EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Happy Monday. I wish this was a 3-day weekend too. You know, one of those Scandinavian countries trialed a 4-day work week and said people were equally as productive as those slugging it out through 5 days. Let’s hope we get there someday. Anyway, here is what I will be covering today: NY Giants O-Line, Mets Retire #17, NBA Deals.
NY Giants O-Line
Bottom third. That is not a baseball reference to an inning, nor is it that thing on screens telling you a person’s name. Instead, it’s where the Giants offensive line ranks going into the season. The Giants used the #7 pick on tackle Evan Neal and recent first round draft pick Andrew Thomas are expected to be the book end tackles for the future. They also added late round pick to the interior and signed two free agents. However, the experts are not impressed with the group on paper. It is predicted that this offensive line will struggle and as such, Saquon Barkley will be tackled behind the line often and Daniel Jones will be under constant pressure. The line may gel and shock people but I am not banking on it.
Mets Retire #17
I was catching up on Mets highlights when I came across Keith Hernandez’s number retirement content. Having survived the spitting incident from the infamous Seinfeld episode, Keith has his number retired this past Saturday. It was a big event and worthy of the first captain in Mets history, I didn’t know that tidbit nor did I know, he was traded from St. Louis because he was high on coke too often and became a clubhouse cancer. He became a legend in NY and if there were some Wild Cards back then, he might have won more than one ring.
This feels like the NBA Herschel Walker deal. The Boston Celtics traded away 5 players and draft pick for one player… The Pacers acquired a first-round draft pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, as well as Aaron Nesmith, Daniel Theis, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan and Nik Stauskas, in exchange for Malcolm Brogdon. This is a massive deal and instantly puts pressure on Brogdon to play well and stay healthy, the latter of which he struggles with. In other NBA news, the Nets have yet to find a new home for Durant or officially agree with teams. The Nets also have to figure out what to do with him and Kyrie. Irving may be harder to move than Durant because of his brand which seems D.o.A.
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