Asked about his best role

Asked about his best role

Messagepar laiyongcai92 » Ven 01 Fév 2019, 3:58 am

OAKLAND http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/julio-jones-jersey , Calif. (AP) — in the Oakland bullpen, Shawn Kelley barbed himself.“25-1’s fine, whatever,” he quipped Tuesday as he joined his new Athletics teammates.The Washington Nationals cut Kelley last week, a day after he slammed his glove to the ground and glared into the dugout while pitching the ninth inning of a blowout win over the New York Mets. The Nats were ahead 25-1 when Kelley surrendered a two-run homer and lost his cool.Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said of Kelley: “You’re either in or you’re in the way. I thought he was in the way. That’s something you don’t come back from.”It was an embarrassing moment for Kelley. But, he says, that’s not who he is.“I got frustrated because I gave up a homer. I meant no disrespect,” Kelley said. “I’ve always been a team guy.”Now with his fifth big league team Authentic Matt Ryan Jersey , the 34-year-old righty is ready to help Oakland chase a playoff berth.“I hope I can help out in any way and help them keep rolling,” Kelley said.Oakland began the day 4 ½ games back of AL West-leading Houston. The A’s also held the second wild-card spot.Another new acquisition, Mike Fiers, figured he would be staying with Detroit for the rest of the season, even with all the trade chatter surrounding the right-hander.“I wasn’t trying to put too much thought into it just because I’ve got to perform for the Tigers at that time,” Fiers said. “I wasn’t really planning on going anywhere and just focused on what I had to do there. The time came and I was traded and now I’m here trying to do my job every fifth day.”The A’s got Fiers on Monday, and he will make his Oakland debut Wednesday night opposite Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.“I don’t know if I’ve ever had this many quality arms in the bullpen ever since I’ve been managing,” A’s skipper Bob Melvin said.Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season and 2-2 with a 1.96 ERA over his last seven starts.“There’s a lot of outside sources that might be able to get in your head and take you out of what your task is Matt Ryan Jersey Limited , but I’m just trying to focus on every fifth day and starting,” Fiers said.Last month, the A’s got reliever Jeurys Familia from the Mets.“Everybody was thrilled to death when we got Familia and then to make two more moves, savvy moves, after the deadline just picks the group up,” Melvin said. CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on Cole Hamels on Friday, solidifying their rotation for next year, and traded fellow left-hander Drew Smyly to the Texas Rangers.Hamels http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/matt-ryan-jersey , who turns 35 in December, went 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts after he was acquired in a July 27 trade with Texas — a frequent trade partner for Chicago since Theo Epstein took over the Cubs’ front office in 2011. Had the Cubs declined the option and paid a $6 million buyout, the Rangers would have paid the Cubs an additional $6 million.The 29-year-old Smyly is heading to Texas after missing his only year in Chicago as part of his recovery from Tommy John surgery in June 2017. The Cubs also parted with a player to be named in exchange for a player to be named.Smyly signed a $10 million, two-year contract with Chicago last December. He was healthy at the end of last season, but the contending Cubs ran out of time in terms of bringing him back.Chicago also claimed infielder Jack Reinheimer off waivers from the New York Mets. The 26-year-old Reinheimer hit .167 in 21 games with New York this year.Hamels gives manager Joe Maddon a deep group of starting pitchers as the Cubs try for their fifth consecutive playoff appearance. Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana and Yu Darvish also are expected to return, with Mike Montgomery and Tyler Chatwood waiting in the wings.Hamels Authentic Calvin Ridley Jersey , a former first-round pick, made his major league debut with Philadelphia in 2006. He is 156-114 with a 3.40 ERA in 13 big league seasons.He was working on perhaps the worst season of his career when Chicago got him from Texas for right-hander Eddie Butler, minor league pitcher Rollie Lacy and a player to be named. He was 5-9 with a 4.72 ERA in 20 starts with the last-place Rangers at the time of the trade, but the Cubs felt a change of scenery and a pennant race might help him get back on track.They were right.Hamels had an instant impact with Chicago, going 4-0 with a sparkling 0.79 ERA in his first five starts with the team. He was unbeaten with the Cubs until he was hit hard in a loss at Arizona in his 10th start on Sept. 19.When the NL wild-card game went into extra innings, Hamels made just his second major league relief appearance and responded with two scoreless innings in Chicago’s 2-1 loss to Colorado. He is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA in 17 career playoff appearances.The option completes the deal Hamels signed with Philadelphia in July 2012, bringing the total value to $158 million for seven years.Hamels struck out 13 while pitching a no-hitter at Wrigley Field in his final start with Philadelphia in 2015. He was traded to Texas six days later, and helped the Rangers to two AL West titles.Earlier this week Calvin Ridley Jersey Limited , the Cubs exercised their $6.25 million option for Pedro Strop and fellow reliever Brandon Kintzler picked up his $5 million player option.Strop, one of the baseball’s most consistent relievers since he was acquired in a July 2013 trade with Baltimore, went 6-1 with 13 saves and a 2.26 ERA in 60 appearances last season.

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