Now that the Red Sox have experienced their biggest free agent bust in team history after designating Pablo Sandoval for assignment last week while still owing him $48.5 million, the Orioles may be in the early stages of their worst signing ever. The post-All Star break return from the DL of slug-or-miss first baseman Chris Davis was met with little fanfare, even though the losing Orioles were in desperate need of anything positive. Granted, the Orioles’ main problem has been starting pitching, but Davis was given big money for his bat and the 2017 team needs it. Remember when Crush Davis used to go on a tear for a month hitting prodigious home runs seemingly every night while getting on base at an impressive clip?
Tim Tebow has been a member of the St. Lucie Mets for just 23 games, but he's already one of the best hitters in the entire Florida State League. The former NFL quarterback was the talk of baseball as recently as one month ago, when he was promoted from the Class A Columbia Fireflies to St. Lucie in spite of a listless .220/.311/.336 (AVG/OBP/SLG) slash line. The seemingly unwarranted move inspired ridicule from around the game, with many accusing the Mets organization of a shameless publicity stunt.
Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade away from the Cavaliers last week. Here are four options for how Cleveland can proceed.