Should the Yankees sign Greg Bird to an extension now?

Credit to @emichael888 for this article idea

So Eric and I think the Yankees should give Bird an extension of 4 years at 24 million with 2 club options at 8 & 10 mil which would bring the total to 42 mil over 6 years and he should take it. Here are our reasons…

1. It’s high risk, high reward. If Bird is what we all believe him to be, then it’s a steal for the Yankees, if he ends up being a bust or just too injury prone then it isn’t a big money commitment. We don’t lose very much. He can always still be a back up since he won’t be making a lot.

2. With how his injury history has been so far (He also had injuries in the Minors) so why not take the safe bet if you’re Bird. He’s only 25 so a 6 year deal would take him until he’s 31 or 32 and can still get one big contract. If I were Greg Bird I’d be wary of betting on myself so I’d take the guaranteed money.

3. The Yankees would be crazy not to do this because the upside for Bird is amazing! Dude could for real hit 40+ bombs and drive in 90+ RBI’S a year. If he isn’t durable, well we haven’t lost very much except a bit of money. You don’t usually extend guys like this but Bird is different.

4. Factoring in buying out his Arbitration years… He’d probably get between 1-4 million next year maybe 5 mil???. So 24 million sounds about right, It’s right at the 6 mil range but it’s less than 7-8 a year which would still be a steal.

Note: extensions do not take affect immediately so it wouldn’t mess with the Luxury Tax & we would still be under it for the 2018-19 off season.

I feel like this is a good thing to do for the Yankees? And for Greg Bird. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.

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Tyrus of GFW (fka Brodus Clay) is unhappy with creatives direction for him

Tyrus of GFW/Impact Wrestling & formerly Brodus Clay in WWE, Said today in an Instagram post that he’s upset with how GFW creative has used him over the past 4-5 tapings (Spoiler not much at all). He did it with dignity and class though & was just standing his ground.

   I’m gonna quote what he said word for word (Cause reporters don’t like to do that shit LOL) So here we go THIS is what Tyrus said verbatim in the IG video…….. “Wrestling fans, Impact fans. This is Tyrus here, My mentor Dusty Rhodes once told me the Wrestling business is like a canvas and I’m the Wrestler I gotta paint that Canvas, and at the end of the day it’s my canvas. Well I’ve been with Impact for more than 3 years now and 99% of it has been mostly positive and I’ve enjoyed my time here, But the last 4-5 tapings for me and my fans have been terrible, we’ve been handcuffed and treated like a 2nd class citizen creatively and we’ve worked too hard to become a cross over star to be treated like we’re not. Soooo I’m not happy creatively with the way Impact’s been treating me, Been playing phone tag all day with em (Management?) And I don’t got time for it. You don’t wanna use me the way I think I’ve earned the right to be used that’s cool! I’m about to get my Kaepernick on and I’m taking a knee, So I will not be at TNA tapings this week cause I’m on hold out status and if your good with that cool if not whatever it is, I’m not gonna be there till I’m treated rigbt, Nuff said”

   Though I will say Impact can’t just cater to Tyrus, they do need to at least give him something worthy of his talents. Not main event stuff but mid card stuff & being in a tag team would be great…… Like my friend BQ_KOTM on Twitter said I would hate being a body guard type character for so long especially with his cross over appeal and the stuff he has done with Fox & GLOW on Netflix. I just learned that Tyrus has landed a role on the new AMC show Preacher. I didn’t wanna say this but it’s looking like Impact has dropped the ball with Tyrus now just like WWE did all those years ago.

So It looks like Tyrus will not be at Impact till he is treated the way he rightfully should be. I say good on him for taking a stand and holding his ground on being treated well with Impact creatively, He’s too good to be sitting at home for months & months. 

Nickelodeon shows off Rocko’s Modern Life & Hey Arnold trailers at SDCC today

I feel like I’m a lil kid again! So today Nickelodeon showed off sneak peeks for Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie and Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling movie. Let’s start with Rocko’s first.

So Rocko’s Modern Life has him now in the 21st Century showing off all the technology we have in our world today but it was named different stuff.

Like the iPhone is called the O-phone 8 lol. Rocko asks this is a phone, Where are all the buttons?

Then Rock goes to his old job and notices there’s no door and asks “where’s the door what happened to all the comics? Heff and  Filburt are using a machine that can make a Comic out of some type of technology.

Then they use a food truck to get Taco’s and Rocko gets sick from one of em. They go see a movie in 3-D where Rocko gets beaten up by the 3-D movie, after the movie Filburt uses the drink that makes everyone radioactive and he turns into some type of monster which then transforms into the hand that flicks Rocko into the new Title sequence and the trailer ends with him running into his house and he remarks with “The 21st Century is a very dangerous place”

Now for Hey Arnold, So after all these years we are finally getting The Jungle Movie which should of come out 15 years ago but it just didn’t happen. It is NOW though!!!

The trailer starts out with everyone on Arnold’s rooftop and when I say everyone I mean it! They had main character’s, side character’s, one-offs it was amazing! 

Gerald (Arnold’s best friend) describes to us what makes Arnold so special by goin over some of the people he’s helped on the show…. like Stoop Kid (when I saw him I lost my shit) He says he never would of left his stoop had it not been for Arnold, he says look at me now I’m sitting on the biggest stoop of em all and that now he can harass folks from his stoop and off it  he ends by saying Arnold has a great heart. pigeon Man was shown as well (I again lost my shit and fan girled) he says Arnold helped him escape the cage of his old life, now he’s as free as a bird and we pan up to see the Bells of Notre Dame.
They show a couple other characters he’s helped and that this is why he should win the contest/trip to San Lorenzo. Since he is a humanitarian like his parents. Gerald ends by saying Arnold is a Bold hero and a true friend. That was the end of the sneak peek trailer. 

Here are links to both of the trailers as well so you can check them out for yourself. Rocko’s Modern Life Static Cling sneak peek https://youtu.be/cuF9aZxoipE Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie sneak peek https://youtu.be/su8IHV0AH2o

Writer’s take: I CAN’T WAIT for these 2 movies to premiere they look so good and like the old shows Rocko’s got the humor it used to have and Arnold looks to have the heart that made the show amazing originally. It literally can’t get here fast enough. 

Is Yu Darvish on the trade block? 

According to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi the Cubs have inquired about the availability of RH Starting Pitcher Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers. They aren’t the only suitors for his services though.

Also Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reported early Friday that the Rangers have “started to gauge interest” in Darvish should they end up going in that direction. 

Nothing is even remotely close cause the Rangers are said to be wanting to wait till the start of next week to talk but the recent 4 game sweep at the hands of the Orioles and a 2 point plunge in the WC standings has them thinking sooner then they wanted to. 

Also The market for Darvish won’t be known until if/when Sonny Gray gets traded by the Oakland Athletics. 

Breaking news concerning GFW signing major Indie talent

It’s being reported that Johnny Mundo, Taya Valkyrie, and the Christ brothers have signed to work upcoming live events for GFW/Impact Wrestling. 

Jeremy Borash broke the news during a conference call earlier today with the media he also noted that Drago of AAA will be apart of some upcoming live events as well. 

Mundo & Valkyrie won’t be able to be on TV till Lucha Underground S3 is done. So hopefully this doesn’t turn into another Cody Rhodes situation where they only do a couple shows for GFW/Impact.

Writers take: This is a damn good signing for GFW/Impact. Even if they don’t do TV down the line this helps them out selling tickets for the live events, etc. The future is looking pretty bright for Impact as of now. 

Shane McMahon involved in Helicopter crash landing

As reported earlier, Shane McMahon was involved in a helicopter crash. Don’t worry he is perfectly fine after the  pilot did an emergency crash landing in the Atlantic Ocean. 

Here is a video of Shane McMahon discussing the crash landing via a clip on Twitter….. Check out @SI_ExtraMustard’s Tweet: 

I love that one of the reporters asks….. “Are you Vince McMahon’s son” Shane replies with “Yes I am” then the reporter goes “Oh okay I was told to ask that” 

My take: I’m glad Shane is A-OK and nothing bad happened to him in the helicopter crash. 

Jaguars DE Donte Fowler arrested Tuesday night on charges of simple battery and mischief

Story by RustyRages


Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. was arrested Tuesday night in St. Petersburg on charges of simple battery and mischief, according to police records.
Fowler 22, was arrested by St. Petersburg police at 9:02 PM Tuesday night and was released at 1:43 AM on bonds of $650 dollars. 

According to the police report, Fowler struck a man and then stomped on his prescription glasses after a brief verbal confrontation. The report states the man did not claim to sustain any injuries from the confrontation. 

According to reports obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, Fowler got out of his car to confront the man after he made a comment about Fowler’s driving. He then “”took the victim’s grocery bag, with recently purchased liquor, and threw it in a lake.”

The Jaguars released an official statement Wednesday regarding the matter 

“The Jaguars are aware of the situation involving defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. and are currently gathering more information,” the Jaguars said in a statement. “The team has been in communication with Dante. No further comment will be made at this time.”