who has his own locker next to his dad in the home clubhouse, were in the front row for the season finale.“I don’t know if this is going to be it, but I enjoyed every minute of it,” said Beltre, who turns 40 next April. He is expected to take a week or more to think things over.Shortstop Elvis Andrus, at 30 the team’s longest-tenured player with 10 seasons in Texas, also has a decision to make. He is halfway through a $120 million, eight-year contract that offers him the opportunity to opt out this offseason, or next, and become a free agent.“I’ll go into the offseason and decide what’s best. I love being here. I want to retire as a Ranger. That’s my motivation,” said Andrus http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-marco-estrada-jersey , the only current Rangers player to be part of both of their World Series appearances. “Hopefully the big boy will come back. That will make it a lot easier.”As for the manager, bench coach Don Wakamatsu served in the interim role after Banister was fired with 10 games left and is considered a candidate for the job.The Rangers won the AL West in each of Banister’s first two years (2015-16). They now have consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 2005-08, though Daniels said that wasn’t necessarily the manager’s fault when the focus switched to the development of younger players.Seven position players 25 or younger played at least 106 games this season.That includes Jurickson Profar, the likely starting third baseman if Beltre retires. Profar, who at age 19 in 2012 homered in his first big-league at-bat before shoulder issues forced him to miss two full seasons, hit .254 with 20 homers and 77 RBIS in 146 games while playing all four infield positions. Joey Gallo, the 24-year-old slugger, had his second 40-homer season in a row.MINOR ACHIEVEMENTWhen Mike Minor signed a three-year contract last offseason, he was coming off a season as a full-time reliever after missing two years because of left shoulder surgery. The 30-year-old lefty went 12-8 with a 4.18 ERA in 28 starts. He was the only pitcher to start and finish the season in the Rangers rotation. His 157 innings more than doubled his 77 2-3 in Kansas City last season.REST OF ROTATIONLefty Cole Hamels was traded in July to the Chicago Cubs, and inconsistent lefty Martin Perez likely won’t be brought back. Bartolo Colon, the 45-year-old right hander who became the winningest pitcher born in Latin America, isn’t coming back. Yovani Gallardo was 8-8 with a 5.77 ERA in 18 starts after rejoining Texas in June, right after injured Doug Fister (1-7, 4.50) made his final start.THUMB DOWNNomar Mazara missed a month on the disabled list because a sprained right thumb that still bothered him after returning to the lineup in mid-August. The 23-year-old right-fielder didn’t homer in his last 22 games, and hit 258 overall in 128 games with 20 homers for the third year in a row. He will see hand specialist this week and could have surgery.BALLPARK FAREWELLThe Rangers’ ballpark turns 25 next year, which will be the final season there before moving in 2020 to the new stadium being built across the street. The 2019 farewell season for the current ballpark opens March 28 against the Chicago Cubs — maybe against Hamels or Yu Darvish.
  12. Drafting Tampa Bay Buccaneers running backs has always been a little tricky. In 2015 http://www.authenticstampabaybuccaneers.com/cheap-ali-marpet-jersey , I looked like an absolute genius finding a Pro Bowl caliber Doug Martin in the second half of my fantasy football draft. Then, in 2016 I was left scrambling to replace him after spending an earlier pick on him. Still, again I drafted the former Bucs running back in 2017 in the sixth round. We know how that worked out.What about 2018? Is there a running back worth drafting? If so, who is he – or – is there two guys you should have on your radar heading into your league’s draft?Let’s look at fantasy draftable Tampa Bay running backs.*Statistics provided by Pro Football FocusPlayer: Running Back, Peyton Barber (RB50 in 2017)2017 Fantasy Football Statistics:- 423 rushing yards- 3 rushing touchdowns- 2 fumbles- 16 receptions- 114 receiving yards- 0 receiving touchdowns- 86 PPR points (.45 points per opportunity)Last season, some wondered if Peyton Barber would even last on this team. Now, the question is how much of a contributor will be. After carrying the ball just 30 times in the first eleven games of the year, Barber totaled 71 in the final five.Taking over the primary role for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running game he only had one game with 100-yards or more Youth Carlton Davis Jersey , but he also never gained fewer than 50.In his five-game opportunity to prove he had NFL staying power the undrafted back ranked 25th in fantasy scoring. Not bad for a guy who wasn’t assured a roster spot just four months earlier.2018 Fantasy Football Projections:- 374 rushing yards- 2 rushing touchdowns- 1 fumble- 0 receptions- 0 receiving yards- 0 receiving touchdowns- 50.5 PPR points (RB77)Is this disrespect, the presence of Ronald Jones, or a combination of the two? If Barber matches these projections it would mean he’d drop in every statistical category recorded for NFL running backs. Every. Single. One.Now, I’m not saying you should spend your top pick on Barber, but barring injury I don’t see how he’s going backwards.Does this mean he’s draftable? Well, that’s where we get into the weeds a little bit. Right now, the only thing we truly know is Dirk Koetter has no problem using multiple running backs in his offense. In fact, sometimes it seems he’s so fixated on using multiple backs it leads to pulling a hot one to bring in a cold one.So White Peyton Barber Jersey , Barber is going to get touches. But how valuable those touches will be for your fantasy roster is up in the air right now.2018 Fantasy Football Outlook: RB, Peyton BarberBest Match-Up: Week 16 @ Dallas CowboysWorst Match-Up: Week 12 @ San FranciscoWhere to Draft: 10th roundFantasy Playoff Potential: If your league’s championship round is in Week 16 then Peyton Barber has two match-ups against bottom-five fantasy run defenses in the semi-final and final round. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsPlayer: Running Back, Ronald JonesObviously, there are no 2017 fantasy football stats for Jones. However, with the opportunity available to become a three-down back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers combined with his explosive ability, there’s some excitement surrounding what the USC rookie might bring to the field in 2018.2018 Fantasy Football Projections:- 960 rushing yards- 5 rushing touchdowns- 2 fumbles- 27 receptions- 202 receiving yards- 1 receiving touchdown- 179 PPR points (RB28)Four running backs were drafted before Jason Licht added Rojo to Tampa’s mix. But there are five rookies expected to produce higher than him according to PFF’s fantasy projections.Of those four, three were drafted before Jones. Those being Saquon Barkley (NYG), Rashaad Penny (SEA) and Sony Michel (NE).The one newcomer leapfrogging Jones from draft position to fantasy projection is Denver Broncos rookie Royce Freeman.Looking at the four Youth Chris Godwin Jersey , there’s a trend, and it’s play expectation. Outside of Michel in New England, all three of Jones’ fellow rookies ranked ahead of him pre-season are guys expected to get the majority of carries by quite a bit of a gap between them and the next guy.The potential and history the Buccaneers have shown to split carries and spread the running back exposure is certainly playing a part in Jones’ early ADP.2018 Fantasy Football Outlook: RB, Ronald JonesBest Match-Up: Week 16 @ Dallas CowboysWorst Match-Up: Week 12 @ San FranciscoWhere to Draft: 8th roundFantasy Playoff Potential: Jones has the same soft playoff schedule Barber has of course. If he develops into the team’s main running threat by then, you’re going to be happy you grabbed him.Thursday Buccaneers at Chicago Bears Injury Report With the weekend approaching, both teams look to get a clearer picture as to who will be available and improving their chances to play this Sunday. For the Buccaneers, there was no change in status for any of the 7 players listed on the Wednesday report and no new additions. Beau Allen remained as a non participant while Vita Vea, Buccaneers first round pick this year White Chris Conte Jersey , remained limited as he still eyes his first NFL game action after injuring his calf prior to the season. Gerald McCoy and Demar Dotson both were limited and are expected to be fine for this weekends match-up. For the Chicago Bears, the injury report remains bleek for Miller, Cooper and Amukamar, all three of which did not participate for the second day in a row. As a whole, the Bears have a very healthy group heading into the game with a defense led by potential defensive MVP, Khalil Mack.
  13. Tampa Bay methodically deconstructed San Francisco on Sunday. If this team wants to make the playoffs Authentic Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey , it will have to let opponents beat themselves, like it did in 2016.What Jameis Winston can salvage from this Bucs seasonThe Bucs still have big decisions to make on Winston and coach Dirk Koetter. Clean games by the Bucs quarterback will certainly help.Bucs Rookie Vea Has Breakout Game After Talk With LichtLicht wanted to see Vea wreak havoc and have fun.Opportunity Opens To Put DeSean Jackson On Injured Reserve; Bucs Should PounceTiming is everything.Tease Against A Lightweight, Or Something More?In a crazy way, Sunday’s decisive victory against the 49ers was incredibly frustrating for Buc fans.Bucs waive Godwin IgwebuikeGodwin Igwebuike’s stay on the Buccaneers’ 53-player roster wasn’t a long one.Why Bucs should consider Kliff Kingsbury if Dirk Koetter is firedIt’s extremely rare to see a college head coach get fired after posting a losing record, only for him land one of the NFL’s 32 coveted head coaching jobs. Ladies and gentleman, it’s time for a good old-fashioned debate!After losing to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now 2-3 on the season. They’ve lost three straight after starting 2-0. The 34-29 loss to the Falcons was the culmination of bad defense Womens Ali Marpet Jersey , a missed kick, and a turnover in the Falcons’ end zone that left at least three points off the board. But which play hurt Tampa Bay the most? At Bucs Nation, there is quite a bit of discussion regarding the point of no return for the Bucs, so we figured we’d let everyone into our minds for a quick peek. Tread carefully. There were several key plays in Sunday’s game that hurt Tampa Bay. Which one did the most damage and why?Evan: For me, it was the third quarter interception in the end zone. The Bucs were able to stop the Falcons and get the ball right back after halftime. Winston found Adam Humphries over the middle and from there it was a footrace to the end zone. Hump couldn’t outrun Damontae Kazee, however, and was tackled at the Falcons’ 2. As soon as he went out of bounds http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/vinny-curry-jersey , a feeling of dread just came over me. There had been so many instances watching this team - both in the past and recently - where the Bucs don’t score a touchdown in this scenario. Well, they couldn’t even score a field goal as Winston stared down Chris Godwin and made a poor throw into the back of the end zone. It was tipped in the air and subsequently picked off by Brian Poole for a touchback. The Bucs were down 24-13 at this point. Forget about the touchdown. If they get three points here and the rest of the game plays out like it did then that puts Tampa Bay at 25-24 after Godwin’s touchdown. Whether or not they go for the two point conversion is a whole different hypothetical conversation and forget about the missed PAT at the beginning of the game.The bottom line here is simple: they don’t turn the ball over, they have a 25-24 lead instead of a 24-22 deficit in which they are attempting to convert a two-point conversion to tie the game. Jon: Was the interception costly? Yes. But it wasn’t why they lost the game.Chandler Catanzaro’s missed XP was more costly - it changed entire complexion of game. Winston’s interception - while it wasn’t a great throw - it involved a ton of bad luck on the bounce. That’s not in anyone’s control. If Catanzaro doesn’t miss, they never have to go for the two-point conversion. Winston would’ve had the Bucs in field goal range to tie the game at the end, even with his mistakes.Evan: But just to stay in this line of thinking, how confident are you in Catanzaro’s ability to hit a game-clinching field goal? He’s missed multiple PATs so far this season and missed a field goal attempt that would’ve sealed the deal in New Orleans.Instead, he missed and the Saints had one more shot to come back. It was anything but a guarantee that Cat makes the game-tying field goal if he were called upon. Gil: I get that the interception hurt. Hell http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/lavonte-david-jersey , I think the one in the second quarter was far worse because the Bucs could have either scored or kept the drive alive a bit more and perhaps prevent a score from Atlanta just before the half. But, it wasn’t the interceptions that were the problem. It was the inept Tampa Bay defense that seems to put pressure on an offense to put up at least 50 points per week to guarantee a victory.The Buccaneers defense is on track to set (negative) records by season’s end while the offense is on pace to set (positive) records themselves. Just like they did against the Steelers, the offense has the ability to overcome mistakes. But they can’t overcome the miscues from their teammates on the other side of the ball. Frustration is starting to mount for some. We saw proven winners like Jason Pierre-Paul on the sidelines frustrated often. In the first half alone, I witnessed Pierre-Paul away from the field on the bench trying to hype up the defense. He also got into it with DL coach Brentson Buckner and they exchanged techniques. But in the second half, we witnessed linebacker Kwon Alexander and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy dancing and smiling on the sidelines down eight points. Hall of Famer Warren Sapp even took offense to that. But now with defensive coordinator Mike Smith gone, this merely validates the real issue for the Buccaneers’ struggles. And it wasn’t only in Atlanta, it’s been all season.Evan: I agree with both points http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/kwon-alexander-jersey , but in the big picture, the Bucs had a chance to overcome both the defense and the missed PAT - but the interception prevented that from happening.Regardless, when you make these types of mistakes in one game, you’re bound to lose.Jon: That’s 100% true. However, it was Winston’s first red zone interceptions since his rookie season, and the Bucs have the worst defense in NFL history. It mathematically doesn’t matter who is under center, because they have to be perfect just to have a chance to win. And not just 250 yards and two touchdowns perfect http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/vernon-hargreaves-iii-jersey , we’re talking 400 yards and five or six touchdowns and no turnovers perfect. It took a once-every-50-years type game from Fitzpatrick just to beat the Saints. This team could easily should be 1-4, despite having one of the best offenses ever. The only things that matter when it comes to how many points a defense gives up is how good or bad they are and field position. The interception on Winston’s deep throw was easily his worst throw of the game, but it put Atlanta on their own 1-yard line. The defense got a stop, and the offense scored off of the ensuing short field. So only one of his two picks actually hurt the team. But when the defense is this bad, nothing else matters. He can’t hurt the team more than the defense has. But I agree he is not good enough to overcome them and his own mistakes.
  14. 6 days to go We are 6 days away from the beginning of the Carolina Panthers 2018 season. That means today we take a closer look at quarterback Taylor Heinicke.Taylor Heinicke http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-wes-horton-jersey , QuarterbackBioHeight: 6’1”Weight: 210 lbsAge: 25College: Old DominionNFL Experience: 3 yearsTaylor Heinicke was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Vikings in 2015 and bounced around a few practice squads before landing in Carolina in April 2018. He has thrown one career pass—a completion for 10 yards as a member of the Texans.Here’s a summary of Heinicke’s college career, from the Panthers’ website:Heinicke came into training camp this year to compete with Garrett Gilbert for the No. 2 quarterback job after the Panthers decided to part ways with veteran signal caller Derek Anderson. When camp started Gilbert was seen by many as the odds-on favorite to win the job, but Heinicke came in and played well in the preseason—well enough to take the coveted No. 2 quarterback spot on the Panthers roster. Hopefully the only time we see him in action this season is when the Panthers are resting their starters late in a blowout victory http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-c.j.-anderson-jersey , otherwise the Panthers could be in deep trouble if Heinicke has to see significant playing time. Let’s hope we avoid that situation. Ed. Note - For those of you who enjoyed this series last year, we’ve decided to change it up for 2018. Instead of focusing our attention on the head coach of our opponent, we’ve opened it up to anyone affiliated with the organization. So http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-michael-palardy-jersey , instead of “Dan Quinn looks like...” you’ll get a collection of jokes about other folks as well. We hope you enjoy this updated format. -BSTo get us prepared for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, the CSR staff decided to have a little fun by borrowing the ‘looks like game’ concept from The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on ESPN.Ed. Note 2.0 - The Looks Like Game is the best thing that anyone does at ESPN and it’s not even close. If you’ve never experienced it before I highly recommend it. Trust me.Below is a collection of our best efforts to figure out exactly what/who people from the Falcons organization look like. Feel free to discuss your favorite ones in the comments section, and you can even provide your own if you feel up to it.Disclaimer: This is all in good fun. We’re not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings here Youth Luke Kuechly Jersey , so if you happen to stumble across this and find your name mentioned, we sincerely hope you understand that we’re mostly kidding.CSR looks like: Falcons edition...Matt Ryan looks like the new pastor at a small town church who steals the offering money to cover his gambling habit.Dan Quinn looks like the main heel in every knock off wrestling league.Matt Bryant looks like a character actor who always plays the background role of ‘motorcycle enthusiast’ in every movie.Matt Ryan looks like his parents told him he could be a big boy quarterback, no matter what anybody else said.Steve Sarkisian looks like a traveling salesman who swears his concoction will ‘cure all ails’.Matt Ryan looks like the guy who turns off his lights on Halloween and just leaves a bowl of candy on the front porch with a handwritten note saying ‘take ONLY one’.Matt Bryant looks like both Matt Ryan and Dan Quinn’s stunt double.Steve Sarkisian looks like he still talks about placing 2nd in his 3rd grade Spelling Bee.Matt Ryan looks like a guy who if he wasn’t playing professional football would almost certainly be selling either photocopiers or golf clubs.Vic Beasley looks like the bouncer at the newest dance club who lets girls in based on how hot they are.Arthur Blank looks like the retired lawyer who spends every Saturday playing racquetball at his local YMCA.Matt Ryan looks like a sales manger at a certified pre-owned Honda dealership.Steve Sarkisian looks like the dad who wishes his kids would put their phones down while at the dinner table in a Verizon commercial.Arthur Blank looks like a WWI fighter pilot.Matt Bryant looks like the captain of his auto shop’s bowling league team.Thomas Dimitroff looks like part of him never moved out of his freshman dorm room 40 years ago.Dan Quinn looks like he tells the waitress “light beer is for whimps” every time he orders a Budweiser with his meal.Matt Ryan looks like the guy who got arrested for breaking into an Applebee’s to steal his framed high school football photos after being banned from their bar.Steve Sarkisian looks like a guy who gets unreasonably mad at an Applebee’s hostess when a smaller party that arrived after his is seated before him.Matt Ryan looks like your buddy who got friendzoned.Arthur Blank looks like a guy http://www.authenticscarolinapanthers.com/cheap-graham-gano-jersey , who knows a guy, who might be able to “grease up” the city council into allowing that building permit you’re having trouble pushing through.Julio Jones looks like a guy who takes basketball at the gym way too seriously.Dan Quinn looks like a guy who spends more time on his riding lawnmower than with his wife and kids.Matt Ryan looks like a dad who does his kids’ door to door fundraising for them.Thomas Dimitroff looks like an insurance salesman.Dan Quinn looks like a guy who once woke up in a Disneyworld holding cell next to a vomit covered pair of mouse ears and with synthetic white duck feathers clutched in both his palms.Matt Ryan looks like he and his wife do not share a bed. Instead they each have their own twin bed on opposite sides of the same room.Arthur Blank looks like he made his money during Prohibition.Thomas Dimitroff looks like the public persona of the villain in a superhero movie.Dan Quinn looks like a guy who will one day start an elaborate blue methamphetamine operation beneath the laundry room of Mercedes Benz stadium. . . Funded by Thomas Dimitroff. . . And assisted by Steve Sarkisian. . . With Matt Bryant as the henchman/bodyguard. . . In a remake of Breaking Bad called Breaking Atlanta.Which ones are your favorites, Panthers fans? Discuss.
  15. I’m short on intro in this one. Let’s talk about it. I’ll give you my take and then feel free to chime in yourself. All Panthers fans welcome.You’ll need a headset with a mic to talk (but not listen) if you don’t dial in via land line (see below). A cell phone will work but usually the quality of the call presents a problem. I believe you have to sign up for an account to use the chat feature. Otherwise you can just listen and follow the chat. You can follow the show and get automated notices of upcoming shows by visiting the CSR Radio page on BTR by clicking here.To dial in via land line: (626) 213-5738To just listen or talk as well. You can also follow the chat at the same time through the link above. If you join the chat please take time to include your user name. You can do both as well http://www.pantherscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-devin-funchess-jersey , chat via Blog talk Radio chat box and dial in via land line to talk. If you have a bad connection, background noise or other issue I reserve the right to mute you in order to not mess up the recording.All Panthers Fans Welcome!If you should miss the show you can always download previous episodes from Blog Talk Radio or by using the embedded player above.Tonight’s Host: JaxonOn tonight’s docket:Week 7 Result: Lions 20 Panthers 19 Recap Panthers 2018 Season Week 12 Preview: Panthers vs SeahawksFantasy Football Results and Vegas betting linesPanthers news & notesAround the NFL and the NationThe best (and worst) of CSRPanthers injured offense will face an injured Falcons defense We’re only two weeks into the season and already the NFC South is heating up. The Panthers will travel to Atlanta to face their division rivals, the Falcons, this Sunday. Carolina is coming off an impressive 16-8 win over Dallas. The Cowboys challenged the Panthers offense Graham Gano Jersey , holding Cam Newton to a modest 161 yards in the air. However, Newton lead the team in rushing with 58 yards and a touchdown. Sunday’s win didn’t come without cost, though. The Panthers lost tight end Greg Olsen and right tackle Daryl Williams in their debut.Like the Panthers, the Falcons suffered two huge blows from their Thursday night loss against the Eagles. Their defense is now without two Pro Bowlers Daryl Williams Jersey , safety Keanu Neal and middle linebacker Deion Jones. Even with the injury to Neal during the game, Atlanta’s defense still looked solid. On offense, Julio Jones was stellar against the defending Super Bowl champs despite Matt Ryan completing fewer than half of his passes. The Panthers are 1-3 against the Falcons over the last two seasons and are now six point underdogs against Atlanta. Here are three keys for Carolina’s offense to defeat the Falcons:Let Cam be Cam: Norv Turner likes the run-pass option. Against the Cowboys, Newton decided to use his legs. He broke out with some big runs that kept their defense off guard. Atlanta losing Neal means they won’t have their big hitter and run stuffer. With the Falcons now lacking in run support http://www.pantherscheapshop.com/cheap-authentic-dontari-poe-jersey , Cam should continue to do his thing on the ground. Beat the Birds in the air: Losing Jones is also irreplaceable for the Falcons. He was a beast in coverage mode. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn will have to do a lot of shifting to fill the void of Jones and Neal. Although Panthers are reeling in their own loss of Olsen, there’s plenty of young talent able to step up. Sunday’s match-up will be a realistic opportunity to test out the fresh tight ends. Not to mention, Panthers still have one of the most versatile receiving corps in the league. Protect Newton: Carolina’s offensive line is a patchwork right now. Cowboys defense was able to sack Newton a total of three times. Dallas also pressured Newton on 43% of his drop backs.Atlanta might be feeling the heat of losing their two best defensive players, but they still have plenty of talent. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett is a fine interior pass rusher who can put on the pressure and hit. Defensive end Vic Beasley was quiet in the season opener Cheap Ryan Kalil Jersey , but it’s only a matter of time until he gets back into rhythm, so don’t sleep on him. Similar to the Panthers, Atlanta has been bitten early by the injury bug. This game will come down to which team is able to adjust and utilize their remaining talent the best.
  16. The University of Miami Hurricanes will kick off their 2018 season with a match up with the LSU Tigers at a neutral site. Both teams will be traveling to Arlington Texas to play at Jerry World aka the Death Star aka AT&T Stadium. Despite kicking off their year against a respected SEC team the Canes enter the game favored by around a field goal over LSU Jesse Davis Jersey , at least by those guys in Vegas. The last time these two teams faced each other was in a post season contest in 2005, but you have to go all the way back to 1988 since these two faced each other in the regular season.The Canes are coming off a 2017 season that saw them have their best season in what seems like forever, at least to the Canes faithful, ending the season at 10 and 3 and earning a birth in the Orange Bowl. Despite their fairly solid record the Canes will have to show a lot more this season to convince the experts that they are finally for real again. The Hurricanes held a solid 7 and 1 record in the ACC but with four of those seven wins by single digits. The Hurricanes also managed to only out-gain their opponents by an average of four yards per contest. On the plus side for the Canes is the fact that they are returning 14 starters to this years team, seven per side of the ball.As with all live threads all the sites rules that apply elsewhere also apply here. Also please remember that there is never any sharing, talking about or requesting of any illegal game streams allowed on any SBNation site. Not following this rule may result in a warning or a temporary ban from the site.University Of Miami Hurricanes (8) Vs. LSU Tigers (25)When: Sunday September 2nd, 7:30 PM ESTWhere: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TexasTV: ABSOdds: Miami Hurricanes -3Over/Under: 47.5 Only one NFL team has been outgained by nearly 1,200 yards and is still in the playoff picture 鈥?the underwhelming, overachieving Miami Dolphins.They're 6-6 and part of the crowded AFC wild-card race despite statistics that would sink most teams. The Dolphins rank 29th in the NFL in offense and 29th in defense Authentic Bobby McCain Jersey , 29th in third-down conversions and 28th in red zone scoring.So how have they managed a lofty .500 record?"Turnover margin," coach Adam Gase said Monday. "The amount of turnovers our defense is getting is what we need, and then we don't turn it over a whole bunch."He's right. The Dolphins are tied for seventh in turnover differential at plus-eight, and third in takeaways with 25. The impact on the scoreboard has been "insane," Gase said.Turnover differential was the difference Sunday, when Miami was outgained by Buffalo 415 yards to 175 but won the turnovers battle, 3-1, and the game, 21-17.It also helped that the Bills' Charles Clay dropped a fourth-down pass at the goal line in the final minute."It's better to be lucky than good," Miami linebacker Kiko Alonso said.Luck might play a small role in explaining the Dolphins' knack for outperforming the stats. It dates back to Gase's first season in 2016, when they were outgained by 798 yards but went 10-6. That's their only playoff team in the past decade.Someone reminded Gase his team has been outgained this year by 1 Youth Jakeem Grant Jersey ,168 yards."Great," Gase responded, meaning the opposite of great. His team is on pace to surpass the franchise record disparity of 1,321 in 1967, the Dolphins' second season.This year only Cincinnati (5-7) and Arizona (3-9) have larger yardage deficits. To which the Dolphins say: So what."It's all about us putting the ball in the end zone and having the most points at the end of the game," running back Kenyan Drake said.Oddsmakers aren't impressed by that approach: Miami is a touchdown underdog at home Sunday against AFC East leader New England (9-3) .Gase believes the Dolphins actually should be 8-4. They blew double-digit fourth-quarter leads in losses at Cincinnati and Indianapolis.As it is, Miami is tied with three other teams in the AFC, one game behind the Baltimore Ravens for the sixth seed and final wild-card spot in the AFC."Obviously, in order to stay in the hunt, we've got to win," receiver Kenny Stills said. "And we know that."For a change http://www.dolphinsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-vincent-taylor-jersey , the Dolphins begin the week with no significant new injuries. Ryan Tannehill, playing in his second game since returning from a shoulder injury, shook off several jarring hits to throw three touchdown passes against Buffalo."He's as tough as they come," Gase said.The Dolphins have endured so many injuries that Gase said it's a different team from the one that lost to New England 38-7 in Week 4.The obvious goal this week will be to keep the score closer, and if the Dolphins do that, don't discount their chances. In one-score games Gase is 6-1 this year, and 19-6 in his three seasons with the Dolphins.In other games he's 3-17. Sometimes relying on turnovers isn't enough.
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  18. The NFL has seen many rule changes in favor of the offense since Joe Flacco entered the league in 2008. Playing 10 seasons behind multiple offensive lines and against many top-tier defenders has given him some insight as to how the game has developed over the years. Despite being a quarterback — a position that has been protected a great deal by the NFL — Flacco believes that football is inherently a dangerous game. “Listen – this is football Cheap C.J. Mosley Jersey , man, Flacco said to reporters on Wednesday. “We all sign up to get hit, and we all sign up [knowing] that you might get hurt. That’s what makes this league a little different than any other professional sports league.”Players will feel the bumps and bruises over the course of an NFL season that others will not. Flacco knows this and due to the awareness of the rule changes in favor of the offense, he feels for the players on the other side of the ball. “We’re not really putting our life on the line, but every time we do go out there, we are putting our career on the line. That’s what makes football a little bit different. I think that’s what makes it interesting to watch.During his career, Flacco has been sacked 322 times. He has played through injuries — some occurring during the season and a back injury during the 2017 offseason — he has had his knee rolled up on and been battered and beaten, but Flacco understands that it’s all part of the game that he plays.“It’s a violent sport; it’s meant to be that way,” said Flacco. “I definitely have feelings for those guys who are there, because not only are they penalizing people and affecting outcomes of games, but they’re also taking paychecks away from people, and they’re acting like it’s no big deal. It is a big deal. It’s a lot of money – for anybody. There are a lot of issues with it, I think.”Flacco has seen penalties go his way — others have not. He realizes that when playing football, one cannot search for yellow flags. A play must be made, whether or not the referees will toss a flag for roughing the passer Womens Justin Tucker Jersey , a defenseless receiver, pass interference, etc. “It’s very rarely – maybe when you’re looking for a call,” Flacco said. “You just don’t really think about it gametime. You’re just trying to execute the play and do all that stuff. I don’t have time to worry about whether they’re going to call a flag on me or not. That’s what my family is up in the stands for, I guess. I don’t know.”Aaron Doster-USA TODAY SportsIn his last game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Flacco was sacked four times. Each one of those sacks served as a debilitating blow to the offense. Playing in a division such as the AFC North takes a quarterback through all of the emotions and bodily harm that one would expect from some of the better defenses in the league. It also takes a certain kind of player to play in all sorts of weather — the rain, the sleet, the snow and the wind that comes with playing up north.“I think everybody who plays in this league has a certain toughness about them when they go take that field. Playing in this division for as long as I’ve had, up against the defenses that we get to go against week-in and week-out and dealing with all the different elements, I think it’s impossible to not gain an edge from that. We’ve played against hardnosed, tough teams every year, and it becomes a part of who you are a little bit.”After taking hits during the game on Thursday night, Flacco was able to get back up and make plays. Though he ended up going 32-for-55 passing with 375 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, the 33-year old continued to churn on. He didn’t end up with the outcome that he wanted Joe Flacco Jersey , but his toughness and pride is something that is emblematic of many NFL quarterbacks.“I think every quarterback takes pride in being able to stand in the pocket and deliver when you’re under siege a little bit,” said Flacco. “You’re not going to be able to make a living of it week-in and week-out. But, that’s why you have those big guys up front for. They’re doing a great job. You understand that week to week, you’re going to go against guys that are really, really good at their position, and you’re going to have to do that.”Though he does believe in the grit that quarterbacks show on a regular basis, he doesn’t think they are anywhere close to being the most resilient player on the field. They are there to make plays when they are needed the most. “Quarterbacks – they’re the least tough guy on the field. Flacco said. “So, when you are given your chance twice a game, you better stand in there and make the throw.”Flacco’s durability will be tested against the Denver Broncos on Sunday when linebacker Von Miller and defensive end Bradley Chubb are chasing after him. The Ravens head to Cleveland this week to face a young, up-and-coming Browns roster. Baltimore Beatdown contributors detail bold predictions for the contest.Sage’s predictions:Baker Mayfield and Joe Flacco will both throw interceptions. Both quarterbacks have thrown two picks in 2018; however, it is worth noting Mayfield has played in two games to Flacco’s four starts. Still, both signal callers are matched up against ball hawking secondaries. Look for Cleveland’s Denzel Ward to cause a turnover or for Baltimore’s Brandon Carr to kill one of Mayfield’s drives. The Ravens will deliver an improved rushing performance.Baltimore’s stagnant run game has been a blemish on the first quarter of the season. In Week 5, they will encounter their worst run defense to-date, as the Browns rank 23rd in the NFL. While they have yet to eclipse 100 rushing yards since their Week 1 blowout of the Bills, Cleveland allowed Marshawn Lynch to rush for 139 yards (a 6.5 yard average) in their Week 4 loss.Vasilis’ predictions:Joe Flacco will throw for more than 350 yards.Last year in Cleveland Youth John Brown Jersey , Flacco’s 288 passing yards was his highest total of the season. Baltimore’s runners are unlikely to find success behind their blockers against the Browns stout front, so #5 will once again be asked to carry the load. With the assistance of Marty Mornhinweg and Willie Snead, he will be up to the challenge. Kenny Young will lead the Ravens in tackles.Young received only 24 snaps last week against Pittsburgh’s pass first offense. He will play nearly every defensive snap this week, as Cleveland leads the NFL in rushing attempts this season. The Browns elite interior offensive linemen trio will focus on blocking Brandon Williams, Michael Pierce and C.J. Mosley, allowing Young to roam free and rack up the tackles.Dustin’s predictions:Baker Mayfield will commit three turnovers.After committing four turnovers in a 45-42 loss to the Oakland Raiders, things will not be any easier against Baltimore for the rookie quarterback in his second start. Mayfield has yet to face a top defense like the Ravens, which is ranked second in total defense, fourth in passing and fourth in rushing yards per game. Baltimore’s elite secondary will get the better of Mayfield and force him into several turnovers, and Terrell Suggs will get his signature strip sack.Myles Garrett will be a non-factor. The Ravens did an excellent job of game-planning for and containing elite pass rusher Von Miller in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg will put together another nice game plan, rendering Garrett useless with chip blocks and double teams. Just like Miller, Garrett will not record a single sack.
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This is not the week to start the former number one pick.Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsRUNNING BACKS:START: Aaron Jones, Green Bay PackersMatchup: vs. Dolphins Week 9 Stats: 76 Rushing YDS, 2 Receptions, 10 Receiving YDS, 1 Fumble, 8.6 PTSAfter being given the reins to the ground game, Aaron Jones is ready to put the league on notice against a putrid Dolphins defense that has allowed the fourth most RB FPTS this season. After losing a fumble on Sunday Night Football that decided the Packers’ fate, I’m expecting an onslaught from both Aarons this Sunday, and Jones becomes a must-start option.Stew Milne-USA TODAY SportsSIT: Leonard FournetteMatchup: @ ColtsLeonard Fournette is expected to return this Sunday after missing six of the Jaguars’ past seven contests. With the addition of Carlos Hyde to the running back corp in Jacksonville, I don't expect Doug Marrone to throw the former LSU star right back into the fire, and expect him to bring him back gradually to preserve his health going into the remainder of the season.Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY SportsWIDE RECEIVERS:START: Tyler Boyd Cheap Marlon Humphrey Jersey , Cincinnati Bengals Matchup: vs. SaintsWith A.J. Green sidelined for the foreseeable future, Tyler Boyd becomes the top option on the outside for Andy Dalton. The Saints have allowed the most FPTS to receivers this season and while I don't expect Andy Dalton to air it out any more than usual, Boyd gets a boost after two weeks of prepping for this matchup during the Bengals’ bye.Aaron Doster-USA TODAY SportsSIT: Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans Matchup: vs. PatriotsWeek 9 Stats: 6 Receptions, 56 Receiving YDS, 12 PTSThe former first round pick has caught less than 50% of his targets over the past three contests. It doesn't help Corey Davis’ fantasy value that he is constantly shadowed by the opposing teams’ best cornerback. Already this season he’s matched up against Jalen Ramsey, Tre’Davious White, Casey Hayward, and this week he gets to see Stephon Gilmore. I’m keeping him on the bench this week and going forward.Tim Heitman-USA TODAY SportsTIGHT ENDS:START: George KittleMatchup: vs. GiantsWeek 9 Stats: 4 Receptions, 108 YDS, 1 TD Cheap Justin Tucker Jersey , 20.8 PTSGeorge Kittle is one of only three tight ends this season to post 20-plus FPTS in three or more outings. He has become one of the elite options at the position in only his second season. Look for him to light it up on Monday Night Football before the 49ers go into their bye week.Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsSIT: Jared Cook, Oakland RaidersMatchup: vs. ChargersWeek 9 Stats: 2 Receptions, 20 YDS, 4 PTSJared Cook’s early season explosion has subsided and he has turned into the largely boom-or-bust option that most people expected him to be coming into the season. With the questions concerning the Raiders at the quarterback position, none of their offense skill players should be trusted going down the stretch unless their is a major shift in production.Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsTHURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Carolina Panthers @ Pittsburgh SteelersPanthers:Cam Newton: StartChristian McCaffrey: Start Devin Funchess: FlexD.J. Moore: SitGreg Olsen: Start Panthers D/ST: SitSteelers:Ben Roethlisberger: StartJames Conner: StartAntonio Brown: StartJuJu Smith-Schuster: StartVance McDonald: SitSteelers D/ST: Sit Andy Dalton tossed four first half touchdowns – three to A.J. Green – in building a 28-7 first half advantage only to need to hold off a furious rally by the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.Bengals safety Shawn Williams forced a fumble of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco with just under three minutes to play. Dre Kirkpatrick recovered the loose ball and the Bengals added a 40-yard Randy Bullock field goal to put the game out of reach and earn a 34-23 victory.After an opening three-and-out, the Bengals pushed the ball into the end zone on four straight possessions in building a 28-7 lead. Dalton connected with Green three times and added a fourth to Tyler Boyd in building the early advantage.Dalton completed 24 of 42 passes for 265 yards and four touchdowns on the night. Joe Mixon had 84 rushing yards on 21 carries before being sidelined with a knee injury.However, the Ravens would score a late first half touchdown on a 1-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Mark Andrews to close the deficit to 28-14 before the break.A 55-yard Justin Tucker field goal and 21-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to John Brown drew the Ravens within five, 28-23, with just under 10 minutes remaining. But that would be as close as the Ravens would get. Bullock converted a 28-yard field goal to make it an eight-point game and the 40-yard kick after Flacco’s fumble sealed the deal.Flacco was intercepted twice and lost the fumble late to account for all three Ravens turnovers. He finished with 365 yards and two touchdowns with 31 completions on 54 attempts. The Bengals held the Ravens to just 66 rushing yards on the night. Baltimore also turned the ball over on downs twice in Cincinnati territory on the night.
  20. Myers hit a two-run homer to highlight a five-run second inning and lead the San Diego Padres to an 8-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.“I feel like I’m headed in the right direction Greg Maddux Jersey ,” Myers said.Considered the face of the franchise before Eric Hosmer was acquired in the offseason, Myers has bounced around from the corner outfield spots, to an occasion start at first base to now being the regular third baseman. More so than the position changes, however, it’s his three stints on the disabled list which cost him 70 games that derailed his season.“It was a good day for Wil,” Padres manager Andy Green said, while noting Myers’ defensive play, too. “He’s definitely had stops and starts to this season, mostly because of injuries.”Freddy Galvis also homered and Robbie Erlin pitched five solid innings as the Padres avoided a three-game sweep. Galvin has hit in five straight games and has pulled out of a recent rut.“His hitting has picked back up,” Green said. “The way he grinds, he fights through the lows and comes back. He is a great example for the young guys.”Added Galvis: “The last couple of games I’ve got my timing back.”Galvis hit a three-run shot in the eighth as San Diego won for the second time in 10 meetings against San Francisco.Erlin (4-7) beat the Giants for the first time and snapped a career-high four-start losing streak. The left-hander allowed three runs on five hits, with two walks and three strikeouts. His last victory came against the Rockies on Aug. 21.Four Padres relievers allowed one run over the final four innings as San Diego ended its six-game homestand at 2-4.Chris Stratton (10-9) http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-david-justice-jersey , who was coming off his first career shutout, was gone after three innings. Soon after putting the Giants ahead with a three-run double, Stratton, who was trying to beat the Padres for the second time this season, was replaced after surrendering five runs on six hits and a walk.“I just don’t think my fastball command was very good,” Stratton said. “Sometimes it’s going to be there, and sometimes it’s not. You’ve got to battle with what you’ve got.”Rookie Armies Garcia’s third homer in eight starts pulled the Giants within 5-4 in the eighth. Garcia has hit safely in nine of his first 10 career games.The Padres batted around in the second inning to go ahead 5-3. The big blow was Myers’ 11th homer this season, which landed in the Padres’ bullpen in left-center.Before Myers went deep, Franmil Reyes extended his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games with a single, Cory Spangenberg and Galvis produced RBI singles and Manuel Margot added a run with a sacrifice fly.Stratton helped himself with a two-out, bases-loaded double in the second. The first extra-base hit of his career put the Giants ahead 3-0.“He gets a big hit there, knocks in three and you like the lead early in the game R.A. Dickey Jersey ,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “He just couldn’t get on track that second inning.”Brandon Crawford had his 10th three-hit game of the season for the Giants and his first since June. 26.TRAINER’S ROOMGiants: 1B Brandon Belt (knee) returned to San Francisco to be evaluated by team doctors, with a strong possibility that he will undergo season-ending surgery.UP NEXTGiants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (6-6, 3.14 ERA) gets the start on Friday when the Giants open a three-game series at St. Louis. The last time Bumgarner pitched at Busch Stadium was in Game 1 of the 2014 NLCS, when he blanked the Cardinals for 7 2/3 innings. Bumgarner is coming off a six-inning scoreless gem in beating the Rockies on Sept. 15.Padres: LHP Eric Lauer (5-7, 4.74) opens the Padres’ final trip, facing the Dodgers on Friday.er dominating the Dodgers at Petco Park this year, going 2-0 with a 0.61 ERA. Sean M. Haffey/Getty ImagesLos Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen explained Tuesday that the medication he was prescribed to treatatrial fibrillation affected his performance last week."I don't want to make excuses,鈥?Jansen said, according to the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett. "But it's like you're sleepwalking out there. It makes your whole body go slow. I felt sleepy all the time."Jansen added: "I tried. I thought the first day, maybe it would get better. Then the second day it was the same. And the third day...After that, I just thought, 'I'm going to hurt the team. I've got to say something and get off this medication.' It might be making sure my heart doesn't stop. But I told my doctor I can't pitch like this."Jansen http://www.bravesfanproshop.com/authentic-scott-kazmir-jersey , who returned from the disabled list Aug. 20, was uncharacteristically shaky in three appearances last week.He gave up a pair of home runs Aug. 20 against the St. Louis Cardinals en route to his fourth loss of the season, and he added to his ledger in the loss column two nights later by surrendering three hits and two earned runs in a 3-1 defeat.Jansen served up another questionable outing in a 5-4 win over the Padres on Aug. 25 when he blew his fourth save of the season by allowing a solo home run to Austin Hedges in the ninth inning.Fortunately for Jansen, a 12th-inning double from Justin Turner allowed L.A. to avoid another disappointing setback.Jansen is now off the previously prescribed medication and said his cardiologist confirmed he is "safe" without it."I just told him, as a normal person it's fine. You could go to work," Jansen said, per Plunkett. "But those three games I had zero adrenaline. My mind was saying, 'You gotta go' but my body wasn't working. I can't pitch like that."
  21. Brent Grimes: I Was Benched For Using My Phone At Halftime - didn’t play in the second half against the Bears in Week 4?Bad Team Power Rankings - JoeBucsFan.comWhy should good teams have all the fun?Bucs safety John Lynch is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame a sixth timeThe 49ers general manager made nine Pro Bowls playing for the Bucs and BroncosNFL head coaching rumors: Bengals request interview with Bucs’ OC Todd Monken - Cincy JungleThe Buccaneers finished 12th in scoring offense and third in total offense in 2018.2019 NFL draft: Top targets for the Bucs at No. 5 overallHere are five top prospects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should target with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draftFour philosophies the Bucs could take to hiring their next coachGuessing along with the Glazers is no easy task. Here's a guide to some approach they could take to replacing Dirk Koetter. 2019 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker: UPDATED 1-3 | Pewter ReportUnder general manager Jason Licht Tampa Bay Buccaneers T-Shirt , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have drafted four underclassmen with four of the team’s first round picks since 2014 – WR Mike Evans (2014), QB Jameis Winston (2015), CB Vernon Hargreaves III (2016) and DT Vita Vea (2018). PewterReport.com has compiled a list of under ...The Crow’s Nest: Delaying the captains vote for Jameis and Eagles fans in midseason form Buccaneers Did Not Vote For Captains - JoeBucsFan.comDirk Koetter changed course on his team-captains policy/mindset at some point this summer and feel free to speculate why.Against the Eagles Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hats , can the Buccaneers post another 48 spot? | Film breakdownWhich Bucs team will the Eagles see Sunday? The one that put up 48 points in the opener, or the one that lost 11 games last season?Week 2 NFL predictions: Rounding up the experts' picks for Eagles-Buccaneers | PhillyVoiceThe Eagles were able to squeak out a win in their season opener against the Falcons, a game that was eerily similar to their divisional round matchup at the Linc back in January.Eagles vs. Buccaneers Game Preview: 5 questions and answers with the enemy - Bleeding Green NationThe comments section is all you need.Rookie Carlton Davis becomes pivotal to Buccaneers' defense | AL.comWith their starting cornerbacks sidelined Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hoodie , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be leaning on Carlton Davis, a rookie from Auburn, when they play the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.Jackson And Other Bucs Players To Launch Social Justice Initiative | Pewter ReportThe Buccaneers have announce their own initiative for social justice in the Tampa Bay community.
  22. Ali Marpet gave an update on his transition from center to left guard this offseason. Tampa Bay Times reporter Greg Auman tweeted this video clip where Marpet explains how the move to a new position has gone. Marpet started his career at right guard and had an impressive rookie season. He only improved on that start in his second year and looked to be on the verge of playing at a Pro Bowl level. The Bucs coaching staff wanted to get a bigger presence in the middle of the offensive line Cheap Donovan Smith Jersey , and with 2016 free agent right guard J.R. Sweezy finally healthy after a back injury forced him to miss all of 2016, Marpet was moved to center for the 2017 season. Although Marpet played pretty well at center, the offensive line as a whole underperformed and top free agent center Ryan Jensen was brought in and Marpet, in a surprise move, was moved to left guard. The progression of Marpet at left guard will be one of the main storylines I’ll be watching for during training camp. Him playing well would hopefully give the offensive line a dominant side, for running the ball, like fans saw in Logan Mankins last season in 2015. The guard play on the offensive line last year really underwhelmed at times and contributed to the 40 sacks on Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston. Another storyline about his move to left guard is that Marpet is in a contract year. Unless the Bucs resign him before (the should) or during the season, his level of play could influence what type of deal he can demand at the end of the season.Will he be able to replicate the success he had at right guard? Will his presence help Donovan Smith be more consistent in his 4th year? Those answers will go a long way in deciding if the Bucs have a winning 2018 season. As with any offseason, there are a plethora of questions and scenarios to discuss when it comes to roster moves. It’s already a tough gig to wrap one’s head around, but it can be a lot tougher whenever it’s an entirely new coaching staff trying to evaluate and figure out what players will work out best. With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers current cap situation and a lot of high-priced veteran players Peyton Barber Jersey , it’s almost guaranteed that there will be some big moves made concerning the roster in the early stages of 2019. 1) Which big names will be let go?Gerald McCoy. Desean Jackson. Cameron Brate. Vinny Curry.Trust me, there are more. Those are the names of potential cap casualties this offseason. Even though all three of those players have had large roles on the team, there is no guarantee that they will be back with the new coaching staff.Tampa Bay doesn’t have a ton of cap space to work with in 2019. Teams generally set $8-$10 million aside for the draft, which leaves the Bucs even less room to operate with. Add in the potential contract extensions for Jameis Winston, Donovan Smith, Kwon Alexander, etc. - and it’s easy to see that moves will be made to cut down the spending in 2019.The Bucs have a big decision coming up with Winston in 2020. It’s inevitable that the Bucs will let some big names go this offseason, the question is - who will it be?2) The futures of Donovan Smith and Kwon AlexanderBoth players have flashed greatness and both players have also frustrated the crap out of coaches and fans. This one is tough. The offensive line and the defense were weak spots last season, so it doesn’t make sense to ditch two former starters. But Smith’s inconsistencies and the unknowns of Alexander’s recovery from knee surgery are two big factors that will play into the Bucs’ decision regarding these two. Franchising Smith would cost Tampa Bay around $14.5 million and franchising Alexander would cost around $11.6 million. That’s a lot of money for a cap-strapped team to spend on two players with question marks. Obviously, the Bucs can only franchise one of these two as well. Will Tampa Bay franchise one and let the other walk/extend them?There aren’t many that envy general manager Jason Licht when it comes to this decision. 3) Does Adam Humphries stay in Tampa Bay?He’s improved every single year and set career-high marks in 2019. But just like all of the other bubble players Cheap Justin Evans Jersey , it remains to be seen if Hump fits in with the new staff. There’s no reason to think he won’t fit in. He works his ass off, has a great reputation with Winston, and is a smart player who can work the hell out of some underneath routes. Adam Humphries deserves to stay in Tampa Bay, but will it happen?Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty ImagesIt’s also important to consider the depth at the wide receiver position if Jackson is released. The Bucs will need production to offset his absence and Humphries can provide just that. New head coach Bruce Arians loves tough, team-before-me type players. He’s only 25 years old, but may be in the market for a big contract after a near-1,000 yard season. It’d be a surprise if Hump isn’t donning the pewter and red come September, but we’ve seen crazier things happen in the NFL.4) Did Cairo Santos do enough to keep his job?Bucs fans everywhere let out a huge sigh of relief after Santos came out and made 14 consecutive kicks (including both field goals and extra points) during his first three games as a Buccaneer. Santos finished strong, hitting 12/15 kicks over the remaining four games of the season. In all, he finished 9/12 (.750%) kicking field goals and was a perfect 17/17 kicking extra points.He did miss both field goal attempts against the Saints and one against the Cowboys. Granted Buccaneers Caleb Benenoch Jersey , the misses came from 40, 46, and 52 - but it’s still a bit concerning considering the fact that Santos struggled with getting kickoffs into the end zone. The lack of leg strength is worrisome. In today’s game, you need to score points from all over the field, so leg strength in a kicker is a pretty big deal.Just ask the Los Angeles Rams.Santos played well in 2018, but there is no guarantee that he will stay on the roster for 2019. 5) Who will back up Jameis?This is actually a pretty big deal. Ryan Fitzpatrick is likely to retire and even if he doesn’t, there is no guarantee that Arians will want to bring him back for another go. Winston can be volatile in his actions both on the field and off the field. It’s crucial that the Bucs find a suitable backup in case that a) Winston doesn’t show that he is the answer at the position for the long term, or b) Winston gets in trouble again and is suspended indefinitely by the league. And of course, the injury factor is at play, too. You never know when tragedy will strike during a game. Could Tampa Bay bring in Teddy Bridgewater to back up Winston?Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesRyan Griffin isn’t the answer Buccaneers Ryan Jensen Jersey , otherwise he would’ve taken a meaningful snap during the Dirk Koetter tenure. Arians will probably look for someone who has familiarity within his system, but it also wouldn’t be a bad idea to look toward the draft, either. There’s no doubt that Arians and his staff will have their work cut out for them during the offseason. The Bucs’ situation is very similar to the Cardinals’ situation when he took over in 2013 - a good mix of talented, athletic young players and veteran players who can compete when put in the right position. There’s also no guarantee that the Bucs will go 10-6 in Arians’ first year a la Arizona, but there is plenty of reason to have the confidence that he’ll put the Bucs on the right path if he can find the answers to these questions.
  23. Football against the New Orleans Saints despite certainly the best defensive effort of the entire season. It was entirely a problem on offense Authentic Christian McCaffrey Jersey , as running the football was difficult, the protection was bad, and turning the ball over on two prime scoring opportunities absolutely murdered this team’s chances.Beyond that though, it was clear to the entire country that something isn’t right with Cam Newton. Though the dreadfully bad Monday Night Football announcing crew didn’t have a lot to say about it, it’s clear to anyone who watched Cam play the first half of the season that he is playing injured. At this point, the extent of his injury is so bad that he really can’t fire the ball effectively beyond ten yards http://www.carolinapanthersteamonline.com/mario-addison-jersey , and by the final drive was struggling to get it out at all. That final possession saw an unreasonable amount of wobbly wounded ducks leave his hand with barely any velocity, and certainly not any range.The shame in all of this is that with an exceptionally low mathematical chance to make the playoffs, and definitely an even lower one to do anything of note once there, is that Cam Newton should not be playing at all. I believe that the defense played well enough last night that even Taylor Heinicke, or really any functioning non-injured arm, could have managed us to a victory last night.That is not the passing chart of a guy whose shoulder is okay.I’m sure Cam Newton lobbied like hell to play in this game despite the pain in his shoulder. That is who he is Authentic Taylor Moton Jersey , and who your leaders ought to be. Professional athletes will try to play as long as they can move around, part of being who they are is that belief that they can overcome pain in big moments. However, it is the job of the coaching staff and team management to keep everything in perspective and think about the long term. You have to have the guts as a coach to tell your star quarterback what is best, and to sit him down if you need to. Last night, it couldn’t have been more obvious that Cam Newton should already be resting or receiving medical treatment instead of playing an NFL football game.I know Ron Rivera and his staff are playing for their jobs supposedly, but in this case those interests are aligned. Do what is best for the team and your franchise quarterback http://www.carolinapanthersteamonline.com/wes-horton-jersey , and maybe you end up winning that game last night. I’m not saying Taylor Heinicke is nearly the quarterback Cam Newton is, we dont really know much about him at all in fact... but I am saying that at a minimum, he is fully healthy and able to execute throws mechanically. If you continue to force Cam Newton into action in a lost season, you endanger his long term prospects as the quarterback to lead this franchise. As it is right now, I am starting to wonder whether the damage is already done, and the Panthers need to consider the future come free agency and the draft.Ron Rivera was non-committal in his post game press conference about whether Cam will play in Week 16 against the Falcons with the Panthers still technically possessing a less than 1% chance at making the playoffs. I seriously hope he isn’t that stupid. This is not the time to be the alleged “Riverboat Ron” and go against the odds. Keep your quarterback off the field Authentic Trai Turner Jersey , and start thinking about when you’ll really have a shot at making a splash in the playoffs...NEXT. YEAR. With Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton likely still limited, the issue of practice reps is a difficult one with only one other quarterback on the roster (even if it is the perfect Taylor Heinicke). Reenter one Kyle Allen.The Panthers originally signed Allen in April as an undrafted free agent. He did not make the final roster, but was immediately signed to the Panthers’ practice squad.While that stint only lasted 10 days (presumably because the Panthers’ practice squad needed offensive line depth at the time), the coaching staff apparently sees enough in Allen to bring him back for another stint.To make room for Allen, the Panthers have released safety Dezmen Southward from the practice squad. The move is fairly easy to follow... With Eric Reid and Mike Adams finally bringing some much needed stability to the safety positions, a more immediate need presented itself with Cam Newton likely remaining on a pitch count during the week.
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  25. The Bills may have the quarterback of the future and will look to build around him this offseason. The Dolphins on the other hand are the opposite. It’s become clear that the team is ready to move on from Ryan Tannehill and could look to replace him with someone like Teddy Bridgewater with a rookie quarterback waiting in the wings. It was a disappointing season Matt Haack Jersey , but the team could still finish .500 with a win against Buffalo.You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.Countdown To Kickoff | Dolphins at BillsMiami Dolphins (7-8) at Buffalo Bills (5-10)Dolphins Defensive LineCameron Wake planning to return to Miami Dolphins in 2019 - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FLDAVIE — Defensive end Cameron Wake, who turns 37 in a month, said Friday that he’s planning to return for an 11th season with the Dolphins and has an eye on eventually completing his career with just one organization.“If it makes sense, for sure,” Wake said when asked about the chance to wear one NFL uniform.Dolphins’ inability to get to quarterback wrecked defense | Miami HeraldThe Miami Dolphins must fix their pass rush in the offseason. 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DENVER (AP) — Nose tackle Shelby Harris picked off Ben Roethlisberger's 2-yard pass to Antonio Brown in the end zone with 1:03 remaining to seal Denver's 24-17 win over Pittsburgh that snapped the Steelers' six-game winning streak Sunday.The Broncos (5-6) used four takeaways to counter a 97-yard touchdown toss from Roethlisberger to JuJu Smith-Schuster.Roethlisberger was 41 of 56 for 462 yards, but he was intercepted twice and the Steelers (7-3-1) lost two fumbles in losing for the first time since September. Phillip Lindsay rushed for 110 yards and the game-deciding touchdown on just 14 carries for Denver, which also ended the Chargers‘ six-game winning streak last week and would have snapped Houston's five-game roll were it not for a missed field goal as time expired.CHARGERS 45, CARDINALS 10CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers tied the NFL record for consecutive completions and set marks for the most to start a game and the highest percentage in a game and Los Angeles rolled over Arizona.The 15-year veteran completed his first 25 passes and was 28 of 29 for 259 yards and three touchdowns in three quarters. It was also his 11th straight game with multiple TD passes.Rivers completed 25 straight passes in the first 2½ quarters Cheap Jason Sanders Jersey , tying Ryan Tannehill's mark from 2015. The Dolphins QB completed his last seven passes against the Tennessee Titans in on Oct. 18, 2015, and then his first 18 the following week against the Houston Texans.Rivers tied the mark with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen midway through the third quarter. He had his only incompletion on the next possession when he was rushed and was unable to connect on a short pass to Austin Ekeler.Rivers did break Mark Brunell's record for most completions to start a game. Brunell had 22 straight for the Washington Redskins against the Houston Texans on Sept. 24, 2006. Rivers' 96.8 percent accuracy surpassed Kurt Warner's 92.3 percent, which was set in 2009 when he went 24 of 26 for Arizona against Jacksonville.The Cardinals (2-9) jumped out to a 10-0 lead with scores on their first two possessions before the Chargers (8-3) scored touchdowns on six of seven possessions.COLTS 27, DOLPHINS 24INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes, Adam Vinatieri kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired and Indianapolis beat Miami for its fifth consecutive victory.Indianapolis (6-5) scored 13 points in the final 8½ minutes to erase a 10-point deficit. It's the longest win streak for the Colts since 2014.Miami (5-6) has lost 10 of its past 11 on the road, perhaps none more frustrating than this one. The Dolphins picked off Luck twice, recovered a fumble and partially blocked a punt on their way to a 24-14 lead.It still wasn't enough to derail the resurgent Luck, who was 30 of 37 for 343 yards. He also had the first catch of his NFL career, a 4-yard reception on fourth-and-1 late in the first half. Luck capped that drive with a 1-yard TD pass to Jack Doyle.SEAHAWKS 30, PANTHERS 27CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Russell Wilson threw for 339 yards and two touchdowns and Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired to lift Seattle to a come-from-behind victory over Carolina.After Graham Gano missed a 52-yard field goal with 1:40 left in the game that would have given the Panthers the lead, Wilson moved around in the pocket until finding Tyler Lockett downfield for a 43-yard completion T.J. McDonald Jersey , setting up the winning kick.The victory puts Seattle (6-5) firmly in the hunt for a wild-card spot in the NFC, while the Panthers (6-5) are reeling after losing three straight and having their 10-game home winning streak snapped.Lockett finished with five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown, while David Moore had four receptions for 103 yards and a score.The Panthers spoiled a record-setting performance from Christian McCaffrey, who had a franchise-record 237 yards from scrimmage. He had 17 carries for 125 yards and 11 catches for 112 yards, becoming the first Carolina player to surpass 100 yards in both receiving and rushing in the same game.Cam Newton finished 25 of 30 for 256 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception in the end zone. He ran for 63 yards on eight carries.VIKINGS 24, PACKERS 17MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins bounced back from his worst game for Minnesota with 342 passing yards and three touchdowns without a turnover, and the Vikings overcame some early gaffes to outlast depleted Green Bay.Completing 29 of his 38 attempts, Cousins found Dalvin Cook, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen for scores. Sheldon Richardson had two sacks to lead the defense's game-long stifling of Aaron Rodgers, and the Vikings (6-4-1) pushed the Packers (4-6-1) further back in the NFC wild-card race.Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Davante Adams and Aaron Jones scored on a short run for a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter, but the Packers fell to 0-6 on the road and 1-5-1 against the Vikings in their last seven meetings.BROWNS 35, BENGALS 20CINCINNATI (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw a career-high four touchdown passes in another growing-up-fast performance, and Cleveland ended one of the NFL's longest streaks of road futility with a victory over Cincinnati, which lost quarterback Andy Dalton to a thumb injury.Cleveland (4-6-1) got its first road win since 2015 Cheap Ryan Tannehill Jersey , emphatically snapping a streak of 25 straight road losses that was one shy of the Lions‘ NFL record. The Browns also ended a run of seven straight losses to their intrastate rival.And just as a Browns safety predicted, it wasn't even close.The Browns surged ahead 28-0 as former head coach Hue Jackson watched helplessly from the opposite sideline. Jackson couldn't win with the Browns — only three wins in two-plus seasons. Nor could he couldn't beat them as a special defensive assistant with the Bengals (5-6), who lost for the fifth time in six games.EAGLES 25, GIANTS 22PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Elliott kicked a 43-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining, and Philadelphia rallied for a victory over New York.The defending Super Bowl champions trailed 12-0 early and were down 19-14 in the fourth quarter before Carson Wentz made key throws and undrafted rookie Josh Adams delivered big runs.Adams scored on a 1-yard touchdown run and ran up the middle for the 2-point conversion to put Philadelphia ahead 22-19.After the Giants tied it on Aldrick Rosas‘ third field goal, a 29-yarder, the Eagles controlled the ball for 5:27.Coach Doug Pederson went for a fourth-and-1 at the Giants 42 and Wentz completed a 12-yard pass to Nelson Agholor right before the two-minute warning. Adams ran three times and Elliott made the go-ahead kick.The Giants started at their 34 with 16 seconds left but couldn't do much.The Eagles (5-6) stayed in the mix in a mediocre NFC East. The Cowboys and Redskins are tied for first place at 6-5. The Giants fell to 3-8.PATRIOTS 27, JETS 13EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the NFL's career leader in total yards passing in regular-season and playoff games, leading New England over New York.Brady also reached 3,000 yards passing for the 16th season, tying Peyton Manning for second in NFL history behind Brett Favre's 18. The New England quarterback surpassed the mark early in the fourth quarter with a 17-yard completion to a diving Josh Gordon.Brady has 79,416 yards after going 20 of 31 for 283 yards in the victory that clinched the Patriots (8-3) their 18th straight season with a .500 record or better. That ranks second in NFL history to only Dallas, which had 21 in a row from 1965-85.Brady had just one TD throw in his previous three games Kiko Alonso Jersey , but connected with Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman against the AFC East-rival Jets (3-8). Rookie Sony Michel ran for a season-best 133 yards and a TD, and the Patriots had 216 yards rushing to improve to 3-3 on the road this season.RAVENS 34, RAIDERS 17BALTIMORE (AP) — Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson ran for a touchdown and threw for a score, Terrell Suggs returned a fumble 43 yards for a TD and Baltimore ran past Oakland.Cyrus Jones took a punt 70 yards for a touchdown to help the Ravens (6-5) win a second straight game for the first time since September.Gus Edwards rushed for 118 yards as part of an effective ground game that enabled Jackson to pass just enough to keep the Raiders (2-9) off guard — and off the field. Baltimore expanded a three-point halftime lead to 27-17 with two run-heavy touchdown drives that consumed a total of nearly 16 minutes.With starter Joe Flacco out for a second straight game with an injured right hip, Jackson cut down on his rushing attempts, threw more often and got the same result — a victory. After carrying 27 times for 117 yards last week in his NFL starting debut, Jackson ran 11 times for 71 yards and went 14 for 25 for 178 yards and two interceptions.Suggs clinched it with 5:55 left, lumbering down the right sideline after Oakland's Derek Carr was sacked by Matthew Judon and lost the ball on a fourth-down play.BILLS 24, JAGUARS 21ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Allen scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter, and the Bills beat the Jaguars in a game marred by a fight that led to the ejections of Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette and Buffalo defensive end Shaq Lawson.Fournette scored twice to tie it at 14 in the second quarter. He finished with 95 yards on 18 carries before he was thrown out with 2:57 left in the third.Allen also threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Robert Foster in the rookie quarterback's first game since missing four with a sprained throwing elbow. Rookie receiver Isaiah McKenzie scored on a 6-yard run off a sweep, and Buffalo (4-7) came off its bye week off to win consecutive games for the first time this season.The Jaguars (3-8) dropped their seventh consecutive game in their longest losing streak since a nine-game slide in 2016, which led directly to Gus Bradley being fired and replaced by current coach Doug Marrone.BUCCANEERS 27, 49ERS 9TAMPA http://www.dolphinscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-danny-amendola-jersey , Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns to help Tampa Bay snap a four-game losing streak.Winston, benched last month after turning the ball over 11 times in 14 quarters, completed 29 of 38 passes without an interception.The fourth-year pro, who's shared the starting job with Ryan Fitzpatrick, tossed scoring passes of 6 yards to Cameron Brate and 28 yards to Adam Humphries on a play he extended by scrambling to his right before throwing back toward the center of the field.Tampa Bay (4-7), meanwhile, had four sacks and forced a turnover on defense for the first time in eight games, with Ryan Smith and Isaiah Johnson coming up with the team's first interceptions since a loss to Pittsburgh on Sept. 24.Matt Breida rushed for 106 yards for the 49ers (2-9).