As we near May, teams are beginning to evaluate where they stand, assessing their respective strengths and weaknesses. It’s a time for taking inventory. Even the best teams — even the Astros — have weaknesses. With that in mind, let’s find potential fixes for all 30 major league teams.
Arizona Diamondbacks: The Diamondbacks are playing their best outfield defender — Jarrod Dyson — out of position in right field. While A.J. Pollock is a fine defender and has clubhouse seniority, the Diamondbacks could squeeze some more value by moving Dyson to center against right-handed pitching.
No better education than a seventh game in the playoffs on home court.
“It’s going to be new for our group. This whole playoff experience has been new, we have a lot of new pieces,” Horford said. “As a basketball player, fan, one of the places that you want to enjoy and be is the TD Garden for a Game 7.”
He finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
“We got great looks this whole series. It’s a matter of knocking it down and trusting the pass. … We need to have that same mentality going into Game 7.” — Middleton.
Olsen, who last month interviewed for the Monday Night Football analyst job previously held by Jon Gruden, was entering the final season of a three-year extension he signed in March 2015.
He told ESPN recently that he wanted an extension with the Panthers and would prefer to end his career in Carolina.
The 33-year-old Olsen missed nine games last season with a broken foot suffered in Week 2. It was the first time since his rookie season with the Chicago Bears that he missed a game and the first time since his first season with the Panthers (2011) that he missed a start.
Olsen is the only tight end in NFL history to have three consecutive seasons (2014-16) with at least 1,000 yards receiving.
The timing of the extension, on the eve of the NFL draft, is interesting. Now the Panthers might not be in the market for a tight end with the 24th pick.
According to a source, however, “nothing is off the table” in the first round, including tight end.