Congratulations to Adrian Beltre for earning his 3000th hit. This is a guy who it seems to me is highly underrated.
I didn’t get a chance to blast Madison Bumgarner for his accident early in the season and for that he was dumb as shit, but the bigger concern is how that injury affects his future, but he went eight innings on Sunday Night Baseball against the dirty water thieves and hurled a shutout. That ain’t bad and I hope that he can get right the rest of the season and be ready in 2018.
I’m not exactly sure when the MLB trade deadline is, but here’s some thoughts:
- It can be argued that MLB is going to go with the rich get richer routine while the also-rans dump it all to look forward to 2018 or 2019. But the fact is that these same also-rans can hold needy franchises hostage – at least for one more day.
- The Stankees are trying to get greedy by short-changing Oakland in the attempted deal for P Sonny Gray. I agree that Gray isn’t what he once was, but that doesn’t mean Oakland doesn’t deserve to be properly compensated in a trade. New York always pulls this stuff – lowballing other teams in trade and I for one am glad somebody is standing up to them. You want Gray, then you pay the price OAKLAND wants.
- What are the SF Giants going to do here? They are so far back they’ve been boatraced twice. Do they give up some names to rebuild their farm system?
OK NFL, the Sheriff has weighed in that Colin Kaepernick is not being blackballed. Well, considering that players have been welcomed back with open arms for far, FAR worse then what do you call it? Is it fear? Kaepernick was right to protest, and while the manner of his protest bothers me to this day, nobody is going to convince me that he isn’t one of the top 96 QB’s available to the NFL right now. Personally I agree with Shannon Sharpe that Baltimore might be a perfect landing spot for him. Baltimore could have a dual threat QB that could slow Pittsburgh’s aggressive defense and be a significant problem if they make it to January. At the very least, Kaepernick would be a fantastic insurance policy for Joe Flacco. Not only that, Baltimore is a perfect place for Kaepernick to make his points. It makes too much sense for him to go there – if he wants to continue playing in the NFL.
I read today that Rob Ninkovich retired today. Now that might not be news, but you know what I remember about him? He was always around the ball on defense. That loss will be felt by New England and it won’t be so easy to replace him.
It’s NFL Hall of Fame week and you know what disgusts me? The very thought of Jerry Jones getting into the Hall of Fame. And no Dez Bryant, I don’t have to respect him. Jerry Jones doesn’t belong in that rarified air in Canton. Somebody please explain this Jerry worship because I simply don’t get it. As Randy Moss used to say “Straight Cash Homey,” and that’s what this is all about – Jones earned the NFL cash.
There is a lot of good rookie talent coming into the NFL this year and I for one will be curious to see how they do, but it really seems to me that the rookie to watch this year is going to be Christian McCaffrey in Carolina. It just seems like a perfect fit and boy is he going to take the pressure off of Cam Newton, and if they have any semblance of an Offensive Line – well, as Dick Enberg used to say “Oh my…”