The Baltimore Orioles finally came up with a reasonable deal with left-hander Brian Matusz, successfully avoiding arbitration with a $3.9 million contract good for one year. This development means that the only player left in the Orioles' roster who remains unsigned at this point is closer Zach Britton.
Before Matusz and the Orioles agreed to this new contract, the reliever, who by the way is in the final season of arbitration eligibility, asked for a salary of $4.4 million, while the team responded with a $3.5 million offer. So the agreed upon figure looks to be fair enough for both parties. Matusz for his part is no aggrieved party here considering that he was paid $3.2 million for his services last season.
The deal is good for one year since the 28-year-old pitcher will become a free agent after the incoming season. He played in 49 relief innings last season, compiling a record of 1-4 and 2.94 ERA. He's a valuable asset for Baltimore with his efficiency, having allowed opponents a low batting average of .211. more >>
Western Conference rivals meet at the Toyota Center as the Houston Rockets face the Portland Trail Blazers in the regular season of the National Basketball Association.
The match-up is on February 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET.
Many expect this to be a great game as both teams possess offensive prowess with the Blazers being led by Damian Lillard, while the Rockets have James Harden to rely on. more >>
In what is one of the most anticipated battles this weekend, defending champions the Golden State Warriors welcome one of the bigger threats to their crown as the Oklahoma City Thunder come to town.
This National Basketball Association match-up is on February 6, 2016 at 9:00 PM and will be played at the ORACLE Arena.
Expect the crowd to be rooting firmly for the Warriors as they try to cheer their team on against another dangerous squad. more >>
It's a battle between Southwest Division rivals as the Memphis Grizzlies welcome the Dallas Mavericks at the FedExForum in the regular season of the National Basketball Association.
The match-up is on February 6, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET.
This is a big match-up between the two teams as they are battling for the second spot in the division. At the moment, the Grizzlies hold a slight advantage in the standings and are a few games ahead of the Mavericks in the table. more >>
Johnny Manziel could have been a legend in this sport, but he didn't want it. When the Cleveland Browns picked him in the 2014 NFL Draft, they knew he was special. He broke several records in the NCAA and became the first-ever freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
But look at him now.
The same team that drafted him is reportedly giving up on the chance of seeing a player who could be the best at what he does. With his erratic behavior and the lack of respect for the team, it is believed that the Browns are finally going to release him by March of this year once the NFL starts its next calendar year. more >>
Three-time NASCAR champion and racing great Tony Stewart has been hospitalized due to a back injury, reportedly sustained after an accident while driving an all-terrain vehicle on a location somewhere in the West Coast.
Stewart-Haas Racing team spokesman Mike Arning confirmed the news, followed by a statement from the team saying that indeed the injury was not related to an official racing event. The same statement said that the 44-year-old veteran stock car race driver was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, but his condition was nothing to worry about, having been seen awake and active.
According to Arning, they will be issuing another statement as soon as more information becomes available from the hospital. more >>