Yes, there are bigger things going on in the world. There are even bigger things going on in the sports world. But cancellation of at least 90 MLB regular season games is nevertheless both disappointing and inexcusable. We could all use a dose of “normal” right about now. This is not only bad business, MLB, it’s bad citizenship. Get it together.
Remember when the Lakers were relevant?
The Packers say they have received no trade offers for Aaron Rodgers. It’s logical to think Rodgers will make up his mind about whether he will continue to play by March 16, when free agency begins. If he wants to keep going, but somewhere other than Green Bay, Denver still makes the most sense to me. The Broncos have been open about their desire to acquire a marquee quarterback, and appear to have sufficient assets to swing a blockbuster deal.
Still talking quarterbacks, but now having nothing to do with the Packers or Broncos. You know who might be worth another look? Mitchell Trubisky. You heard me.
The Giants say they’re open to dealing Saquon Barkley. When the phone don’t ring, you’ll know it’s everybody. Not because Barkley is a bad running back or a bad guy (he is neither) but because he can’t stay on the field. Hard pass.
Shoulder surgery for Jimmy G. You remember he suffered a right shoulder separation in the Niners’ playoff win over Dallas. He already had torn ligaments in his right thumb, which will not require surgery. Garoppolo likely will not be cleared to throw until early July. This is not expected to alter SF’s plans to trade Jimmy. They say there is considerable interest in him around the league, and I believe that. Jimmy G. is a good football player. What I don’t understand is the Niners’ insistence on trading him now. They have a Super Bowl-ready team. But they won’t if they throw the keys to Trey Lance. He’s not ready yet. What’s the rush?
But there is a helluva rush to do something to help Joe Burrow in Cincinnati. The Bengals’ O-line gave up 74 sacks, including 19 in the postseason. A “franchise quarterback” can’t help a team very much if he’s in the hospital. Cincy has some cards to play, since the team has eight draft choices and is $47.7 under the salary cap.