Beinfest Meets With La Russa; Purpura, Others On Deck In Arizona – Yahoo Sports

Baird was a vital figure in the Red Sox’s 2013 championship season. It’s an interesting and eclectic group so far but the most attention-grabbing name is undoubtedly Stewart, who previously served as pitching coach and front-office hand before turning to player representation. He currently represents Dodgers star Matt Kemp , Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley and Astros emerging player Chris Carter, among others but would obviously have to divest his player agency if he were to take a GM job. Stewart created a stir some may recall with some very pointed comments about Kemps willingness to be traded, including here,earlier this year, but that was before Kemp went on a tear, making himself indispensable to the first-place Dodgers. Towers will decide whether to stay with Arizona, in part depending on who gets the GM job and what that person has in mind.
Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/beinfest-meets-la-russa-purpura-185207619–spt.html

GOP insider’s email: political ambitions got in way of Dallas’ 2016 bid | Dallas Morning News

1803 Twining Rd., Spencer Goodwin est. to James Kovalcik, $128,700. 1123 Hagues Mill Rd., Karen Cole est. to Joshua Hulbert and Veronica Rosa, $395,000. UPPER GWYNEDD 406 Forest Lane, Jack and Joanne Hughson to Christopher and Jennifer Schalleur, $600,000. 970 Independence Lane, Carolyn Graham to Terry Largent, $195,000.
Source: http://montgomerynews.com/articles/2014/09/08/ambler_gazette/news/doc540773b2b2eda695248396.txt

Hogs Haven 2014 Writer’s Fantasy Football Draft Recap – Yahoo Sports

Republican scouts who made a technical site visit in late April werent shy about the fact that they were impressed by the mammoth stadium and its giant video board. And Mickelsen told Jones in May that they wanted to at least explore the possibility of what a convention at the home of the Dallas Cowboys would look like. But by the time the GOPs official site visit rolled around in June, the stadium was seen as maybe a site for an opening or closing ceremony. What happened? It appears that Dallas officials pushed back hard on the proposal, which wouldve eliminated the downtown setup and other selling points. Enid told the entire group that ATT is off the table, wrote Lisa Nelson, the top consultant to Dallas bid, so the calls have made the point. 5.
Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20140907-did-politics-sink-dallas-2016-republican-convention-bid.ece

Real estate transfers October 2013 – Ambler Gazette – Montgomery News

To help ease our pain, the Hogs Haven staff decided to start their own fantasy league. The draft was held this past Monday, and I’m here today to share the results with you. Before we dive into the draft itself, take a look at the league setup and my overview of the draft breakdown below. Format, Scores and Settings Draft Type: Standard Snake Draft Site: Yahoo Pass TDs/Ints: 4 points for TDs and -1 for ints Playoffs: weeks 14-16, 6 teams w/ 2 byes Roster Size: 16 Roster: QB, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/R/T, K, DEF, BN x7 Fractional/Negative Points: Yes/Yes Bonus Points: None Waivers: Game Time-Tuesday, continual rolling list I broke the draft down into four parts: the Early Rounds, the Middle Rounds, the Late Rounds and Defenses/Kickers/Fliers. For each part, I pointed out some of the best values and biggest reaches according to consensus player ADP (average draft position) and the Expert Consensus Rankings, or ECR (all ADP and ECR data is from Fantasypros.com). I also list a few of my favorite and least favorite picks for each section of the draft. The ECR data is probably the best barometer of how good or bad any one pick was; whereas, the ADP data helps us to see where a player probably could or should have fallen to. Consensus ADP data was only available for standard scoring formats, so standard scoring ECR was also used to stay consistent. This league uses .5 PPR scoring, so just keep in mind that some WR and TE reaches may not be as poor as they appear. The Early Rounds Larry Fitzgerald Bernhard Samuel Best ADP Values: Larry Fitzgerald (selected 13 picks below average by Bernhard), Arian Foster (11 below average by Marc) Biggest ADP see page Reaches: Robert Griffin III (44 picks above average by Ken), Shane Vereen (23 picks above average by Hog Hunter) Best Values by ECR: DeMarco Murray and Roddy White (both selected 9 picks below ECR by Steve) Biggest Reaches by ECR: Robert Griffin III (57 picks above ECR by Ken), Drew Brees (15 picks above ECR by Mike) Picks I Liked: Jordy Nelson (2.12 by Bernhard), DeMarco Murray (2.09 by Steve), Rob Gronkowski (4.03 by me) Picks I Didn’t Like: The aforementioned QBs by Ken and Mike Getting DeMarco Murray and Roddy White in the late 2nd and 4th rounds respectively could prove to be steals for Steve. Bernhard appears to have gotten white guy and injury discounts with his excellent pickup of Jordy Nelson at the end of the second round. Over the last several years, Nelson has been a top 3 receiver when both he and Rodgers have been in on the field. I won’t talk about many of mine own picks, but snagging Gronk at pick 39 needs to be discussed. There is certainly some inherent injury risk there, but when healthy, Gronk has outperformed Jimmy Graham on a per game basis. Getting him this late could prove to be a league winning pick for me even if he can only play 75% of his games at roughly the same rate of his normal effectiveness. What can we really say about Ken picking Robert Griffin III in the third round other than “of course he did.” Actually there are a few more things. Ken could have just as easily made this splashy homer pick in the 5th round right after Stafford and Luck were selected. All of the numbers indicate that this was clearly the biggest skill position reach in the entire draft.
Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/hogs-haven-2014-writers-fantasy-155440291.html

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