Leslie Alexander, the owner of the Houston Rockets franchise since 1993 and one of the best franchisees in the NBA, shocked everyone by announcing on Monday that he plans to sell the team. Start hunting for that $20 you left in your jeans. Cash in those saving bonds. It’s time for a bidding war!
The Rockets are going to go for a mint. Remember, the Clippers went for $2 billion under quite difficult circumstances (with the previous owner swearing to sue the league to holy hell and back over the transaction). Could a Rockets sale push $2.5 billion? $3 billion? Who knows?! Houston isn’t L.A., but it’s a heckuva market in a state that goes out of its way to not tax its businesses.
There’s also the constant rumors that James could leave Cleveland again in free agency to put himself in a better position to win another title. If Irving is confident James is going to a new team in a year, it doesn’t make sense for him to waste his prime as the Cavs rebuild.
That makes sense given their physical builds. Jordan’s baseball size, as listed by Baseball Reference, was 6’6 and 205 pounds. Tebow’s is 6’3, 255. Tebow is only slugging .364 for his entire minor league career, but again, Jordan slugged .266 in Double-A.
Though Bellinger may not get the reference, his talent is real, and it’s spectacular. So spectacular, in fact, that even he, as humble as they come, can sit back and admire it.
“I don’t think in your wildest dreams you’d expect to be called up NFL Jerseys From China to the big NFL Cheap Jerseys Nike leagues and have this kind of success,” he said.
They’ll have a couple rotation holes to fill, but it’s not as if they have to worry about the window slamming on their fingers.
Starting pitching! Just like this season. The lineup is still powerful, even if they aren’t getting the same production from key sources like Manny Machado, Chris Davis, and Mark Trumbo. They can still out-dinger most teams in this world.
Similar to Granderson and Bruce, Davis could be well-suited for a team that has Cheap Ice Hockey Jerseys to unexpectedly deal with an injury to its outfield in the next few Cheap Ireland Jerseys weeks. He’s not a top-tier pickup, but his offense picked up in July when he hit .317/.388/.467 compared to his season line of .237/.297/.355.
He’s also stolen 19 bases to this point, tied for 10th in the league this season, which would be a help to teams as well. Davis is also due less than $3 million for the rest of this season.
Which is how we get things like teams putting half a dozen players on waivers at once just to see what happens or throwing the entire team on there just to mess with the league and obscure their true purpose. Which is the fun part!
So there’s a good chance that a few trades will go down before Sept. 1, even if they don’t involve the most famous players in the league or high-profile swaps. That said, here are a few post-deadline trades that could maybe, possibly happen.
Houston won 14 of their last 20 games and have a lineup that can carry them through any stretch of the season. They came right out of the gate by putting up ten runs against the contending Twins.
My point with all this? Well, I guess it’s that of the three obvious contenders, one of them was far worse than anyone predicted, one of them is almost exactly where they were supposed to be, and one of them is threatening to be one of baseball’s all-time great teams.
A scary scene unfolded at the 49ers practice Tuesday when rookie linebacker Donavin Newsom collided with another teammate.
Newsom was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after he sustained an injury in a collision with Chanceller James.
The 49ers later released a statement that said Newsom didn’t have any spinal fractures, but that he did sustain a concussion. He will stay the night in the hospital to be monitored.
According to San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan, Newson’s eyes were open and he did have feeling in his hands.
The good news I can share is that he has feeling in his lower half, Shanahan Basketball Jerseys For Sale told reporters. We pray for the best.
Newsom, 22, joined the 49ers in May as an undrafted free agent from Missouri.
Because when Sporting News asked the Cowboys owner whether he considers the Cheap NFL Jerseys USA extravagant palace that is The Star to be the masterpiece of his Hall of Fame career in football, Jones’ mind dismissively turned to high school football. He’s proud to have manufactured a direct link between pro and amateur sports.
That’s the biggest thing we’re getting out of it, Jones said during a recent conference call.
But when a person walks through The Star, the multimillion-dollar world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, its connection to Frisco, Texas, high schools is the last thing that enters a mind overwhelmed by the size and luxurious nature of the facility. The walls, adorned with an endless enshrinement of Cowboys history, trap occupants in an echo chamber that leaves room for nothing but admiration for the franchise.
LeBron James has one year remaining on his contract before he can exercise his player option to opt out of the three-year deal.
James will play the upcoming season with the Cavaliers, regardless of what the team does with guard Kyrie Irving. ESPN reported Sunday James will not waive his no-trade clause at any point during the 2017-18 season.
“But Kyrie Irving man, he was an All-Star starter before LeBron James came to him and he obviously wasn’t hearing that at that time and now he doesn’t want to hear it at all apparently. Jason Lloyd is reporting from the Athletic that Kyrie Irving’s not even taking calls from the Cavs right now. It’s bad.”
Despite all of this Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said in a news conference Wednesday that Irving is an integral part of the team and they are preparing like Irving is going to be a member of the team for the foreseeable future.
“As of now,” Gilbert said. “We expect him to be in camp.”
These are tough times for Anthony. On Thursday he learned he had not been selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game. And Knicks fans booed him during Friday’s win against the Hornets. The whole situation is amplified because it’s playing out under the New York media spotlight.
“You’ve got to be cut from a different cloth to take this Cheap Jerseys On Sale day in and day out, and to deal with this all day long, every day,” Anthony said. “You’ve got to take Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale the good with the bad. I don’t know how I do it, but I do it.”
Yankee Stadium applauded Todd Frazier as he made his debut in Pinstripes on Tuesday, but many were left frustrated after his first at-bat. However, it wasn’t entirely all Frazier’s fault.
Facing his old team, the Reds, Frazier came to the plate in the second inning with the bases loaded and no outs. Frazier hit a sharp ground ball to shortstop Jose Peraza, who turned a double play — second to first — allowing a run to score.
Unfortunately for the Yankees, a baserunning mistake by Didi Gregorius turned a routine double play into a pickle between second and third base, eventually leading to a rare run-scoring triple play for Frazier.
First, Frazier will replace Chase Headley at third base and provide tons more pop to the position. Frazier has outhomered Headley 16-4 this season, which will help the Yankees overlook Frazier’s poor batting average (.207) and slightly above-average 105 OPS+.
Second, New York is bolstering its shaky bullpen with Robertson and Kahnle. Robertson, 32, succeeded Mariano Rivera as the Yankees’ closer in 2014, only to sign a four-year, $46 million contract with the White Sox that offseason. The Yanks will take on the final year-plus of that deal and make him a setup guy again. Kahnle, 27 and a Yankees draft pick in 2010, has shown closer stuff (60 Ks, seven walks in 36 innings) this year. He’s under team control through 2020.
New York’s player cost isn’t cheap: a pair of first-round Cheap Jerseys NCAA Basketball picks in outfielder Rutherford (2016) and left-hander Clarkin (2013), a 22-year-old international player in outfielder Polo, plus veteran reliever Clippard. Chicago GM Rick Hahn adds to his stockpile of high-level prospects. Rutherford is a potential impact bat who has the ability to stay in center Cheap Jerseys NFL Nike field, Hahn told reporters in announcing the trade.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Friday that starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez is suffering yet another blister issue, and may be headed for another disabled list stint, via MLB.com.
Sanchez, who allowed five runs (three earned) Wednesday in a 5-1 loss against the Red Sox, has made just eight starts this season due to lingering blister issues.
The report stated that Sanchez will meet with a hand specialist to determine the cause of the recurring injuries.
The Blue Jays (44-51 entering Friday’s game) are already sliding out of the playoff picture this season, so they may opt to shut down Sanchez for the season if they feel his injury will continue to cause problems.
Sanchez, 25, is just 1-3 with a 4.25 ERA this season. He broke out last season with a 15-2 record, with a 3.00 ERA and 1.17 WHIP.
The result: Some of the great moments in Seinfeld history — I’m Keith Hernandez, and I’m not driving him to the airport! — wouldn’t exist if not for this trade. Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog was fed up with what he perceived as a lack of hustle and effort from Cheap Jerseys In Bulk Hernandez, the slick-fielding first baseman who had won the NL MVP in 1979 (he shared it with Willie Stargell) and, it turns out, had quite Cheap Jerseys From USA the cocaine addiction. The Cardinals shipped him to the Mets for Neil Allen, who was solid before he was traded in 1985, and Ownby, who only pitched in a handful of games for the Cardinals. Hernandez, of course, finished in the top eight of the NL MVP voting each of his first three years in New York and remains one of the more beloved players in Mets history.