The best and worst of 2018’s one-year MLB contracts

Whatever the reason — desperation, pillow contract or keeping a spot warm for a prospect — baseball teams and veteran players continuously turn to one-year contracts.

For some clubs, a one-year veteran deal has become a last resort as the progression toward younger rosters continues. However, depending on a team’s needs, the use of such pacts can have a strong impact on its overall roster construction. For the club, the uncertainty of the outcome is a risk worth taking. As for the player, often times the deal they take is the only one they received.

We’ll look at several of this season’s one-year deals and how they’re currently working out for the club and the player.

When we went down 10-5, I remember just thinking in the outfield during one of the pitching changes that we’re down 10-5, but it doesn’t really feel like that way, Martinez said.

Trout, a six-time All-Star, said he thinks he injured his finger while playing in Oakland last weekend but that he can’t pinpoint when or how the injury occurred.

I think it was just over time, Trout said. I don’t know one spot when it happened, but it’s pretty painful.

Trout tried to play catch when the Angels returned home Monday and said he felt really sore. He then played center field against the Arizona Diamondbacks later that night and didn’t feel any better, prompting him to start the next two games at DH.

They just said not to throw for a couple days and see how it goes, Trout said. I’m just trying to ice it and make sure it gets better.

The Angels also scratched scheduled starter Tyler Skaggs for the opener of a four-game home series against the Toronto Blue Jays, replacing him with minor league journeyman John Lamb. Skaggs, who has allowed only one earned run in 20 innings this month, is dealing with tightness in his right hamstring; he is the sixth injured Angels starting pitcher.

The Angels have been decimated by injuries, with as many as 15 players on the disabled list at one point, but Trout has almost single-handedly kept them afloat with what might be his best season yet.

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There’s no pads out here, we’re not tackling, we’re not hitting, Roethlisberger said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. We’re learning the fundamentals. To me, when you learn the fundamentals of football, football becomes a safer game. Too many times I think the game of football is played too early in terms of full contact hitting. I’ve heard of second and third graders playing full contact football, that’s too early.

Or maybe, just maybe, it will prove to be more.

Because Teddy Bridgewater, only 26 in November, is looking like Teddy Bridgewater again, accurate and mobile and smart. The test for his knee will come in training camp.

I’m locked in and worried about what I can do right now, Bridgewater said. That time will come.

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I think for me, I think I needed to go through that experience, Robinson said, via the New Orleans Nate Prosser Authentic Jersey Times-Picayune. Growing up, I was always very talented, one of the better skill players on the team. Going through that whole stretch of up and downs, getting injured, I think that was definitely something that I needed, and over these past years, I’ve learned a lot.

Robinson said he felt his first run with the Saints ended on a bitter note, but that’s not likely to be what’s remembered in New Orleans if the second act resembles his work with the Eagles.

It’s awesome news, Hardy said after the fight, according to ESPN. I get an opportunity to show what I’ve got, go back and work hard and come back even better than before. It’s exciting. It’s everything I could ask for.

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The interior of Oakland’s line remains intact with guards Kelechi Osemele and Gabe Jackson and center Rodney Hudson. At left tackle, Donald Penn is 35 and coming off a major foot (Lisfranc) injury; it was enough of a concern for the Raiders to draft UCLA’s Kolton Eric Gordon Youth Jersey Miller in the first round.

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In April 2015, Carrasco took a line drive to his face off the bat of White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera.

Then in 2016 against the Tigers he took a line drive off of almost the same spot he did Saturday, this time off the bat of Ian Kinsler.

Carrasco missed the rest of the season in 2016 after the line drive. He did not miss a start after taking the line drive off his face in 2015.

Thanks to a tip from anonymous but incredibly passionate fan in Durham, The Sporting News knew about Davis’ record chase. Sitting in the Tourists’ clubhouse after the game, Davis downplayed the historic moment, though.

I’m just happy to be here. Hope I can help the ballclub, Davis told TSN. I just want to give it my best shot, and good Lord willing, things will work out.

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The Al Jazeera story about PED use in sports has resurfaced in recent days, thanks to the lingering defamation litigation filed by Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard, two baseball players implicated in the documentary. And the effort by Al Jazeera to avoid liability has pulled Peyton Manning’s name into the case.

After meeting with attorney Matthew D. McGill, a partner with the law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Al Jazeera DROPPED those allegations from the documentary, apparently because Al Jazeera had become convinced by McGill that Sly was not making credible claims about Peyton Manning. Al Jazeera claims that McGill became a second source who confirmed much of what Sly had said.

McGill has responded to this contention, in an email sent Sunday to PFT.

Mahomes’ agent, Leigh Steinberg, told ESPN that the goal for Mahomes’ first year in Kansas City was just to establish himself as a part of the team, and not to get every endorsement dollar. As a result, Mahomes turned down offers that would have given him a higher profile, not wanting to create a perception that he saw himself as a star before he had proven himself.

We talked about how the first year the goal was to integrate into the team, and the only way to do that is to pay deference to the incumbent veterans and try not to go into the situation with a high profile, Steinberg said. We intentionally didn’t do endorsements that would run in the Kansas City area even though they were offered. We didn’t want him to be on billboards and everything when he wasn’t even playing.

As Alex Smith’s backup last year, Mahomes says, earning respect in the locker room was a higher priority than earning money from sponsors.

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We’ve got mandatory minicamp this week. So I’ll be there this week. I’ll be full go. I’m looking forward to it. Can’t wait to get back to work. I’m excited,Gronkowski told reporters from the Buzz Off charity event for children with cancer at Gillette Stadium, according to CBS Boston.

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With runners on second and third and the count 1-2 on the Astros’ Evan Gattis, Kela made a quick pitch to Gattis that was called a ball. After he made the pitch, Hinch came out of the dugout to point out that the pitch was illegal and should have resulted in a balk. The umpires convened and agreed, calling a balk that allowed George Springer to score from third base. Rangers manager Jeff Banister then came out to argue and was ejected from the game.

The score was 7-7 at the time with Springer scoring the eighth and eventual winning run as the Astros held on for the 8-7 victory.

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It’s clear as day what happened. It’s a weird play and it caught everybody off guard, including the umpiring crew, Hinch said after the game. It’s an illegal pitch with a runner on third. And Kela does that all the time with nobody on, so I think he was so focused on the hitter he decided to do a quick pitch, which you can’t do — it’s a balk. So once they convened I could overhear a little bit of the conversation and ultimately they got the game right.

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The Dolphins signed McClain to a four-year, $27 million contract, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source close to the situation. The deal contains $13 million in guarantees, per Rapoport, making McCain one of the highest-paid slot corners in football.

The move comes just hours after first-round safety Minkah Fitzpatrick signed his rookie deal, as the Dolphins made quick use of their post-June 1 salary-cap largesse.

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Matt Burke’s secondary gave Tom Brady fits in a 27-20 December upset, stifling the Patriots ‘ high-octane attack in dominant fashion. With third-year cornerback Xavien Howard showing flashes of shutdown potential to go with Fitzpatrick, McCain and Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones, the Dolphins ‘ secondary is on the rise.

Johnson did not elaborate on any specific s–t. But he did say:

There was obviously some stuff behind closed doors. Their owner talking s–t to our owner. Bill talking s–t to our head coach before the game. I’m not going to say it, but a lot of s–t kind of built up to that, and I just got tired of hearing about it, man, to be honest.

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President Donald Trump issued a statement Monday banning the Super Bowl champion Eagles from visiting the White House.

The Eagles held meetings with their players in recent weeks in regard to the trip, according to A large group of players had decided not to attend the White House, according to a report from ESPN.

President Trump was in favor of the new rule.

Eagles representatives visited the Pennsylvania Capitol on Monday.

What we can do is going to depend in large part on the quality of the information we can get from these states, Silver said. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we need to know name and Social Security number for the person placing their bets. But if we can get aggregate information, for example, and we can look at trends, it will put us in a better position to detect any aberrational behavior.

He added that the league is still negotiating with different entities over the possibility of receiving a so-called integrity fee to help them monitor gambling activity.

In the wake of a season that has included several notable players missing significant time due to injury, Silver was asked if there’s any thought about shortening the schedule from 82 games. While he did say 82 games wasn’t a magic number he didn’t make it seem likely it will change anytime soon and rejected the notion that fewer games would automatically lead to fewer injuries.

But I do mean this most importantly, and we talk to the Players Association a lot about this, if we had any data, hard data suggesting that a season that was 75 games or 72 games instead of 82 games would reduce injuries other than just playing fewer games, we’d be taking a hard look at shortening our season, Silver said.

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Oladipo is the engine that makes the Pacers go. In transition, Indy averages 1.35 points per chance when he’s on the court, which is a better mark than the Warriors. When he’s off the court, the Pacers are tied for second-worst in the NBA (1.18 points per chance).

Andy Reid and Brett Veach went heavy on the defensive rebuild theme with a lot of good players but no great ones; that was expected since the Chiefs didn’t have a first-rounder and only six picks overall. They should have addressed their secondary holes earlier.

But there was no splash to build on the initial defensive rebuild last year that came in the form of Solomon Thomas, Reuben Foster and Ahkello Witherspoon. San Francisco still has a playoff-caliber team, more so for Jimmy Garoppolo and what’s around him on offense.

But it really wasn’t my personality and the culture of the game wasn’t ready for that. So it was like a bridge too far, so to speak, at the time.

Nash referenced another of D’Antoni’s regrets: that the Suns didn’t shoot even more 3s. The criticism that they shot too many, which came externally from the media and internally from the front office, seems cute in hindsight.

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GM John Elway was there, along with some of the Broncos’ analytics team and their scouts. They were discussing how to best use the influx of data they’ve received over the years to benefit them in player evaluation, in-game situations, salary cap and contract decisions, and training and rehab matters, per The Athletic. While Hinkie, 40, is most well-known for tanking the 76ers into oblivion from 2013 to 2016, he’s not a stranger to the NFL. Hinkie spent time with both the 49ers and Texans as a consulting intern while he was at Stanford.

Hinkie started his executive career with the NBA after college when he joined the Rockets as a special assistant to then-Rockets GM Carroll Dawson. He hasn’t found new work within the NBA since his transparent tank efforts with the 76ers, where he accrued a 47-195 record, although his numbers advice is not to be taken lightly. While Hinkie’s fame comes from losing, the only reason that he stripped the 76ers down was to get them talent.

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