The true madness of this year’s NBA free agent class — the first group to cash in on the bloated TV contract that will goose the salary cap from $70 million to $94 million from last year to this year — won’t come from superstars like Kevin Durant or LeBron James.
Insomuch as anyone deserves to make tens of millions of dollars a year to play a game, the very best of the best do.
The real ridiculousness will be in the overpaid middle class.
Clayton Kershaw's placement on the disabled list on Thursday has clouded what might once have been an easy decision for Mets manager Terry Collins. As skipper of the National League All-Star team next month in San Diego, Collins has the right to select the starting pitcher. Kershaw, the NL leader in ERA and Wins Above Replacement, would have been an obvious choice.
Taylor Motter tore his Rays pullover off and tossed it to the ground. He shouted as each of his teammates on the outfield grass warming up on Thursday chuckled and ignored him. It didn't matter to the utility man and only active player in Major League Baseball who went to Coastal Carolina; his arms were raised high above his head watching his old school celebrate a national championship.