Dimitroff, who acquired Ryan a decade ago with the third overall pick in the draft, says it’s not a complicated process, and it shouldn’t be. Ryan is due to make $19.25 million this year. With a cap number of $21.65 million, Ryan’s franchise tender in 2019 would be $25.98 million. In 2020, it would be $31.176 million. At a minimum, Ryan should want we he’s due to make over the next three years fully guaranteed at signing. That’s $76.4 million.
Adrian Beltre, now in his 21st major league season, has already passed Rod Carew and Rickey Henderson on the career hits list this season. He’ll continue climbing the leaderboard as he looks to bounce back from being limited to a career-low 94 games last season (not including his rookie year, when he debuted in June). Beltre’s continued success shouldn’t surprise anyone, but what might surprise some — Bartolo Colon made arguably the best start by a Ranger so far this year. — Casella
Elite Mens Giorgio Tavecchio Jersey The Phillies won just one of their first five games, while generating questions on bullpen usage and other managerial moves. But game No. 7 was a whole other story: the Phillies defeated the Marlins 20-1, hitting two grand slams in a single game for the fifth time in franchise history, and Jake Thompson earned the save by pitching the final three innings. The plus-19 run margin of victory was tied for the second largest in a game in which a player Carl Lawson Authentic Jersey got a save since the stat became official in 1969. — Langs
For a more recognized but still affordable player to consider, how about San Antonio’s Rudy Gay — who provided a wry grin when asked if there was any narrative energy playing against his former team, the Kings, tonight. With the Spurs seeking to secure another playoff berth, Gay could top 25 minutes and 30 fantasy points tonight.
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Only six or seven teams enter the 2018 NFL Draft lacking what most would call true franchise quarterbacks on their rosters. But because some of those 26 or so established franchise passers are getting long in the tooth, ranking the most QB-needy teams for this month’s draft is not as simple as filling the obvious holes.