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Canes, Robertson Agree to Conditions on Deal

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Government Vice president and Typical Supervisor with the Nationwide Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, right now announced which the group has agreed to terms with defenseman Dennis Robertson on a one-year, two-way deal. The deal pays Robertson $650,000 around the NHL amount or $100,000 about the American Hockey League (AHL) level https://www.stylehurricanes.com/carolina-hurricanes-jersey/haydn-fleury-jersey in 2017-18. Robertson, 26, totaled 16 details (6g, 10a) and fifty two penalty minutes in sixty five regular-season games with the Charlotte Checkers (AHL) in 2016-17. The Fort St. John, BC, indigenous ranked tied for third among Charlotte blueliners in plus/minus (+7) during the frequent year. He was tied for initial amid club defensemen in scoring during the Calder Cup playoffs, earning a few details (1g https://www.stylehurricanes.com/carolina-hurricanes-jersey/justin-williams-jersey , 2a) in 5 postseason contests.At first selected via the Toronto Maple Leafs while in the sixth round (173rd over-all) with the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Robertson was initially acquired by Carolina on Jan. 1, 2014, together with John-Michael Liles, in exchange for Tim Gleason. He has scored eleven ambitions, earned 31 helps (forty two points) and accumulated 156 penalty minutes in 181 job AHL regular-season game titles https://www.stylehurricanes.com/carolina-hurricanes-jersey/julien-gauthier-jersey with Rockford and Charlotte.

Why are MLB’s top stars so low on ESPN’s list of world’s most famous athletes?

What a striking thing it is that when you look at the ESPN World Fame 100 list, measuring who are the most famous athletes in the world, you do not find a single player of America’s game until No. 32.Clearly, this is a crisis, and given that the list is formulated by looking at salary, endorsement money, social media followers and Google search popularity, it is a clear sign that the league is not doing enough to market its top stars and turn them into global phenomena. The question that must be asked is why the situation is this way?Except, rest a sured, nobody a sociated with the National Football League is fretting about Cam Newton placing on this list right behind tennis star Andy Murray. Just the same, it is not a concern for baseball that its top player on the list is Bryce Harper, at No. 71, with Mike Trout close behind at No. 73. The other baseball players on the list are David Ortiz (78), Robinson Cano (85), Miguel Mark Melancon Jersey Cabrera (88), Masahiro Tanaka (89), Albert Pujols (93) and, somehow, Matt Kemp (100).MORE: The highest paid players in baseballThis is a global list and baseball, like football, is a sport without ma s international reach. The NFL brand of football is only played here, but it dominates the American sports landscape and has for a long time now. Baseball still has a ma sive footprint in America, and while it is a bit more international, the scope of baseball fame outside North America is limited to Latin America and Japan, with a bit of interest elsewhere in Asia and Australia.At the top of ESPN’s list are the brightest lights of the most popular sports in the world. The top 10 is soccer, basketball, soccer, soccer, tennis, basketball, golf, cricket, soccer, tennis.There is truth to the idea that baseball does not market its stars effectively, but this list hardly is evidence of that. What it shows more is an interesting bit of timing for where baseball is right now.MORE: Cam Newton is the most QB on ESPN’s list, but nowhere near the bestActually, it’s an interesting bit of timing for where baseball was last year, because that is where ESPN got its salary data. The two best players in baseball are young, and thanks to baseball’s salary structure, that means they are ma sively underpaid. Harper was the unanimous MVP of the National League last season while making $2. Orlando Cepeda Jersey 5 million. Trout, the 2014 American League MVP who was runner-up to Josh Donaldson last year, made $6.083 million. So, combined, they made about half the salary of the $15 million pulled in by the man between them on ESPN’s list, Rob Gronkowski.Harper’s salary went up to $5 million this year, while Trout’s rose to $16.083 million. Next year, Trout will make $20.083 million, followed by $34.083 million in each of the subsequent three years. When Harper hits free agency after next season, he might make even more, and he just last month signed an endorsement deal with Under Armour that is believed to be the largest ever for a baseball player.The other aspect of timing that does not play into baseball’s favor here is that the sport’s starscape was dominated for so long by Derek Jeter, and MLB is only starting now to figure out how to pump up its great young talent. That has been a struggle, and is reflected in the comparative lack of social media presence, a factor on the list.MORE: MLB Draft regrets: Each team’s biggest mistakeThe other thing about social media, though, is that the audience for it skews young, while baseball is more popular with an older demographic. That makes a difference that cannot be ignored, as can a facet of sports stardom that inherently hurts individual baseball players in many cases.Athletes gain the most fame when they compete for championships. While Harper and Trout might be the best players in baseball, neither appeared in last year’s postseason and they have combined to play 12 postseason games nine by Harper all in the first round. How much more famous was Jeter because he won the World Series with the Yankees in four of his first five seasons, then went to two of the next three Fall Cla sics after that? How much higher was Newton on this list as a result of his appearance in the Super Bowl, the https://www.giantsedge.com/san-francisco-giants/pablo-sandoval-jersey one NFL game with a truly global audience?Baseball does have work to do to expand the reach of its top players and grow the game with a younger demographic. The ESPN list, however, should not set off any alarm bells on Park Avenue.

Now in a Braves uniform, Bartolo Colon shows Mets he hasn’t changed

Bartolo Colon did him Wednesday night, as he does. At this point in his career, why should he do anything different?Colon shut out https://www.marinersedges.com/seattle-mariners/edgar-martinez-jersey the Mets over six innings in his return to Citi Field. Six innings after he left, Mets reliever Rafael Montero served up a tiebreaking two-run double to Matt Kemp that gave the Braves a 3-1 win.STATS: Braves-Mets Game CenterBut forget about Montero (Mets fans want to, after watching him stumble his way to a lo s); the night was all about Big Sexy.Mets fans let Colon know they still love him for it. And Bartolo let ‘em know he loves them, too. “To be honest, I do feel at home here. We had a great relationship,” Colon said through a translator, per The A sociated Pre s. “I definitely wanted to show my appreciation.”But not too much appreciation, because there was a ballgame to win. Colon did his part, Randy Johnson Jersey of course,by carving up the Mets’ hitters.MLB ROUNDUP: Extra effort for three winnersHe dared them to hit his a sortment of fastballs, and they couldn’t. New York managed just two hits, one a wall-scraping solo homer by Jay Bruce, and one walk. Colon fanned six during his 80-pitch stint.”He is what he is. We sat there in about the fourth inning and we said, ‘Well, this is vintage Bartolo,'” Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters, per the AP.Bartolo Colon greets Yoenis Cespedes. (Getty Images)Vintage is about the perfect word for Big Bart. Now in his age 44 season, he still looks like the Bart who saved the Mets’ rotation last year when the studs not named Syndergaard were hurt or bad or both. Colon led New York with 33 starts and 191 2/3 innings in 2016.The Mets had the pitching depth to let Colon walk in the offseason, and he strolled straight into a division rival’s dugout. Wednesday, he began earning the $12.5 million on his one-year contract.MORE: Mets more popular than Yanks in NY, survey saysThe Braves are counting on Colon, R.A. Dickey (another former Met) and Jaime Garcia to help them get through at least the first half of the season. At this point, would it shock anyone if Colon is the last man standing?After what Colon did the past three seasons in New York (44 wins, 588 2/ Felix Hernandez Jersey 3 innings) and again Wednesday night there, it’s almost to be expected.

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