Astros Focused On Acquiring Starting Pitching - RealGM Wiretap
The Houston Astros are focused on improving their starting rotation ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.
The offense has looked much better since George Springer was moved to the leadoff spot and the bullpen has been much more effective recently as well.
Houston could dangle Carlos Gomez as part of a trade package.
Unpaid Wages Become Growing Concern For Soccer Players - RealGM Wiretap
Unpaid wages are a growing concern among professional soccer players. The reasons vary nike air max thea uk , whether it is due to corrupt executives or overspending in the pursuit of trophies, but the problem reflects larger economic turmoil.
Eastern Europe, where the global financial crisis has hit hardest, is among the regions most notorious for not paying players. In a 2011 survey of about 3,200 players there, 41.4 percent complained of missing pay, according to FIFPro nike air max thea womens sale , an organization that represents pro players.
Racing Santander has had one of the most severe situations. The club has spent 77 of the past 83 seasons in Spains top two divisions, but was in debt when purchased in 2011 by Indian businessman Ahsan Ali Syed. The collapse was exacerbated, players said, by the work of a previous president, Angel Lavin.
“Last season, there was debt, but at the end of the day nike air max 95 womens sale , everything was O.K.,” said Mario Fernández, the team’s goalkeeper. “This season started off badly. The salary for July came in August. After that came the lies from the president.”
Craig May Return If Cardinals Make World Series - RealGM Wiretap
The St. Louis Cardinals could have Allen Craig back in the lineup if they are able to advance to the World Series.
Craig has been out since Sept. 4 with a ligament strain in his left foot and is inactive for the NLCS.
According to John Mozeliak, Craig visited foot doctor Robert Anderson in North Carolina and was cleared for increased baseball activities.
The Cardinals are hopeful that if he continues to progress, he could be activated if they reach the World Series, largely to play a role as a pinch hitter.
Could Dodgers Discuss Extension With Howie Kendrick - RealGM Wiretap
Howie Kendrick has been such an excellent fit with the Los Angeles Dodgers that there may be the possibility of a contract extension before he hits free agency in the fall.
The 31-year-old is hitting .370.431.674 and has helped improve L.A.'s clubhouse chemistry.
Dodgers prospect Corey Seager is playing well at Double-A, but figures to be a long-term fixture at shortstop. That leaves room for Kendrick to play second.
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