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Harper: Incident with Papelbon was blown up by media

Jonathan Papelbon’s attack on Bryce Harper during a September 27 game was the chokehold heard round the world, leading to plenty of hot takes from the likes of C.J. Nitkowski and even Don Cherry, but Harper doesn’t seem to think it was that big of a deal, and neither do the Nationals. They surprisingly brought Papelbon back this year, and he apologized during his first media...
Via Awful Announcing
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

John Farrell: David Ortiz not focused on retirement tour

David Ortiz went to Fort Myers, Fla., for his final spring training Monday, and the crowds already were out in full force. But the Boston Red Sox designated hitter has a championship send-off in mind. Ortiz, who showed up looking perhaps fitter than he’s ever been, likely will get some form of retirement tour to end his 20-year career in Major League Baseball. But Red Sox manager...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cromartie willing to return to Jets for less money

The New York Jets released Antonio Cromartie on Thursday, but that does not necessarily mean the veteran cornerback will not be with the team next season. Cromartie will be free to test the open market, but he could also choose to sign a new deal with the Jets for less money. According to Darryl Slater of NJ.com, that is something Cromartie might be interested in. But if that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco, Ravens to discuss contract restructure

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco signed a six-year, $120.6 million extension shortly after he led the team to the Super Bowl title in February of 2013. It was a massive contract that seemed to put the Ravens behind the proverbial eight-ball out of the gate. It also forced Baltimore to get rid of a few important players from the championship team, Anquan Boldin and Ed Reed...
Via Sportsnaut
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys do not see Robert Griffin III as a fit

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the teams that have been linked to Robert Griffin III since the conclusion of the 2015 season, but that does not mean they are actually interested in signing him. With Griffin almost certain to be dumped by the Washington Redskins in the near future, some have speculated that Jerry Jones would love to make a splash by signing RG3 to back up Tony Romo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Mack expected to opt out, could re-sign with Browns

It’s the season of sources, and according to those close to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Browns center Alex Mack is still expected to opt out of his current contract but with a twist! Mack could opt out and hold the Cleveland Browns up for some more money. #Browns C Alex Mack is expected to opt-out of his contract, sources said. But a return to Cleveland on a new contract is...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista will not give Blue Jays a hometown discount

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is in the final year of a five-year, $65 million contract and is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the year. Just in case any Blue Jays fans assumed Bautista would be willing to take less money to stay in Toronto, Bautista affirmed on Monday that there will be no discount for the Blue Jays in their negotiations. Jose Bautista...
Via The Comeback
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys plan to move on from Greg Hardy

Greg Hardy’s first season in Dallas looks like it will be his last. The Cowboys plan to move on from the free-agent defensive end this offseason, 105.3 The Fan in Dallas reported Monday, citing sources. At his best, Hardy is considered one of the NFL’s best pass rushers. At his worst, however, he’s often viewed as a distraction on and off the field, as has been the case over...
Via NESN.com
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

John Wall: 'I ain't trying to waste a season'

John Wall isn’t looking past this season when the Washington Wizards, along with just about every team in the NBA, will try to pursue superstar Kevin Durant in free agency. “I know what our goal is, to try to go after Kevin, which is not a bad situation. But my ultimate goal is this year. I ain’t trying to waste a season,” Wall told The Vertical. “I’m in my sixth year...
Via The Sports Daily
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins signs minor league deal with White Sox

Jimmy Rollins, now in the twilight of his career, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. #WhiteSox have agreed to terms with infielder Jimmy Rollins on a minor-league deal w/ an invite to camp. — Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) February 22, 2016 Rick Hahn in press release on Jimmy Rollins deal: “We envision Jimmy contributing both on and off the field...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson is 'happy' with the Knicks

Could the NBA’s power couple eventually join forces professionally in Los Angeles again? Perhaps, but it probably won’t be happening any time soon. In an interview with Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports on Monday, Lakers president Jeanie Buss noted how content her partner Phil Jackson is with his current job as president of the Knicks. “It really isn’t about trying to get him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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