Rob Gronkowski will likely be staying put in New England.
According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, the Patriots have had no trade talks involving the veteran tight end this offseason and expect to have him on the roster for 2018.
Meanwhile, the team is trading wide reciever Brandin Cooks and a fourth-round pick to the Rams for the 23rd overall pick in the first round of this month’s NFL Draft. The Rams had been linked to Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr. but instead opted for Cooks, who was due a $8.5 million club option before the season.
Davis has been giving New Orleans all it could possibly ask for this month, as he has attempted not only 10-plus free throws in all four games, but also recorded multiple blocks and multiple steals in each of those contests.
I’m high on players from motivated teams, and Towns qualifies, but for several reasons, he won’t be on my rosters tonight. First, he’s averaged just 37 fantasy points against the slow-paced Memphis Grizzlies this season, and second, he’s not that much cheaper than Jokic, who has been outproducing Towns substantially down the stretch and is just as motivated. Moreover, Jimmy Butler is back, and while that’s great for him and the team overall, it has the potential to cut into Towns’ usage.
Finally — I’ve been yelling at [previous managers] Matt Williams and Dusty Baker, ‘Let me go,’ said Scherzer, who said it was his first steal since high school. There’s obviously situations where I can; I think I’m fast enough.
If J-Dub [former teammate Jayson Werth] can steal a base, so can I.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez, who presented Scherzer with the second-base bag as a memento after the game, said this was going to happen.
We’ve talked about it for a week now, and he’s gung-ho, Martinez said. He loves to play the game. We talked and I said, ‘If a guy plays behind you and you think you’ve got a chance.’ But I said please don’t get hurt sliding. He said, ‘I’ve got the best pop-up slide in baseball.’ And he showed it.
Even though his teammates at the top of the order couldn’t bring him home for another run, Scherzer’s arm made it a moot point. The three-time Cy Young Award winner tossed a two-hitter for his fifth career shutout, and his first since his no-hitter in the final game of the 2015 season.