Monthly Archives: March 2018

From 2012 to’16, Brees’ average pass traveled 7.8 yards in the air and resulted in 5.1 yards after the catch.

To be fair to Dipoto, the Mariners made a strong campaign to sign Shoehi Ohtani, who would have made an enormous impact on their rotation. Yet Dipoto now says that he doesn’t anticipate that he’ll sign another starting pitcher. There are still four good starters out on the market. Obviously someone like Yu Darvish would […]

Kirk Cousins officially joins Minnesota Vikings

It’s official: Kirk Cousins is the new starting quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings, the team announced Thursday. Cousins met with team officials Wednesday night over dinner and toured the Vikings’ new facility on Thursday before agreeing to the richest guaranteed-money contract in NFL history. The three-year, $84 million deal, which is fully guaranteed, makes Cousins […]

The only player with more was Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill.

Austin was set to carry a cap number of $8 million into 2018 — more than $6 million less than last season’s figure, per Over The Cap — but will instead redo his deal to preserve his standing with the Rams after his worst statistical season of his career. The 2017 dropoff wasn’t all Austin’s […]

Derek Jeter knows why Marlins fans are angry.

The former Yankees star and current Marlins CEO told fans Wednesday to be patient because there is a “long-term strategic plan to make this organization sustainable over time.” “The only way to do that is to invest in our minor league system, player development and scouting,” Jeter told a few hundred people who attended a […]

Kyle Williams back with Bills after getting advice from close pal Andrew Whitworth

Was there something in the water when Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams and Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth were growing up just 12 miles apart? Nah. Try something else. “We joke around that there’s something about this red dirt of North Central Louisiana,” Williams said with a laugh. “It grows them a little bit differently […]

It’s difficult to imagine Brees and the Saints parting ways, especially with the team again competitive and without his heir on the roster.

Landry, meanwhile, heads to Cleveland following a four-year stint with Miami in which he was targeted 563 times (sixth-most in the NFL) while catching 400 passes (No. 3 in the league). Primarily a short-area asset, Landry’s career 6.3 average depth of target is higher than only Cole Beasley (6.2) and Adam Humphries (6.2) among wide […]

Hold on a second, did the Mets just win the offseason?

Laugh it up, Sandy. It’s a cold day in Port St. Lucie. On paper, that’s a pretty good lineup. There’s lots of power between Frazier (111 career OPS+), Cespedes (125 career OPS+) and Bruce (110 career OPS+). Should Conforto rebound from his shoulder injury (he will return in May, according to reports), he adds more […]

Shohei Ohtani perfect at plate in first spring training game as Angels’ DH

If first impressions are any indication, Shohei Ohtani will indeed be able to contribute to the Angels at the plate as well as on the mound — or better. The two-way superstar from Japan reached base in all three plate appearances Monday in his spring training debut as a hitter. Obviously, I couldn’t directly communicate […]

In addition to Hyder, the Lions also re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach .

Ian Rapoport reported earlier Saturday Sherman has an affinity for the West Coast, which makes plenty of sense and helps explain such a swift signing. The Southern California native is a Stanford graduate and is familiar with Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, who was Seattle’s defensive quality control coach from 2011-2013, Sherman’s first three seasons […]

Draymond Green, Klay Thompson joke about consequences if not picked by All-Star captain Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry better be careful with his All-Star picks, or else a potential Warriors dynasty could fall apart — OK, not really. The Thunder have rattled off seven wins in a row, and they are right behind the Timberwolves and Spurs in the Western Conference standings. OKC was coming together and showing signs it would […]