Today's Leaderboard: Early in 2010, Joel Pineiro, who starts Monday against the Tigers, has continued his renaissance by using the ground ball to his advantage. He currently has a 6.50 ground out to air out ratio, which is nearly double that of any other pitcher, according to Baseball-Reference.com.Trivia Answer: Jose Reyes turns 27 in June and has 105 more hits than Mauer, though in 645 more plate appearances. Miguel Cabrera almost qualifies, but he turned 27 yesterday..
Hopefully we can get back on schedule of getting something done."We were getting somewhere, but we couldn't really come to a deal. Hopefully we can get back on track, because I do want to stay in Chicago."If the Bears allow Melton to test the market, it's easy to envision him coming back home to reunite with Marinelli. The Cowboys' new defensive line coach helped Melton develop from a fourth-round project into a Pro Bowler during their three years together in Chicago."It was sad to see my man Rod go," Melton told ESPN Chicago 1000, "but it's just how the game is."The Cowboys would be sad to see Spencer go after a career year, but it'd be a better business move if they could sign Melton..
The website Hit Tracker has the ability to do that type of tracking. Using that model, none would have all three of their respective homers clear the fence in all 30 parks.Beltran, Bautista and Giambi each had two which would have cleared the wall in all 30 ballparks while Hart had one. The closest to having all three blasts being homers in all 30 parks was Beltran.
That will surely be a hot topic in New York.Tannehill-to-Moore: The Dolphins lost rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill (quad, knee) in the first quarter for the game. But veteran quarterback Matt Moore did well in relief to keep the Dolphins ahead. Moore was efficient, throwing for 131 yards and a touchdown.
He didn't look a whole lot different than he did in start No. 18 or No. 15 or No. The Panthers drafted Nortman in the sixth round. They brought in Harris to compete with him and Nortman won the job.As Carolina trimmed its roster to 75 players, there were several other moves of note.Receiver David Gettis, who missed last season with a knee injury, has been placed on the physically unable to perform list. Gettis, who had been considered a candidate to start, wasn't able to get healthy enough during the preseason.
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