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?
If last night’s 2-0 “win” over El Salvador proved anything to USMNT fans, it’s that Bruce Arena has plenty of work to do if the United States is to seriously challenge for the 2017 Gold Cup title. Lowly El Salvador has beaten one CONCACAF opponent in its last 10 tries. Given the performance, Bruce Arena has only one option going forward.
Branden Grace achieved golf history on Saturday.