The TEN: 2/12/2021

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

  1. The Dodgers avoided arbitration with pitcher Walker Buehler signing him to a two-year, $8 million contract. 
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will undergo minor surgery on his knee in the off season. 
  3. The Lakers have won six straight games including the last three in overtime. 
  4. The Boston Red Sox traded outfielder Andrew Benintendi to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in a three team deal that also included the New York Mets. 
  5. Valparaiso University announced Thursday that it is dropping the team name the Crusaders saying that it is being embraced by hate groups. 
  6. Duke and Kentucky have a combined record of 9-13 this season. 
  7. Gonzaga (18-0) and Baylor (17-0) are the only two undefeated teams left in college basketball. 
  8.  MLB Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report for most teams on February 22. 
  9. Former Boston Celtics center/ Hall of Famer Bill Russell turns 87 today. 
  10. “The idea is not to block every shot. The idea is to make your opponent believe that you might block every shot.”- Bill Russell. 

1 Comment to "The TEN: 2/12/2021"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    February 13, 2021 - 9:15 pm | Permalink

    This just in from L.A. The Dodgers have signed third baseman Justin Turner to a two-year, $34-million contract extension.
    The Beard is back, and L.A. also has left-handed-hitting Edwin Rios as insurance in case Turner goes down with an injury. (As well as Chris Taylor, who’s a right-handed batter, like Turner.)
    Giving Walker Buehler a pay raise and signing Trevor Bauer bolsters the Dodgers’ starting rotation. They should now have even better pitching quality and depth than they did last season, when they won the World Series.
    What a top four in the Dodgers’ rotation: Clayton Kershaw, Bauer, Buehler, and David Price. And, their No. 5 starter could be Julio Urias (or Dustin May, or Tony Gonsolin). Whichever two don’t make the rotation could strengthen the L.A. bullpen and be used as spot-starters when needed.
    I think the Dodgers should be OK if they can settle on a good closer or two and the hitters can hit.

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