Olympics: The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are coming VERY SHORTLY, and I have some breaking news. Shaun White of team USA is dropping out of Slopestyle because he doesn’t want to aggravate a potential wrist injury, he will focus on winning his 3rd straight Gold which would make history in Halfpipe. I am VERY excited for Hockey, it will be VERY intense.
Baseball: Braves 1B Freddie Freeman signed a MONSTER contract with the Atlanta Braves, it is worth $135 Million and for 8 years. He will average a $16.875 Million for 8 years. If he keeps up his 20+ Home Run average a season and stays healthy, the deal for the power hitter is perfect. Freeman is only 24. This is the largest contract in Braves history. Spring training is approaching us and Pitchers and Catchers will report to their Spring training locations in 2 Days! But some key free agents are still homeless, here are the top pick-ups available.
Pitchers- Fernando Rodney, Bronson Arroyo, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana and A.J Burnett.
Batters- Stephen Drew and Nelson Cruz
Remember, new rules say every free agent signing risks a 1st round pick only if you are out of the top 10 picks, those teams risk a 2nd rounder. This will be an AWESOME season.
Basketball- it was a good day in B-ball yesterday, we saw some great games! Here are the top scorers of the night…
1- Kevin Martin 32 MIN
2- Kevin Love 31 MIN
3- Al Jefferson 30 CHA
3- Goran Dragic 24 PHX
3- Nick Young 24 LAL
5- David West 22 IND
Lakers Guard Steve Nash had 9 assists in his 25 min return to the Lakers lineup after playing last in November of ’13. To add to his 31 points, Kevin Love had 17 rebounds. Look on my scoreboard for the latest score and games of the day!