Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians

The Deal: 4 Years, $22 Million (with 2019, 2020 Club Options)

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Average WAR Value: $33.73 Million

Difference: $28.23 Million

Carlos Carrasco is basically getting Quintana money to be an even better pitcher.2be4e8f8c30f55ce0ba359664e7d13e9_crop_exact

This would have been unthinkable not too long ago. Carrasco first came to the Cleveland Indians in the 2009 Cliff Lee trade and then provided mixed results between 2009 and 2011. He then missed all of 2012 recovering from Tommy John surgery, only to return to providing mixed results in 2013 and 2014.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping

That is, for most of 2014.

Cleveland moved the right-hander from its bullpen to the starting rotation in August and was rewarded with a 1.30 ERA in 10 outings down the stretch. It looked legit too, as Carrasco was throwing strikes with mid-90s heat and an electric slider and changeup.

So, then came his extension in April 2015.

From there through the end of 2017, the Indians watched Carrasco put up a 3.41 ERA with 592 strikeouts in 530 innings. Among AL pitchers, only Chris Sale, Chris Archer and teammate Corey Kluber struck batters out at a better rate.nfl cheap jerseys nike

Although he’s 31, Carrasco may not have peaked yet. He’s fresh off a 3.29 ERA and a career-high 200 innings in 2017. He’ll be a top Cy Young contender if he builds on that in 2018.nfl nike jerseys for cheap

Robert Kraft on Drafting a QB: ‘Obviously at Some Point We Have To’

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft knows the team will cheap nfl nike jersey have to figure out a long-term answer at quarterback with Tom Brady turning 41 in August.

Per ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Kraft acknowledged during the NFL’s owners meetings that drafting a quarterback is something the Patriots need to consider:

“I’m going to put my fan hat on, and obviously at some point we have to. Not just that, but think what happened in the ’08 season when in the first quarter against Kansas City, Tom [Brady] goes out. How many people would have said that Matt Cassel would have led us to an cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale 11-5 season? I put my faith and confidence in Bill [Belichick]. He knows his responsibilities. Anything can happen, even if Tom comes in [and is in] tip-top shape.”hi-res-f7df9277c4df0019dd9fea622c9eb7f5_crop_north

The Patriots have not shied away from drafting quarterbacks. Jacoby Brissett (2016), Jimmy Garoppolo (2014) and Ryan Mallett cheap nfl nike jersey (2011) were all selected by the team within the first three rounds.

Mallett appeared in four games during the 2012 season but never started a game before being traded to the Houston Texans in 2014.

Garoppolo and Brissett started four games to begin the 2016 season when Brady was serving a suspension for his role in Deflategate. The Patriots won three of those four games en route to winning Super Bowl LI with Brady back under center. cheap nfl jerseys china nike

The Patriots dealt Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts prior to the start of last season, and Garoppolo was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 30.

New England’s current quarterback depth chart features Brady nike nfl jerseys cheap china and Brian Hoyer. There’s no indication Brady, even at the age of 40, is slowing down. He was named the NFL MVP last season after leading the league with 4,577 passing yards.

Chicago Bears: Change Not Well-Received

A year ago, the Chicago Bears aggressively moved up to draft quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the No.nfl nike jersey cheap  2 overall pick. While Trubisky had an uneven rookie season, it was a difficult campaign to grade.

Even before losing wideout Cameron Meredith and tight end Zach Miller to season-ending injuries, the Bears already had one of the NFL’s weakest receiving corps in 2017. Heading into the 2018 season, that no longer appears to be the case.

While Meredith may depart this offseason as a restricted free agent, Chicago already added the No. 1 free-agent option at the position in Allen Robinson. The Bears also gave former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton a four-year, $32 million deal to serve as an underneath target for Trubisky.cheap nfl nike jerseys china

However, none of that guarantees improvement by Trubisky in 2018. Robinson tore his ACL in Week 1 and missed the remainder of the 2017 season. Burton may have been one of the heroes of Super Bowl LII, but he has only 629 total receiving yards over his four-year career.bec7671c8e7d0761938a7ef62bc08131_crop_exact

Trubisky will be under pressure to take a big step forward as a sophomore, especially given his improved cadre of pass-catchers.cheap nike nfl jersey  However, the new-and-improved Chicago passing game is anything but a sure bet.

Last season, the Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive line ranked 24th in the NFL in run blocking and 20th in pass protection, per Football Outsiders. Right tackle Jake Fisher missed half the season, and left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi finished as Pro Football Focus’ 70th-ranked tackle.

The Bengals have already started to bolster the line, dealing this year’s 12th overall pick to the Buffalo Bills for No. 22 and tackle Cordy Glenn. The Bengals may also use that No. 22 pick on a tackle like Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey or Connor Williams of Texas.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

Problem solved, right? Maybe not.

Glenn can play at a high level when healthy, but that “when healthy” caveat keeps getting bigger and bigger. Glenn missed 10 games last year in Buffalo, and the seventh-year veteran has been sidelined for almost half of the last two seasons.

And while there’s some talent at tackle in this year’s draft, it’s a relatively down year at the position. Whether it’s McGlinchey’s low ceiling, Williams’ injury history and disappointing 2017 season or Orlando Brown’s disastrous combine, there aren’t any sure things in 2018.cheap nfl nike jersey