I can keep things in perspective more.

This process is one that Utley is vastly familiar with, honed over the course of more than a decade in Philadelphia, where he was a six-time All Star and an important part of the 2008 team that won the World Series, particularly in the NLCS when he batted .353 against the Dodgers.

“Watching them [Seager and Bellinger] and making sure they’re moving in the right direction, those are the things that I like to see,” Utley said.

What moving in the right direction looks like is probably boiled down to how Utley describes his own progress as a player.

“I can keep things in perspective more. At this point, at this stage in my career, I have an easier time seeing the big picture. When you’re young and growing in the big leagues, you’re not really able to see that,” Utley said. “I can slow the game down more easily now.”

Thoughts: Iglesias was the big surprise to be traded; his reputation as a defensive whiz at shortstop was already solid, and he was hitting .330 for the parent club at the time of the trade. He’s been Detroit’s starting shortstop since that deal. Montas, Wendelken and Ogando made the bigs, but have yet to make an impact. Mortensen hasn’t been back in the majors, and Jacobs has been playing independent ball since 2015.

Peavy had a 4.04 ERA in 10 regular-season starts, then made three postseason starts (one good, one so-so, one bad). Berry was Boston’s designated pinch-runner in the playoffs, going three-for-three in stolen base opportunities. Thornton, Villarreal and McDonald didn’t appear in the postseason for the Red Sox.

Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk stayed hot Monday by homering for the fourth straight Paypal Cheap Jerseys game in an 8-2 win over the Rockies. Since getting recalled from a minor-league stint on NFL Jerseys Nike June 25, Grichuk has hit nine home runs and has 18 RBIs after driving in two in Monday’s win.

He seemed to outperform another historic area of liability on Tuesday

Malone also said Mudiay is “a big part of our future” and added that Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly told Mudiay not to believe any of the trade chatter.

Denver could be just putting Mudiay’s name out there to see what kind of return the second-year player would yield, but there’s nothing concrete yet. If Chandler is unhappy with how Malone has used him, his name could gain some traction in the coming weeks. Chandler is averaging 15.4 points per game on 45.1 percent shooting from the field, including 35.1 percent from 3-point range. He could be a valuable asset for a playoff team.

“I know the asking price is legitimately high,” Eagle said. “Look around, not a lot of guys who can do what he does. I don’t believe they’re going to get desperate and feel the need to dump him.”

He seemed to outperform another historic area of liability on Tuesday, making two fine plays at third base. Sandoval started by making a running catch into shallow left field on a Jared Hoying pop-up to end the top of the first inning. Later, he ended the top of the seventh by scooping a tricky ground ball from Doug Bernier and retiring him at first.

“I feel good, feel good,” Sandoval said when asked how he felt to make the running catch. “I been moving a lot, been working the last couple days.”

Fans greeted Sandoval warmly, with the River Cats selling Panda hats for $10 at the ballpark and Sandoval signing autographs less than a half-hour before game time.

Giants fans would be wise to temper their expectations, at least somewhat. Sandoval won’t help the last-place Giants (38-63) catch the first-place Dodgers (70-31), who might already have more wins than Tom Brady Cheap Jerseys San Francisco will this season. The promise Sandoval offered Tuesday — particularly that double on Sports Cheap Jerseys his third at-bat of the night against a Triple-A starting pitcher — may have merely been good work against minor league competition.

January was good to the Wizards as they finished with a 12-4 record.

The Wizards, who currently own the tiebreaker over the Hawks (2-1 season series), had six players score in double figures in Tuesday’s win led by Bradley Beal’s 28 points. Washington has won its past five games overall, the same number of wins the Knicks had all month.

January was good to the Wizards as they finished with a 12-4 record. Only the Warriors (12-2) had a better record this past month.

The defending NBA champions have now lost seven of their past 11 games after falling Monday night to the fourth-worst team in the NBA, the Mavericks. Between a developing mini drama with the front office over spending, a back injury to Kevin Love and rumors of a trade involving Carmelo Anthony, the Cavs’ distractions are playing out on the court.

Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson, who said Sunday he’s earned every penny of his $82 million extension, didn’t attempt a shot and scored zero points while registering a minus-22 in the 104-97 loss in Dallas.

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving didn’t play well, either, going a combined 16 of 40 from the field.

Despite a poor shooting night, James was at least close to another triple-double. He finished with 29 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

“You have to kind of pick your poison on the pick-and-roll,” Marc Gasol told The Washington Times after Porter drained six 3-pointers against the Grizzlies. “When the initial action is not played correctly and they get to the paint either with a drive or a pass, somebody has to help and you have to Cheap Jerseys Outlets pick whether to come off Bradley Beal or to come off Porter. So you pick the one guy, and he Cheap Lacrosse Jerseys got hot on 3s and got going.”

Charles Barkley delivers stern warning to ‘whiny,’ entitled LeBron James

Charles Barkley has a tough-love message for “whiny” NBA superstar LeBron James: He’s going to continue to call them like he sees them. If the petulant, entitled King James doesn’t like it, that’s too damn bad.

Lou Williams enjoyed his best night since joining the Rockets Cheap Jerseys Authentic in a revenge game against his old team, the Lakers. Sweet Lou poured in 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting with four rebounds and seven assists while registering a plus-25 as the Rockets matched their largest margin of victory (39) against L.A. in franchise history.

James Harden (18 points, 12 rebounds, 13 assists) also played well for his 17th triple-double of the season.

The Rockets’ 139 points Wednesday marked the 54th consecutive game the team has scored over 100 points.

The Hornets: Playing without Nic Batum (migraines) really hurt Charlotte in a 98-77 blowout loss to the Pacers. All-Star Kemba Walker managed just seven points on 3-of-11 shooting while the team made just three (of 23) 3-point attempts. The loss was the Hornets’ fourth in five games as Paul George lit them up for 39 points, five rebounds, three dimes and three steals.

Kawhi Leonard may have gotten ripped by head coach Gregg Popovich, but the MVP candidate Cheap Goalkeeper Jerseys was throwing down some impressive dunks against the Trail Blazers, including this poster of Noah Vonleh.

Jazz (43-25) at Cavaliers (44-22), 7 p.m. ET — Playoff contenders collide as the red-hot Jazz face the defending champions who are looking to end a recent skid. The Jazz, winners of six of their last seven, beat the Pistons Wednesday and could be a bit sluggish, a theme the Cavs Cheap Jerseys Basketball have represented evidenced themselves by losing four of their last six.

Jimmy Butler keeps Bulls postseason hopes alive

All seemed lost in Chicago a couple weeks ago.

Players were complaining about head coach Fred Hoiberg, Dwyane Wade was ruled out for the remainder of the regular season, and their fading playoff hopes were starting to look like a mirage.

Jimmy Butler, however, is a winner, and winners play their best when faced with adversity. Butler scored 33 points with eight assists Saturday to lead the Bulls to a 106-104 home victory over the Hawks.

Guess so, since ESPN announced Sunday that Ball will return to the “First Take” debate desk Monday (10 a.m. ET). He’ll even bring Lonzo, who announced Friday he will enter the NBA Draft.

LaVar Ball’s ridiculous boasts about beating Michael Jordan one-on-one and his son being better than two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry have stretched the bounds of credulity at ESPN, not to mention his public battles with LeBron James and TNT’s Charles Barkley.

Mike Golic, co-host of “Mike & Mike in the Morning,” vowed last week he would not waste another second on LaVar Ball, even though his show leads into “First Take.”

Not only did Leonard score 39 points to help erase a 16-point deficit but he Cheap Full Dye Softball Jerseys also had the two biggest plays at the end of the game to put the Spurs up for good.

Trialing by two with 25 seconds remaining, Leonard nailed a 25-foot 3-pointer to give the Spurs a two-point lead. On the ensuing possession, Harden drove the lane looking for the game-winner Cheap Flag Football Jerseys but Leonard blocked him from behind and knocked down two free throws to help seal a 112-110 win.

NBA to implement plan to improve officiating

In an effort led by new president of league operations Byron Spruell, the NBA will introduce several measures designed to improve officiating. The initiatives, first reported by USA Today, will be formally announced Thursday.

The league’s plan, per USA Today:

Create of an Officiating Advisory Council that will help set guidelines for the future of officiating. The board will include: ESPN analyst Doug Collins; Turner Sports analyst Kenny Smith; former NBA ref Steve Javie; USA Basketball chair Martin E. Dempsey (a retired general and former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff); and former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

“My family and I appreciate the prayers and well-wishes for my recovery. I had an unfortunate incident with a minor brain hemorrhage which means I’ll be in rehabilitation for a while. But I’m excited about trying to get past this speed bump. I’m improving every day.”

It’s unclear when the hemorrhage happened, but Robinson reportedly has been in the hospital for a week, according to OregonLive.com.

Robinson was drafted by the Blazers in 1989 and remained in Portland until 1997. During his time with the Trail Blazers, he was voted the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 1993.

From 1997 until his retirement in 2007, Robinson played for the Suns, Pistons, Warriors and Nets.

He recently made headlines after he announced his support of recreational marijuana, and the Blazer who did an NBA playoff victory dance he dubbed “the Uncle Cliffy” now goes by the Cheap Kids Jerseys nickname “Uncle Spliffy.”

Robinson said in January 2016 he was trying to open a Cheap Knock Off Jerseys recreational marijuana farm in Oregon, where the sale of pot is legal.

Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard does everything late to beat Rockets, then gets drug-tested

Kawhi Leonard showed how talented he is on both ends of the floor in the final seconds of the Spurs’ game against the Rockets on Monday night.

With his team down a point with 32 seconds remaining, Leonard pulled up from deep and nailed a contested 3-point shot over Nene. Before anyone could even react to the made basket, Leonard pinned a potential game-tying James Harden layup against the backboard seven seconds later.

Asked for his MVP ballot before his team’s home game against the Thunder on Sunday night, Cuban responded (via the Dallas Morning News), “Harden, LeBron (James), toss up. (Westbrook’s) not. Look at Harden, he took a team that was 41-41 last year. Look what they’re doing now. Like I said, he (Westbrook) is having a great, incredible individual year. But the Rockets are a top-three record after everybody wrote them off because of James Harden. That’s the difference.”

Cuban made his Westbrook-is-no-superstar stance known during last season’s playoffs, just before the Mavs were eliminated in Game 5 by a Thunder team that also featured Kevin Durant. He reiterated that opinion in December, but walked it back in January.

While Westbrook is averaging a triple-double this season and the Thunder are on Wholesale Jerseys China pace to win 45 games with Durant now in Golden State, Cuban is back to his initial way of thinking.

“If I changed my mind, it would ruin all the fun,” Cuban said Sunday. “You got to win 50 games and a playoff series. It’s impressive, don’t get me wrong. It’s incredible. He’s unstoppable in his own way. But the criteria (are) the criteria. There’s lots of rewards for individual Wholesale NFL Jerseys Free Shipping accomplishments. But it’s a team game. That’s not to take anything away from Russ. It would be no fun if I changed my mind.”

the competition for outfield spots is fierce

The NL is loaded with outstanding third basemen. The two already on the team (Nolan Arenado and Jake Lamb) are having fine seasons, but think about this: Rendon has the best WAR of any third baseman in the majors, Turner is batting .382 in 59 games, and Shaw has 17 homers, 59 RBIs and a .911 OPS. Yikes.

Most years, the competition for outfield spots is fierce. This year, there are solid players but no glaring omissions. Want proof of that? Of the 10 players on the Final Vote ballot — five AL, five NL — there are zero outfielders.

Again, no glaring omissions. Realmuto is an outstanding player, and Cheap NCAA Jerseys it would be great to see him wearing his Marlins stuff in the game at Marlins Park.

I’d be pretty stunned if Gonzalez (2.77 ERA) and Wood (1.83 ERA) aren’t eventually on the squad. No spot has more additions/subtractions than pitchers.

It’s great to see non-closing relief pitchers become All-Star regulars, no doubt. A couple other guys probably deserve spots this year, too — Devenski has 66 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings, Rivero has a nasty 0.82 ERA, Bradley’s at 1.23 and Kahnle has 53 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings.

Charles Clay has not played up to his contract, and the Bills’ reported interest in free-agent tight ends signals a desire to improve at the position. But they did not address tight end in the draft.

“We’re just kind of going through one of those funks right now, I guess is the best way to put it,” said Yankees reliever Tyler Clippard, who in three appearances over a recent five-day span allowed nine earned runs while recording just Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike four outs. “I mean, it’s so hard to kind of pinpoint why.”

NBA free agency rumors: Market shifts favor Pelicans in Jrue Holiday pursuit, SN sources say

Jrue Holiday’s free-agency options are getting limited, and the odds are improving that he winds up staying put in New Orleans.

According to league sources, some of the potential Holiday Cheap Personalized Jerseys suitors have seen their interest drop off in recent weeks, and a glut of point guards available either by trade (Ricky Rubio, Eric Bledsoe) or free agency (George Hill, Jeff Teague) has watered down the market.

Enter McDermott and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who with their 4-3 defense hope to provide simplicity and efficiency in the wake of Ryan’s complicated 3-4. In comes offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, whose familiarity and ability to work with Tyrod Taylor should only fuel the fan base’s optimism regarding its starting quarterback.

Beginning with that player, we break down Buffalo’s new-look roster, position-by-position.

Hayward is also an excellent shooter off screens (83.0 percentile with 1.12 points per possession last season) and one of the better cutters in the league (84.9 percentile with 1.44 points per possession), which would add another interesting wrinkle to Stevens’ motion-based offense. Not only would it give Stevens another weapon to use following timeouts, but also the combination of Horford setting screens Cheap Paintball Jerseys on Hayward while Thomas looks to score in isolation would put a lot of pressure on defenses to be engaged Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Kids one through five.

NFL playoff teams must have ignored talk of a devalued running game

A funny thing has happened in this pass-oriented, quarterback-driven NFL the emergence of the running game as a factor for so many of this year’s playoff teams.

Check the stats. Six of the NFL’s top 10 rushing teams made the playoffs, led in the NFC by No. 2 Dallas and No. 5 Atlanta. In the AFC, the top-seeded Patriots rank No. 7, and three other playoff teams rank in the top 10 (No. 6 Oakland, No. 8 Houston and No. 9 Miami).

Teams such as Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Seattle and Kansas City will host cold weather playoff games in which the running game likely will take on a larger role, which is fine with the Steelers and Chiefs, who ranked in the top half of the league in rushing.

Although Rodgers threw for 294 yards in the Week 6 loss, the Cowboys limited him to just one touchdown and picked him off early in the third quarter.

Rodgers had plenty time off a play-action fake to try and hit Randall Cobb Cheap Jerseys No Shipping Fees on a crossing route. But he didnt see safety Barry Church, who confused Rodgers before the snap by shading toward Jordy Nelson before dropping into a zone.

Rodgers is one of the more elusive quarterbacks in the league and his ability to keep plays alive with his legs is one of the things that makes him so dangerous. Along with ability to escape pressure, Rodgers also has one of the NFLs quickest releases.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning had 193 passing yards with a touchdown, but Cheap Jerseys Outlet Shop threw an interception and lost a pair of fumbles as the Cowboys sacked him three times. The Cowboys likely will blitz Rodgers, and a blitz against Manning led to a fumble.

Linebacker Sean Lee blitzed off Mannings right side and hit Manning high as Cedric Thornton was around Mannings legs. The ball slipped from Mannings hands and Thornton recovered it.