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The Los Angeles Dodgers have some roster crowding going on and as injury start to hit other teams, could the team seek to make a deal? Last season Carl Crawford Jersey, the Dodgers were the team getting hit with injuries in the outfield which is why the built up so much depth. 

But now at least one person is on the bench each day and the Dodgers might seek to get something in return. Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford are all fighting for position on the Dodgers roster. 

All four are playing relatively well which makes it hard to determine if someone will get traded or not. Puig is currently batting .324 with seven home runs. Kemp is hitting .276 with five home runs. Crawford has a batting average of .272 while Ethier is hitting .259 to round out the rotation. All four have brought something to the table, but as the Dodgers seek pitching depth, does someone get sent away? According to general manager Ned Colletti, the Dodgers are not currently interested in making a trade unless they are blown away by a deal. "It's a situation we're going to have to deal with," Colletti said, via Los Angeles Times. 

"But we're always going to be one injury away from not having to deal with it. It gives everybody a chance to take a breath, get a day. Everybody likes to play, but I think it's sometimes beneficial to take a day." If a trade is going Dee Gordon Jersey to be made, it will not be Puig. The young super star might have some off-the-field issues that the Dodgers have been forced to deal with, Los Angeles will not give up his numbers. Either has the more favorable contract to deal away. He is owed $71.5 million over the next four years. 

Crawford is signed to a $85.9 million contract over the next four years. Kemp's contract is the worst as he is owed $129.5 million. So who would bite for an outfielder? The Yankees might be the most interested as injuries have been stacking up in the outfielder. When everyone is healthy, they have too many outfielders than they know what to do with, but right now Carlos Beltran is headed to the disabled list as is Ichiro Suzuki, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner. That is a lot of batting power sitting on the bench and they might be looking to acquire someone in exchange for pitching relief. 

All four of the Dodgers outfielders will require a large price tag, especially since Colletti is not interested in making any traded. However, teams need another bat and the Dodgers will be the first to have their phone ring. The wheel of Ducks Corey Perry Black Jersey outfielders has been spinning all season for the Los Angeles Dodgers as manager Don Mattingly juggles playing time for Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier, with a dash of Scott Van Slyke occasionally tossed in. 

 Friday, it’s not just whom -- Puig, Kemp, and Crawford will face Colorado Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles -- but where in the order. Over his first 113 starts in a Dodgers uniform, Crawford has either led off (91 times, including six this season) or batted second (22 times, eight in 2014). 

Tonight, Mattingly dropped him to sixth. A .231 on-base percentage certainly could be one motivating factor, but Mattingly, whether speaking with complete candor or not, said it wasn’t the only one. "I feel like Carl Christian Louboutin Pas Cher is swinging the bat really well, honestly. He’s hitting the ball on the nose, and he’s not getting a lot for it," Mattingly said. "I feel like we can use him there. 

He’s got a chance to drive in runs, and it allows Dee [Gordon, batting leadoff Friday] to be Dee up at the top there. 




hitom May 21 '14 · Tags: jersey

During a long season of daily games and tedious practice, baseball players talk a lot about the grinding nature of their jobs. And in this at-bat, barely a footnoteAuthentic Corey Perry Womens Jersey in a big game for his team, Brett Lawrie was indeed grinding. 

The Toronto Blue Jays have erased a slow start to the season with their recent four-game winning streak. At 17-17 heading into tonight's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, they're 1.5 games out of first place. The lineup will continue getting stronger with the return of Adam Lind and eventually, Brett Lawrie. 

You might have missed the following image making the rounds on social media recently, but Brett Lawrie of the Toronto Blue Jays was named the Canadian cover athlete for MLB 14 The Show. This means that any copy of MLB 14 The Show purchased in Canada will have Brett on the cover, and those Miguel Cabrera covers you heard about will only be sold in the United States. He took a ball from Ubaldo Jimenez Clayton Kershaw Jersey . 

He swung and missed a fastball. He fouled off the next four pitches – splitter, fastball, slider, fastball. He took two pitches for balls. With the count full, Lawrie hit the ninth pitch of the at-bat into centre field for a single. The Toronto Blue Jays’ frenetic third baseman was 4-for-45 when he started that at-bat. After a hot spring training, his bat turned cold when the season began. The grinding was not paying off. His battle with Jimenez might have left him breathing fire had it not ended with a hit. Later, Lawrie hit a home run in the Blue Jays’ 11-3 win over Baltimore.

 It was his first two-hit game of the season. His average is up to .122. Afterward, talking to reporters in mile-a-minute mode, he fleetingly admitted that yes, he had been enormously frustrated at the plate — “you can only keep kicking yourself so many times” — but then launched into the ballplayers’ bromide about staying positive and working hard and helping the team.

 He also acknowledged that his fourth inning at-bat, against a pitcher the Jays coveted a few months ago, brought him a sense of satisfaction he had rarely experienced at the plate this season. “I worked a good at-bat there,” he said. “I got down in the count early, took some pitches in the dirt, then got back to a fastball count and Hanley Ramirez Jersey ended up hitting it up the middle, which is good. 

I just felt comfortable all day, felt really positive, and that’s the biggest thing — positivity and building off that.” The news of Lawrie not needing a DL stint is more than encouraging for the suddenly hot Blue Jays, as adding their everyday third baseman would only seem to make them stronger. However, it will create an additional roster crunch for the man who has been holding down the fort in Lawrie’s absence. 

Juan Francisco has been playing some inspired baseball since the Blue Jays first called him up to cover for Adam Lind. The lefty slugger has put up a slash-line of .311/.403/.623 with 5 home runs and 12 RBI in his 72 plate appearances with the Blue Jays. 

That’s the kind of performance that leaves teams scrambling to find roster spots and to also consider position shifts, as they showed by sliding Lawrie over to second base during the Pittsburgh series. Then again, Lawrie was coming around as well when the hamstring bit him. In his last 12 games, Lawrie was hitting .383/.420/.638 with 3 home runs and 9 RBI. He’s also openly stated that he is not in favor of a move to second base, so it will be interesting to see how the John Gibbons and the Blue Jays address their desire to have both getting playing time. 

For now, we’ll simply count of Lawrie returning this weekend. We’ll let the Blue Jays sort out how they want to handle their line-up.



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hitom May 10 '14 · Tags: jersey

Allow me to tell you how Clayton Kershaw's return to action Tomas Plekanec Jersey Tuesday night went. Pretty much exactly how the Los Angeles Dodgers drew it up. There was no rusty stuff. 

There was no rusty command. Remember when I mentioned there was nothing wrong with Kershaw's stuff? 

That was the truth, and it was clear early on that this would be the case just from looking at the lefty's fastball. So, if you don't mind, I'll re-emphasize the general message of the lefty's return by saying "Holy Clayton Kershaw, Batman!" and we can then get on with what this means. Puig added a two-out RBI single in the fourth — the first time this season that he’s driven in runs in back-to-back games after his home run and RBI single Friday night. 

Gonzalez led off the fifth with his 1,500th career hit, an opposite-field homer to left that gave the Dodgers Patrick Kane Jersey a 5-2 lead. The Rockies opened the scoring in the third on Barnes’ two-out RBI single. Colorado got another run in the fifth on Justin Morneau’s RBI single, following a double to center by Wilin Rosario that Kemp lost in the twilight.

 But second baseman Gordon kept the damage to a minimum when he robbed DJ LeMahieu of a ground single up the middle with a diving play and started an inning-ending double play with a backhanded flip to shortstop Justin Turner. The Los Angeles Dodgers might Patrick Sharp Jersey pull off a big surprise this season, as their contract extension with All-Star slugger Hanley Ramirez remains unresolved.

 With all the weapons on their roster, the Dodgers are very determined to lock down Ramirez for a lucrative deal before he becomes a free agent at the end of the season. The Dodgers are expected to exhaust all options in order to finalize a pact with Ramirez. 

However, in case both parties failed to come up with a deal, Los Angeles might try to explore trade possibilities involving the shortstop. Then again, Ramirez stressed that he won't be affected by his contract situation, as he tries to keep himself healthy and contribute for the team throughout Steve Mason Jersey the season. With one out in the 10th inning J.P. 

Howell got Carlos Ruiz to pop up to shallow left field, a ball behind shortstop on which Hanley Ramirez seemed lost. Ramirez got turned around and was eventually in the way of left fielder Carl Crawford, who dropped the ball, allowing Ruiz to reach second base.

 "It's a ball we have to catch. It's as simple as that," said manager Don Mattingly. "The plays you're supposed to make, you've got to make."http://www.blackhawksofficial.com/Red+Brandon+Saad+Jersey 



hitom May 10 '14 · Tags: jersey

    For most people, the birth of Jonas Hiller Jersey a child is good reason to halt a few of the extracurriculars in life and readjust. For Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, it means full Jonas Hiller Jersey speed ahead. 

    In the midst of leading his team through the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Getzlaf’s wife Paige gave birth to the couple’s third child. Yet, Getzlaf’s all-around performance and leadership didn’t miss a beat. For those who know him best, this is nothing out of the ordinary. 

    Getzlaf’s teammates and coaches sing nothing but praise of his growth as a person and player around the locker room, and it seems the league has finally taken notice. On Tuesday morning, the NHL announced Getzlaf, Ryan Getzlaf Jersey along with the Los Angeles Kings‘ Dustin Brown and Chicago Blackhawks‘ Jonathan Toews, as finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award given to the NHL captain who best honors his team and community through his leadership. Saying Getzlaf is deserving of Ryan Getzlaf Jersey this nomination is an understatement. 

    While the work ethic Getzlaf displayed during the first round of the playoffs seems enough to take note of on its own, the strides he has taken to lead the Ducks through this season on and off the ice reaffirm the validity behind the nomination — this year above all others. On the ice, Getzlaf’s Ducks have been the Dustin Penner Jersey talk of the town all season long, finishing the year as the Western Conference Champions and highly favored to make a run for the Stanley Cup.


     Getzlaf finished second in points only to Pittsburgh Penguins‘ Sidney Crosby this season, and his top line often created the fireworks to drive home last-minute wins at Honda Center Dustin Penner Jersey all year. 

    Off the ice, Getzlaf has solidified his name as a champion for multiple causes in Orange County. Through various events, including the Getzlaf Golf Shootout, he raises funding and awareness for a muscle-wasting disease affecting men with his CureDuchenne efforts. He and his wife are also involved in various efforts with the Ducks franchise, including leading the troops through an annual fashion show benefiting CHOC Children’s Corey Perry Jersey Hospital. Earlier in the season, along with linemate Corey Perry, Getzlaf donated equipment and funding to promote youth hockey in a place where surfing lessons likely outnumber those of skating lessons by a wide margin. The captain’s drive to help create not just a thriving hockey fanbase in Southern California, but a distinct culture, is second to none. 

    And while Hockey Day in Orange County is still likely a few years (or decades) away, with Getzlaf at the helm, the potential of this Ducks team is indeed limitless. 




hitom May 7 '14 · Tags: jersey, dustin

    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton indicated Jimmy Graham wouldn't be participating in the team's offseason workout program while the tight end and the team still haggle over Rickey Jackson Jersey a new contract. 

    Graham and the Saints have until July 15 to hammer out a long-term contract. If the deadline passes without such a deal, Graham would play the 2014 season under the franchise tag, which the Saints placed on him Feb. 28 at a price of $7.035 million. "I think it's pretty normal," Payton said of Graham's status Wednesday before the Zurich Classic of New Orleans' Pro-Am. "Everything the first week was pretty much as expected.


    " There's still the question of whether Graham will file a grievance to contend he should be franchise tagged as a wide receiver ($12.3 million base salary in 2014) rather than as a tight end. The report of an April 22 deadline to file a grievance was incorrect, so the most important deadline remains Jimmy Graham Jersey July 15. Graham said a couple months ago he had a contingency plan this offseason if contract talks remained stagnant. He's working out in Miami with former Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma during negotiations.

     Two offseasons ago the Saints had the same issues while dealing with another star player during a contract impasse when Drew Brees missed workouts, organized team activities (OTAs) Sam Mills Jerseyand minicamp. Brees and the Saints eventually agreed to a deal in mid-July and the quarterback returned in time for the start of training camp. Tackle Zach Strief said Tuesday that Graham's absence from the offseason program doesn't hinder the team at this point. "(Does it affect the team) right now? No," Strief said. "He might not workout when I workout. I may never see the guy. Not right now. Obviously when you get into training camp, that's when you would start noticing it. Even in OTAs, that's a lot of personal development time. You're not really doing the team building yet. When youBobby Hebert Jerseyget into training camp and Jimmy's still not there, it stinks not to have him. 

    "Look, I think all of us understand and I think it's the hardest thing to understand from the outside. It is a business. Neither side is right, neither side is wrong. It just is what it is. I think that everyone knows that the first game of the season, Jimmy will be there and be ready to go. That's all you really want at the end of the day. You forget all of a sudden that he wasn't there for OTAs and all of those other things. 

    "Hopefully they get something done for Jimmy's sake, for the team's sake. I think it's best for everybody and they all agree with that. But we'll see how it plays out." 




hitom May 7 '14 · Tags: jersey
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