What theyre saying about Jim Palmer:Earl Weaver: Jim Palmer won 268 games for the Baltimore Orioles and almost all of them were when I was the manager. I was very fortunate to have had him on the team all those years and a lot of my success was due to him.Brooks Robinson: He is certainly one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball with three Cy Young Awards and a Hall of Fame induction. You dont get any better than that.Eddie Murray: You always wanted the ball in his hands. For such a long time here in Baltimore, he was the guy you wanted to pitch the game.Cal Ripken: When you think of all the great pitchers in Orioles history you first think of Jim. I am happy he is being honored today in this very fitting way.
On June 7 in Las Vegas, Jay Beagle was in a Capitals uniform as they hoisted their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Three weeks later, the 33-year-old signed a four-year, $12-million contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
The Capitals begin a four-game, Canadian road trip this evening in Vancouver. Beagle did not attend the Capitals ring ceremony at the Palm three weeks ago so the Caps awarded Beagle with his ring today.
Beags gets his bling 🐶💍 pic.twitter.com/6ayKfH6mLB— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) October 22, 2018
Each ring contains 252 diamonds, 35 rubies and one sapphire. Beagle was impressed but isn't sure how much use the ring will get.
“Not sure I’ll wear it again. It’s like wearing my truck.”
Jay Beagle will not be on the ice tonight against his former team. Beagle broke his forearm when he blocked a shot against the Florida Panthers on October 13th. Beagle is expected to be sidelined for another five weeks.
Despite the injury, it has still been a great week for Beagle.
Congrats to Jay Beagle as he and his wife welcomed their third child, little baby girl Millie two-days ago. He’s also receiving his Cup ring from the Caps today. #Canucks— Irfaan Gaffar (@sportsnetirf) October 22, 2018
A shiny, new ring AND a baby girl. Not too shabby.
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The Dallas Cowboys traded for Amari Cooper on Monday, and with that, alarms go off around the NFL that it's wheeling and dealing season. The trade deadline hits in one week, and for teams looking to bolster their squad before the second half of the year, it's time to see what areas could improve.
For Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, the injury situation at wide receiver means that his team could use help at the position.
"We could probably use one more there if we could," Gruden said Monday on the Redskins Talk podcast.
Asked if there was one area the team could bolster via trade, the coach explained that if wideouts Jamison Crowder or Paul Richardson could come back from injury right away, the Redskins would have no need to trade for another receiver. Unfortunately for the Redskins, neither injury situation is very clear, and some reports show that Crowder could miss a few more weeks working back from an ankle injury.
"I think if you look at our team right now with the injuries to Crowder and obviously the uncertainty with Richardson you might want to add another receiver, but I like what [Michael] Floyd’s done coming in here," Gruden said.
Floyd had one catch for 20 yards in the Redskins win on Sunday over the Cowboys, but he's a physical veteran that has the coach excited. Gruden also complimented what Maurice Harris and Brian Quick have done in the absence of Richardson and Crowder.
While the Cowboys struck first in the receiver trade market, more players remain reportedly available, including Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas and Dolphins WR DeVante Parker.
Thomas is a five-time Pro Bowler in Denver, but at 30 years old and with some trade value, it makes sense for John Elway to consider his market. The Broncos are 3-4 and have an underperforming offense.
Parker was a first-round pick in 2015 but has not had a 1,000-yard season in Miami. Making matters more complicated, Parker's agent Jimmy Gould called Dolphins head coach Adam Gase "incompetent" to a host of different media outlets. Parker has only been active twice this season though he contends health is not an issue.
Gruden remains confident that 2016 first-round pick Josh Doctson will get going, and he is a similar big target as Thomas and Parker. Should Richardson miss significant time, the Redskins would lack a true speed threat.
There's certainly no clear indication that Washington will make a move before the NFL trade deadline, but as things stand now with injuries, there is a need. Remember, too, the Redskins are long on 2019 draft picks with 10 selections in seven rounds.
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