San Francisco and St. Louis had been considered among the favorites to acquire Stanton. His affinity and ties to Los Angeles also made the Dodgers a top destination — not to mention their five straight NL West titles and runner-up World Series finish.
Stanton, an eight-year veteran, never has played on a winning team, and Stanton has said he didn’t want to endure another rebuilding of the Miami roster as Jeter works to cut payroll. On Thursday, the Marlins traded second baseman Dee Gordon to Seattle as the Mariners also acquired $1 million in international bonus pool allocation to make what was their unsuccessful push for Ohtani.
Victor Cruz played five years with Eli Manning in New York. In one of those years he won a Super Bowl. He holds his former quarterback in high regard, so to see everything going down in New York over the last two weeks, he was more than willing to give “Good Morning Football” his thoughts on the situation.
“I think benching Eli was probably one of the most disrespectful things I’ve seen in a very long time,” Cruz said.
Cruz caught 509 passes for 4,459 yards and 25 touchdowns from Manning. He has tremendous respect for what the man can do, so he was far from upset when the Giants announced Monday that McAdoo had been fired.
The Bucks scored the final seven points of the quarter to take a 51-42 advantage into the break.
“They had their way with us early,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “If we start games like that, it is very difficult to come back on the road against a good team.”
Milwaukee opened the second half on a 10-3 run and took a 61-45 lead on Antetokounmpo’s basket.