Jonathan Lucroy has a No Trade Clause, Contenders Included

first_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com. Related TopicsCatcherCleveland IndiansDetroit TigersJonathan LucroyMiwaukee BrewersMLB Trade DeadlineNo Trade ClausePlayoff ContendersWill Smith Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers is one of the most popular trade targets at this time. The Indians, Rangers, Mets, Astros, and Red Sox have all been teams that are expressing interest in the Brewers catcher. Today we found out why the deal for Lucroy might be taking some extra time. Lucroy can block a trade from the Twins, Angels, Athletics, Padres, Mariners, Nationals, and playoff contenders at the moment in the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. Lucroy has stated that he wants to play for a contender and the Indians are a contender,  he does have the ability to waive this clause but it will be a longer process . The Indians are attempting to complete a deal with the Brewers for both Jonathan Lucroy and left handed pitcher, Will Smith.ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick explains below what would have to happen if Lucroy decides to waive his No Trade Clause.The 8 teams Lucroy can block a trade to: #Indians, #Tigers, #Angels, #Twins, #Athletics, #Padres, #Mariners, #Nationals.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 29, 2016So if the #Indians wanted to acquire Lucroy from #Brewers, he’d have to sign off on the deal. Doesn’t make it easier.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 29, 2016Yes, Lucroy might give his consent to go to a contender. But would he also want an extension? He’s got the leverage.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 29, 2016center_img Payton Vincelast_img read more

Meet Anthony Joshua’s 23-man strong entourage including football agent, ex-boxer security guard and actor pal

first_img Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures!center_img 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 ANTHONY JOSHUA’S entourage on fight night consists of a football agent, his closest friends and an actor that has starred alongside Dame Judi Dench.The British star posed for a photograph with his team after he was dethroned by Andy Ruiz Jr in one of the biggest shocks in boxing history.AJ shared the snap with his 9.1 million followers after the devastating defeat in AmericaHe stood alongside them for a snap in the dressing room after he lost his WBA, IBF and WBO titles to the Mexican in New York.Promoter Eddie Hearn was pictured, but not all of his entourage are as easily recognisable. Jamie Reynolds: Strength and condition coach that has previously worked with the likes of Troy Deeney and Eden Hazard.Rob McCracken: Former British middleweight champion and corner man that AJ asked “why am I feeling this” during defeat to Ruiz.Frank Smith: CEO of Matchroom Boxing.David KD Ghansa: Self confessed “Marketing Magician”.Freddie Cunningham: Managing director at AJBXNG and 258 Management.Andy Bell: PR manager. Co-founder of SoapBox London.Rowan Wilkinson: Andy Bell’s assistant at SoapBox.Rob Madden: Strength and conditioning specialist and well-known personal trainer.Mark Ellison: Nutritionist that also works with Manchester United and GB Boxing.Henry Baldwin: Management.Leon Skinner: AJ’s right hand man. Was an actor and featured in the likes of 2005 drama Notes on a Scandal alongside Dame Judi Dench.Sina Ghami: Strength and rehabilitation coach and gym owner.Michael Jarman: Agent to the likes of Patrick van Aanholt and Tom Huddlestone.James Mulley: Close friend of the former heavyweight champion.Will Harvey: Athlete manager at AJ BOXING.Joe Mitchinson: Videographer that has also worked with Manchester United star Marcus Rashford.Iwan Llewelyn: Social media manager – previously listed Antoine Griezmann as one of his clients.Ben Ileyemi: Cousin, security, pro fighter and the man that eventually made AJ take his first step into boxing at the age of 18.A number of his team uploaded the picture to their Instagram page with motivational captions to inspire Joshua to bounce back.AJ will face Andy Ruiz Jr in a long-awaited rematch in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, December 7.Heavyweight rival Deontay Wilder also launched a scathing attack at Joshua after his June 1 defeat, accusing him of being a “quitter”.Watch drug-cheat Jarrell Miller’s ‘speechless’ reaction to Joshua’s shock defeat to stand-in Ruiz last_img read more

Hasta la vista, ladies: Paramount reveals “Women of the New ‘Terminator’”

first_img©2018 Skydance Productions, LLC and Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.(LOS ANGELES) — The movie doesn’t yet have a title, but Paramount has revealed a breathtaking shot of the kick-butt “Women of the New Terminator” movie.Against a background of a bombed out highway, the photo shows actresses Natalia Reyes, a shredded and scarred Mackenzie Davis, and yes, original Terminator series star Linda Hamilton, looking fierce.Hamilton, who played Sarah Connor in both James Cameron’s 1984 original and in its 1991 blockbuster sequel Terminator: Judgment Day. In the original film, she plays a waitress who learns the son she has one day becomes the savior of mankind in a war against the machines. In the follow-up, she’s honed herself into a lethal instrument, determined to protect her son at all costs.The shot shows she’s still every bit the fierce mama bear she was in that film. We see Hamilton, now 61, loaded for bear carrying a shotgun, wearing a bullet-proof vest stocked with a handgun and grenades, and rocking an anti-tank rocket over her shoulder.  Her appearance also signals that this movie — technically the 6th Terminator movie — continues where T2 left off, while deleting the events of 2003’s Terminator 3: The Rise Against the Machines, and particularly the fan-and-critic-drubbed 2015 Terminator: Genisys.This was confirmed by co-producer James Cameron, who told The Hollywood Reporter, “we’re pretending the other films were a bad dream. Or an alternate timeline, which is permissible in our multi-verse.”Tim Miller, who directed the original Deadpool, is calling the shots on this still-shooting Terminator film, which will have Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-star Gabriel Luna playing one of the unstoppable killing machines.Arnold Schwarzenegger also stars in the film, which is slated for release November 22, 2019.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Pushing lower-waged foreigners to replace Guyanese workers

first_imgDear Editor,As Guyanese proudly prepared for Emancipation Day 2019, the caretaker Finance Minister heartlessly warned workers that they will be replaced by foreigners willing to work for less. Bewildered, the Guyanese people wondered where the caretaker President is, where the caretaker Prime Minister is, where are the political parties which swear they exist because of the working class. It surely cannot be only Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP who must rebuke Jordan.This week, just before Emancipation Day, the caretaker Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan, who never admitted he is a dual citizen, as has been alleged, stated, unapologetically, that he prefers foreign workers who would work for less pay than Guyanese workers. His statement is as outrageous as it is unequivocally reckless. It is utterly despicable and disgraceful. In fact, under normal circumstances, by itself, it is reason enough for a Government Minister to immediately resign or be fired. Except, this Minister was already fired on December 21, 2018, and he is presently squatting in his position.While his statement is shocking, sadly, few Guyanese are shocked, expecting nothing but recklessness from the APNU/AFC and their Ministers. But the dismay is real and nothing can diminish how repugnant Jordan’s posture is. The dismay is compounded and there is genuine shock that the trade unions are still silent. Where is Lincoln Lewis of the Guyana Trades Union Congress? Cat cut his tongue?For a Government to endorse foreigners coming and taking jobs from Guyanese, on the basis that their wages are lower, is disgraceful and unforgivable. The time has long past for the leadership of the APNU/AFC to reject the statement from Jordan. It is now almost a week, total silence. David Granger as the caretaker President and the Leader of the PNC is silent. Moses Nagamootoo, the caretaker Prime Minister, who still has nothing to do, who often boasts he is the champion of the working class, is totally silent. His AFC colleagues are in “la la land”, not a word of rebuke. The WPA, which has disowned Walter Rodney and which has become totally subsumed as a regular PNC group, is busy ensuring they remain in the warm embrace of the PNC, cannot even be bothered.When the Private Sector in Guyana decides to hire foreigners because they can pay them less than Guyanese workers, they have legitimacy since the Government endorses this shameless practice. In fact, the Private Sector has already done so. Many security guards today in Guyana are foreigners. More shameful and totally unacceptable, many of the foreign security guards are employed at Government facilities. These foreigners are not only working as security guards, but they also work in the stores and restaurants and other service entities. They work in the mines and in the forestry sector.What makes this practice unholy and repugnant is that it is happening amidst high unemployment. More than 30,000 people have lost their jobs through closure of businesses, including the closure of four sugar estates, and through the slowing down of the economy which has forced certain businesses to reduce staffing. In addition to lost jobs, the Government has failed to create employment. Now unemployment among the Guyanese workers is skyrocketing because available jobs are being taken by foreigners, just because they can be paid less, and the Government, if we are to accept Jordan’s pronouncement, is jumping for joy.It is the height of irresponsibility and Jordan and the APNU/AFC must not escape the people’s wrath. It is behaviour and attitude like this which caused the APNU/AFC to lose the no-confidence vote in Parliament on December 21, 2018. That was not an accident, no fluke, it was the reflection of the loss of confidence among the majority of the Guyanese people. David Granger and the APNU/AFC know this. It is the reason they are so morbidly afraid of the election which was due on March 21 and which is again due on September 18. They will do everything within their deceitful best to avoid the elections. What is most egregious is they still insist on their reckless behaviour, hoping to buy votes by handouts and hoping to use some of the foreign workers to vote for them, illegally of course.While this practice began with jobs like sales persons, security guards, restaurant workers, mining and forestry workers, home workers, in the farms, etc, it is only a matter of time before these workers flood the country competing for other jobs, such as teachers, nurses, in the oil and gas industry etc. This must give us pause because we must now develop a cohesive policy to guide the influx of people from other countries into Guyana. It is not that Guyana cannot accommodate others. Guyana can benefit from an increase in population. But clear policies must guide the influx. When the only rationale is it is better to pay foreigners cheaper, it is a clueless way forward, it is reckless, it is even criminal.Guyanese workers are still the lowest-paid workers in Caricom, outside of Haiti. Now we have a Government which promotes as sound economic sense for foreigners to compete with Guyanese workers by offering their services cheaper. What is unforgiveable is that the APNU/AFC took the reins of Government on the backs of Guyanese workers who they promised dramatic wage and salary increases and significant improvement in other benefits. Guyanese sugar workers, after four years, have received not a cent in wage increases and they have lost significant associated benefits. The public servants are no better off and, after four years, they are still told their increases are coming. Weeks after the APNU/AFC became the Government, they increased their own salaries and benefits between 50 and more than 100 per cent. At the time, they told public servants the Cabinet had to take their own increases first because it will make them more competent and less corrupt and the public servants must be patient and await their turn. Now, workers are told foreigners will take their jobs for less pay.They are utterly shameless in telling the Guyanese workers their jobs are in jeopardy because foreigners are welcomed to come take those jobs if they are willing to work for less. It is high time we punish the APNU/AFC by voting them out. But these shameful people have decided they will not permit any election to fire them.Sincerely,Dr Leslie Ramsammylast_img read more