On Thursday, Broncos executive VP John Elway told reporters that they’re open to trading down from No. 5 overall if the right opportunity presents itself next week.
I’m open to trading (the No. 5 pick), Elway said, per Nicki Jhabvala.
Otherwise, Elway said they plan to take the best player available regardless of position.
But Kay’s definition of hustle contradicted what we saw. Stanton, as is his career habit, lingered near home plate to admire a home run that wasn’t. Only then did he run, thus risking being thrown out at third — or having to stop at second — when he should’ve been on third with no risk.
Next, the cozy but weak excuses: Kay and O’Neill agreed, That would’ve been out in any other park. He thought it was gone, said O’Neill. But it wasn’t.
Two seasons ago, Stanton wrecked his groin and the Marlins’ playoff chances when he jogged to first, presuming he’d flown out. When the ball fell in he tried to make second — where he should’ve been had he run from the start — but was easily thrown out, seriously injured on an awkward, premature slide.
What has he learned from that? Same thing Harper has: nothing. Style over substance. Still, we were told that what we saw — what we couldn’t miss — didn’t happen: Stanton hustled for a triple.
I feel like I’ve been able to get a better grasp of how to play the game in the NFL, what coaches are looking for, Griffin said. I think that’s a benefit, whereas in 2012 when I came in, it was more so learning everything on the fly and just going out and playing. Now I feel like I have to ability to go out and play and also know what I’m doing, be able to protect myself better, get the ball to the guys that need to get the ball and help a team win.
In the seventh inning of the Yankees’ opener in Toronto, Brett Gardner homered over the 375-feet sign. Soon, despite that 375-feet sign in full view in two replays, YES’ David Cone parroted a graphic reporting that the home run was projected to have been hit 372 feet.