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by SportsDayDFW 12/5/2012 3:54:02 PM
Hey, I'm here. Let's go.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/5/2012 4:59:06 PM
If I had to guess at this point, I'd say chances of landing Greinke very slim. Don't know why he wouldn't prefer cozy Dodger Stadium, the climate and the money he can get with new management. Also, he likes NL. So that leaves trading, maybe with Rays for James Shields or even David Price. The Rangers will have to be willing to part with some prize pieces, certainly Olt, maybe even Profar. Tough decisions, but I think they need another top-of-the-rotation starter to pair with Darvish.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/5/2012 5:01:18 PM
Andrus doesn't have enough power to play third, which is a premium offensive position. It's the same reason you don't want him to play second. He has to play shortstop to get maximum value from him. Beltre will be a third baseman as long as he plays.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/5/2012 5:02:41 PM
You have to understand the nature of a working relationship with coaches. If you hammer on them all the time, they simply won't answer your questions, on the record or off. The guys who cover the Cowboys are out there every day. They can't grandstand one day, just to look tough. For one thing, it won't get the answer you want, I promise. Garrett is impenetrable. You're better off not asking him anything and going to the next guy. Secondly, you'll never find out anything again from him. It's a very fine line to walk. Questions after games are much tougher than they are during the week, at least after a loss. There are times to get tougher, but you have to be careful how you pick your spots if you want to be able to do your job effectively the rest of the time.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/5/2012 5:05:33 PM
There are only, oh, 900 or so of us. Three at this newspaper, including me, Tim Cowlishaw and Chuck Carlton. The Heisman people try to get representation around the country to avoid any regional bias. As for this year's vote, we're not supposed to reveal how our ballots went ahead of time. But I'd be shocked if Johnny Manziel didn't win. And I'd be shocked if Manti Te'o did.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/5/2012 5:07:16 PM
With all the Cowboys' offensive line problems, you can see some of their former picks on other teams. But the bigger problem is that they don't do a good job in later rounds. They've been hitting on guys in the first and second round lately, but who doesn't? The best teams make good selections later, when you're getting depth and guys to play special teams.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/5/2012 5:09:01 PM
You can always use another pass rusher, although I guess the Eagles can't after letting Jason Babin go. But I think this defense needs to address its defensive line and safety. Sensabaugh has played much better this year, but he needs help next to him. With Church's Achilles injury, he may not come back the same. That's a devastating injury most of the time. Having said all that, this team desperately needs to address its problems in the OL, needs another wide receiver and more depth at RB. Offense should be the priority next draft, although, as always, you take the best player available, all things considered.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/5/2012 5:11:48 PM
For whatever reason, lots of Bears fans here. They always show up, and they're always very loud. The home crowd seems to be better lately out at JerryWorld. It needs to be to create a home-field advantage, which this team hasn't had.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/5/2012 5:13:11 PM
Washington, no question, because it's on a roll, just beat the Super Bowl champs and RG3 is one of the most exciting young players in the game.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/5/2012 5:14:04 PM
The Rangers apparently are considering the possibility of moving Kinsler to first, which doesn't sound like a great idea to me, but may be better than putting him in the OF. If his offensive numbers return to what they were a couple of years ago, his production would be fine in either spot. But if they don't, I don't know what the advantage is. The super-sub role that Young held might be possible, but it took a unique individual to pull that off. I don't know if it's in Kinsler's makeup. As for Young, I don't see the point in paying him to play elsewhere. He doesn't want to go, and I don't see a role for him anywhere else. But I don't see an everyday role for him on this team, either, if you're going to make Profar a starter. If you're going to have to pay him anyway, tell him you'll get him on the field when you can, but he's the new utility player. Get in maybe 60-80 games. In a best-case scenario, you leave everything wide open in the spring and let the best men win.
by Kevin Sherrington 12/5/2012 5:18:12 PM