In what could be a huge blow to the Indianapolis Colts, QB Carson Wentz suffered a foot injury at the end of Thursday’s training camp practice and is out indefinitely, per ESPN.
When talking with the media on Friday, Colts’ offensive coordinator Marcus Brady said that the team is “[s]till evaluating what the next move is, how bad it is. Then we’ll go from there.”
The Colts also have Jacob Eason and Sam Ehlinger at quarterback. No disrespect to either, but if Wentz is out, Indianapolis has a serious QB problem.
Max Scherzer to the Dodgers
Welcome to Hollywood, what’s your dream? Mine is for the Dodgers to win another World Series, so hopefully that’s RHP Max Scherzer’s dream too.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals pulled off a blockbuster trade ahead of Friday’s deadline, sending Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner to LA in exchange for four prospects: RHP Josiah Gray, catcher Keibert Ruiz, RHP Gerard Carrillo and outfielder Donovan Casey. Gray and Ruiz are considered the Dodgers’ two top prospects, but the future is now.
In 19 starts this season, Scherzer is 8-4 with a 2.76 ERA. He is a free agent after this season, but the Dodgers need pitching and they need it, like, yesterday. The Dodgers also acquired LHP Danny Duffy from the Kansas City Royals.
But Wait, There’s More
The MLB trade deadline was bananas, and the Dodgers aren’t the only ones who bolstered their roster, while the Chicago Cubs may not have anyone left.
- Per ESPN, the New York Mets are getting shortstop Javier Baez and RHP Trevor Williams from the Chicago Cubs. Baez is batting .248 with 22 home runs and 65 RBIs.
- The Cubs were busy, as they also sent All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel across town to the Chicago White Sox. The Cubs get second baseman Nick Madrigal and RHP Codi Heuer in the deal.
- On Thursday, the Cubs sent All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees, while the Yankees also acquired OF Joey Gallo and LHP Joely Rodriguez from the Texas Rangers.
- Meanwhile, the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants traded for Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant (told you they may not have anyone left).
Those are some highlights. There are more, but this is the Friday 5 and not the Friday 500.
Russell Westbrook to the Lakers
Russell Westbrook is packing his bags, again, and this time he’s heading to Tinseltown to join LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a deal that will send Westbrook to LA and send Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the No. 22 pick in Thursday night’s draft to DC. The Wizards will also send second-round picks in 2024 and 2028 to LA.
The nine-time All Star will join his fourth team in four seasons. That’s a lot of packing boxes. Though the trade can’t be officially official until August 6, it is Instagram official, as Westbrook said goodbye to DC on social media Thursday night.
Now that he has indeed reported to training camp and the Green Bay Packers get their star QB for at least one more year, Aaron Rodgers is on a bit of a pitch count.
You may remember that Rodgers missed all of the offseason program, because if you forgot for one second, there was a tweet somewhere to remind you.
Anyhoo, with that in mind, Packers’ head coach Mike LaFleur said today that they are keeping an eye on how many passes the 37 year-old QB is throwing.