Phillies chasing Brad Hand?

Beltre is hitting.302 this season with three home runs and 22 RBI. He has 3,096 career hits, 22nd all-time. The 39-year-old is 14 hits behind former Yankee Dave Winfield and 19 hits behind Alex Rodriguez.
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Morosi also listed Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson as backup plans for the teams missing on Machado.

The two stayed in touch over the years, but an opportunity to work together didn’t present itself until earlier this year, when Ash had turnover on his defensive staff, particularly in the secondary.

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He’s done a great job at his previous stops. I followed his career, and the people that worked with him had great things to say about him, his relationships with players and him as a coach, as a recruiter. Those things were all important factors in hiring him. I’ve had a great relationship with him, but http://www.panthersshopnfl.com/Authentic-Fozzy-Whittaker-Jersey I’m not hiring guys just off of that.

And while that drew a lot of attention, apparently, Labbe also noted in multiple bullet points later in the story that plans in June Authentic Fozzy Whittaker Jersey can change by September and that while the team’s history at the position shouldn’t be a reason to sit Mayfield, the reality is that recent history is a factor.

Also a reality: Tyrod Taylor is on the team. And Taylor, who Mayfield said has been an unbelievable mentor, is also someone who clearly has an advantage over Mayfield in that he’s played in NFL games before. He clearly has support from players on offense, too, such as Duke Johnson, who recently landed a new contract from Cleveland. It kind of shows what a vet quarterback is, Johnson said via Cleveland.com. The way he handles the huddle, the way he anticipates throws, the way his knowledge is for the game. It just shows. I think the only other quarterback I’ve Alexander Steen Youth Jersey had like that since I’ve been here is probably Josh McCown, if I’m not mistaken. Definitely, Josh was another kind of vet quarterback that did everything that vet quarterbacks do

June Jones: QB Johnny Manziel ‘growing up,’ should be in NFL

Johnny Manziel didn’t play in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ season opener against Calgary, but coach June Jones says the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner should be playing in the NFL.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised the last three weeks what a good teammate he is, how smart he is, how he sees the game, Jones told ESPN.com. He should be playing in the National Football League, and I believe he will when he gets through with us.

The Cleveland Browns released Manziel in March 2016, two years after the former Texas A&M star was the No. 22 pick of the NFL draft. Manziel’s career with the Browns was marred by off-the-field issues that ultimately led to two stints in rehab for alcohol and drugs.

Jones made the comments during an interview about Carolina Panthers backup quarterback Garrett Gilbert. Jones helped Gilbert rebuild his confidence in college after Gilbert transferred from Texas to Southern Methodist University, where Jones coached from 2008 to 2014.

While Jones acknowledged Manziel doesn’t lack for confidence at all, he admits there is work to be done. But he expects Manziel to one day compete in the NFL, just like Gilbert — the leading candidate to back up 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton — is now.

We have a huge project, Jones said of Manziel. We’re going to get that done, too.

Why they’re here: This team was 9-9 after losing a home game to the Blue Jays on April 20, and to some Yankees fans (at least some vocal ones on Twitter), the sky was falling. Aaron Boone didn’t know what he was doing. Giancarlo Stanton was a bum who couldn’t handle New York pressure. Brian Cashman made all the wrong moves. Since that loss to Toronto, though, they’ve been nearly unbeatable. They’re 19-3 since that game, with more walk-off wins (four) than losses (three). They have two winning streaks of at least eight games in the past 22 games, which seems like a typo but isn’t. They’re really damn good.

Why they’re here: J.D. Martinez has been pretty much exactly what the Red Sox hoped for so far this season; he’s posted a 1.037 OPS to go with 11 homers, 34 RBIs and a .346 batting average. You know who’s been even better, though? Mookie Betts, batting mostly in the leadoff spot, has 13 homers, eight stolen bases, 27 RBIs, 43 runs scored, 16 doubles, a .362 average and a 1.205 OPS. Boston’s lineup is legit. In any other division, the Sox would enter play Tuesday with at least a two-and-a-half-game lead. Instead, they’re a half-game behind the Yankees in the AL East. That division race is going to be brutal all season.

Thomas Davis ‘open to the possibility’ of playing next season

Thomas Davis’ NFL career may last a little longer than he originally intended.
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The Panthers linebacker says he is very open to the possibility of sticking around beyond 2018, the Charlotte Observer reported.

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Manning nodded when the words of O’Hara and Tuck were mentioned to him. I appreciate those guys saying it … those guys are always loyal, he said, but he would not point the finger at the Giants or decry the players they put around him the past few years.

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No, I don’t look at it that way, Manning said Monday afternoon at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic at Mount Kisco Country Club. I still think I have some peak years left, so we can make it right. I appreciate everything the Giants have done and I’m excited about being there this year and taking advantage of this year.

The new front office rebuilt the offensive line, signing Nate Solder and Patrick Omameh in free agency and taking Will Hernandez in the second round of the NFL draft.

Jones has been working out with Terrell Owens, who during his own Hall of Fame career rapidly went from the Eagles’ No. 1 receiver to a contract dispute that saw him get sent home and shipped out for good. Longtime Falcons reporter D. Orlando Ledbetter said on ESPN Radio in Charlotte that the Falcons don’t feel good about the Jones-Owens relationship.

The fact that he’s Womens Jose Fernandez Jersey running around with Terrell Owens has the front office uneasy, Ledbetter said.

According to Ledbetter, Jones wants an adjustment to his contract, and the relationship between Jones and the team is in a bad place right now.

The coach was expecting him in here, Ledbetter said. Then a few weeks later Julio informed them he’s not going to be here.

Jones is still expected to be there when training camp starts. But there’s a gulf between the team and its star receiver.

Andrew Luck will get the last word on when it happens.

Watch: Marlins’ Dan Straily takes 110-mph line drive off his body, stays in game

Dan Straily is a grinder. He has had to deal with pitching for bad teams and dealt with injury issues, but he may not have ever experienced a pain quite like this.
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As I wrote last year, I’d like to see all pitchers make a serious effort to be two-way players, just as position players need to work on their defense. Teams would rightly be afraid of pitchers getting injured, though, so my alternative would be to scrap both the DH and the Authentic Doug Flutie Jersey pitcher hitting and just have the position players hit.

My opinions don’t count, of course, but Manfred’s do, and it sounds as though he’d prefer to have the DH in both leagues. The NL has exercised its autonomy over the past 45 years to prevent that from happening.

In the meantime, supporters of uniformity (and better baseball) need to keep swinging.

Jay is batting.307 with a home run and 18 RBIs this season. With Pollock out for at least a while longer, Eddie Giacomin Jersey as he was slotted to miss four to eight weeks in the middle of http://www.authenticrangershop.com/authentic-1-eddie-giacomin-jersey.html May, Jay will provide a solid glove and good on-base percentage bat in his stead.

The Royals received 18-year-old Elvis Luciano and 23-year-old Gabe Speier in return. Luciano signed for $85,000 in 2016, but has been up to 95 with his fastball and the Diamondbacks were confident in his future production.

Jay signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Royals before the season.

The Legion of Boom ended when Sherman was released. On the same day, the team cut another familiar cornerback in Jeremy Lane, and a few days later, it parted ways with DeShawn Shead. Seattle now is set with one staring corner, second-year rising star Shaquill Griffin, who started 11 games as a rookie and played 80 percent of the defensive snaps, fifth most on the team.

Why 45-20 Yanks think they can be better

Boone and Giambi were both participating in their first Old-Timers’ Day since retiring. They were two of five former players participating in their first Old-Timers’ Day, along with Andy Pettitte, Dion James and Nick Swisher.
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Boone, who grew up around the game while watching his father, Bob Boone, had some Womens Matt Judon Jersey flashbacks watching other former players take batting practice and walking around in uniform.

It’s funny watching guys in the cage. I can see them. That’s Willie Randolph, in slow motion, with their old swings. Sorry Willie, Boone said. But I said that with everyone. Lee Mazzilli, that’s Lee’s swing right there in slow motion. So that’s kind of neat to see, and I know I got in there in slow motion, too.

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Steelers to place Jerald Hawkins on injured reserve

Jerald Hawkins underwent surgery on his torn quadriceps, and the Steelers will place the offensive tackle on injured reserve, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

Hawkins was injured in Wednesday’s organized team activity.

The Steelers made Hawkins a fourth-round pick in 2016, but he spent his rookie season on injured reserve after injuring his shoulder.

Hawkins, 24, saw action in five games with one start last season. He played 48 offensive snaps.

It’s easier said than done, he said. They’re making a lot of different pitches. So we try to balance it out and sometimes we get unbalanced and I think every hitter does and… mine took forever to get out. It’s just things that happened in the game, even though you’re ready for the fastball or the offspeed pitch, you’ve always got to stay balanced and I wasn’t balanced the way I wanted to be.

Gregorius said he found something during his rough patch.

Nobody cares about his opinion, Parker wrote.

Chambers, who trains NFL players at his fitness center in Davie, Florida, first criticized Parker on May 25 in the Miami Herald. He said he had reached out to Parker several times to offer my assistance to speed up his growth curve with no response.

I don’t know if he fully gets what it means to be a pro, Chambers said, via Barry Jackson of the Herald. [Athleticism] and talent only last so long. Hard work, dedication and technique will take you a longer way when you add it on top of talent.

The Dolphins continue to wait on Parker to break out and live up to being a first-round pick in 2015. He has never had more than 57 catches, 744 yards and four touchdowns in a season. But Miami is taking a different approach with Parker this season.

President Trump canceling Eagles’ White House visit shows NFL failed on anthem policy

Look at the bright side, Philadelphia Eagles: Your team didn’t wind up positioned in the Rose Garden as a political prop after all.
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President Trump’s decision to rescind the White House’s invitation Monday evening wiped out what loomed to be the most awkward championship event ever. Multiple reports indicated fewer than 10 Eagles players were expected to be on hand for the ceremony, leaving a majority of those making the trip to Washington likely opting to spend Tuesday performing community service. The team wound up practicing in Philadelphia instead after its entire itinerary was wiped out.

Trump — who has called for players to be fired for protests and suggested that those who continue to do so maybe… shouldn’t live in the country — apparently never had any intention of pulling his punches on the http://www.officialsanfranciscogiantsshops.com/WOMENS-BARRY-BONDS-JERSEY.html NFL over the anthem issue, whether they changed the policy or not.

This is the down payment of what we need to do as we go forward.

This is a special day for Rutgers, Hobbs said. When I came here I said we’re going to be about championships. We don’t just say that. We believe that. It takes time. It takes building.

For Hobbs, the emphasis is on the last word of that quote. It’s why he planned to go back to work after Barry Bonds Youth Jersey the press conference, meeting with architects on the next phase in Rutgers’ facilities plan.

We’re making progress on it,Hobbs said, referring to the planned Gary and Barbara Rodkin Center for Academic Womens AJ McCarron Jersey Success, which will http://www.bengalsfootballprostore.com/AJ-MCCARRON-JERSEY-CHEAP.html house the men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse programs in the years ahead. Right now we’re in the design phase. It’s going to be a very different building than just a soccer/lacrosse (facility). Once we get the design (completed), it’s going to give us another series of naming opportunities and we can go out to folks and continue to raise money all through next year.

Frostee Rucker to sign with Raiders

Jon Gruden has brought plenty of aging veterans to Oakland, and today he’s adding another.
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It’s been a long road back, but it’s taught me a lot, Poncedeleon said. It helped me grow up a bit. There was never a doubt I’d come back. I have faith and confidence in myself.

Besides his wife and son, Casen, his mother-in-law, her sister, his father and his uncle were in attendance.

I’m very excited to be here, Poncedeleon said. I’m ready to go.

Braxton came in with a good attitude this spring, Texans receivers coach John Perry said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. I think he realizes and understands what we’re asking him to do. I think it was a very difficult transition doing what he did, coming from college and trying to jump into the Alex Galchenyuk Jersey NFL and get into the wide receiver position.

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Tom Brady kept the Patriots’ passing game rolling without a healthy Jullian Edelman for an entire season. They will easily survive not having a suspended Edelman for four games — even with a lot of new faces in New England.

Dont’a Hightower: Playing for Pats ‘not for everybody’

It might be tough to work under New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, but linebacker Dont’a Hightower doesn’t have any issues with what’s demanded from him.
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Speaking to reporters after Thursday’s organized team activities, Hightower said he’s found his journey on The Patriot Wayto be fun at times even though it has entailed plenty of hard work.

It’s not for everybody, Hightower said. It’s definitely harder than most places, but I mean, that’s part of it. A lot of guys know that when they come here. But, I mean, in the locker room, it’s not Bill’s job to make this fun and this atmosphere fun; it’s the guys around it.

We got a couple guys here from Cleveland and they went 0-16, they told me that wasn’t fun, McCourty said. I am going to try and stay on this side of it.

They were taking me under their wing as a little brother, Tomlinson said. It’s tough to make the transition. Your body is used to strain in college, but it’s a different strain in the NFL. It’s mainly how you recover. As long as you can go through the whole season feeling pretty good, that’s the main thing.

Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman, wife of Giants’ Sterling Shepard, shows off baby bump

Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman the wife of Giants star Sterling Shepard had the camera bulbs flashing this week as she showed off her baby bump in public.

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Dez Bryant posts, deletes that he wants to play for the 49ers

As former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant looks for his next team, he currently has one team in mind.

Over the weekend, Dez answered a fan’s question regarding which team he’d like to play for with one word: 49ers.

Chances are that, as he tries to get up to speed with a new team, things won’t be going his way very often. Which could make it much harder for him to have a positive impact in a new city.

The change isn’t a major one for players knew to the organization, but veterans like quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Doug Baldwin will have some adjustments to make. Baldwin said you can be fearful of it or you can be excited about it last week and that he’s chosen the excited path because of the chance to put something together special again.

Wilson calls Schottenheimer, who was a coordinator for the Jets and Rams before spending the last two years as a quarterbacks coach with the Colts, a great teacher and shares Baldwin’s feelings about what the coach’s lessons can mean for the unit.

It’s definitely some added stuff for sure, there’s definitely more on the plate, Wilson said, via the team’s website. We’ve always had a lot of information, but it’s even more. But that’s OK. I’m ready for more and more and just continue to see how far we can take it. I think we’re going to have a great offense, I really do.