MLB trade rumor grades: Sonny Gray to the Astros?


‘Tis the season for trade deadline rumors. They’re flying around like June bugs, they are, and you keep swatting at them, but they keep coming. You need to figure out which ones are just June bugs and which ones are secretly chocolate June bugs that are covered in foil, edible, and delicious. We’re here to Cheap Authentic Jerseys help you by grading …

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Whatever, forget the introduction. We’re here to grade trade rumors. This one is about Sonny Gray and the Houston Astros. Jon Morosi says things are heating up. Which, whoa, maybe I’ll turn off this MLB Network broadcast and switch to Cinemax for the updates.

The Home Run Derby participants were announced on Monday night, with four players from each league slated for the July 10 power display. The American Leaguers are Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge — the major league leader in home runs — as well as Sanchez, Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano and Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas.

Morrison is hitting .256/.366/.579 this season with 24 home runs, tied with Moustakas for third in the AL, behind only Judge and Houston Astros outfielder George Springer. Sano has 20 home runs.

Springer declined an invitation to the Derby, as did his Astros teammate Carlos Correa, the AL All-Star starting shortstop with 17 home runs under his belt.

On Tuesday, Morrison expressed disappointment by not getting selected for the Home Run Derby. But he seemed resigned to his fate.

The next home run Cody Bellinger hits will give him as many home runs as any Giants hitter has hit in a season since Barry Bonds left. Corey Seager will be an MVP candidate Cheap College Basketball Jerseys for the next 10 years, and Justin Turner is somehow getting even better at age 32.

Brandon Manning, Oilers’ public enemy No. 1, manhandled by Patrick Maroon


Brandon Manning returned to the scene of the crime Thursday with a price on his head.

The Flyers defenseman, playing in Edmonton for the first time since taking the fall for derailing Connor McDavid’s rookie season, was reminded early and often he’s not well-liked by Oilers faithful with a round of boos each time he took a shift. McDavid’s teammates sure didn’t forget, either, and took a few Cheap Authentic Hockey Jerseys runs at Manning for good measure in a 6-3 win.

Kris underwent an MRI in February that revealed a herniated disc in his neck, general manager Jim Rutherford said, via the team’s website. Our neurosurgeons examined him and recommended conservative treatment in an attempt to correct the condition without surgery.

Kris had been making progress and was hopeful of returning for the playoffs until about a week ago, when the progress plateaued. He underwent another MRI, and, at that point it was determined that surgery was needed.

Letang, who hasn’t played since Feb. 21, has five goals and 29 assists for 34 points in 41 games this season.

The Penguins are on a three-game winning streak and sit five points behind the rival Capitals in the second spot in the Metropolitan Division.

In the NHL, production speaks the loudest at the negotiating table. Draisaitl is coming off a career year, establishing new highs in goals (29), assists (48) and points (77). He’s likely entering his prime, so Edmonton is buying perhaps the best years of his career, and has locked him up through his age 29 season. And given the chemistry Draisaitl has established with McDavid, keeping the Robin to Cheap College Basketball Jerseys Edmonton’s Batman was not an if but a when.