At the Super Bowl, wide receiver Golden Tate said that he’d like to start talking to the Lions about a contract extension that would keep him in Detroit beyond the end of the 2018 season.
General Manager Bob Quinn said last week that no talks about a new contract have happened “as of yet,” but his history says that isn’t a sign that a deal is off the table. Quinn has extended the likes of Matthew Stafford and Darius Slay over the summer and said the same could happen with Tate this year.
Weighted on-base average (wOBA) is the primary statistic used in the calculation. Ratings range from 1 to 10, with 10 representing the best possible matchup, statistically speaking, and 1 representing the worst. For example, a 10 is a must-start rating, while a 1 should be avoided (if possible); a 1-2 is poor, 3-4 is fair, 5-6 is average, 7-8 is very good and 9-10 is excellent.
The Jets spent some time at the league meetings last week talking up tight end Jordan Leggett after he missed his entire rookie season with a knee injury, but they aren’t putting all their eggs in that basket after Austin Seferian-Jenkins left for the Jaguars as a free agent.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jets have claimed tight end Clive Walford off of waivers. Walford was dropped by the Raiders last week.
Michael A. Taylor (R), 32 percent, Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets (LHP Steven Matz): It’s a little surprising that Taylor isn’t on more rosters, especially with Victor Robles getting more seasoning in the minors. With Adam Eaton nursing a sore ankle, Taylor could move up in the order. Granted, Matz has been hurt, but 24 of his 26 homers allowed since 2016 came off right-handed sticks. Howie Kendrick is also in play.
Two months after his on-field chat with Davis, McCallum was back in Las Vegas, sitting in the second row of desks, on the left side of Classroom 220. He was taking an executive development course taught by Bo Bernhard at the UNLV International Gaming Institute.
McCallum and Bernhard had not been formally introduced, and they very nearly weren’t on that day either. The course, designed for senior vice presidents and next-generation CEOs in the gaming industry, had a capacity limit of 30. McCallum was the 30th attendee to sign up.
Bernhard began his lecture by holding up an old, black-and-white picture of his great-great grandfather, a charismatic casino worker in the 1940s, who went by Joe “Kid” Jordan. He explained how his grandfather was very good as his job, but had to worry only about what took place inside whichever casino he was working for at the time.