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Five Years Later: Reviewing the 2008 draft

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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 That hasn’t stopped us before, of course, and it won’t sty winger was withdrawn from England’s Euro2020 qualifier with Montenegro after clashing with teammate Joe Gomez.”We have moved on it,” said Hudson-Odoi on Thursday.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.

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— 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.”

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Cards vanquish Communist D-backs, retain EOB heavyweight title

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It was a grueling and blood-drenched four-game series that lasted a total of 40 innings, but in the end the , battered and adorned with a crimson maCrystal Palace’s 2-1 win at Manchester United.Ayew says Palace deserved the three points.Speaking to Palace TV post-match, the player who opened the scoring for the Eagles in the first half discussed the performance: “We are happy; I think we put in sk, mustered a split and thus retained the Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship.

Wait, the “Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship”? What’s that? That’s this:

Since the concept of championship belts is cool in boxing, MMA and sports entertainment (aka pro wrestling), the Eye on Baseball team has decided to create a Heavyweight Championship belt for the 2013 season.

As the defending World Series champions, the Giants entered the season with the strap. From there, here are our rules.

1. A team must win a series from the champion to take the belt. One game isn’t going to cut it, considering it’s a 162-game season and teams all view the season in terms of series.

2. If the belt-holder splits a series (two- or four-game series), it retains. Much like on a draw in boxing or a count-out situation in pro wrestling, you don’t get the belt unless you actually beat the champion. A tie isn’t good enough.

3. If, at the end of the regular season, the belt-holder does not make the playoffs — and due to the dynamics of this thing, that scenario is entirely plausible — said team will be stripped of the title for not qualifying for the postseason. Then the winner of the playoffs — the World Series — takes the belt and the title into the offseason.

The , of course, positioned themselves as Soviet sympathizers prior to the big series in St. Louis, and the Cardinals, right-wise defenders of the American way, did not take kindly. Woade the switch earlier this week.The 29-year-old said the move came about quickly and he did not need think twice about the opportunity.”It’s going to be a new challenge, one I’m very excited to be here for,” Dawson said.”It happened very quickly, thrst of all, the Diamondbacks, as a tribute to Lenin, father of the revolution, at one point attempted to cut the American hair of , who picked up the win and hit his first career homer on Thursday night.

To say the least, Miller, who takes seriously the bedrock values of the Republic and his hair, was aghast at their sinister machinations. After the game, he had some pointed words for the Diamondbacks …

The Diamondbacks also hate Rock and/or Roll.

Now that the Cardinals have survived yet another title defense, they turn their attentions to the hated . Starting Friday, the champs and those Reds will face off in a three-game cage match in Cincinnati. At stake? The Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship.

And now lety Maguire feels they’d be further up the table if not for defensive lapses this season.He would much prefer a few ugly wins and a festive charge that puts United bang in the top-four picture.Ahead of today’s trip to Watford, Maguire admitted: “That’s stroll through the Halls of History and recall how we got here …

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starting pitcher made his second rehab outing Wednesday for Class A Rome, as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery.

Beachy threw five innings in the game, striking out three, walking one and allowing no runs on three hits. He is expected to make at least one more rehab appearance ‘s clash with Chelsea.Their last-gasp win at Wolves was Spurs’ fifth victory in six League matches under Jose Mourinho and they can leapfrog the Blues into the Premier League top four this weekend, having reduced the gap from 12 points to three sincebefore the team considers aham.The defender sees the Anfield showdown as an opportunity rather than an assignment to be scared of.“You can see it two ways,” said Alderweireld after their 1-1 draw with Watford. “It’s a big opportunity for us on Tuesday. We must use that.“ctivating him from the disabled list. 

More News 02/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 07/01/2016 • by RotoWire Staff iz believes they can qualify for the Champions League for next season.The Gunners must either finish in the top four (or five) of the Premier League or win the Europa League.They failed at the latter last season, losing in the final. And they are 10t 05/09/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 04/17/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/26/2016 • by RotoWire Staff 03/20/2016 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Angels with his team playing an interleague game in an American League venue. Regular starting left fielder Carl Crawford is the team’s DH.

Van Slyke is 8 for 27 with three home runs this season.

More News 06/26/2018 Josh King says he’ll play where needed after last night’s win at Southampton.The Norwegian striker has played on the left wing for Eddie Howe’s men in 3-1 victories over Southampton and Everton during the past two games. Speaking on Sky Sports, King • by RotoWire Staff 01/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/15/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 08/09/2017 • by RotoWire Staff gani.The London Evening Standard says Arsenal’s pursuit of a centre-back continued on Wednesday as the club were locked in talks with Juventus over the signing of Rugani.Juventus are willing to part with Rugani after landing Matthijs de Ligt from Aja 07/31/2017 • by RotoWire Staff 07/08/2017 now.Enrique has been in contact with Gunners chief Raul Sanllehi as manager Unai Emery battles to turn results around in London.However, while interested in the job, Spanish sources insist Enrique has told Sanllehi he won’t consider taking the post m • by RotoWire Staff

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The ley for the rest of the League One season.The 21-year-old spent the second half of last term on loan in the third tier with Sunderland, having previously played 14 times in a spell at Hearts.Dunne is yet to play a first-team game for Burnley but has will stick with in the rotation , the Los Angeles Times reports.

Blanton has been atrocious for the Angels, as he owns a 5.94 ERA and has Frank Lampard.Chelsea are fourth in the Premier League after 11 games and are well placed to progress from their Champions League group in the first season of Lampard’s tenure at Stamford Bridge.”He is a coach that was, and he is a legend in the clubserved up 100 hits in 63 2/3 innings. However, the club will instead boot Jerome Williams and his 2.58 ERA and 2.4 K/BB after one more start. No matter how undeserved, Blanton has some job security, at an Moss during Sunday’s defeat at Sheffield United.Cherries midfielder Dan Gosling says Moss showed “zero respect” and was a “disgrace” for making “sarky comments” about their league position.Bournemouth are 16th in the table, two points above the releast in the short term.

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The are  reliever when Tom Gorzelanny comes off the disabled list, .com reports.

No move has officially been made, but Gorzelanny is expected to be activated before Friday’s game. Burgos had a 6.44 Edfielder Reinier has completed his transfer from Brazilian club Flamengo to Madrid haenal have offloaded Japanese striker Takuma Asano to Partizan Belgrade for £1million.Asano has signed a three-year deal with Partizan, as reported by The Sun, with the fee split into three separate installments. The Japanese attacker joined the Gunnving turned 18 years old, and will move to Spain after representing his country at this month’s South American 2020 Olympic Games qualifying tournament.The Brasilia-RA over 29 innings (six starts), with 10 of his 21 earned runs coming in a May 11 disaManchester United have turned their attention to Fernando Llorente.The Spaniard is a free agent after being released by Tottenham.The Daily Mail says United are close to agreeing terms with Llorente.The 34-year-old is being brought in as cover for Romelu Lukaku.Inter Milan and Juventus are in talks to sign the Belgium international.ster against Cincinnati. It is unclear who will take his spot in the rotation.

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pitcher (thumb) is expected to come off the disabled list and against the Yankees, according to MASNSports.com.Gonzalez threw 25 pitches in the bullpen and then roughly 50-55 pitches — all without a bandage on his thumb — in a at Camden Yards Friday afternoon. “It felt pretty good, so I was happy with my performance,” Gonzalez told The Baltimore Sun. “You’re always thinking about it when you’re throwing a pen or what not, but not I’m just over it and I feel pretty good.”Gonzalez has been sidelined sle to come on in the second half of Real Madrid’s 3-2 victory over Levante to make his competitive debut and he was thrilled to be able to do so.Afterwards, he spoke of his excitement at beginning his Real Madrid career.”I hope this is the start of since May 3 with the injury. He struck out four, walked five and allowed two runs over six innings of work during his previous meeting against the Yankees on April 12.

More News m and his teammates to new heights.Kop boss Jurgen Klopp was the man who gave Gundogan his big break, when he signed him for Borussia Dortmund.And Gundogan said: “It would be incredible for them if they got so many points and lost the title — and 07/12/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/30/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/29/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/25/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/24/2018 •ro Ledley King is backing their move for Fulham teen Ryan Sessegnon.With just one year remaining on his contract, it would make financial sense for Fulham to sell the 19-year-old to avoid the risk of losing him for a nominal fee next summer.”He’s a r by RotoWire Staff 06/23/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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starting pitcher turned in another stellar performance as he struck out seven and secured his fifth win of the season Tuesday night against the Astros.Fister (5-1), who made his eighth start, surrendered two runs in a 35-pitc reason for wanting to return to the club.The English winger, 22, joined the Gers permanently from Liverpool on Monday after spending the 2018/19 season on loan at Ibrox.And Kent says the presence of former Reds coaches Steven Gerard and Michael Bealh second inning, including a run-scoring double to J.D. Martinez. He allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings of work in a 6-2 victory.Fister has not allowed more than three runs in four starts at home. He has also struck out 15 over his last two starts at home. The right-hander improved his ERA to 3.06 after his seven-strikeout performance Tuesday.

He is scheduled to take the hill Sunday night at Texas. He is 1-1 with a 3.13 ERA in four starts away from Comerica Park but was shelled for nine runs — eight earned — in 4 1/3 innings in his last start at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington last season.

More News 02/13/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 11/02/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 08/13/2018 • by RotoWire Staff an Rice has emerged as a 2020 priority target for Manchester United.Goal says United could even make a move for the West Ham star in January – if they can stump up £80million.United are already thought to be drawing up a shortlist of stars they want 06/17/2018 • by RotoWire Staff 06/10/2018 • by RotoWire Staffielder Moussa Sissoko has returned to training this week.Sissoko required knee surgery after a collision with Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse on New Year’s Day. He has since made a return to the training pitch and said that he is feeling “fine” as hf 06/10/2018 • by RotoWire Staff

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The have released outfielder , the cnho is in line for a new contract.The Sun says the Brazilian veteran is in tho leave.Marca reports Zidane has already begun having private chats with his squad to inform them whether they will be staying at the club next season.Gareth Bale, Marcos Llorente and Dani Ceballos were the first three players to be told their fate.Ie final year of his contract and many expected next season to be his last at Manchester City after the club-record arrival of Rodri from Atletico Madrid.Yet Citisk losing Ryan Sessegnon for £500,000 next summer.The Sun says the 19-year-old is a long-term target for Tottenham but the London clubs have not yet been able to agree on a price.Sessegnon would likely cost Spurs around £35million if they pluck hiy sources inslub announced.

Parraz, 28, has played 833 minor-league games without a major-league appearance. He was hitting .141/.230/.321 in 29 games for Triple-A Gwinnett.

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Eric Abidal after accusations regarding Ernesto Va

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minor-league pitcher Dan Tuttle was suspiet January market cost them last night’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.Bayern beat Chelsea 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge.A brace from Serge Gnabry and one from Robert Lewandowski in the secoended 100 games for testing positive for a “drug of abuse” for a third time, Baseball America reports. He was previously suspctory over Genoa.Duvan Zapata hit a screamer in injury time for the 2-1 win.” him off during Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Valencia at Stamford Bridge.Mount was substituted after just 16 minutes following a terrible challenge from former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin.He told BT Sport: “It did affect the game and we know how welIt was a hard-fought game, we were up against a very impressive Genoa,” Gasperini told DAZN.“However, Atalanta did enough to deserve the victory. Duvan Zapata’s goal was, ended in July, 2011.

Tuttle, who hasn’t made an appearance for any Reds affiliate this season, went 1-3 with a 5.03 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 20:12 K:BB ratio in 34 innings over eight starts with Class A Dayton last year.

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shortstop , on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento Friday, .com reports. Manager Bob Melvin did not offer a timetable on how long Nakajima would remain on his rehab assignment. “We want him to have some success before we bring him here,” Melvin said.Nakajima ovinBarcelona was being “cheeky”.The Reds are into the Champions League final after 4-0 win at Anfield, winning their semifinal tie 4-3 on aggregate.Klopp said: “The whole game was too much. It was overwhelming. We played against maybe the best team in wg to AS Roma.Now in Rome, Zappacosta is due to sign on a season-long loan.He told TMW: “Very exciting, I missed Italy so much and I am happy to be able to return, even more to Roma tigning Bruno Fernandes has hit it off with Anthony Martial.The two have not only developed an understanding on the pitch, but they appear to be good friends off it as well.Their camaraderie was evident during their clash with Manchester City.Fernandehat is near my home. “I know the manager (Paulo Fonseca), the sqis expected to be used primarily at shortstop during his stint with the Rivercats.

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Spain coach Roberto Moreno insists Real Sociedad m

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starter was treManchester City defender Joel Latibeaudiere has moved to FC Twente.Latibeaudiere joins Twente on-loan for the season.”We were in need for defenders, so we are happy that Manchester City and Joel were open to a loan agreement,” technical director Ted van Leeuwen told the Twente website.The 19 year-old is yet to make his league debut for City.mendous in a rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday against Gwinnett, an Atlanta farm team. The lefty struck out nine over six innings and allowed one run on four hits.

Liriano’s schedule initially called for another rehab start May 5, but he may be called into action earlier. Jonathan Sanchez was suspended six games for hitting AllenAfter two seasons away on-loan with Bayern Munich, James is back in Madrid and trying to win over coach Zinedine Zidane.Zidane has intimated he’s been happy with what he’s seen.However, El Desmarque says James’ minders are testing the market waters a Craig in the head, and although he is appealing the suspension, he may be skipped anyway due to poor performance (11.85 ERA and seven home runs allowed in 13 2/3 innings). 

The Pirates could give Jeanmar Gomez the start and keep Liriano down for one more outing, but Liriano made an excellent case for his return with Tuesday’s performance.

More News 01/22/2020 • by RotoWire Staff 08/06/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 04/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/28/2019 • by RotoWire Staff r River Plate midfielder Nicolas de la Cruz.The Uruguayan youngster helped Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate reach this year’s Copa Libertadores final, which was won by Flamengo last week.Marca says City chiefs are so impressed they’re willing to pay MO 03/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 03/23/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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outfielder was thrown out trying to steal second base in the second inning of Sunday’s game against Houston. He was gunned down by Jason Castna risk losing Alejandro Marqués to Italian giants Juventus.Juve are pushing to sign the Venezuelan striker this month and would be willing to include young midfielder Matheus Pereira in their offer.New contract talks between Marques and Barca have ro. 

Ellsbury was caught for the first time this year as he started the season 11 for 11 on steals. Ellsbury entered Sunday’s game batting .283 on the year with hits in four straight contests. 

More News 11/21/2019 • by RotoWire Staff lder Saul Niguez.The Daily Mail says United owners the Glazers are ready to show their faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by backing him in moves for Saul and RB Salzburg striker Erling Haaland.Saul’s deal with Atletico keeps him at the club until 2026, b 10/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/08/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/11/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 06/30/2019 • by RotoWire Staff mance against Brighton on Thursday.The Gunners were outclassed by Albion at the Emirates, eventually losing 2-1 in what was caretaker Freddie Ljungberg’s second game in charge.Dixon told Amazon Prime: “If he’s under any illusions about the size of th 06/03/2019 • by RotoWire Staff

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pitcher , who is on the 15-day disabled with with back spasmsester United striker Marcus Rashford says he’ll always value his time with former manager Louis van Gaal.Rashford says Van Gaal’s ways still rem Klopp believes Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury should have been sent off for his tackle on Mohamed Salah.Salah was forced off minutes before the the end of the Reds’ dramatic 2-1 Premier League win at Anfield on Saturday after being caughtain an influence on him.”The time with Louis was very good for me,” Rashford told BT Sport. “And Giggsy as, has made some quick progress. The 25-year-old completed a 40-pitch bullpen seet to meet with Roman Abramovich on his luxury yacht to finalise a move to Chelsea.The Sun says Lampard is in France on holiday and plans to meet the Blues’ billionaire owner on the £380million Eclipse anchored off glitzy St Tropez.Maurizio Sarri’s ssion Saturday and remains on track to return to the rotation on May 5, according to the . “He looked really good,” pitching coach Jamey Wright said.Chacin is 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA through his first four starts.

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pitcher looked well one his way to his first loss on Wednesday night against the Dodgers but his teammates bailed him out. He allowed three runs on four hits over ttenham defender Jan Vertonghen.Sky Italia says Napoli are interested in signing Vertonghen if their star centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly moves on in January.Vertonghen’s contract expires at the end of the season and he is now free to speak to foreign six innings of work. The right-hander gave up a run in the first before making it through the next four frames scoreless. Then in the sixth, he surrendered a two-run homer to Matt Kemp and left on the hook for the loss. New York rallied for a run in the ninth, however, sending the game into extras.

Harvey, who threw 90 pitches, also struck out seven and walked one in a no-decision. It snapped his four-start winning streak.His next start is scheduled for Monday against the Marlins.

More News 04/06/2020 • by RotoWire Staff in making a move for AC Milan star Franck Kessie in January.The Premier League side have been linked with a transfer move for the central midfielder to bolster their squad.However, the club’s head of recruitment John Marshall poured cold water over s 03/13/2020 • by RoMorgan Sanson.La Provence says the Hammers have tabled a bid for the young midfield schemer.Wolves are also interested, though West Ham have edged in front with their first offer.For his part, Sanson is in no rush to make a decision – though it couldtoWire Staff 09/09/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 09/02/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/29/2019 • by RotoWire Staff 08/24/2019 • by RotoWire Staff