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Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

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Rants:For the New York Knic fans and the media who ripped the Knicks for taken  Kristaps Porzingis a word of caution…give the kid a chance. he is 19 and has up side and be no means a finished product but who at 19 years old is? He has height which you can’t teach and has a willingness to Play in New York and a willingness to work hard at winning the fans over so cut the kid a break and let’s see how he develops. You won’t be able to tell who did well in this draft until 3 or 4 years down the road anyway so let’s not get crazy with the sky is falling routine.

Rants:New York Mets …13-3 starts aren’t supposed to turn into barely 500 in June, but this team’s just that.. They don’t hit much and don’t field well but have great pitching.And even when they pitch great they lose ….see defense and lack of hitting.  The season isn’t over yet but the front office has some work to do and they need to move fast. One thing is possibly move Flores to third bring Reynolds up to play short. At this point if the Mets are not going to sign Murphy they might as well trade him. This team needs an offensive spark and a big bat.

Rants:Pete Rose…Seriously Pete did you really bet on Baseball as a player?(1986) If it’s true as the evidence would suggest , you are so done like Turkey dinner stick a fork in you, unless Rose buys a ticket he will not get into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Cardinal rule is don’t bet on Baseball. For sometime I have maintained that if he bet on baseball as a manager fine then let him in the Hall of Fame for his record as a player and just don’t let him have a job in baseball but now with this new information that he bet on baseball as a player….it’s over. Sadly over.

Raves:Phil Jackson…If you kill him for picking Kristaps Porzingis, then you have to give him credit for trading Tim hardway Jr. for the 19th pick and then picking Jerian Grant from Notre Dame a point guard who passes well and sets up teammates very well something the Knicks need in the worse way.

Raves:Houston Astros… Astros have a 5 game lead in the American league West and while it doesn’t seem likely they will walk away with the division, they are look like they will be a thorn in the side of the other teams in west all season.

Raves:Washington Nationals…Don’t look now but that slight lead the Mets had in first place is gone and the Mets are looking up at the Nats as they now have a 3.5 game lead on the Amazins…the Nats were supposed to be the best team in the division looks like they finally realized that.

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