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Today’s edition features a prominent Ohio State player changing positions, a team that has the best receiving corps in the NFL and how the MLB career of Aramis Ramirez has come full circle.
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Twelve years to the day after the Pittsburgh Pirates traded away Aramis Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs, they reacquired the third baseman from the Milwaukee Brewers in what will be Ramirez’s final MLB season. Milwaukee received pitching prospect Yhonathan Barrios in return.
Knuckleball’s Ryan Davis says the move means Ramirez’s career has come full circle. He goes back to the team that originally signed him as a 16-year-old back in 1994.
The New York Giants have one of the best receiving corps in the NFL — it may be the best when healthy. Unfortunately Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. have each dealt with their fair share of injury troubles. Cruz specifically is working his way back from a torn patellar tendon in his right knee.
Pigskin’s Chris Murray says with the combination of the two WRs listed above and Rueben Randle as the No. 3, the Giants have the best pass-catchers in the league.
Ohio State’s Braxton Miller has decided to move on from the quarterback position and try something new. He will no longer line up under center, changing to the H-back position as well as returning punts. U’s Rich Thomaselli says the move is brilliant.
Watch how Miller will seamlessly morph into that role this season for the Buckeyes. Opposing defenses will be scared to death to gameplan for Miller, especially at the H-back. Is he running? Is he going out on a delayed route? Is he taking a pitch with a run/pass option?
The NHL has formally begun fielding expansion bids. Las Vegas and Quebec City were the only two cities to submit one, but other cities like Seattle have been rumored to be interested. The NHL could expand by the 2017-18 season, meaning another expansion draft may be on the way.
Slapshot’s Robert Mand evaluates how such a draft would affect the Boston Bruins. Who is protected? Who is exposed? Find out.
While everyone is lauding how great the Los Angeles Clippers’ offseason has been, Fastbreak’s Kelly Scaletta throws some cold water on that narrative. Despite the additions of Josh Smith, Lance Stephenson, Wesley Johnson and Cole Aldrich, Scaletta says the Clippers’ bench got worse and he’s got the numbers to prove it.
Randy Orton has switched between a good guy and a bad guy more than a few times over the years. However, he is thriving in his current role as a babyface. Knockout’s Michael Wonsover says Orton has the ability to put an arena on its feet and consistently gets a positive reaction.