Is Major League Baseball headed for another PED scandal in the wake of a report Monday by FanRag’s Jon Heyman? No, or at least not until new names and details emerge. Right now there’s no such evidence.
“It’s a ruthless business. We know what we signed up for; however, it still doesn’t make it easier.”
He gets to make serious money coming off a lost season — his $14 million average is just below the $14.5 million Davante Adams got from the Packers in December — and he gets to hit free agency again at age 27, which could keep Robinson in line for two more upper-echelon contracts if he continues to play at a high level into his late-20s.
With $25 million in guarantees, this is likely a two-year deal for the Bears before they have to worry about renegotiating or if Robinson flames out.
This is a win-win.
WR Sammy Watkins, Chiefs Grade: D+ The problem in evaluating Watkins is that every analysis starts with the reference point of 2014, when the Bills used two first-round picks and passed on Odell Beckham Jr. to move up and grab Watkins at No.
Since then, Watkins has only shown flashes of the guy whose ceiling seemed to be Julio Jones -esque at Clemson.
In 2015, Watkins finished the year by generating 679 yards and six touchdowns over the final six weeks of the year, which seemed to portend superstardom to come.
They won’t be underdogs this season after almost knocking off the Astros. But if New York sports fans are looking for a championship contender, the Yankees might be the only game in town.
With the Mets, Giants, Jets, Knicks and Nets in rebuilding mode, the Baby Bombers should draw even more fan and media attention this season, especially if Judge and Stanton go head to head in the home run race the way Mantle and Maris did in 1961.
Sorry Yankees-haters. Just when you thought the Evil Empire was finished, it is back from the dead and poised to take over New York again.
“Advertisers are lining up. They’re paying higher rates. They’re giving us bigger shares of their business. And we are going to capitalize,” Levinson said.
Throw in the low-cost addition of cornerback Sam Shields, who sat out in 2017 as he recovered from a concussion, and the Rams probably have the best set of corners in the game.