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A couple of days removed from the All-Star break, the lasers of the Home Run Derby are but a distant memory. No dinger-loving baseball fan would discount the show that Aaron Judge and company put on last week. The event even pulled in more viewers than the NFL Pro Bowl and the NBA All-Star Game.

The A’s have watched Gray struggle with his performance and injuries over stretches where it was expected they would look to deal their controllable top starter. Now that they’ve admitted the rebuild is on and Gray is once again pitching well, it’s not shocking to see that they’re trying to unload him.

Don’t be fooled by Gray’s 3.72 ERA on the season, which translates to a good, but not stellar, 113 ERA+. Gray didn’t get started in 2017 until May, and his last start of that month was a disaster wherein he allowed seven runs in 4-2/3 innings. Whichever team does get Gray is getting someone Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys great, and his deal could tip the scales of whichever race he ends up in.

In the preseason, we all knew how 2017 was going to go for the Dodgers, Nationals, and Cubs. Things haven’t quite worked out as envisioned, as the Nats have been great in spite of a fatal flaw, the Dodgers Cheap Baseball Jerseys Kids might be having an all-time great year, and the Cubs can’t seem to escape .500’s event horizon.

Shattenkirk explains why he left money on the table to sign with Rangers

The highly-skilled defenseman, who set a career-high with 56 points this past season, drew laughs when asked if he’d ever met Leetch before.

“I still have not met Brian Leetch, but I think the opportunity will come a little bit easier now to make that happen,” said a smiling Shattenkirk, while standing in front of a Rangers backdrop.

While Shattenkirk spent much time reminiscing about Leetch and his other favorite Rangers from years past, like Sergei Zubov and Alexei Kovalev, even calling it “inspirational” to watch the Blueshirts practice back in the day as a youngster, he also spoke openly about the present. Shattenkirk explained the two main reasons why he chose to sign with the Rangers when so many other teams also made competitive — and in some cases, more lucrative — contract offers.

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3. Colton Sissons, Predators — Tasked with centering Nashville’s top line, Sissons played about as well as one can expect. The Game 6 hero scored the Preds’ second goal and fired a team-high seven shots on goal.

2. Sidney Crosby, Penguins — Crosby assisted on Pittsburgh’s first two goals, running his playoff points total to 22 in 20 games.

1. Jake Guentzel, Penguins — Guentzel’s 10 playoff goals lead the league. He joined Maurice Richard, Dino Ciccarelli, Claude Lemieux, Jeremy Roenick and Brad Marchand as the only rookies to score 10 or more goals in a playoff year.

Washington caught more than a few breaks that could well shift momentum heading into Game 4.

Namely, Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby was taken out of the equation barely Cheap Blank Hockey Jerseys five minutes into the first period when Matt Niskanen’s stick caught the captain on the head. Niskanen was given a Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys five-minute major and ejected and Crosby did not return to the game.