“The thing that would attract me to an opportunity is just the opportunity to be in lockstep with ownership. To have ownership, the coach, and the front office all on the same page moving forward and sharing a vision… You have to raise a family, and if you’re not going to come at it with that approach, it’s probably not a situation that would speak to me.” That was David Griffin speaking to NBC Sports last month about what he wanted in his next job as a GM/head of basketball operations. He apparently has found that family in New Orleans. Griffin will soon be hired to take over basketball operations for the Pelicans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. This is a strong, impressive hire by the Pelicans and their efforts to get the franchise moving in the right direction. What does that mean for the future of Anthony Davis on the trade market? Griffin wants a young star, a role-playing veteran, and draft picks to rebuild the franchise. That sounds like … [Read more...] about New Orleans makes strong move, reportedly hires David Griffin to head basketball ops
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By now, you likely know that the Phillies acquired arguably the best catcher in baseball on Thursday when they traded away top prospect Sixto Sanchez, catcher Jorge Alfaro and more to the Marlins in exchange for J.T. Realmuto.It wasn't the move that Phillies fans have been on the edge of their seats waiting for — it's true, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado still remain unsigned — but it's a huge deal nonetheless, one that could have a longterm impact on the organization. The soon-to-be 28-year-old All-Star certainly makes the Phillies lineup better, but at what cost? In giving away Sanchez and Alfaro, did Matt Klentak and Co. pay too big of a price for that upgrade? And what does it mean for the Phillies going forward?Here's a look at what the local and national media are saying about the Phillies a day after the trade went down.Worth the riskAs Corey points out, there's been a fair amount of debate following the Realmuto trade, most of it revolving around top prospect … [Read more...] about What they’re saying: Was the J.T. Realmuto trade worth it or did the Phillies get fleeced?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | What 9 Fighters Wore to a Boxing Gym in TriBeCa Supported by Life as a Runway The original Church Street Boxing appeals to a cosmopolitan array of amateur fighters and fit professionals. ByJohn Ortved Jan. 31, 2019 While On a recent Monday night, the groans of finance bros, creative professionals and other amateur fighters competed with the sound of leather smacking leather. Here’s how nine fighters got dressed to enter the ring. Sheila Pierre Age: 46 Occupation: oncology pharmacist Why this gym? At first, I came as a way to lose weight, and then once I started doing it I realized what a stress reliever it was. And my trainer has me doing really challenging combinations. It actually helps my memory, so it’s cognitive, too. How do you dress for this? Just regular gym gear. I wear the same … [Read more...] about What 9 Fighters Wore to a Boxing Gym in TriBeCa
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Take this into consideration during the annual Hall of Fame debate by Jonah Keri @jonahkeri moments ago • 6 min read Sandy Koufax will forever be known as one of the greatest pitchers to ever walk the Earth. There are those who would argue that at his peak, he might have been the greatest.There's no questioning that magical peak. From 1961 through 1966, Koufax led the league in ERA five times, won 25 or more games three times, topped 300 innings three times, led the league in strikeouts four times and shutouts three times, made six All-Star teams, won three Cy Young awards, won one regular-season Most Valuable Player award, and two World Series MVPs. He fought through constant, excruciating arm pain, firing his blazing fastball and tantalizing curve with verve. He's a Hall of Famer, and a true baseball legend.He also pitched in the most favorable environment since the Dead Ball Era. Major League Baseball aggressively raised pitchers' mounds … [Read more...] about When it comes to Baseball Hall of Fame voting, great numbers matter — and so does context