Veteran shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera said Friday that he has requested a trade from the New York Mets, a decision he made after the team asked him to move to second base. Cabrera, 31, was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday and went 3-for-6 in an 11-4 win over the San Francisco Giants. He played second base and hit second in the lineup. "Personally, I'm not really happy with that move," Cabrera told reporters after meeting with manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson before the game, according to MLB.com. "If they have that plan, they should have told me before I came over here. I just told my agent about it. If they have that plan for me, I think it's time to make a
The Atlanta Braves masked racer known as “The Freeze” claimed another victim Thursday. A Braves fan who appeared to be in his early 20s lost his dignity while falling in spectacular fashion in an attempt to beat “The Freeze” in a footrace. The fan’s name has been withheld out of respect for his loved ones. Witnesses at the scene say the incident went down in the sixth inning of Thursday’s game against the San Francisco Giants.
The Oakland Raiders are eventually moving to Las Vegas, but quarterback Derek Carr isn’t going anywhere. The Raiders on Thursday signed Carr to a five-year, $125-million contract extension, making him the NFL’s highest-paid player when it comes to per-season average. Carr will average $25 million per season, edging ahead of Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, who is at $24.769 million. In his three seasons, Carr has thrown for 11,194 yards and 81 touchdowns, with 31 interceptions. He was a leading most-valuable-player candidate last season before suffering a broken leg in a Christmas Eve game against the Colts. Oakland’s promising season imploded and the Raiders could barely move the ball in