ltcfuedx

Five Years Later: Reviewing the 2008 draft

content_img

| | | |

They say you have to wait five years before you can properly evaluate a draft class in baseball. Players need to be given an opportunity to climb the minor-league ladder and cut their teeth at the the club in 2009, Simon Weaver has transformed the fortunes of Harrogate Town AFC.The club, which were struggling for money and marooned towards the bottom of the National League North, are now on the brink of a historic promotion to the Football Le big-league level before we start declaring winners and losers. That hasn’t stopped us before, of course, and it won’t sty winger was withdrawn from England’s Euro2020 qualifier with Montenegro after clashing with teammate Joe Gomez.”We have moved on it,” said Hudson-Odoi on Thursday. “We have all discussed it as a team, we have had a little talk with each other, and mop us in the future.

The 2013 draft will begin on Thursday night, making this the perfect time to go back those five years to evaluate the 2008 draft. That class has already given us two Rookies of the Year, an MVP and a batting champion, so it’s off to a pretty great start. With some help from the incomparable , let’s break down the 2008 draft.

(round/overall pick)

— 14.3 WAR — 2010 Rookie of the Year, 2012 NL MVP, 2012 batting champ, two-time World Series champ … Posey isn’t just the best player from the 2008 draft, he’s one of the very best in baseball. The , , and all passed on him. — 8.7 WAR — Lawrie was drafted by the Brewers before being traded to the Blue Jays for Shaun Marcum in a one-for-one deal. — 8.2 WAR — Broke into the show barely one year after being drafted and hasn’t gone back to the minors. — 7.4 WAR — Arguably the most dominant reliever in baseball, Kimbrel went from hard-throwing but wild junior college pitcher to having a 2.1 BB/9 over the last two years. — 5.6 WAR — Chicago turned Hudson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery at the moment, into Edwin Jackson at the 2010 trade deadline. — 5.4 WAR — Espinosa tried playing through injury and hasn’t hit much in 2013, but he was close to being a 20-20 player in both 2011 and 2012. — 4.9 WAR — Although he hasn’t become a star as expected, Beckham has done more than most from his draft class. — 4.7 WAR — Lynn spent some time going back and forth between the rotation and bullpen, but he’s a full-time starter now and a very good one. — 4.6 WAR — Very quietly, Crawford is one of the game’s more reliable shortstops. He can really pick it, and his offense is improving. — 4.4 WAR — No one from the 2008 draft class has hit more home runs than Davis, who has 63 career long balls to his name. — 3.8 WAR — Turning an eighth-round pick into a left-handed platoon outfielder is a pretty great return on the investment. — 3.5 WAR — The Phillies got nearly 300 above-average innings (114 ERA+) from Worley before sending him to the Twins for Ben Revere. — 3.4 WAR — Washington used Milone as part of the package to acquire Gio Gonzalez, so this 10th rounder has worked out spendidly. — 3.3 WAR — Miley was the runner-up for last year’s NL Rookie of the Year award. — 3.3 WAR — Arizona used Cook to acquire Trevor Cahill from the Athletics before last season.

Only two other players in the entire draft class have accumulated 3.0+ WAR in the big leagues: reliever (2/57) and catcher (1/10). They’re at 3.3 and 3.0 WAR for their careers, respectively. Now, let’s look at some late-round steals.

— The Athletics have benefited directly from both guys after acquiring them in trades during the 2011-12 offseason. –2.5 WAR — Phelps cracked the big-league roster as the long man last year and has since pitched his way into New York’s rotation. — 2.0 WAR — Campana, who has since moved on to the Diamondbacks, is your 2008 draft class leader with 54 stolen bases. — 1.7 WAR — The Dodgers turned this late-round pick into Hanley Ramirez (and Randy Choate) at the trade deadline last year. — 1.3 WAR — There might not be a more dominant or harder-throwing setup man in the game right now.

Every draft has some busts, and the 2008 class is no different. Obviously, some busts are much more spectacular than others. Here are five high picks who have yet to contribute to the big-league team in a meaninguful way and are unlikely to do so in the future.

— Yes, the top overall pick in the draft. Baseball America continues to rate Beckham as one of the top 10 prospects in Tampa Bay’s system, but it’s obvious he won’t live up to expectations that come with being a first overall pick. — Skipworth did actually reach the show this year and spent a few days on the roster as the backup catcher, but he’s a career .216/.279/.371 hitter in nearly 2,000 minor-league plate appearances. Yikes. — Wallace was considered one of the two or three best hitters in the draft class at the time, but he hasn’t hit in the big leagues at all (87 OPS+). The Cardinals wisely traded him as part of the package for Matt Holliday in 2009. — Along with Beckham, Martin is one of just two top-20 picks from 2008 to fail to reach the show. He has a 4.85 ERA in more than 500 minor-league innings, but Los Angeles was able to trade him to get Shane Victorino at the deadline last year. — Fields was the best reliever in the draft class, but he’s had trouble throwing strikes throughout his career. The Astros took him as a Rule 5 Draft this winter before he hit the DL with a forearm strain.

There are plenty more busts where those five came from, but not all busts are created equally. Some players fail to live up to expectations but remain solid contributors. Are they disappointments? Sure. Are they still useful players? Definitely.

— The 4.9 WAR has a lot to do with playing time — Beckham leads 2 Brann.The goalkeeper joined the Canaries on loan from German giants Schalke last summer, but played just 22 minutes of Premier League football for City, which came in a 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in September.Fahrmann said: “Last summer, I moved008 draft position players in games (545) and plate appearances (2,102) by a lot — but the middle-infield bar is so low that he remains a rosterable player. — 2.0 WAR — Matusz tried and failed as a starter, then tried and failed again. And one more time after that. He has settled in as a very good lefty reliever. — 1.7 WAR — He leaves something to be desired on defense and against left-handers, but Alvarez has huge power and doesn’t exactly kill the Pirates at the hot corner. — 1.3 WAR — I was tempted to put Hosmer in the “Biggest Busts” category, but a 96 OPS+ in nearly 1,400 MLB plate appearances is hardly a disaster. — 0.3 WAR — The Rangers are thrilled because they turned Smoak into Cliff Lee, but a 92 OPS+ in over 1,600 plate appearances is only so useful for the Mariners.

Finally, let’s look at the players who got away. These are guys who were drafted in 2008 but declined to sign, only to go back into the draft in future years and become big-league players.

— 6.5 WAR — The Padres were unable to reel Kipnis in as their fourth-rounder, and the next year he went in the second round to the . — 2.5 WAR — Crow turned down Washington as the ninth overall pick only to come out as the 12th overall pick to the Royals in 2009. — 1.7 WAR — Scheppers had some injury concerns but still went 44th overall to the Rangers in 2009.

It’s worth noting that top prospects (1/28 to Yankees) and (27/820 to Braves) both decided to go to college rather than turn pro in 2008, then came out as first-round picks in 2011. Cole went first overall to the Pirates, Rendon sixth to the Nationals. They’re the ultimate “ones who got away.”

ysimrntc

e PSG.Barcelona and Real Madrid are battling to si

content_img

The ‘ game against the Natirded impressive friendly victories over Barcelona, RB Salzburg and Reading over the past few weeks.Despite only taking over as coach at the start of July, Lampard feels as though his players have absorbed his tactics.”I think it has been a good pre-sonals Wednesday was postponed due to rain, meaning the team will have to a bit for the weekend series against Miami.

Thursday’s scheduled starter will be moved back to Saturday, while will have his return to the rotation pushed back a day to Sunday. Matt Harvey remains slotted to start Friday in the series opener. 

More News 07/15/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/25/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/16/2018 • by RotoWire Staff anager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Fred believes the club legend is doing a good job – even if he talks a lot.”Solskjaer is our teacher and does a good job,” the Brazil international told UOL Esporte.”He is young and gchester United striker struggled with his confidence during Jose Mourinho’s time in charge.The Frenchman wasn’t happy working with the Portuguese coach, and he was suffering on a daily basis at Old Trafford.”During our first two years together in Manrowing every day. He learned a lot and 03/15/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

ltcfuedx

Leicester City winger Fousseni Diabate has joined

content_img

starting pitcher followed up his worst start of the season with arguably his best Saturday, as he tossed seven shutout innings against the Mets. 

Fernandez allowed just three hits in seven innings of work, all of them singles. He worked efficiently, throwing 60 of 87 pitches for strikes, while walking just one batter. He struck out eight, one shy of his career-high. 

Fernandez also get plenty of run support to push his record back to .500 at 3-3 following the 8-1 win. He has now allowed three of fewer runs in eight of his first 11 starts, with a 3.34 ill replace his father Alberto as coach of the Roma Primavera youth team. The former timate Europa League opponents Gent on Thursday night.The first leg of the round 32 tie ended 1-0 at the Olimpicor FA Cup defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.Adam Reach’s deflected strike midway through the second half sealed a 1-0 win for the Championship outfit and Potter admitted it had been a ‘flat’ display by his side, who struggled to create clear-cut opportuni.“It’s a very important game and we want to qualify for the next round, but we have to concentrate on what we have to do tomorrow,” saimidfielder announced his retirement after a career in the Giallorossi jersey and very brief spell at Boca Juniors.But he told Gazzetta dello Sport: “I read about sERA.

Fernandez will try to follow up his strong start with another one against the Mets, this time scheduled for Friday in New York. 

More News 09/25/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/21/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/15/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/10/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

wochknmy

at Chelsea.Sarri is expected to move to Juventus –

content_img

Coming into the season, the ‘ ranked high on my list of setup men who could become closers midseason. Now, with Chris Perez sidelined by right shoulder soreness, his time has come.

So why am I not rushing to pick him up? He’s not altogether himself. Having just returned from a DL stint for a sore right elbow, his fastball is reacmo.The Spaniard was one of the shining lights for his nation at the Under-21 European Championships this summer.The former Barcelona academy player is currently with Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.He managed 12 goals and nine assists for the club last seashing only the high 80s, about 4-5 mph lower than usual. And considering he allowed four earned runs over an inning of work last time out, he’s missing that velocity.

Of course, two of his first three appearances off the DL were scoreless, so perhaps other factors contributed to his struggles Saturday. But a pitcher still working up to midseason form might not find himself fastGary Neville says he would “run a mile” to become Manchester United manager.Neville spent four months in charge of Valencia in his one and only managerial role.In a Twitter Q&A on Sunday night he was asked by one fan: “If the opportunity ever arose would you take the United managerial role?”Neville replied: “That call isn’t coming and if it did I would run a mile.” enough to take advantage of whaut Ozil say he’s always being made the scapegoat for the team’s failures.The midfielder, who is on a contract worth £350,000 per week at the Emirates Stadium, has been frozen out by manager Unai Emery and has made just two appearances this season. “t could end up being a minimal DL stay.

The only way I pick up Pestano is if he’s the only option for saves on the wire.

More News 07/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 02/05/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 12/23/2015 • by RotoWire Staff 07/17/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 07/10/2015 • by Jason Lempert

ltcfuedx

ma deal.The veteran striker, who was linked with I

content_img

reliever (elbow), who is on a rehab assignment with Class A Lake County, is Friday, according to The Plain Dealer. Nick Hagadone was optioned to Triple-A Columbus Thursday to clear a roster spot.

More News 07/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/19/2016 • by RotoWire Staff -add-ons-Brentford-Folarin-Balogun.html” target=”_blank”>Daily Mail says Brentford have had a bid rejected for £5m plus add-ons for Balogun. The Gunners turned down an offer and the Championship promotion hopefuls could face shock competition for Ba 02/05/2016 hts about leaving Chelsea last year.The midfielder is enjoying career best form this season.”I came to Chelsea at the age of 12, as their scouts spotted me in a small Marseille club,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport magazine SportWeek.“It was very • by RotoWire Staff 12/23/2015 • by RotoWire Staff Juventus has been held up by Chelsea’s demand for compensation.ESPNsays the Blues want Juve to pay £5million to release Sarri from his contract, which will expire at the end of next season.The Serie A giants were hoping Sarri would be released from 07/17/2015 • by Sean D’Oliveira 07/10/2015 • by Jason Lempert

gebwnzya

la has passed an Inter medical today, completing t

content_img

reliever gave up another run in his appearance on Tuesday night against the Pirates and suffered his third blown save. The right-hander has a 9.20 ERA through 14 2/3 innings pitched.”I definitely am frustrated,” Axford told .com on Wednesday. “I can’t lie about that, but I feel strong, I feel good and that’s where I’ve got to keep building off of. The s Jurgen Klopp insists there’s no reason to change the Champions League.When asked about what changes he would make to the Champions League format given the opportunity, Klopp was prepared with a comical answer for reporters.”If they could make the sfirst four games of this season, that wasn’t me, and that’s something I can get a wash too and brush that away. I felt different; my mechanics weren’t son now over, most of the attention has turned to the summer transfer window.There are stories and speculation swirling around everywhere. Sometimes it feels overwhelming.But please don’t stress, because here at Tribalfootballwe will summarise the biquite right.”Manager Ron Roenicke said he has been thus far.”I don’t know; it’s hard to figure out,” Roenicke stated. “We still have confidence in him, and nothing seems to go right. So we’ll see.”

More News 03/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 08/10/2019 • by RotoWire Staff fifth round of the FA Cup is a huge boon for the club.The Premier League side survived a huge scare in Tuesday’s fourth-round replay against League One Oxford United, who came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 and take the game to extra time.Neith 08/08/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/08/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

rgzwoify

g Lazio for Club Brugge star Wesley Soares.The Laz

content_img

starter  accomplished a career first Tuesday night against the Rangers. For the , Colon went at least six innings without striking out a single batter, .com reports. He also settled for a no-decision. Colon gave up three earned runs on four hits and a walk over six innings. He threw 77 pitches and his ERA is 4.56. He snapped a string of consecutive astle United’s performance in their 0-0 draw with Brighton.United had chances to win but they had far inferior possession statistics and were indebted to Fabian Schar for keeping out Aaron Mooy’s shot. Even the late introduction of Andy Carroll to atlosses and remains 3-2. His next scheduled start comes Monday in another outing against the Rangers in Texas.

More News 02/14/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/20/2018 • by RotoWire Staff summer.Wilson, who was once seen as a bright prospect at the club, failed to make the grade after being dealt several injury setbacks.He has not played for United in four years and spent the season on loan at Aberdeen.He did not impress at the Scott 09/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff ewcastle United are confident their transfer plans remain on track.The Evening Chronicle says Toon chiefs are confident that Steve Bruce will still be able to get summer transfer business done with no hitches at the end of the season.The Magpies have 09/08/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 09/07/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

usxpctyq

ang and Alexandre Lacazette both struck for the 2-

content_img

manager John Farrell about ‘s condition following Sunday’s game against the Blue Jays. Victorino was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for further evaluations after colliding with the right-field wall in the fourth inning Sunday. The Red Sox weren’t able to provide an update on his condition Sunday night. The team will have an off day Monday before starting a three-game series Tuesday at Tampa Bay.”Everything points to him being ready for Tuesday,” Farrell said.Victorino missed eight games after suffering a back injury April 24. He hit .343 in his last 10 games back from injury before Sunday’s collision.

More News 07/05/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 02/05/2017 • by Rott, controlled performance to see off Crystal Palace, 2-0 at Selhurst Park.After the game, in which Redmond opened the scoring with an explosive 20-yard shot after some nifty footwork, he was asked whether it was the team’s best performance of the seaoWire Staff hester City forward Gabriel Jesus has found himself banned from his national team for the next two months.The striker ran into trouble in the Copa America final against Peru, where he was sent off for two bookable offences.CONMEBOL, the governing bod Released Arsenal full-back Cohen Bramall is in talks with Colchester United.Sky Sports says Bramall is in contract negotiations with Colchester.Bramall was signed to Arsenal by Arsene Wenger from non-league Hednesford Town in 2017.However, he never played a senior game for the Premier League side. 05/23/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 05/06/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/29/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

swughrep

ckoff their schedule against Everton.”Friends you’

content_img

third baseman finally started warming up with the bat Wednesday in Baltimore. Despite K.C. taking the loss, Moustakas went 3 for 4 and belted his second home run of the season. 

Moustakas singled twice Major League Soccer secured agreements to air the showpiece game on ABC and both the Spanish-language Univision Network and TUDN in the United States, and on TSN and TVAts new Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes can enhance his own game.Pereira is determined to take his own chances to shine in United’s midfield, with a start likely against Club Brugge on Thursday night, and the arrival of Fernandes can assist Sports in Canada, reports SportBusiness.It is the first time thinese state news agency Xinhua reported that City had not engaged with local fans in China last week and shown “discrimination” towards local media.But Sterling insists, “Every time we got back from training to the hotel, we embraced the fans, we sigat the MLS Cup fand smashed a two-run blast off Chris Tillman in the sixth inning with two outs. He’s now batting .219 after entering Wednesday hitting just .196. 

rgzwoify

ited midfielder Sean Longstaff has been told to fo

content_img

outfielder connected for his second home run Wednesday against the Braves, which was a solo shot off Anthony Varvaro in the ninth inning. Bruce finished 1 for 3 with one walk.

Both of Bruce’s home runs have come in the last 16 games. He’s batting .215 (14 for 65) with one triple, three doubles, eight runs and nine RBI in that span.

More News t on the signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic.The fullback was expected to complete a move to the Gunners from the Scottish treble winners.However, a report in The Sun suggests that a £15 million offer was rejected.Celtic want close to twice as muc 03/09/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/08/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 03/06/2020 iogo Dalot is playing his own role in the club’s transfer plans.Dalot has attracted support from two United transfer targets after posting an end of season message on social media.Thursday marked 12 months since Dalot moved to United from Porto.”A ye • by RotoWire Staff 03/01/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/22/2019 re as important as any striker to the team’s attack.Souness insists that Liverpool ‘s attack must now be regarded as a fab FIVE, given everything the full-backs bring to the party.He said: “Liverpool have won nothing yet, and anything can happen. W • by RotoWire Staff

jcnpvgtf

ry.The young centre-back has joined Villa from Bre

content_img

The have optioned pitcher to Triple-A. 

Hand was called up by the team April 30, and only made one appearancehis injury rehabilitation.The England international has been sidelined since May after rupturing his Achilles tendon in a post-season friendly.The 23-year-old has suffered several setbacks since then, with manager Frank Lampard confirming he was “n. He held the Mets scoreless for 1 2/3 innings, giving up two walks and striking out three. Hand was demonted to make room for Adeiny Hechavarria, who was activated from the disabled list.

More News 03/24/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/21/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/22/2019 • by RotoWire Sta playing for Estudiantes before he retires.The Argentine defender has struggled to establish himself in Ole Gunnar Solskjaerdou Koulibaly purchase of an apartment in Paris has been played down in Naples.It’s emerged Koulibaly recently splashed out on an apartment in the heart of Paris, sparking talk of a summer move to PSG.But Italian reporter Valter De Maggio insists the’s Manchester United first-team plans and admits he is keen on one day returning to Estudiantes. Rojo has long been linked witff 09/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/20/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/18/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

scrdbaxq

he left-back has found himself out of Hasenhuttl’s

content_img

For the first time since April 12, shortstop was in the top spot of the batting order for the second consecutive game Saturday at Detroit. It’s a positive sign for the unconventional leadoff hitter as he works his way past a sluggish start in which he produced a .185 average and .262 on-base percentage over his first 15 games.

But he has rebounded nicely with a .421 OBP since then to reclaim the position and has multiple hits in three of his past seven games. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored during the Braves’ 7-4 loss to the Tigers.

“It’s definitely getting there,” Simmons told .com. “I’ve just got to get a few days of consistently feeling good and getting my body to be relaxed. Then it just becomes automatic.”

More News should be going for the top four this season.The Brazilian midfielder became accustomed to playing in the top European club competition with former club Shakhtar but faces a difficult challenge with United to do so next season.”When everyone has the ct with Sxis Sanchez wants to leave Manchester United.The Sun claims Sanchez is “desperate” to leave after falling down the ranks at Old Trafford this season.Alexis will return to Carrington early from holiday in order to get himself fit enough for a move awaampdoria by mutual consent after three seasons and has signed a two-year deal at Milanello, believed to be worth €2m per term.“AC Milan announces the appointment of Marco Giampaolo as the new coach of the First Team with effect from July 03/25/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/20/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 09/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/04/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

qgtymdvs

d after victory over Norwich City.The Irishman say

content_img

There will between the and involving top prospects and , CBSSports.com reports Tuesday.he January market.Currently on-loan in Serie B with Ascoli, Scamacca is also impressing with Italy U21s.TMW says the former Roma starlet is on the radars of Juventus and Napoli ahead of the winter transfer window.However, a move to Portugal could be Rangers GM Jon Daniels says the two sides never even discussed such a swap. 

Plus, a major impediment to the supposed deal is that the Cardinals are going to wineny is currently on loan at Besiktas and the 27-year-old said he often speaks with Ozil who appears interested in a move to Turkey.Elneny told Bein Sports Turkey, “Mesut really loves Fenerbahce. He’s always speaking about the club and the fans. “If th Carlos Beltran a free agent at season’s end and the team not exactly thrilled with keeping Jon Jay there every day, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. 

More News 03/02/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/17/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 12/03/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 12/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/28/2019 so hopes to emulate the club’s past Argentine legends.Lo Celso knows all about how 1978 World Cup winners Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa became Spurs legends.He said: “There have been many Argentinians in the past at  Tottenham.“They have alwa • by RotoWire Staff 09/27/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

rgzwoify

er.The England captain missed significant spells a

content_img

Shortly after denying any involvement with a South Florida clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball, second baseman showed no signs of being distracted during Monday’s 5-1 loss at Tampa Bay. Cano went 2 for 4 to extend his hitting streak to five games and accounted for New York’s only run with a homer in the fourth inning, his sixth of the season.

Prior to the game, ESPN reported the spokeswoman for Cano’s foundation was included on a client list of Biogenesis, a now-shuttered anti-aging clinic with ties to illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Sonia Cruz told ESPN she did not receive anything from the clinic and said Cano never did, either.

“I know what I am doing and I know myself,” Cano told reporters. “There is nothing else I can say about it.”

The situation is not expected to alteise for teammate Moussa Djenepo.Djenepo, who joined Saints from Standard Liege for £14m in summer, has quickly become a beacon of hope for supporters. Redmond told the Daily Echo: “He is a very, very good kid.“He is bright, bubbly and doesn’t taker the Yankees’ plan of attempting to keep Cano after he becomes a free agent in the offseason, according to the New York Post.

“I hope it wouldn’t be [a distraction],” manager Joe Girardi said. “He had to deal with it last year and people talked about his contract being a distraction. He gets to the field and he is all business.”

More News 1D ago • by RotoWire Staff 2D ago • by RotoWire Staff 03/12/2020 • by RotoWire Staff al Madrid president Florentino Pérez insists he’s delighted with the arrival of Eden Hazard.Real paid a fee rising to €150m for the Chelsea star over the summer – this despite claims Florentino was unenthusiastic about the Belgian.But he told Okdi02/29/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 02/17/2020 • by RotoWire Staff City have raised standards in the Premier League over the past two years.Liverpool are at Leicester City today 11 points clear at the top of the table.But Klopp warns: “I think City moved the bar massively last season.”The kind of consistency they sh 09/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

robscnqa

yellow card against Burnley on Sunday.Clarets boss

content_img

starting pitcher was down 4-0 by the end of the second inning and he could never see his way out of the hole Sunday at Tampa Bay. Milone suffered his first loss of the season after starting 3-0 for the A’s. Milone gave up three runs in the first and surrendered a solo homer to Yunel Escobar in the second. The next runs he allowed came in the seventh, but the A’s couldn’t get going against the Tampa pitching staff. Milone allowed six runs — fdfielder Alhassan Yusuf is staying calm about the transfer interest swirling around him.The Nigerian youngster is a target for Ajax, Anderlecht, Watford, but in particular Wolves.”I’ve had a fantastic season. That I would gain such confidence and plaour earned — on eight hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings in the defeat. He struck out six and threw 96 pitches. Milone (3-1) has a 4.26 ERA.Sheyi Ojo is set to sign a new five-year contract with Liverpool.The Guardian says the Reds will immediately loan Ojo out after he commits his long-term future.The 21-year-old endured a tough loan spell with Stade de Reims this season.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is a keen admirer of Ojo and the Scottish giants are one of many clubs interested in signing the Reds academy graduate.The 26-year-old has not been dominant by any means in the early going, though he’s keeping Oakland in games. He’s allowed at least two runs in each of his outings and hasn’t yet gone deeper than seven innings. Still, he’s struck out 21 over 25 1/3 frames and has a solid WHIP at 1.26. Milone will next are stacked in the keeping department, with the likes of Aaron Ramsdale, Artur Boruc and Mark Travers.The latter was dropped for their most recent game, but Howe praised the player for his reaction to the news.Howe told the Daily Echo: “Mark’s a greastart for Oakland on Friday against Baltimore.