Jonathan Loaisiga, a 23-year-old right-hander currently pitching for Double-A Trenton, is another candidate.
Tanaka’s injury came one day after fellow Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery. Even before that surgery, the Yankees likely were in the market for a pitcher ahead of the trade deadline.
The slumping catcher perhaps figured he hadn’t done anything special in this win that kept the Yanks a game behind the Red Sox in the AL East.
On the contrary, this was as complete an effort as we’ve seen all season from Sanchez, who has good power numbers but with an average that is hovering just above the Mendoza line and constant outside criticism about his blocking skills.
If Wentz’s knee hadn’t given out in Week 14, it’s a pretty safe bet (we’re allowed to do that now, right?) he’d be the reigning league MVP as you read this. He’s likely to be ready for the start of the season, and it’s hard to come up with a good reason why The Face Of The Eagles will regress in Year 3. Just entering his prime, Wentz is the type of quarterback who appears to have been built in a football lab for maximum efficiency. Everything is in place for another big year. Really big.
As far as the on the field impact, it seems like the Browns got one heck of a player. He was Pro Football Focus’ eighth ranked linebacker in 2017. He was a major piece of an Eagles defense that won the Super Bowl as well.
Kendricks should instantly make the Browns’ linebacking group a little bit more stout after struggling last season. Although, the attitude he is bringing to the locker room may be questionable now.
It is just so strange, and it really couldn’t happen to anyone else besides the Browns.