It’s tough to succeed in baseball nowadays without being rock solid at the catcher position.
Jamal Adams gets all the headlines as the pre-eminent physical safety of the current crop of players, and rightfully so. But Atlanta Falcons safety Keanu Neal knows how to dole out punishment too, and is entering free agency after five seasons with the team.
Given this dire development, should the Lakers be worried?
NCAA Basketball is not just a place where fans can enjoy high-tier basketball and support their own schools while watching the future stars of professional basketball showcase their talents. While college basketball is indeed an exciting proving ground for the sport’s young talent, it’s also in the NCAA where we witness the sharpest minds in basketball coaching.
It’s usually not incredibly exciting to talk about the prospects of interior lineman getting paid, or making an enormous difference in an NFL team’s fortunes. If there’s any doubt about the impact a top tier guard can make, ask Dallas Cowboys fans about how important Zack Martin is to their roster, or how crucial Quenton Nelson has been for the Indianapolis Colts to stabilize their offensive line.
Barrett will be a hot name to keep an eye on when free agency starts in March, so let’s take a look at three teams who will likely be interested in his services.
Who's the MVP as it stands?
It's always good to see a home run, but recent years have seen their number skyrocket. That's not great news for the pitcher, so action is being taken that may make it harder to score a home run.
Of MLB Trade Rumors’ top 50 free agents this offseason, only four remain unsigned: Jake Odorizzi, Cole Hamels, Rick Porcello and Jackie Bradley Jr.
When the San Antonio Spurs finally missed the playoffs last season, there was a sense that they would be forced to dive deeper into the youth movement and rebuild. Dejounte Murray and Derrick White are two-way budding stars, and the oozing potential of Keldon Johnson is not something to overlook.
The Houston Rockets have released DeMarcus Cousins, per Shams Charania.
The Boston Celtics blew a big lead on Sunday. They fell to .500. It's easy to point fingers and question officials, but this Sunday evening meltdown was not an anomaly. Boston has been inconsistent this season - it showed in a big way against the Pelicans.
Last offseason, the New York Islanders had a tough cap dilemma to solve. They had some critical free agents, namely star center Mathew Barzal, and Defensemen Devon Toews, and Ryan Pulock.
The 2021 World Series is a long way off. Hopefully fans will be in ballparks by next Autumn. As the regular season nears, though, it's a fitting time to look ahead at MLB's best teams in 2021.
The Atlanta Hawks defense has been awful of late. Only three teams have a worse defensive rating over their last 10 games.