After six more than months, 162 games andthree rounds of playoffs (if you count the wild- Jose Alvarez Jersey card games), the Astros and Dodgers are the last teams standing and will face off in the 2017 World Series starting Tuesday night in Los Angeles.The Dodgers, winners of 104 regular-season games, are in the Fall Cla sic for the first time since 1988. The Astros, winners of 101 games, are back for the first time since 2005. Both teams boast strong Jackie Robinson Jersey pitching and a potent offense, which should make for quite the entertaining series.MORE: Why the Dodgers will win | Why the Astros will winWill Clayton Kershaw, arguably baseball's best pitcher,dominate his way to a Dodgers victory parade full of Hollywood glitz, or will probableAL MVPJose Altuve be the star of the show and lead Houston to the crown? Will a backup player guest star as a postseason hero, or will a different surprise storyline play out?Anything can happen in baseball, so let's just sit back and watch what happens.Which team will emerge victorious? The Sporting News baseball experts make their Vladimir Guerrero Jersey picks:MORE: Take a World Series quiz!2017 World Series scheduleTue., Oct. 24: World Series Game 1, American League champion at Dodgers, 8 p.m. FoxWed. Oct. 25: World Series Game 2, American League champion at Dodgers, 8 p.m. FoxThu. Oct. 26:Travel dayFri. Oct. 27: World Series Game 3, Dodgers at American Kole Calhoun Jersey League champion, 8 p.m. FoxSat. Oct. 28: World Series Game 4, Dodgers at American League champion, 8 p.m. FoxSun. Oct. 29: World Series Game 5*, Dodgers at American League champion, 8 p.m. FoxMon. Oct. 30:Travel dayTue Andrew Heaney Jersey . Oct. 31: World Series Game 6*, American League champion at Dodgers, 8 p.m. FoxWed. Nov. 1: World Series Game 7*, American League champion at Dodgers, 8 p.m. Fox* If nece sary
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Give Tim Tebow credit: He's not afraid to chase big things.He's not afraid to set big goals. He's not afraid to put himself out there. He's not afraid to fail.MORE: Dispatches from Tebow's MLB tryoutWe should all Jackie Robinson Jersey be more like Tim Tebow.The former Heisman winner and NFL quarterback auditioned Tuesday for a bunch of major league teams in hopes of launching a career on the diamond. Yes, the odds are long, perhaps impo sible. But that doesn't mean it's not worth the effort.Whether born from an actual desire to play, or just a publicity stunt, Tebow's tryout shows the value of taking risks, the value of always trying to get better. If it works, the reward is great. If it doesn't, at least you gave it all you had. At least you know.Too often we don't try things because they seem too hard. We're afraid it Yankees Cool Base Navy Jersey won't work. We're afraid of embarra sment. So the potential of a big payoff takes a back seat to our fears. But the truth is that we never really know how something will play out until we try.We think we know how Tebow's baseball career will go, given that he hasn't played since high school, but we don't. Monday night, it was reported than a respected and succe sful team in Venezuela has offered Tebow a contract to play there this winter. Should MLB teams pa s on him, as most observers expect, Tebow might still get to play Men's New York Yankees Gray Jersey pro baseball.MORE: All 30 MLB managers, rankedAlready, I'd say, his risk has paid off. He can give it a shot against toughcompetition and see how he stacks up. You never know.Tebow's generated a lot of laughs and a lot of eye rolls since he announced his plans to pursue baseball. So many people Aaron Judge Youth 2018 MLB All-Star Game Jersey seem to want him to fail for entertainment value, to maintain some apparent understanding that we're not supposed to like Tim Tebow. Sure, he's a nice guy, people say, but come on. He's only here to entertain us through his shortcomings.If he fails, so be it. We shouldn't laugh. We shouldn't take pleasure. At least he tried. It's an old le son, but it's a valuable one.Regardle s of Tebow'soutcome, we should ask ourselves why we aren't more willing to take risks when the Men's New York Yankees Team Jersey right opportunity arises. If we see something we want, we should go for it. There's value in trying.You never know for sure until you gofor it.Despite all the jokes and memes and head-shakingsighs, Tebow doesn't care what we think. He knows what he wants, and he's going for it.You have to admire that.
The Bills are taking their time with Josh Allen, easing the rookie quarterback into the rotation behind AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman. The same can't be said for Buffalo's other first-round draft pick. When general manager Brandon Beane traded up for Tremaine Edmunds at No. 16 Mens Barry Sanders Blue Jersey overall, the Virginia Tech linebacker was immediately expected to fill a glaring hole as the focal point of Sean McDermott's defense. Edmunds has surpa sed expectations in spring practices, rarely leaving his middle-linebacker position during first-team reps. Appearing on Tuesday's Men's Barry Sanders Legend Jersey edition of Good Morning Football, second-year cornerback Tre'Davious White predicted that Edmunds would be "one of the best young linebackers in the league" by training camp this summer. "This is an alpha male here," White Game Calvin Johnson Light Blue Jersey said. "The guy goes sideline to sideline, he's a 4.4 [forty-yard dash] guy. He has tremendous brains, athleticism, his knowledge of the game is next to none. "Since the first day he's got here, man, he's commanded the huddle on the defensive side of the ball. You could tell by OTAs he's been getting tremendously comfortable in the playbook and every day Glover Quin Jersey he's getting better and better. By that first game, he's going to be knocking folks around." One of the NFL's youngest players at age 20, Edmunds projects as the beating heart of Buffalo's defense over the next half-decade. Given his unique physical gifts and a prime opportunity to make plays on a weekly basis, he will enter the season Darius Slay Jersey as a favorite for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.
Chris Owings blasted a grand slam andZack Greinke turned in another stellar April start as the Diamondbacks were able to stave off the Padres 7-6 Monday.Greinke limited San Diego to just one run in his second start against the club this Christian Villanueva Jersey season. On Wednesday it was an eight-inning performance with just five hits allowed and six strikeouts, but in Monday's home start, the Diamondbacks ace was turning up the heat.Greinke struck out 11 Padres batters in six innings of work, limiting the Padres to six hits and no walks as he lowered his ERA to 2.93 and WHIP to 1.17 exactly what the D-backs hope he can sustain in his second full season of a$206.5 million deal.A hot start to the season is nothing new forGreinke, whose career ERA in March and April (2.71) is lower than any other month in the season. Buthe entered Monday's Brad Hand Run Derby Red Jersey start with acareer-high 38.7 percent hard-hit rate and an above average BABIP, suggesting a regre sion is likely to affect the 33-year-old pitcher moving forward.Despite how good (or bad)Greinke will be this season, the D-backs' bullpen isn't going to help. Arizona held a six-run lead whenGreinke exited Monday, but the Padres rallied to within one run before succumbing toFernando Rodney in the ninth.Last season, Arizona relievers owned an ERA just under five and already sit at4.50 through 21 games.Studs of the nightWhite Sox third basemanMatt Davidson continued his hot start to the season, falling a triple shy of the cycle with four RBIs as Chicago poured it on the Royals, Eric Hosmer Jersey 12-1. Davidson is now batting 368/.375/.789. White Sox starterMiguel Gonzalez won his third game of the season and lowered his ERA to 2.00after holding the slumping Kansas City offense to just onerunon twohits in eight innings of work.Dud of the nightPirates starter Chad Kuhlentered Monday's matchup with the Brad Hand Jersey Cubs with a2.60 ERA, but after allowing nineruns on eight hits in just 1 2/3 innings of work, Kuhl's ERA jumped to 6.63 on the season. Kuhl allowed four walksin the five-out performance, which the Cubs ended up winning, 14-3.HighlightBrewers sluggerEric Thames blasted his MLB-leading 10thhome run of the season and his seventh against the Reds alone. Thames is on pace for 77 homers this year.What's nextYankees (11-7) at Red Sox (11-8), 7:10 p.m. ET Baseball's greatest rivalry renews as New York looks to continue its solid start to the season and end a losing slump against Boston.The Yankees are 9-14 against the Red Sox in the past 23 games, but may Eric Hosmer Cool Base White Jersey be catching their rivals at the right time as Tuesday's starter Rick Porcello (5.32 ERA) has struggled in April and Dustin Pedroia's status is unclear for the series opener.
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The Geno Atkins Jersey Seattle Seahawks were only i sued a warning by the NFL for not disclosing that Richard Sherman was injured last season, NFL.com reported Tuesday.The team could Limited Jeremy Hill Black Jersey have faced a fine or lo s of a draft pick for not disclosing Sherman's injured medial collateral ligament, but the NFL opted for leniency.MORE:Richard Sherman knee injury revelation prompts NFL Tyler Eifert Jersey investigationIt's a league rule for teams to disclose all injuries as a way of being clear and transparent with the league and other teams.According to NFL. William Jackson Jersey com's sources, if Seattle Anthony Munoz Jersey has a future violation similar in nature, failing to report Sherman's injury will be "taken into account."
Rangerscenter fielder Carlos Gomez will be placed on Arodys Vizcaino Jersey the 10-day disabled list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Phillies but is projected to be out 4-6 weeks with a strained right hamstring, according to multiple reports.Riding a six-game winning streak to get to 19-20, the third-place Rangers will make a corresponding roster move with Jurickson Profar, Jared Hoying and Drew Robinson the Freddie Freeman Youth White Jersey most obvious choices to help fill the void, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported, adding that Delino DeShields, the team's center fielder for most of 2015, is likely to move from left to center while Gomez is out.Gomez (.246/.331/.423 with a team-high 11 doubles, four homers and 13 RBIs) was injured running the bases late inSundays 6-4 victory over the A's. An MRI exam Monday confirmed the severity of the hamstring injury.Meantime, right fielderShin-Soo Choo Freddie Freeman Run Derby Red Jersey (lower back spasms) won't be placed on the DL after being unavailable Sunday, GM Jon Daniels said (via KRLD).
While the Senior Bowl features more than 100 of the top seniors of college football, its no secret the quarterbacks will dominate the storylines and discu sions ahead of the big game.With two potential first-round quarterbacks in Oklahomas Baker Mayfield and Wyomings Josh Allen, coupled with small-school sleeper Kyle Lauletta of Richmond and underappreciated Mike White of Western Kentucky, the 2018 Senior Bowl might offer the most intriguing quarterback cla sin years.MORE: Biggest storylines of Senior BowlHere's a look at the best quarterbacks at the Senior Bowl before practice gives a clearer view of the field.8. Brandon Silvers, TroySilvers in 2014 broke Sam Bradfords NCAA record for completion percentage by a freshman, completing70.5 percent of his pa ses (191 of 271). A solid athlete, Silvers shows the mobility to escape pre sure and maneuver around the pocket while keeping his eyes downfield. He offers great accuracy on the run and has the arm strength to throw acro s his body when escaping the pocket.Silvers, who played in a rhythm offense in college,sometimes held onto the ball too long on third-and- Robert Quinn Jersey long plays. He is generally a good decision-maker in the pocket, but hell need to show his touch and efficiency in practice to prove he's deserving of a draft pick.7. Kurt Benkert, VirginiaBenkert spent the first three years of his career at East Carolina. After redshirting in 2013 and being the backup in 2014, Benkert was set to be the starter in 2015 before a knee injury took him out for the year. Benkert, then a graduate,transferred to Virginia in 2016, Janoris Jenkins Jersey where he immediately became the starter.Benkert reads the field well pre-snap and can anticipate where receivers will be open in quick-pa sing concepts. He throwsas soon as his back foot hits the end of the drop back, and does so with excellent velocity. Benkert tends to throw behind moving targets and throwshort of stationary targets. He'll need an offense with West Coast and Air Raid influences. If he can show improved ball placement especially on perimeter routes and in one-on-one situations he can earn a draftable grade.MORE: When is Senior Bowl?6. Luke Falk, Washington StateFalk, the Pac-12s all-time pa sing leader, has the ideal size for a pocket-pa ser and makesplays with defenders in his face. He can completethrows while taking hits, but also demonstrates great pocketfootwork by avoiding rushers orstepping up in the pocket to find open throwing lanes. His awarene s to get rid of the ball is sometimes a concern, and he has often seemed confused by disguised coverages.Falk has average arm strength, good trajectory to fit the ball in tight windows and can drive to the middle of field, but he needs air under his ball on the outside-intermediate to deep routes. Falk is mentally tough, but makes bad decisions when pre sing. He needs improvement in several areas, but everything seems fixable. He likely wont dominate practice, but NFL teams expect Rams Men's Custom Game Jersey him to show his mental proce sin interviews.5. Tanner Lee, NebraskaA redshirt-junior, Lee is a 6-4 pocket-pa ser who transferred to Nebraska after starting his career at Tulane. Arriving to the Senior Bowl to replace Mason Rudolph, Lee has the body type, arm talent, and college flash to impre s in the practice setting.Still, Lee has struggled to consistently finish in the midfield as a pa ser, too often throwing off balance and struggling to adjust off his first read. His inconsistency in one offense seems to have hurt him, but I wouldnt be surprised if NFL teams consider his potential as a developmental Day 3 prospect based on his Senior Bowl play.MORE: Top performers from East-West, NFLPA games4. Kyle Lauletta, RichmondA three-year starter at Richmond, Lauletta was a lightly recruiting high school quarterback who, after playing some as a freshman, earned his starting role as a redshirt-sophomore. Despite four different offensive coordinators during his time in college, Lauletta has proven adaptable to multiple systems and has still shown next-level mental aptitude and proce sing. As a 6-2 pa ser, Lauletta has a well-built frame to stand tall and deliver throws with poise and adequate vision.Laulettahas a quick release andis able to generate maximum velocity from the pocket. While he doesnt po se s elite arm talent, his outstanding footwork has become a staple of his throwing succe s. Lauletta is one of the more capable pa sers out of the small schools in terms of mental aptitude and footwork development. He may earn substantial NFL support as a high Day 3 pick.3. Josh Allen, WyomingThe showstopper of the 2018 Senior Bowl, Josh Allen has earned comparisons to Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, and Carson Wentz over the last calendar year. Despite all the exaggerated fanfare, he does have one thing going for him: expectations.Allen is a remarkably gifted athlete with rare arm talent (not unlike Pat Mahomes a year ago). Thanks to having a full year behind the NFL hype machine, coupled with playing under the same coach who produced Carson Wentz at North Dakota State, Allen is expected to look like a first-round pa ser. One strong week in practice could solidify those grades. If he struggles, Allen could fall more towardChristian Hackenberg comparisons as a prospect.MORE: NFL Draft order, 1-302. Mike White, Western KentuckyMike White is a fifth-year senior who transferred from South Florida after a tumultuous earlycollege career. After a dominant 2016 season under Jeff Brohm, White and the entire Western Kentucky offense suffered from a lo s of big playmakers and Jerome Bettis Jersey a new offensive system that took White away from his strength: vertical pa sing.White showcases good arm strength (he could throw a 90-mph fastball in high school), which bails him out on mid-range and deeper routes, even when hes a bit over-aggre sive. In the pocket, he's swift in his drops and showslight feet and little wasted motion. White rushes his throws under pre sure, causing him to distribute off-platform and deliver the ball high. White is a tremendous leader whose biggest improvement has been extending plays with his legs.1. Baker Mayfield, OklahomaMayfield,a walk-on-turned-Heisman winner, has a 6-1 frame and thick lower body that allows him to fight through contact (and has prevented him from suffering major injuries). He's a great athlete who can create plays when the pocket breaks down, throwing accurate ballson bootlegs and rollouts. Pre-snap, he demonstrates complete understanding and control of the offense; during the play, heshows outstandingdecision-making ability.Mayfield is great at going through his progre sions, and won't tip his hand by staring down receivers. He has a concise delivery, lightning release and great velocity on his ball. He has outstanding arm strength and can hit any throw on the route tree with ease: Mayfield is great on short, intermediate and deep routes, though heoccasionally throws a touch behind receivers on cro sing routes.One negative on Mayfield is he will sometimes try Men's Jared Goff Game Jersey to do too much, forcing throws that lead to turnovers. He improved drastically in that area in2017despite losing Biletnikoff Award winner Dede Westbrook, but will also bailfrom clean pockets if he takeshits throughout the game. 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Prince Fielder certainly never expected he'd be leaving the major leagues at the relatively young age of 32.But there he was Wednesday, speaking before a packed media conference in Arlington, Texas, biddingan emotional goodbye to the sport.MORE: Athletes' career-ending injuries"The doctors told me since I got two spinal fusions I can't play major league baseball anymore," saidFielder, still wearing a neck brace from recent disksurgery. "I just want to thank my teammates, all the coaching staff. I'm going to mi s being around those guys."Pointing to his two young sons, Jadyn and Haven,sitting beside him, Fielder said, "I've been in a big league Kyle Schwarber Jersey clubhouse since I was their age, so not being able to play is going to be tough. I'm happy I got to enjoy my career, and play with these guys."Fielderunderwent neck surgery to repair a diskherniationin July, and his medical condition lefthimunable to obtain medical clearance to return to the sport. His 2014 season also ended prematurely after neck surgery, although he rebounded in 2015 to earn AL Comeback Player of the Year honors.MORE: Fielder asked dumb question about Lou GehrigAt one point during the media conference, Fielder wiped away tears and said, "Shoot, I thought I was just going to cry in the car. Anybody have a ti sue?"Once one of the most feared sluggers in the game, Fielder had Javier Baez Jersey only eight home runs in 89 games this season, with a slash line of.212/.292/.334. He ends his career with 319 career home runs, coincidentally the same number as his father, Cecil, who played from 1985-98.The six-time All-Staralso tallied 1,028 RBIs and finished with a career slash line of.283/.382/.506."I want to thank my wife," Fielder said. "She's really helped me a lot. Like I said, this year's been a struggle. No matter what, she would always stay positive, and not let me get down on myself, and not let me mope."Fielder's media conference in its entirety:Even though Fielder won't be able to Anthony Rizzo Youth Cool Base Jersey play baseball any longer, he's still owed$24 million per year through 2020.
Ryan Howard was once the star of the Phillies, anAll-Star in 2006, '09 and '10. Now he's mainly warming benches.His playing time started to dwindle near the end of Lonnie Chisenhall Jersey last season and he didn't play at all in the team's final17 games. When speaking to the media Tuesday,Phillies manager Pete Mackanin had a very simple me sage for Howard.MORE: 10 worst designated hitters of all Francisco Lindor Jersey time |NL's anti-DH argumentis outdatedYouve got to play better," he said, via the Philly Voice. "If you want to play every day, you have to show me you can play better, you can hit better. That determines a lot. If you show me you cant, or youre not hitting better, than youre not going to play."The Phillies have other options at first base, such as Darin Ruf. Last season, Ruf hit better, so it's only natural that Mackanin feels comfortable playing him over the 36-year-oldHoward. Mackanin did say it was a "difficult situation" given Howard's previous succe s with the team, but he Danny Salazar Jersey 's just not the same player.At this point in time, like I said, Im going to have a discu sion with Ryan and Im going to tell him that if you want to face lefties, youve got to hit them better," he said. "If you dont hit them better, Im going to platoon. Its basically what were looking at. Its Jose Ramirez 2018 MLB All-Star Game Jersey gotten to that point.And if it comes to that, I think it could be helpful to Ryan and to Darin Ruf. Once again, its hard for me to justify not playing someone who led in OPS in the major leagues against left-handed pitchers (.418) and thats Darin Ruf. Its hard for me not to play that guy when Ive got that guy Yonder Alonso Jersey sitting there to try to win games.
After 69 years, the city of Philadelphia is finally apologizing to former Dodgers outfielder Jackie Robinson for its racist treatment of MLB's first black player.The Philadelphia City Councilpa sed a resolution Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinsonand to apologize for his mistreatment when the Dodgers visited the City of Brotherly Love.MORE: 42 images of Jackie Robinson from the SN archivesWhen Robinson Jeff Bagwell Cool Base Orange Jersey broke baseball's color barrier on April 15,1947, he was met with plenty of racist disdain. And it wasn't all in the South.When playing the Phillies a week later in Brooklyn, many Philadelphia players Josh Reddick Jersey taunted Robinson with racial slurs. Nobody's actions were more heinous than Phillies manager Ben Chapman, who initially threatened to boycott the series. He changed his mind after realizing not playing the games would result in a forfeit.The Dodgers traveled to Philadelphia the next monthbut were refused entry at the Ben Franklin Hotel because of Robinson. They movedto the Warwick Hotel, where they were welcomed.It would have been nice for the city to apologize to Robinson before he died in 1972. The city will Jon Singleton Jersey instead publicly apologize to Robinson's widow,Rachel.MLB honors Robinson annually on April 15 as players from each team wear his No. 42, which was universally retired in 1997.
The Padres have fired a third-party contractor the team determined was responsible for the audio flap Saturdaythat prevented the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus from performing the national anthem. Chase Utley Cool Base Royal Jersey In a statement Sunday night, the team called the incident an "unintentional mistake" but said the lack of immediate action to correct the error played a part in the decision tofire the contractor involved. An internal investigation determined there was no malicious intent, the statement said.Statement from the #Padres regarding Kenley Jansen Jersey last night's National Anthem: pic.twitter.com/xBlT6WdPa1 San Diego Padres (@Padres Dodgers Womens Cool Base Jersey ) May 23, 2016MORE: An oral history of Rosanne Barr's national anthem debacleThe San Diego Gay Mens Chorus was preparedto singthe national anthem Saturday when a recorded voice of a woman singingcame Dodgers Womens Cool Base Royal Jersey over the loudspeakers. When the song ended, the 100 members were escortedoff the field and were heckled by a number of fans in the stands.Bob Lehman, the chorus' executive director, said in a statement earlier Sunday that the incident raised"serious questions about homophobia within the San Diego Padres organization and its relationship with the LGBT community."In the Padres' statement, the team cited its "longstanding commitment to inclusion" and accepted "full responsibility Cody Bellinger Jersey " for the mistake.
Each night in the 2016 baseball season,we'll run down thetop news, facts andhighlights Yankees Cool Base Gray Jersey from action around Major League Baseball. The Padres had gone 30 innings without scoring a run. Then they scored six in one inning Friday and blasted the Rockies in a 13-6 win at Coors Field.But that wasn't the story of the night.Dodgers pitcher Ro s Stripling took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Giants in his MLB debut. Stripling got the first out, then walked Angel Pagan for his fourth walk of the game. Ball four was the 100th pitch of the game for Stripling, so Dodgers manager Dave Roberts decided to yank him with a 2-0 lead.SPECTOR: Roberts made right call to remove StriplingPredictably, Giants catcher Trevor Brown blasted a two-run homer off reliever Chris Hatcher to tie the game. The Giants eventually won 3-2 on a walkoff homer by Brandon Crawford in the bottom of the 10th inning.Earlier in the night,Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte and Toronto designated hitter Josh Donaldson both blasted grand slams.Player of the day: SS Trevor Story, Rockies Story is the best story pun intendedin baseball through four games. The Rockies rookiewent 3-for-5 Friday with two home runs and four RBIs.He has seven hits in 19 at-bats with six home runs and 11 RBIs. Hetied a major league recordby homering in his fourth straight game to start a season and set arecord with six home runs through his first four MLB games.Highlights: Marte's base-clearing blast to left-center was forecastby the game' Babe Ruth Jersey s announcers. Donaldson crushed Joe Kelly's fourth-inning pitch to left to give the Blue Jays a 7-2 lead. The Red Sox came back for an 8-7 win. Three things to know: After goingscorele s through their first three games of the season, the Padres got on the board when Jon Jay's fourth-inning single drove in Melvin Upton Jr.and started a six-run outburst that led to their rout of the Rockies. The 26-year-old Stripling was trying to become just the second player in MLB historyto throw a no-hitter in his debut. The only person to do that was former Reds pitcherBumpus Jones, who made his MLB debut on Oct. 15, 1892. (That's not a typo.) Five MLB players hit their first career home run on Friday. Brown of the Giants, Cardinals infielderAledmys Diaz, Mariners infielderDae Ho-Lee and Twins first basemanByung Ho-Park all went yard for the first time.What's next: Pirates (4-0) at Reds (3-1), 1:10 p.m.:The Reds are off to a surprisingly good start and hope to rebound from Friday's 6-5 lo s to the Buccos. Gerrit Cole, who is 0-4 alltime against the Reds, will start for the Pirates. The Reds will counter with second-year hurlerRaisel Iglesias, who got a no-decision in his first start this season.Rays (2-3) at Orioles (4-0), Aaron Judge Cool Base White Jersey 7:05 p.m.: The Orioles will look to remain unbeaten by sending Mike Wright to the mound to face the Rays. Tampa Bay will counter with Drew Smyly, who was roughed up Monday in a 5-3 lo s to the Blue Jays.
Packers defensive tackle Roquan Smith Jersey Mike Pennel is taking the NFL andNFL Players' A sociation to court over anappeal of a po sible second suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.Pennel isseeking additional neutral arbitrators because thearbitrator currently a signed to handle his case was "improperly a signed,"according to court documents obtained by theCleveland Plain Dealer.WEEK 13 PICKS: Straight up| Against the spreadPennelreceived a Youth Mitchell Trubisky Game Jersey second suspension for violating the NFLs substance-abuse policy after having already sat out the first four games of 2016 of this season for the first Game Chicago Bears Jerseys violation. He is also asking a judge to put the disciplinary appeal scheduled for Dec. 6 on hold until the arbitrator is appointed.A third-year pro out ofColorado State University-Pueblo, Pennelhas played in all seven games since his first suspension, recording six combined tackles. Mitchell Trubisky Navy Limited Jersey Heis looking at a ban of a least six games if his appeal fails.Pennel is the second NFL player to sue the league and the union after a substance-abuse violation this year. Eagles tackle Lane Johnson filed suit last week Brian Urlacher Orange Game Jersey over his 10-game suspension for a PED violation.
Now that we've had time to revel in the magicof Justin Turner's NLCS walkoff homercoming on the anniversary of Kirk Gibson's famous World Series dinger, it's time to remember a le serbut low-key fantastic anniversary of another memorable playoff dinger in Chavez Ravine.But be warned, Dodgers fans you'll want to avert your eyes for this one.It was on this day in 1985 that the Cal Ripken Jr. 1988 Practice Orange Jersey Cardinals' Jack Clark crushed the Dodgers' dreams with a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning of Game Cal Ripken Jr. Cool Base Orange Jersey 6 of the NLCS off reliever Tom Niedenfuer to send St. Louis to the World Series. What makes Clark's homer so great? Have a look, listentoVin Scully call the action, then we'll discu s. MORE: Every MLB team's worst postseason memory, revisitedBeyond the dramatics of the situation Game 6, trailing in the ninth inning with two outs Clark's subdued troll job is something to behold. In the days before bat flips became all the rage, the slow trot was some players' preferred method to mock theirenemies.Watch the whole thing again:As soon as Clarkmakes contact, he knows it's gone. It was a monster bomb, after all.But he doesn't bat flip,he doesn't fist-pump, andhe doesn't give a Dave Henderson-esque leap of Jackie Robinson Jersey joy (though that actually hadn't happened yet). No, Clark just drops the bat, chews his gumand starts his trot with body language that says, "I knew that Baltimore Orioles Alternate Jerseys was going to happen andI can't believe you didn't see it coming."Not just that, but notice how long it takes Clark to get around the bases. It's like hewanted everyone in Dodger Stadium to watch so he couldbask in their pain. From Clark's contact with the ball to his contact with home plate was just shy of 30 seconds.MORE: Three takeaways from Dodgers' Game 2 winThe big blast capped a bad few days forNiedenfuer, who also gave up Ozzie Smith's "Go crazy, folks!" walkoff homer in Game 5.The blown save not only turned a 5-4 Dodgers lead into a 7-5 Cardinals win, it gave the Dodgers four straight lo ses after winning the first two games of the series the only time that's happened since Manny Machado Run Derby Navy Jersey the NLCS went to a best-of-seven format.With the 2017 Dodgers also enjoying a 2-0 series lead, a trip back to LA for Game 6 is probably something they'd like to avoid.
Tickets for two NFL games at Wembley Stadium Titans vs. Chargers on Oct. 21 andEagles vs. Jaguars on Oct. 28 went on sale Tuesday, and the NFL announced early Wednesday(per Pro Football Talk)that the latter already hassold outwhile the former Game Matt Ryan Black Jersey has only very limited single tickets available.Single-game tickets ranging from156 (approx. $213) down to kids seats at21 (approx. $29) were snapped up online so quickly that the NFL admitted that some fans in the UK are unhappy Matt Ryan White Limited Jersey a potential sign, in an odd way, of the league's growing popularity.Due to the unprecedented demand for Warrick Dunn Jersey this sale, we understand that fans who mi sed out on tickets are frustrated, the NFL said in a statement.However, some complain that it wasn't fans who drove the quick sales but rather speculators who will offer the tickets, at a steep mark-up,on the secondary market.The NFL's 2018 London Games schedule, released last month, will feature a series of firsts, including the debut ofTottenham Hotspur Atlanta Falcons Game Jersey 'snew stadiumas an NFL venue and three teams the Super Bowl champion Eagles among them playing regular-season games in Englandfor the first time.Tickets to the Seahawks Desmond Trufant Jersey -Raiders game Oct. 14 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will go on sale later, when a configuration for American football is settled.
If Brandon Marshall is a man of his word, he'll soon be announcing his retirement from the National Josh Doctson Game Red Football League.(UPDATE: He's not retiring.)The Jets are releasing the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, Newsday's Kimberly Martin first reported Thursday, as the team continues to rid its roster of expensive and aging veterans. Corneback Darrelle Revis and center Nick Mangold were released by the team in the past week.MORE:Nick Mangold released by Jets while vacationing at Disney WorldMartin reported that Marshall asked to be released and the Jets granted his wish; however, Marshall said several times during his tenure in New York that the Jets would be his last stop in the NFL before retiring. He tweeted in 2015,"If I'm cut tomorrow. I'll retire. This will be my last team." He had even stronger words in a New York Daily News piece."Once the Jets say, 'We don't need you anymore,' I'm going to venture off into that world," Marshall told the Daily News. "I'm not playing for another team Kirk Cousins Jersey . Four (Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets) is all I need. It's too hard to make new friends and relationships and deal with different egos. I don't like the busine s already. So I'm not trying to deal with that."So what's next for Marshall? Washington Redskins Game Jersey MORE: Bowles says arrest had nothing to do with Revis' releaseHe's 32, but he's also a 6-4 red-zone threat who's still producing at a high level and has plenty left in the tank. There's no way he could retire now, right?Before his late-night Instagram post, retirement wouldn't have been surprising. As noted, Marshall has talked retirement many times throughout his 11-year career. He considered it in 2012 while recovering from his third hip surgery.I woke up every day just going through the motions, Marshall told the New York Post.Marshall revealed that one day he went on a 6-mile run and cried the whole way.After Chicago traded him to New York in March 2015, Marshall said he came to the Jets on "a two-year plan," hoping to win a Super Bowl with them before hanging 'em up for good.STEELE: Revis Island should relocate to a new positionWith Marshall coming off his least productive season since his rookie yearand the Jets clearly in rebuilding mode, Marshall could Josh Doctson Jersey just beis looking for a new team that gives him a better chance at a ring. Teams certainly will be interested. He is one of only five players in NFL history to catch 100 pa ses or more in three consecutive seasons, and he holds the NFL single-game record with 21 receptions.If Marshall does decide enough's enough, he could easily join the list of former NFL players who've jumped into broadcasting. He already is a host on Showtime Jordan Reed Jersey s Inside the NFL and has made a number of TV appearances throughout his career.And if Brandon Marshall is a man of his word, thedecision should be an obvious one.(UPDATE: Marshall has made his decision. It isn't retirement.)This column has been updated with Marshall saying he will look to sign with another team after the Jets release him.
You could feel it, Luke Kuechly Olive Men's Jersey the perception of head coach Doug Pederson beginning to shift among the Eagles fanbase after he brutally blew the end of Sunday night's game in Dallas. Fans don't forget a botch-job like this on a primetime stage against the Cowboys, of all teams.Especially Eagles fans.A trip to the playoffs with a rookie QB will probably wipe the stink away, but until thenthe senstivity to every decision or comment Pederson makes will be heightened in the minds of most Philly fans.Even when you add the caveat of Pederson being a rookie head coach, his awful desicion-making in the fourth quarter Sunday night was a red flag forhis overall ability to judge a critical situation. Judgment that will almost definitely be tested down the road and is paramount to the Eagles making any legitimate playoff run.MORE:Eagles-Cowboys Scores, stats, highlights from Dallas' OT thrillerPederson's use of timeouts in the final minute of regulation was poor, but the clumsine sof thatpales in comparison to the playcalling midway through the fourth quarterwhile the Eagles held a seven-point lead. With the ball at the Cowboys' 32-yard line and a game-sealing field goal staring them in the face, the Eagles ran a wide receiver pa s on firstand 10 that resulted in Josh Huff heaving an incompleteprayer to Jordan Matthews. Huff's pa s happened to belonger than any pa s Carson Wentz threw in the game.After atwo-yard run on second down, Philly went with a quick screen that Wentz threwsix yards behind the line of scrimmage to Darren Sproles, where Sproles was quickly pounced on. Even after that, the Eagles still had the opportunity to attempt a 53-yard field goal with Caleb Sturgis Luke Kuechly Men's Limited Jersey , who stone-cold drilled a 55-yarder at the end of the first half. But after being over-agre sive earlier in the series, Pederson inexplicably decided to punt, keeping it a one-score game. Then the Eagles proceeded to lose.A fanbase's opnion of an NFL head coach can deteriorate quickly, and a few bad, high-profiledecisions can set the ball rolling on a path to the coach's eventual demise. It was clear after last night that the fuse was lit and Pederson has some substantial work to do to stomp it out. Remember, he coaches for an owner who appeased fans and firedChip Kelly before last season was over.You have to hand it to these angy fans; Torrey Smith Jersey they can get real creative when firing off hatred. It's scarily entertaining to scroll through. Here's a nice sample of some of the best, relatively PG-13, tweets that came out last night while the blood was still up. Good luck, Doug.Thatll end Doug Pedersons honeymoon period i would say Les Bowen (@LesBowen) October 31, 2016Where's the amber alert for Doug Pederson's balls cause they went fucking mi sing Cody Myers (@codymyers011) October 31, 2016Doug Pederson with the rare combination of Chip Kelly play calling and Andy Reid time management. Ryan Gilbert (@RGilbertSOP) October 31, 2016Doug Pederson punted when they had a chance at a 53 yard field goal, WITH a kicker who already sunk one from 55 yards. pic.twitter.com/W7MVd6L8Yg Life of a Philly Fan (@PhillyFanLife) October 31, 2016Sources telling me that the Eagles are sending Doug Pederson back to Philadelphia via a launch from a trebuchet Fall BOOnson Spooks! (@paulbensonsucks) October 31, 2016Future saying: That's how to Doug Pederson the game away. Tom Aresco (@TomAresco) October 31, 2016hey #DougPederson... Dr. Harkaway has a me sage for you from #EaglesNation -- Cam Newton Gridiron Gray II Men's Jersey pic.twitter.com/wIYevDN2qP Patrick M. (@sfpodge) October 31, 2016DOUG PEDERSON CAN GO PLAY IN TRAFFIC T.L.O.A (@Nevers_Failures) October 31, 2016Doug Pederson needs a nice smack in the face right about now CJ Anderson (@RealAMart) October 31, 2016Doug Pederson, you expect me to go to work tomorrow? Ricky Reigner (@ricky_regs) October 31, 2016Doug Pederson: Pro Football coach. Just remember that when someone says youre stupid and wont be able to fulfill your dreams. #giveMeChip Matt Witmer (@mfwit) October 31, 2016Aye @Eagles , Doug Pederson got venmo? My mom gonna whoop my a s pic.twitter.com/2RfuDGg74L Ty Salone (@Ty_Salone) October 31, 2016Given the chance I'd punch Doug Pederson until he bled out after this lo s. This is squarely on him with a side of bad receivers Legend of Chad Lewis (@TheLegendOfChad) October 31, 2016Doug Pederson coached like a hoe tonight. C. D. R. (@CRavPrime) October 31, 2016Doug Pederson I hope you get minor food poisoning and then get stuck in traffic @Eagles Woo (@mrwoolee) October 31, 2016I want to see Doug Pederson right now.... pic.twitter.com/xk7GUdMkTB PHL (@RIPDMB) October 31, 2016Wouldn't recommend that Doug Pederson Game Cam Newton Men's Jersey search his own name on Twitter right now. #Eagles Steve Tignor (@SteveTignor) October 31, 2016
Baseball released its 2017 schedule on Wednesday.Quick things to know: Opening day is April 2, with two games, and everyone else plays the next day; Core interleague matchups: AL East vs. NL Central, AL Central vs. NL West and AL West vs. NL East; final regular-season games are October 1 (which means the World Series could end before November starts). The day-by-day schedule is here.Now, on to 10 things you need to know about Chicago Cubs White Jerseys the 2017 slate.MORE: The 12 ugliest September collapses of all timeBest opening pitching matchup: Jose Fernandez (Marlins) vs. Max Scherzer (Nationals). Well set the over/under at 21 strikeouts by the starters in this showdown between two of the nastiest pitchers in the sport.Best opening series: Cubs at Cardinals. This has long one of MLBs most intense rivalries especially for the fans and both teams are actually really good, which has been a bit of a rarity over the past hundred-something seasons. Its the first of 18 contests between the two teams in 2017; heres hoping there isnt much separation between them in the standings all season.Worst opening series: Phillies at Reds. Blah. Neither franchise will contend in 2017. But, hey, optimism still will abound on opening day, and theyre both at least trending in the Addison Russell Jersey right direction. And, admittedly, its always cool to see an opener in Cincinnati.Worst home opener: Padres at Braves, April 14. Seriously, the way the Braves went about getting their new stadium in suburban Atlanta is kind of slimy and disgusting (the Cobb County politicians deserve most of the criticism). Dont celebrate the first game in SunTrust Stadium, and good luck fighting traffic if you go in person.Best day: Jackie Robinson Day, April 15. All the players wear No. 42 for the day. Its just an awesome, wonderful Javier Baez Cool Base White Jersey reminder of a player who changed the sport forever.Best throwback event: As at Rays doubleheader, June 10. Its an actual single-admi sion scheduled double-header, the first since 2011. The single admi sion part means the ballpark wont be cleared out between games, and one ticket promises 18 innings of baseball, not just nine. These used to happen all the time (decades ago), so its pretty darn cool to see this on the schedule (both teams are off on June 12, btw, to make up for the doubleheader).Best interleague individual matchup: Mike Trout (Angels) vs. Bryce Harper (Nationals), Aug. 15-16. Weve debated these two guys for years now, and theyll square off (if theyre healthy) for a couple days in DC next summer. Good times.Best homecoming: Cubs at Rays, Sept. 19-20. Yep, its a manager homecoming. Longtime Angels coach Joe Maddon finally got his chance to manage in the big leagues when he took over a Tampa Bay franchise that had known nothing but extensive losing. Obviously, that changed quickly. Rays fans might not have been happy with the way he left town after the Anthony Rizzo Cool Base White Jersey 2014 season, but hell certainly get a hearty cheer when he makes his first official trip back to The Trop.Worst season-ending series: As at Rangers. The As probably wont be very good next year. The Rangers probably will be very, Jake Arrieta Jersey very good. Best we can hope for out of this one is Oakland playing the spoiler or Cole Hamels throwing a no-hitter against a youthful As lineup. Actually, either of those things would be pretty entertaining. Baseballs the best.Best season-ending series: Blue Jays at Yankees. The last weekend of has the potential to feature lots of teams in playoff contention facing teams not in contention (Reds-Cubs, Brewers-Cardinals, etc). But both of these two AL squads should be directly in competition for playoff berths/positioning, and theres little love lost between the two teams. The Astros-Red Sox series should be pretty good, too, but well give the Jays-Yanks the nod because division rivalries are the best.
Daniel Murphy made an instant impact Wednesday for the Cubs.Chicago acquired Murphy Tuesday from the Nationals after claiming him off waivers. He made his Cubs debut Wednesday, batting leadoff and collecting two hits in an 8-2 win over the Tigers.Murphy, now batting .303 this season, also scored and drove in a run. The Cubs had been searching for veteran infield depth, someone who could get on base consistently, and Murphy Jack Morris Jersey has already proved his value.Javier Baez continued his MVP-caliber season, finishing the game 2 for 5 with his 26th home run Daniel Norris Jersey of the season and three RBIs. He's now batting .292 with 92 RBIs.Jon Lester started for the Cubs, to sing 5 2/3 innings of one-run baseball. He struck out three batters while improving to 14-5 this season.The Cubs (72-53) maintained their National League Central lead, andare starting to look like serious World Series contenders.Studs of the NightBrewers All-Star outfielder Christian Yelich went 4 for 4 with a walk,home run and two runs scored in a Mikie Mahtook Jersey 4-0 win over the Reds. Yelich is now batting .314 this season and Milwaukee starting pitcherFreddy Peralta improved to 6-4 by to sing seven shutout innings.Astros catcherMartin Maldonado went 3 for 5 with two runs scored, a home run and three RBIs in a 10-7 win over the Mariners. Maldonado now has two three-hit games in his last four starts, while proving to be an underrated acquisition Leonys Martin Jersey for the Astros before the July 31 trade deadline.Dud of the NightAthletics starting pitcher Edwin Jackson had been enjoying a career revival, but he allowed four earned runs off seven hits in just 4 1/3 innings. Oakland lost 4-2 to the Rangers, and Jackson fell to 4-3 with a 2.97 ERA this season.HighlightRonald Acuna Jr. bashes another lead-off home run:.@ronaldacunajr24 is back to mashing leadoff dingers. pic.twitter.com/wQLpEUvubm MLB (@MLB) August 22, 2018The Braves dropped the Pirates 2-1.What's NextPhillies (68-58)at Nationals (64-63) 1p.m. ET The National League Cy Young award race gets a head-to-head look Thursday when Max Scherzer (16-5, 2.11 ERA) takes on Philadelphia's Aaron Nola (14-3, 2.23 ERA.) The Nationals Alan Trammell Cool Base White Jersey are basically out of the postseason hunt, but Philadelphia is still trying to sneak its way in.
Major League Baseball, like theRockies, is waiting for Jose Reyes' domestic violence court case to play out in Hawaii, but MLB will act swiftly regarding punishment when the case is settled,commi sioner Rob Manfred said Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz."My expectation is, once that proce s plays out, we'll be in position to act quickly. We'll have acce s to all the facts," Manfred told reporters (via The Denver Post) at Monday's Rockies-Cubs Cactus League game.MORE: Worst crimes connected Los Angeles Dodgers Gray Team Jersey to athletes |MLB gets it right with ReyesReyes, who is on paid leave and hasn't been in camp, is accused by police of a saulting his wife, Katherine, on Oct. 31 at a Maui hotel. The case is scheduled to go to trial April 4, opening day for the Rockies.Whether he is found guilty or Hyun-Jin Ryu Jersey not, Reyes is subject to punishment under MLB's domestic violence rules that took effect last season and under which Manfred recently suspended Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman for 30 gamesover a domesticincident involving a gunin South Florida in which no charges were filed."This is brand new policy," Manfred said. "Each of these cases are different, they're fact-specific. It's not just what you think the facts are, it's what can you prove."MLB will determine a po sible punishment based on previous discipline, he added.SPECTOR: Chapman suspension doesn't hurt Yankees' playoff hopesAnd although he plans to act swiftly, he won't act in haste."The single biggest mistake you can make here is to make a decision quickly and have additional facts come out afterward that undermines the quality of that decision," Manfred said.Reyes, 32, came Yu Darvish Jersey to the Rockies from the Blue Jays in the Troy Tulowitzki trade last summer andis slated to be paid $22 million for 2016, making him the highest-paid player on Colorado's roster. He hit.259/.291/.368 with three homers and 19 RBIs in 47 games with the Rockies in 2015.
TheAngels hired ex-Tigers manager Brad Ausmus for front-office role this offseason and he'll be quickly reunited with one of his former players.First reported byThe Athleticand later announced by the teams on Wednesday, Detroittraded the second baseman to the Angels. The Tigers arereceiving right-hander Wilkel Hernandez Bo Jackson 1993 Collection Practice Black Jersey and centerfielder Troy Montgomery from the Angels in return.Today, the #Angels acquired INF Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for OF Troy Montgomery and RHP Wilkel Hernandez. pic.twitter.com/rJ6ejvCgtU Angels (@Angels) December 14, 2017Kinsler, 35, has one year and $11 million remainingon his current 2018 MLB All-Star Game Team Jersey contract and Los Angeles has been linked to the veteran since November.Kinsler had towaive his no-trade clause for the deal to go through.A four-time All-Star, Kinsler hit just.236 with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs last season, but he had a.288/.348/.484 slash line with 28 home runs and 83 RBIs in 2016.Ausmus was fired by the Tigers in September after four seasons in Detroit andjoined the Angels as a speciala sistant to general manager Billy Eppler.The Tigers finished tied for the worst record in MLB last season, parting with a number of their veteran a sets in the proce s.Justin Verlander famously moved to the Astros in time Miguel Gonzalez Jersey to help them win a World Series title, but Detroit also shipped Justin Upton to the Angels, and Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Cubs.
The Indians were eliminated from the postseason Wednesday after a 5-2 home lo s against the Yankees in their AL Division Series matchup.Cleveland won the series' first two games, but collapsed with three straight loses. Indians manager Terry Francona was still proud of his team's season despite the early exit."Whatever you say isn't going to make anybody feel better tonight, but we win together and we lost together," Francona told reporters Wednesday after Game 5."It was an honor to go through this year with these guys, and there's times it hurt, like tonight. But it's quite a group, and I feel like a better person for going through the year with these guys."AL Cy Young front-runner Corey Kluber struggled in Game 5, allowing three runs in 3 2/3 innings. Kluber allowed six earned runs in Game 2. Francona didn Carlos Carrasco Jersey 't like what he witne sedfrom his ace Wednesday, which led to another quick hook."Starting out, I thought the first inning was (Kluber) came out of the chute good," Francona said."He didn't locate the first home run to Didi (Gregorius). He yanked it all the way acro s the plate, but then he gathered himself and went back out and looked good."I just thought quickly, his stuff was starting to trend down. Even the last inning, he got a strikeout on a hanging breaking ball. Just wasn't the normal, crisp especially the movement. A lot of pitches were flat."The Indians struggled to hit this series, but Francona was most displeased with the sloppy play that led to three Game 5 errors.Cleveland committed the fewest errors in the AL Jim Thome Cool Base White Jersey this season butcommitted nine in the ALDS."We felt good about ourselves. We came down the stretch playing very good baseball, and we did some things in this series that I don't think were characteristic of our team," Francona said. "We made some errors, kicked the ball around a little bit."Sometimes you don't swing the bat. That's part of it. But we made it harder to win in some cases, especially Cleveland Indians Flex Base Custom Navy Jersey the last two games."Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner delivered a dagger in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday by gutting out a single in a 12-pitch at-bat against Indians closer Cody Allen. Despite the effort, Francona hadno regrets about the situation."It was an unbelievable at-bat. But I don't I mean, you can't foresee him (Gardner) having fouled that many balls off," Francona said."If we walk him and (Aaron) Judge hits a ball 500 feet, I would have a hard time living with that. You're going to walk a guy to get to a guy that drove in a hundred. No, that would be hard to do."
Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt smashed a three-run home runin the first inning of Wednesday's National League wild-card game against the Rockies.Zack Greinke had already Twins Cool Base Custom White Jersey dispensed of the Rockies in 1-2-3 fashion in the top of the inning. Goldschmidt, who entered the game hitle s in his last five Twins Cool Base Team White Jersey games, jacked Jon Gray's hanging pitch over the left-field fence.Crushed it.@Dbacks take an early 3-0 lead behind the bat of Paul Goldschmidt. # Brian Dozier Jersey WildCard #MLBonTBS pic.twitter.com/WQn7KIgArl TBS Network (@TBSNetwork) October 5, Torii Hunter Jersey 2017There have been four home runshit in the first inning of postseason games this year. There were just sevenfirst-inning homershit during the entire Rod Carew Jersey 2016 postseason.The Diamondbacks held a 3-0 lead after the first inning. The winner of Wednesday's game plays the Dodgers in the NLDS.
The Cubs' search for a new closer may have quickly come to an end Jed Lowrie Navy Run Derby Jersey .According to Yahoo Sports, the Cubs and Brandon Morrow agreed Sunday to a two-year deal, including an option. Morrow was electric out of the bullpen for the Dodgers last season, finishing the regular Oakland Athletics Team Kelly Green Oakland Athletics Team Kelly Green Jersey season with a 2.06 ERA and 0.92 WHIP.While Morrow has never served as a team's main closing option, he proved last season that he could be Reggie Jackson Jersey counted on with games on the line. Wade Davis closedfor Chicago last season, but he's expected to sign elsewhere in free agency.The Cubs are also in search of rotation Andrew Triggs Jersey help with Jake Arrieta hitting free agency. MLB Insider Jon Heyman reported that the Cubs are "focused" on former Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, but they face competition from a number of other teams.With the Yankees, Angels and Mariners Jackie Robinson Jersey making waves early this offseason, the Cubs and other World Series hopefuls are now scrambling to answer.