Camera crews weren’t ready for this one.
Adam Dunn is quite possibly having the worst season of any other baseball player in the league. He was hitting .166 / .296 / .300 with 10 HR and 38 RBI and 138 Ks. In tonight’s 7-2 loss against the Yankees, Dunn hit a bottom of the 9th home run. Even though it was his only hit of the game, it could serve as a confidence boost for the rest of the season. He desperately needs something to spark his offense right now and hopefully this could do it.
If not, Dunn could be facing a lot of questions going into next season.
The newest member of the San Francisco 49ers is .. Braylon Edwards, who signed a 1 year, 3.5 million dollar deal today. This is a very interesting signing because Edwards comes with baggage. There is no doubt that he is a playmaker, but his off the field troubles are worrisome. The 49ers will have a big boom/bust player, but there is little risk since Edwards only signed a 1 year deal.
Paul Goldschmidt hit his first career home run in the most important game of the season thus far for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The D’Backs beat the Giants last night and took possession of 1st Place.
Being a Cardinals fan, it should be really easy to hate Nyjer Morgan. But I just can’t do it. Morgan is probably one of the most entertaining players in the league right now and it’s refreshing to see somebody with his type of attitude for a winning team. Tony Plush is always a great interview and even though he plays for a team that I hate, I just can’t hate him individually.
Don’t hate because he’s having fun and creating story lines.
Cam Newton has been a confident player his whole career and that could be a good/bad thing in the NFL. With confidence, comes over-confidence. With over-confidence comes failure.
Boom? Bust? What do you think?
Randy Moss has formally “retired”. Shocked? Not really, but I do believe that Moss will be back in the very near future. Even with that being said, Moss’s career is winding down and it’s about that time where we should start looking at his overall accomplishments and what he did for the game of football. Starting out as a troubled 6’4” receiver out of Marshall, Moss made his impression felt in the first game of his NFL career with a multi-touchdown game. Moss ended up catching 17 touchdowns and racking up 1,313 yards. In Minnesota, his dominance continued until 2005 where he was traded to the Oakland Raiders… We all know what happened there.
The Patriots opened up peoples eyes once again. Moss set the NFL records for most touchdown receptions in one year with 23 in his first year with the team, helping them get to the Super Bowl and finish with an “almost” perfect record. Things went somewhat downhill from that point and he ended up in Minnesota again. Where he struggled mightily. His struggles caused the Vikings to end up trading him to the Titans where Moss “ended” his career. His numbers are as stands:
Hall of Fame numbers? I think so.
Stats (A): .287 / .390 / .509 / 10 HR / 50 RBI / 15 SB
This kid looks like the real deal and a future stud at Shortstop. Profar came into the minor leagues as a 17 year old and has already progressed (and is playing well) in A ball. His 12.4 BB% is a terrific sign and so is his Average/BABIP (.287 and .305). Profar looks like the type of guy to rise very fast and get called up early, however, the Rangers have Elvis Andrus manning the position as of right now. Profar still has a while to go, but he has a good glove and his potential is out of this world. Look for him to come into the big leagues in about 3 years.