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31 мая 2016 г. 07:35

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The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from Milwaukee to be their leadoff hitter Thursday, which also means the Brewers are likely to shift Ryan Braun to right field. Darrel Young Jersey . Milwaukee received left-hander Will Smith, who spent most of the past couple seasons shuffling between Kansas City and Triple-A Omaha, and between the bullpen and the starting rotation. Royals general manager Dayton Moore on a conference call that he envisions Aoki batting at the top of the order, just as he did with the Brewers, which would allow Alex Gordon to slide down into an RBI-producing role. Aoki hit .286 with eight homers, 37 RBIs and 20 steals last season. Aoki, who turns 32 next month, also ranked second in the majors with 40 infield hits, and .339 against left-handed pitching, the best average by a left-handed hitter in the big leagues. He struck out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances. "We like his energy, we like his work ethic. Hes a pro," Moore said. "We had a chance to see him a lot in Japan coming up. ... Well see how it plays out." Aoki, who is in the last year of his contract, is due $1.25 million this season. He can also make up to $1,087,500 in performance bonuses based on starts and games played. The Royals already bolstered their rotation this off-season by agreeing to a four-year, $32 million deal with Jason Vargas. Now theyve acquired the leadoff hitter they have long coveted. Moore said hes still working on adding an impact bat, especially in the outfield. Veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran, who began his career with the Royals, spent time in Kansas City earlier this week. Hes reportedly seeking a three-year, $48 million deal. "Theyre far and few," Moore said. "That being said, thats an area were trying to pursue, but let me say this, we definitely feel all our offensive players are still improving. They have not reached their peak performance. Theyre going to continue to get better." By moving Aoki, the Brewers could head into next season with rookie Khris Davis in left field, Gold Glove-winner Carlos Gomez in centre and Braun in right. Braun is expected back after his season-ending, 65-game suspension for violating Major League Baseballs anti-drug agreement. Davis emerged down the stretch last season, filling in for Braun in left by hitting .279 with 11 homers. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin had said in late September there were discussions within the organization about whether to move Braun across the outfield. "The thinking is its a little easier to find left fielders than it is right fielders," Melvin said. "If youre trying to field right field with a platoon situation, then both guys have to be able to throw well. Both guys have to be good defenders." Melvin said hes been watching Smith for a couple years. He called Smith a "24-year-old, big, physical left-hander who we feel can be part of our staff." The Brewers finished last season with five right-handed starters, headlined by Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse, and Smith gives them an option for a left-hander to slot into the rotation. He went 6-9 with a 5.32 ERA in 16 starts two years ago. Smith went 8-10 with a 4.76 ERA in 35 games, including 17 starts, during his time in Kansas City. He was 2-1 with a 3.24 ERA last year, with 43 strikeouts in 33 innings, pitching primarily in relief. Smith said Thursday that while he developed a slider to complement his fastball during relief work, "I am excited to get a shot back in the rotation." And yes, hes preparing to hear a fresh round of jokes from his new team about sharing the same name as the famous Hollywood actor. "I get them all the time," the easygoing Smith said in a conference call. "I think Im just learning to live with it ... Its all good." The Royals deep bullpen ultimately made Smith expendable. "I feel like our team is improved with the signing of Jason Vargas and the trade for Nori," Moore said, "knowing full well were going to have to continue to look for ways to improve if were going to win a world championship. I dont view this move as us being complete."Jarvis Jenkins Redskins Jersey . -- The Minnesota Vikings are struggling both on and off the field. Robert Griffin III Jersey . The Austrian produced a superb second run to win his third career giant slalom race and fourth overall at Val dIsere. However, Hirscher was disappointed that Ted Ligety did not finish. The American, seeking his fourth straight win in GS, made an uncharacteristic technical error and was among several racers to ski out and failed to qualify for the second run for the first time in nearly five years.Dallas Cowboys 1 (16) - Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame; 2 (34) - Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State; 4 (119) - Anthony Hitchens, OLB, Iowa; 5 (146) - Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh; 7 (231) - Ben Gardner, DE, Stanford; 7 (238) - Will Smith, OLB, Texas Tech; 7 (248) - Ahmad Dixon, SS, Baylor; 7 (251) - Ken Bishop, DT, Northern Illinois; 7 (254) - Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon Top Picks Analysis: Even the guy who always makes the wrong decision -- Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones -- made the right one this time as team passed on the sizzle (Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel) and took the steak, Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin. Martin was one of the safest picks in this draft and can play any position on the offensive line. With Tyron Smith at left tackle, Travis Frederick at center and now Martin, probably at left guard, the Dallas offensive line, which was one of the worst in football two years ago, is now an undeniable strength. Jones and his sycophants were back at it in the second round, though, acting like they won the Super Bowl when they traded up in the second round to get pass rusher Demarcus Lawrence but what are the odds he produces like the other DeMarcus that the Cowboys let walk? Best Value Pick: Fourth-round linebacker Anthony Hitchens is short but was real productive at Iowa and the Cowboys have virtually nothing at the position outside of Sean Lee. Questionable Calls: Giving up a third-round pick to get Lawrence was shaky. There are just too many needs of this team to be so cavalier with premium selections. Summary: The worst-case scenario for Dallas is Johnny Manziel turning into a future superstar but Jones is the house in regards to that bet. Its certainly possible Manziel succeeds but he will have to overcome plenty of road blocks. Meanwhile, the odds say Martin turns into a 10-year starter in north Texas. FINAL GRADE: B- Undrafted rookie free agent signings: QB Dustin Vaughan, West Texas A&M; P Cody Mandell, Alabama; TE Evan Wilson, Illinois; G Ronald Patrick, South Carolina; S Ryan Smith, Auburn; DT Chris Whaley, Texas; DL Andre Cureton, Cincinnati; LB Joe Windsor, Northern Illinois; LS Casey Kreiter, Iowa; WR LDamian Washington, Missouri; RB Ben Malena, Texas A&M; FB J.C. Copeland, LSU; DE Davon Coleman, Arizona State; QB Kolton Browning, Louisiana-Monroe; OT Jarrod Pughsley, Akron; RB Glasco Martin, Baylor; OT Josh Aladenoye, Illinois State; CB Jocquel Skinner, Bethel; S Marvin Robinson, Ferris State; LB Keith Smith, San Jose State; LB Dontavis Sapp, Tennessee; CB Dashaun Phillips, Tarleton State; TE Jordan Najvar, Baylor; G Brian Clarke, Bloomsburg New York Giants 1 (12) - Odell Beckham, WR, LSU; 2 (43) - Weston Richburg, OC, Colorado State; 3 (74) - Jay Bromley, DT, Syracuse; 4 (113) - Andre Williams, RB, Boston College; 5 (152) - Nat Berhe, SS, San Diego State; 5 (174) - Devon Kennard, OLB, USC; 6 (187) - Bennett Jackson, CB, Notre Dame Top Picks Analysis: The Giants went receiver over offensive tackle by selecting the fast-rising Odell Beckham, Jr., perhaps the most versatile option among the drafts deepest position. Beckham has the speed to be a terror outside the numbers and the route-running skills to be an impact from the slot. With Victor Cruz already dominating inside for "Big Blue," however, its likely Beckham at least starts as an outside receiver. In the second round New York GM Jerry Reese reached for Colorado State center Weston Richburg, a solid player who figures to upgrade a need position but its tough to justify Richburg as one of the top 43 talents in this draft. Third-round run-stuffer Jay Bromley, meanwhile, projects as the replacement for Linval Joseph, who left for Minnesota in free agency. Best Value Pick: Fourth-round running back Andre Williams is a big, powerful runner who projects as an East Coast weather back, although he must improve on his receiving skills to become more than a complimentary player. Questionable Calls: The Giants certainly need to get younger and more athletic on the offensive line but taking Richburg as early as they did reeks of prioritizing need over talent on the draft board. Summary: The Giants seemed to go into this process with the intent of plugging holes and that is rarely a good idea in todays scouting world. Beckham was a solid choice but things got away from Reese after that. FINAL GRADE: C Undrafted rookie free agent signings: DL Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina; DE Emmanuel Dieke, Georgia Tech; LB Dan Fox, Notre Dame; DT Eathyn Manumaluene, BYU; DE Kerry Wynn, Richmond; TE Xavier Grimble, USC; S C.J. Barnett, Ohio State; LB Justin Anderson, Louisiana-Lafayette; S Thomas Gordon, Michigan Philadelphia Eagles 1 (26) - Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville; 2 (42) - Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt; 3 (86) - Josh Huff, WR, Oregon; 4 (101) - Jaylen Watkins, CB, Florida; 5 (141) - Taylor Hart, DE, Oregon; 5 (162) - Ed Reynolds, FS, Stanford; 7 (224) - Beau Allen, DT, Wisconssin; Top Picks Analysis: Philadelphia traded out of No. Chris Chester Redskins Jersey. 22, enabling Cleveland to select Johnny Manziel. Four spots later, the Eagles took Louisville linebacker Malcolm Smith, perhaps the biggest reach in the first round of the 2014 draft. However, Philadelphias second-round pick, Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews, probably made up for it. In fact if you are an Eagles fan, you might want to consider Matthews, a big receiver who is a tailor-made fit for a Chip Kelly offense, the Birds top choice and Smith as the second option. "Hell fit in beautifully in Philadelphia and in Chip Kellys offense," NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said when taking about Matthews. "He makes tough catches. He has a big body. He ran faster than a lot of people anticipated (4.46-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine)." Matthews also excelled catching bubble screens at Vandy, something featured heavily in Kellys offense. On the downside Matthews needs to show a little more consistency catching the ball after accumulating 10 drops in his final college season. Smith has potential as an edge rusher but carried a second- or third-round grade depending on who you are asking. The narrative in Philly is that the Eagles were scared Washington would take him early in the second, an interesting spin because the Eagles didnt seem to mind when DeSean Jackson bolted to the Beltway. Third-round receiver Josh Huff is a Kelly acolyte from Eugene, a former running back who is another guy who excels with manufactured touches. Unlike Matthews, though, Huff will do little else. Best Value Pick: Sammy Watkins brother Jaylen was the first pick in the fourth round and is a versatile cornerback who will add to the teams depth and help on special teams. Questionable Calls: Smith was an undeniable reach at No. 26 overall and a sign the Eagles were caught off guard by the players picked between 22 and their choice. Summary: A .333 batting average will get you into the Hall of Fame in baseball buy anytime you go 1-for-3 with your premium picks in the NFL Draft, you are in deep trouble and thats what Philadelphias effort looks like on first impression. FINAL GRADE: C- Undrafted rookie free agent signings: OL Josh Andrews, Oregon State; TE Blake Annen, Cincinnati; OL Karim Barton, Morgan State; WR Kadron Boone, LSU; TE Trey Burton, Florida; RB David Fluellen, Toledo; CB Josh Fulton, Alabama; OL Kevin Graf, USC; OL Donald Hawkins, Texas; RB Henry Josey, Missouri; DT Wade Keliikipi, Oregon; S Daytawion Lowe, Oklahoma State; DE Frank Mays, Florida A&M; WR Quron Pratt, Rutgers; K Casey Spear, Vanderbilt Washington Redskins 2 (47) - Trent Murphy, OLB, Stanford; 3 (66) Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia; 3 (78) - Spencer Long, OG, Nebraska; 4 (102) - Bashaud Breeland, CB, Clemson; 5 (142) - Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane; 6 (186) - Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor; 7 (217) - Ted Bolser, TE, Indiana; 7 (228) - Zach Hocker, PK, Arkansas Top Picks Analysis: This time it hurt. Talented Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson became the eighth player, and quite possibly the best, taken by the St. Louis Rams with the picks acquired from the Robert Griffin III trade with the Redskins. Of course, offensive tackle also happens to be a major need position in the nations capital these days. The Skins had some lesser options at the position when they finally got around to picking at No. 47 overall in the second round but passed on former Alabama star Cyrus Kouandjio, likely due to concerns over his balky knee, along with Virginias Morgan Moses in favor of Stanford edge player Trent Murphy, who figures to be stick behind Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan on the depth chart. "This will be interesting to see how hes used," NFL Network draft analyst Charles Davis said of Murphy. "Hes not an explosive dynamic pass rusher but hes relentless." The Redskins finally addressed their shaky offensive line in the third round by getting Moses, who fell to them at No. 66, and Nebraska guard Spencer Long. Best Value Pick: Moses doesnt have great feet but a lot of scouts had him rated as a potential first-round or early-second-round selection. His long arms and strength make him tailor-made for the right tackle position. Questionable Calls: Murphys arrival signals the long-term prospects of Orakpo staying inside the beltway after this season are virtually nil. That said, Murphy isnt expected to be a major contributor until 2015 and its tough to sell that narrative in a year when you dont have a first round pick. Summary: A 3-13 disaster of a team without a first-round selection really shouldnt be taking luxury picks. FINAL GRADE: C- Undrafted rookie free agent signings: LS J.R. Carr, Tennessee; RB Silas Redd, USC; WR Cody Hoffman, BYU; QB Tommy Rees, Notre Dame; WR Rashad Lawrence, Northwestern; OT Chris Davenport, LSU; DB Justin Blake, Hampton; WR Lee Doss, Southern; DT Robert Thomas, Arkansas; WR Kofi Hughes, Indiana Cheap Jerseys Wholesale JerseysWholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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