Baltimore still owns the worst record in the majors, but there were plenty of smiles to go around on this day.
Orioles: OF Colby Rasmus was held out with an illness. … RHP Darren O’Day said he opted for season-ending surgery on his hamstring because there was no guarantee he would be healthy by September. I need to functionally get it fixed so it just doesn’t happen again, he said. … RHP Chris Tillman (back) will need at least one more rehabilitative start after allowing five runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings for Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday night.
Angels: After taking Monday off, LA faces Seattle on the road to launch a three-game series. Andrew Heaney (4-5, 3.95 ERA) is 0-3 with a 6.14 ERA in seven road starts.
Orioles: Following a day off Monday, Baltimore sends Alex Cobb (2-9, 6.75) to the mound in the opener of a two-game interleague series in Philadelphia.Cubs pound out 20 hits, beat Twins 14-9 at scorching Wrigley
Leonard is a two-time All-Star and was the NBA Finals MVP in 2013-14.
The Jazz took the right player. Then they couldn’t afford him. Wilkins went on to be a Hall of Famer and one of the greatest scorers the game has ever seen. So they traded him to the Hawks for aging John Drew and washed-up Freeman Williams. Luckily the Jazz made up for it with two of the greatest picks of all time, John Stockton in 1984 and Karl Malone in 1985.
It’d have been nice for Michael Jordan’s comeback as a player-general manager to be on a better team. Gasol could have spearheaded that, as he had everything Brown had plus everything Brown offenisvely lacks.
Given that the Sonics traded for Chambers two years later and made him an integral, All-Star part of their fun late-1980s teams, this makes a lot of sense. Vranes added little to nothing, and the Sonics could have taken further advantage of their early-1980s success with Chambers and young center James Donaldson, whom they traded for Chambers in the end.