Big Moves in the Sports World

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BLEAV Sports with Fred and The Fantastics
BLEAV Sports with Fred and The Fantastics
Big Moves in the Sports World

The Rams have shifted a lot of their players, with punter Johnny Hekker departing for the Panthers and Von Miller heading to Buffalo for a payday of $120M over 6 years, with $51M guaranteed. As a 33-year-old defensive end, Miller provided the pressure that the Rams needed to win the Super Bowl, but will he be able to play out his new contract through age 39? And is Odell Beckham Jr. coming back next year after his injury in the Super Bowl, since the Rams have picked up another wide receiver? Art thinks that LA’s other team, the Chargers, is the one to watch next year.

In the NCAA Basketball tournament, UCLA is the 12 1/2 point favorite against Akron on Thursday. Fred sees them going at least to the Final 16, with a lot of guys that can score, and he feels they should have been the 3rd seed in the Pac-12. Coach Mick Cronin will likely stay at UCLA after the Louisville coach does not appear to be leaving his position. USC is the 1 ½ – 2-point favorite against Miami in the tourney on Friday – could they make it to the Final 8? Should they have been a 5 or 6 seed in the Pac-12? The # 1 seed, Arizona, is helmed by Tommy Lloyd, former assistant coach under Mark Few of Gonzaga. Can he beat his former team?

Many players are finding new homes in the MLB. The Dodgers have welcomed Freddie Freeman, but will they re-sign Kenley Jansen and give him the big money? With Joe Kelly off to the White Sox, Blake Treinen is the possible reliever. Former Dodger Joc Peterson is now playing for the Giants, but where will they put him? Eddie Rosario has signed with the Braves for two more years after a stellar performance in the World Series, and Mike Trout of the Angels will not shift to left field but will continue in centerfield.

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman are leaving Fox for ESPN Monday Night Football, and Al Michaels is going to Amazon. Just how high are those already astronomical salaries going to go?

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