Archive for the ‘free agency’ Category
While there is unfortunately no baseball being played during the winter months, we normally have the Hot Stove to keep us warm with endless rumors and huge contracts being handed out by teams who will inevitably regret it. Until this past winter, that is. The free agent market just wasn’t any good , and Yoenis Cespedes was the only player on the open market to secure a guarantee above $100 million (four years, $110 million, to be exact )
Jerry and Stephen Jones are at the Spring League Meetings and he revealed a few thoughts on free agency and the Cowboys draft needs. On Free Agency, Stephen says: “Now let me be real clear, if a great offensive player shows up that’s of great value to us, that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to pick an offensive player. But our focus is on defense, and even though we lost some numbers on defense, some of them we were ready to move on from and then there are others – obviously, we replaced our corner (in free agency with Carroll)
In his second season with the San Antonio Spurs, 27-year old guard Jonathon ‘the Juice’ Simmons has carved a role for himself in the Spurs’ rotation, as he usually checks into games to give Kawhi Leonard a break, while he runs as the backup three with the Spurs’ second unit. On a nightly basis, Simmons is the Spurs’ 7 th playmaker with a usage percentage of 17.7% of the team’s possessions on offense.
The Indians have added to their list of long term control players by guaranteeing Jose Ramirez $26M with a chance to make up to $50M with escalators and options. With this, Ramirez becomes the first Indians player to have a guaranteed salary in both 2020 and 2021 and is the first to have an option year in 2022 or 2023. They must really like his hair, because the 2016 star will be around for a very long time
Updated Tribe Salary Distribution with JRaMVP
The Dallas Cowboys made a move that on the surface looks like an insurance move for the offensive line when they signed free agent offensive lineman Bryon Bell . However, this move will have more weight that some may think. Firstly, the Cowboys will not just hand over the starting right tackle position to Chaz Green , and he will battle for the position with Byron Bell
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Cowboys Sign Byron Bell ; Chaz Green Will Have to Earn RT
The regular season isn’t even over yet, but people are already talking about free agency and Blake Griffin. The All-Star forward was mentioned in article by Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding published this week that hints Griffin could be open to a fresh start with another team this summer instead of re-signing with the Los Angeles Clippers. This is potentially huge if it were to happen.
CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 03: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders shoots against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on March 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Islanders 2-1 in a shootout.
John Tavares talks about the Islanders exciting future
Okay, we vented for 2 posts on why JPP was a wasteful way to spend precious money. We did, for our part, explain when Free Agency began that if you were going to sign JPP, to get the deal done so that cap room could be saved here in 2017. The Giants got it done, albeit 9 days later than we would have preferred, as whatever OL talent that was available is now threadbare
NY Giants: In For a Penny, In For a Pound
As we get closer to the draft (and as free agency winds down) I will be putting out a few mock drafts. Each time I will go through the process 3 times, with a full 7 round mock once, and each time operating under the rule that I must make different selections each time. Of course I will still make decisions based upon the Saints realistic needs and will prioritize the biggest weak areas of the roster over others
Brian’s Mock draft 1.0
I caught up with Matt Urben of Side Lion Report to discuss the Saints’ newest o-line addition, Larry Warford. Below is what he had to say. Many thanks to him for taking the time, and make sure you check him out on Twitter
Intel on Larry Warford from Lions writer @MattUrben88