Bulls — Rebuilding is nothing new in the NBA, but Chicago, which made the playoffs last season, could have contended in the Eastern Conference next year with a couple positive moves.
Instead, they traded Butler to Minnesota for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn Cheap Ireland Rugby Jerseys and Lauri Markkanen — the seventh pick in Thursday night’s draft. While all three of those players are intriguing, they won’t help the Bulls win games any time soon.
Na had scouts’ eyes as early as 2009, when he was a left-handed pitcher for the Yonsei University in Seoul. According to a report then, the Yankees and Dodgers were among five teams interested in Na. However, an achilles injury affected his fastball velocity. Before the injury, he sat in the low 90s, but teams did not want to meet the reported $1.3 million amount he demanded.
The Astros are off to a franchise-best start and are the fourth team since 2000 to win 50 games in their first 74 contests or fewer, joining the 2001 Mariners, 2005 White Sox, 2015 Cardinals. Chicago was the only club of the three to win the World Series, but Houston, which is on pace to win 109 games, has the power and pitching to run the table this fall.
He’s having the best power year of his career for a team Cheap Jerseys And Hats that otherwise lacks pop. As has been the case his entire MLB life, a middling on-base percentage has kept him from being elite.
The offseason was a bit scary for Wieters, when Baltimore, the only organization he has known, essentially chose to pay Welington Castillo on the cheap rather than continue its relationship with the man once thought to be a savior. (People no longer make jokes such as “Matt Wieters’ at-bat music is a moment of silence. For the pitcher.”) A four-time All-Star but never a superstar, Wieters is having another solid season in his first year with the Nationals.