Dusty Baker wants to manage beyond this season, but hes only under contract through the 2017 campaign right now and he and the Washington Nationals are not engaged in talks about an extension according to a report. Second-year Washington Nationals skipper Dusty Baker told reporters earlier this Spring that he wanted to manage beyond this season after leading the Nats to a division crown and an NLDS loss in his first season in the nations capital in 2016. Baker, 67, returned to managing for the first time since 2013 and led the Nationals to 95 wins in his 21st season on the bench and the first year of the reported 2-year/$4M deal the veteran manager signed with the Nationals in late 2015.
Believe it or not, many people have an issue with Islanders rookie Josh Ho-Sang wearing number 66, but it sounds like former Penguins great Mario Lemieux isn’t one of them. On Thursday, Lemieux made it clear that Ho-Sang using his number wasn’t an issue. “I’m fine with it,” Lemieux said via a spokesperson, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s just a number. Number 4 and number 9 were worn by great players (Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe, respectively), and they are not retired forever. Players can choose whatever number they want.” Unlike the number 99, the NHL hasn’t retired 66, which means any player can still use it. Some see it as a sign of disrespect, but Ho-Sang has made it clear that that’s
Typically, the top of the shortstop position has carried a premium tag in fantasy baseball because of a lack of depth and a scarcity of elite options. Baltimore’s Manny Machado is the consensus top choice in this SS-eligible crowd, but there’s an immediate quandary as far as who deserves to come off