Stephanie Apstein: Boston seems like a good fit. President of baseball ops Dave Dombrowski loves a free-agent splash and that lineup finished last in the AL in home runs last year.
Jack Dickey: The Diamondbacks would be wise to keep him—he provided a Yoenis-Cespedes-to-the-Mets-in-2015 jolt to their season, slugging .741 in 232 at-bats with Arizona after a midseason trade from Detroit. But Martinez hired Scott Boras this November for a reason. Where is he likeliest to find a megadeal? Boston, probably. But don’t sleep on Baltimore. While the O’s need pitching more than another bat, they’ve been known to fall hard for flawed power hitters in the past.?
Bryant spent two years in New York before being part of the roster purge that ensued when Tom Coughlin was hired as head coach. Bryant then became what he jokingly described as a leg for hire, bouncing between the Colts and Dolphins before finally getting a more permanent foothold in 2005 with the Buccaneers.
It was in Tampa that Bryant would begin displaying the long-distance prowess that has now become his hallmark. He nailed a 62-yard field goal just one yard off the NFL record at the time as time expired in a 23-21 win over the Eagles in 2006. The kick was so celebrated that Tampa’s mayor proclaimed the following Monday Matt Bryant Day.
Along with the good times came the bad.
Carr was mostly ineffective in his fourth season as the Raiders’ starting QB. He looked gun-shy in his return from the leg fracture that cost him the end of the ’16 season, and a midseason back injury made this season even rougher. He also didn’t get much help from his wideouts as Amari Cooper and MIchael Crabtree disappointed. The disastrous change in offensive coordinator from Bill Musgrave to Todd Downing also was a big factor in the dysfunction.
The rhythm and confidence of previous seasons weren’t there for Carr, who signed a lucrative long-term contract in the summer. He has a lot of Rich Gannon in him, except he’s a lot younger than Gruden’s most effective Oakland QB was, and he’s a long-term piece who can return to MVP-caliber play. Carr is Gruden’s type of grinder, a player he can mold into a West Coast passing paradigm.
His odds of cracking the Dolphins’ 53- roster are exceedingly slim.And that’s the one thing that really inspired me to get MBA, because sitting behind a desk doing design work wasn’t enough anymore.He is ranked by as the 33rd-best prospect baseball, being ranked as the Dodgers’ 2nd-best prospect.He was worth 1 WAR and had a wRC+ of 108.