With just a week left before the NHL Trade Deadline, our sister site Pro Hockey Rumors has all the latest. The fire sale has started in Arizona after dealing Michael Stone, but will they give Shane Doan the chance to finally go after a Stanley Cup? Will the Ducks sacrifice their defensive depth to upgrade on the wing? Has Florida’s latest resurgence turned them into buyers? Visit Pro Hockey Rumors now and be sure to follow us @prohockeyrumors on Twitter!
The NBA trade deadline is just three days away, and our sister site Hoops Rumors is on top of all the latest news and rumors for each of the league’s 30 teams.
It has already been an eventful February in the NBA, with the Raptors acquiring Serge Ibaka from the Magic, and the Kings agreeing to trade All-NBA center DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans. Sacramento had insisted for months that Cousins wasn’t available, so the team’s abrupt about-face came as a surprise, and it may not be the last unexpected move of the week. With three more days to go until the deadline, will contenders like the Celtics, Clippers, Rockets, or Wizards add reinforcements? Will lottery-bound teams like the 76ers, Lakers, Suns, and Nets sell off pieces and look toward the future?
The NBA trade deadline is just 16 days away, and our sister site Hoops Rumors is on top of all the latest news and rumors for each of the league’s 30 teams.
Will the Carmelo Anthony era come to an end in New York, given the trade rumors surrounding the Knicks star? Will the Sixers clear their logjam at center by trading Jahlil Okafor and/or Nerlens Noel? Will the Magic trade Serge Ibaka less than eight months after acquiring him in a draft-day blockbuster? Is this the year that Danny Ainge and the Celtics finally cash in some of their assets to make a major trade? Bookmark Hoops Rumors today, and follow us on Twitter @hoopsrumors.
The NHL trade deadline is less than a month away, and our sister site Pro Hockey Rumors has all the breaking news and rumors. Will the Dallas Stars finally upgrade their goaltending? Will the Arizona Coyotes pull the trigger and trade the face of the franchise? Will the Red Wings stand pat or make moves to preserve their record playoff streak? Visit Pro Hockey Rumors today and follow us on Twitter @prohockeyrumors!
FEB. 7: Smith’s deal comes with a $3MM base salary and $500K in performance bonuses, tweets ESPN’s Buster Olney.
FEB. 4: The Blue Jays have reached an agreement with right-handed reliever Joe Smith on a one-year Major League deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The signing, should it become official, will require a 40-man roster move by Toronto. Smith is represented by Excel Sports Management.
Smith, 33 in March, posted a 3.46 ERA, 6.9 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, 1.38 HR/9, and 50.3% groundball rate in 52 innings for the Angels and Cubs. In terms of peripheral stats, it was the veteran sidearmer’s worst campaign since 2010. The Blue Jays will look for Smith to recapture some of his excellence spanning 2011-14, when he was fourth among all relievers with a 2.25 ERA in 271 2/3 innings. Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro has a previous connection to Smith, having acquired him in December 2008 while serving as general manager of the Indians.
Early in the 2016 season, Smith became the top man in the Angels’ bullpen when Huston Street went down with an oblique injury. However, Smith hit the DL himself in June with a hamstring injury. Shortly after his return, he was dealt to the Cubs at the trade deadline. Smith’s time with the Cubs was particularly brief due to a recurrence of the hamstring injury, and he was left off the team’s playoff roster.
The Jays’ contract with Smith comes on the heels of a one-year pact signed with lefty J.P. Howell on Tuesday. Howell will fill the role of the departed Brett Cecil, who signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals. Holdovers in the Blue Jays’ bullpen include Roberto Osuna, Joe Biagini, and Jason Grilli.
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The NBA trade deadline is just over three weeks away, and our sister site Hoops Rumors is on top of all the latest news and rumors for each of the league’s 30 teams.
Will the Carmelo Anthony era come to an end in New York, given the trade rumors surrounding the Knicks star? Will the Bulls blow things up after several of their marquee players publicly traded barbs? Will the Cavaliers be able to satisfy LeBron James by adding another playmaker to their roster? Is this the year that Danny Ainge and the Celtics finally cash in some of their assets to make a major trade?
Last June, we launched Pro Hockey Rumors to cover all of the NHL transaction-related news, joining MLB Trade Rumors, Hoops Rumors, and Pro Football Rumors in our network. PHR has grown rapidly, and the NHL trade deadline is fast approaching. We’re looking to bring aboard multiple new writers with strong weekday daytime availability. The positions pay hourly. The criteria:
- Availability to work at least ten hours per week covering NHL news, particularly with availability from 9am-5pm central time Monday through Friday.
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The NHL trade deadline is only a month away, and our sister site Pro Hockey Rumors is all you need to stay on top of the breaking news and rumors. With Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog available, will the Avalanche shake up their core? After more than two decades with the Coyotes, will Shane Doan get one last chance at a Stanley Cup with a new team? Will the Lightning move star goalie Ben Bishop at the deadline? And is this the year the Red Wings finally choose to rebuild? Visit Pro Hockey Rumors today and follow us on Twitter @prohockeyrumors!
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