I watched part of the All-Star game last night, but I didn’t really care who won. Aaron Nola had a strong shutout inning, so I’m fine with that. The scoring picked up in the bottom of the seventh as the AL defeated the NL 8-6 in 10 innings. A record 10 homers were hit.
Now to other important news, and it involves trades:
First, Manny Machado is going to… Los Angeles. We all thought the Phils were comfortably getting him Monday night, but the Dodgers came out and offered the top prospect in their system, which the Phillies weren’t doing. LA is reportedly offering only prospects:
Sources believe the deal agreed upon between #Dodgers and #Orioles is Yusniel Diaz, Dustin May, and Errol Robinson heading to Baltimore for Manny Machado and cash and possibly bonus pool $$. Again, not official as teams have yet to announce. Still fluid.
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) July 18, 2018
Speaking of Philly teams missing out on stars, the Sixers will be missing out on their second big star of the offseason:
Toronto has reached agreement in principle to acquire San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard for package that includes DeMar DeRozan, league sources tell ESPN. Trade is larger on both sides, and players are still being informed of their inclusion in the deal. Trade call with league today.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 18, 2018
So those weird odds websites were right? It’s an interesting gamble to take if you’re Toronto. Let’s see how both of those guys are taking the news:
Kawhi Leonard has no desire to play in Toronto, league source tells ESPN.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 18, 2018
As reports involving the Raptors possibly trading DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard escalate, here is DeMar’s IG story: pic.twitter.com/Wbb72mw0qR
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) July 18, 2018
Think Kawhi’s definitely going to LA after spending a year freezing his ass off in Toronto.
At least we won the Super Bowl!
Philly fans after missing out on Lebron James & Manny Machado then remembering they won the Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/wML3OLmCLs
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) July 17, 2018
In other Phillies news, Scott Kingery watched the Home Run Derby with Rhys Hoskins’ dog, Rookie.
Jake Arrieta is spending his break running sprints on the beach. Taking a page out of Rocky III.
Despite trying to persuade Daryl Morey to become the team’s next GM, bringing back Sam Hinkie doesn’t appear to be an actual option at this point in time.
In other sports news, Brewers reliever Josh Hader apologized for racist and anti-gay tweets that surfaced when he was 17.
Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has been reinstated by the NFL:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 17, 2018
Terrell Owens wants to play in the CFL. He’s 44.
In the news, some Boardwalk games are not fair to players, according to inspectors.
Google got fined $5 billion by Europe.
Papa John called his resignation “a mistake.” Lol.