Rays DFA Nick Franklin despite hot spring, making 2014 David Price trade look worse

On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays designated utilityman Nick Franklin for assignment, clearing the way for Daniel Robertson to take a bench spot on the Opening Day roster. INF/OF Nick Franklin has been designated for assignment. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 1, 2017 The primary reason for the move is a self-evident one: Franklin didn’t fit the roster. He’s a nominal switch-hitter whose right-handed swing deficiencies leave him useless against left-handed pitching. Factor in how Franklin has…

Overweight Jacobs Should Fess Up and Quit Crying After Loss!

Overweight Jacobs Should Fess Up and Quit Crying After Loss!Overweight Jacobs Should Fess Up and Quit Crying After Loss!By: Ken Hissner On March 17th Gennady “GGG’ Golovkin, 36-0 (33), got on the scale and it was 159¾ while Danny “Miracle Man” Jacobs, 32-1 (29), stepped on the same scale and it was 159½. Golovkin was defending his WBA, WBC and IBF titles while Jacobs was the WBA World champion. The following day Jacobs failed to show up and meet the IBF…

Big Surprises At The Garden: Gonzalez Stunned, GGG Sneaks By With Decision Win

Big Surprises At The Garden: Gonzalez Stunned, GGG Sneaks By With Decision WinBig Surprises At The Garden: Gonzalez Stunned, GGG Sneaks By With Decision WinBy: Sean Crose The crowd at Madison Square Garden erupted Saturday evening when Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, the already legendary, 46-0, four time titlist, entered the ring to defend his WBC super flyweight strap against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 44-4-1. Needless to say that very crowd was shocked when, late in the first round, Gonzalez was sent to the mat with a patented Rungvisai body blow. Cholcolatito survived the round, …

The Friends Of Daniel Jacobs

The Friends Of Daniel JacobsThe Friends Of Daniel JacobsBy: Sean Crose I just recently caught the classic 70s crime film “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” starring Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle. Eddie Coyle’s friends in the movie aren’t exactly the kinds of friends you and I would ever want, as Eddie and his associates are Boston based crime figures. What’s interesting about the film, however, is the way these dysfunctional characters are, for better or (more likely) worse, all a part of a group that works towards a common …

La improvisada defensa que presentaría América

Chepe Guerrero y Osmar Mares ocuparían los puestos vacantes de Paolo Goltz y Pablo Aguilar. Ante la gran cantidad de ausencias que tiene el América en sector defensivo, Ricardo La Volpe presentaría este domingo ante Pumas una zaga un tanto improvisada. Las bajas de Pablo Aguilar (por una suspensión de un año) y Paolo Goltz (por lesión) obligarían al estratega argentino para echar mano de jugadores como Osmar Mares, quien sólo ha jugado tres partidos en el torneo, y José Daniel Guerrero, quien juega más como mediocampista. De esta manera, una de las posibilidades es que la línea de…

Boxing Insider Interview with Daniel Jacobs: The Best vs. The Best

Boxing Insider Interview with Daniel Jacobs: The Best vs. The BestBoxing Insider Interview with Daniel Jacobs: The Best vs. The BestBy: Francisco Martinez March 18th Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs for all the belts at the Madison Square Garden in New York. A fight between the two top middleweight fighters in the world with the winner going on to claim 160lbs dominance. Gennady Golovkin will bring pure brute power while Daniel Jacobs will look to utilize his own power in return along with speed and his technique to try and avoid Golovkin’s power in a bout that trainer Abel Sanchez…

Liverpool need a Lukaku – Aldridge

The Reds legend has claimed that the club need an out-and-out striker in the mould of the Everton attacker, as Daniel Sturridge is not the answer Former Liverpool forward John Aldridge believes that a goalscorer like Romelu Lukaku is exactly what the Reds need. Manager Jurgen Klopp has played without an out-and-out striker for most of the season, using attacking midfielders Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana in attack. Arsenal must replace Wenger with Allegri This has left both Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi watching from the sidelines, forcing them to make…