Prior to Saturday’s game against the Astros, Orioles GM Dan Duquette faced the music in a Q&A session with season ticket holders. He insisted, perhaps believing it and perhaps not, that the O’s are just better starting pitching away from being contenders. Hours later, the Orioles lost a game to the Astros, 8-4, that revealed how ridiculous of a statement this was to make. Duquette certainly wasn’t wrong that the Orioles need better starting pitching. Chris Tillman did a good job of showing that in tonight’s game. Where this better pitching is supposed to come from was left a bit vague; are the Orioles going to trade for someone who’s actually better? Are the existing guys going to improve? Even
The Washington Wizards and All-Star point guard John Wall have agreed to a four-year, $170 million extension, a league source told ESPN's?Adrian Wojnarowski.? The deal, first reported by TNT, begins in 2019, the source said. It includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker.? The 26-year-old confirmed he had agreed to the extension in a video tweeted Friday night by the?UNINTERRUPTED, with Wall saying: "You know I wasn't going anywhere."? Wall, 26, has two years and $37 million left on his current deal. ESPN reported June 30 that the Wizards had offered Wall a "supermax" deal, made possible because he made the All-NBA third team this past season.?If Wall played next season
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