The San Francisco Giants have, quietly for some time now, been one of the best teams in Major League Baseball. While more talk has been what they’re going to get for their star pitching assets – starter Madison Bumgarner and relievers Will Smith and Tony Watson, they are one of only two teams in the big leagues to have won 8 of their last 10 games.
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins inherited a championship contender from Alex Anthopoulos for the 2016 season. However, three years later the Blue Jays are in the midst of a total teardown in hope of rebuilding a new title contending franchise.
NBA free agency in 2019 has been wild. A record number of All-NBA players switched teams through a combination of trades, sign-and-trade deals and free agent signings in the first days of July. Away from the biggest names, plenty of other significant moves were made with many NBA teams overhauling their rosters.
After the Royals’ 72-90 2012 season, general manager Dayton Moore was in fact already preparing for their 2015 World Series triumph
The Boston Red Sox acquired starting pitcher Andrew Cashner in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles.
Harden's three-point shooting has improved every year, tenfold under D'Antoni, if Westbrook can meld his game with efficient shooting then we could see the perfect mixture between passion, intensity and heart and analytics, efficiency and 'money-ball'.
So, Melvin Gordon wants a big bag of money to stay with the Los Angeles Chargers, and if he doesn't get it, he won't report to training camp and request to be traded, as reported by Adam Schefter.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed a monster trade with the Houston Rockets that will see Russell Westbrook join Houston with Chris Paul going the other way, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros are all interested in trading for New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard this month, as reported by MLB.com's Jon Morosi.
Since returning from Tommy John surgery at the start of the 2018 season, Will Smith has been one of baseball’s best closers.