The problem with every mock draft, every year, is the first draft-night trade. There’s no accounting for it. All we know is that it will happen, that it won’t be the last, and that it will instantly undo all the weeks and months of predicting and prognosticating that went into everyone’s favorite pre-draft exercise.
Last year, it took less than 15 minutes for the Chicago Bears to blow up every mock draft there was by trading up one spot from No. 3 to No. 2 to take quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Something similar will happen again this year, although we don’t know where and when. But it’s a good bet that when a team does trade up in the first round later this month, it will be for a quarterback. This year’s class features five quarterbacks likely to go on Day 1, and four who could be gone in the top five picks.
Ohtani’s high school coach taught him to think of his body as a whip, flexible and explosive. (The language, if not the form, is similar to how Tim Lincecum’s father taught his son.) This spring, though, Ohtani’s form looked more like the path of a long-handled ax: slow and heavy. He struggled to find his release point. He shortened his stride. Without getting too deep into the weeds, there’s a long list of reasons for this.
Who has a better history of Opening Day baseball weather: The Mets, the Yankees or the Phillies Here’s a look at the weather conditions each team faced at their home openers from 1970 through 2015.
Last year, the Mets had decent spring weather for its home opener against the Atlanta Braves, with partly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s, although it was a bit breezy that day.
Two games. Zero runs. Logan Forsythe, moved to the hot corner because of an injury to Justin Turner, was hitless in both games and committed three errors in the second one.
Just like that, if you’re a pessimistic Dodgers fan who thought the team should have been more aggressive over the winter, you see ominous portents everywhere. Jansen’s velocity. Turner’s busted hand. The viral outbreak at Camelback Ranch. The sewage flood at Dodger Stadium earlier in the week during an exhibition against the Angels. There is even the name of the Giants’ early-season hero: Panik.