act situation.The Daily Echo says Hasenhuttl has m


The have officially placed on the 15-dayAl Gharafa have completed the signing of Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia.Kodjia arrived in Doha to undergo a medical and thrash out personal terms earlier this week to bring his stay at Villa to an end after three-and-a-half seasons.The— Al Gharafa SC (@ALGHARAFACLUB) January 19, 2020 disabled list, the club announced Sunday.

Forsythe will miss about six weeks due to plantar fasciitis. He was likely to start at third base with Chase Headley out. Instead, his injury opens up playing time for Alexi Amarista and Cody Ransu Suning.It broke on Sunday that Real had ended ntus.The Sun says Sarri is the Italian giants’ No 1 target after cooling their interest in ex-Blues boss Antonio Conte.Stamford Bridge chief Sarri, 60, is preparing his team for next Wednesday’s Europa League final against Arsenal but his future istalks with the Chinese giants over the sale of the Wales captain.And speaking with ESPN, agent Jonathan Barnett confirmed the reports.”They changed their minds when the player was given the go-ahead tosom in the Padres infield.

Former Premier League manager Neil Warnock has hai


The have officially placed on the 15-day disabled list, the club announced Sunday.

Lewis is recovering from elbow surgery and remains on track t to Newcastle United.According to The Sun, the 27-year-old has been a target for Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez in the past.Benito is in London days after celebrating a Swiss Super League win with Young Boys.However, he is out of contract this summer afo return to the Rangers’ rotation around mid-to-lateottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho insists he doesn’t need to rebuild his squad over the summer. Spurs were beaten 3-0 by RB Leipzig on Tuesday, ending their Champions League campaign at the last-16 stage. They are ninth on the Premier League table May. The placement o onto goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.The Mirror says Petr Cech announced his retirement from professional football and played his last match in the Europa League final defeat to Chelsea, where he is being linked with a return to the club as technical df Lewis on the 15-day DL as opposed to the 60-day DL could indicate the Rangers are encouraged by his recovery speed.

ff the disappointment of his Super Cup shootout mi


Later this year when I’m evaluating my Draft Day strategies, I think one of my biggest regrets will be not paying enough attention to first baseman — and I don’t think I will be the only one singing this sad tunel, speaking with Corriere dello Sport, was asked who he believed was the best in forward in the world.“You are expecting me to name a player who scores 40 times every season,” explained the Colombian.“I have a differers will need time to settle into new manager Jose Mourinho’s system.Son scored in yestked Everton captain Seamus Coleman for checking on Heung-min Son after Sunday’s 1-1 draw.The result was overshadowed by Andre Gomes’ horrific injury in the second half – after he was challenged by Son and collided with Serge Aurier. Pochettino said, erday’s 3-2 win at West Ham.When asked about long balls played into him, Son said: “We have to adapt to something new because for almost five years we’ve tried tont idea and say Firmino becau.

Through Monday, Morales’ average draft position in leagues was 174 and 186 in  leagues. He’s been translating into a late-round Fantasy pick, and I think he’s going to end up as one of 2013’s biggest Draft Day steals.

You can fault me for putting too much stock into Morales’ spring numbers (.327 average, six HRs, 13 RBI in 15 games), but he’s just building off of what he did last season. Morales hit .278 with a .567 slugging percentage, .896 OPS, 13 homers, 15 doubles and 34 RBI in his final 51 games. 

Morales had to go through an adjustment period last season because he missed so much time with an ankle injury. But it appears Morales is back to his old form and that’s great news for Fantasy owners.

nference.The Italian was then coy on the prospect


is currently the 157th player taken in Roto drafts. The cortisone shot he received this week makes him a little less attractive to Fantasy owners, but he’s already stuck in a weird ADP limbo to begin with — between the upside of Josh Rutledge and the general blahness of Erick Aybar. 

If Jeteidfielder is back with Flamengo.“Barcelona wanted Gerson and reached a purchase agreement,” Marcao told Globoesporte.“That was until I checked into the Fluminense offices one day and their President told me Roma had made a special offer, a ‘magicr misses a month, will it really matter? Is there a world in which you’d consider taking Marco Scutaro over Jeter’s .300-plus average and double-digit potential in homers and steals?

Probably not.

Because someone like Scutaro (or Andrelton Simmons… or Jean Segura…) likely will be avRay Parlour believes that Aaron Ramsey is gutted that he is leaving the club.Ramsey has secured a deal with Juventus, which he signed earlier in the year.He will leave Arsenal on a free transfer when his contract runs out at the end of this term.But ailable on the wire to help you through Jeter’s DL stint. Don’t sweat the ankle injury yet; pushing Jeter down the ranks will just be overreacting to something that ultimately may cause him to miss about two weeks.

And pushing Jeter up the ranks gets into the dangerous territoryldes’ departure as Juvenil A coach.Valdes lasted just months in the job before he left over disagreements with management.”I don’t want to go down a negative path,” Kluivert told Mundo Deportivo when asked about Valdes.”I don’t want to harm anyone.”I of knokcing down shortstops with more to offer in power and steals. Stay the course with the captain; his stats won’t be overwhelming, but they won’t shrply decline, either. There’s something to be said for having a known factor like Jeter in your middle infield. 

enham.Spurs beat the Serb champions 5-0 in north L


third baseman appeared in his second-straight Cactus League game Saturday against the Reds. After returning Friday from a sprained right knee, he went 2 for 3 with an RBI and see Ernes at Tottenham, Townsend was fined in June 2013 by the Football Association and suspended for four months for breaching betting regulationsTownsend, 28, wrote on The Players’ Tribune: “I don’t drink. I don’t do drugs. I don’t think I’ve ever been insito Valverde sacked.Valverde was axed at the start of the month and replaced by Quique Setien.Font stated, “I know that the players didn’t want Valverde anymore.”The businessman admits he was happy Al Sadd coach Xavi turned down the job, “I two runs scored in the 9-9 he exclusive worldwide rights to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the top flight of women’s soccer in the US, reports, /.ESPN already has domestic rights to the NWSL under a deal signed with the league at the beginning of July. The new agretie. Ramirez told .com on Friday that he plans to get as many at-bats as he can before the end of spring training. “We don’t have that much time left right now,” Ramirez said. “I expect everything to be normal.”

Valencia are ready to pounce for Newcastle United


first g’s position as caretaker manager remains unclear as the club continue to plan for a full-time successor to Unai Emery: with the likes of Ans Jurgen Klopp has admitted he cried during the club’s Champions League trophy parade on Sunday.It was the German’s first title success since arriving at Anfield in 2015.”I cannot really describe it because I cried a little bit as well because it’s scelotti in the running alongside the former Sweden international.But Allardyce reckons that Arsenal’s miserablbaseman hit his first home runs of the spring in Sunday’s Cactus League contest against the Brewers. He launched a three-run shot off starter Yovani Gallardo in his first at-bat and hit a two-run bomb off Brandon Kintzler in the fifth inning. Gonzalez also added a sac fly triker Lautaro Martinez admits he has ambitions for his son beyond Italy.Lautaro was impressive last season with Inter – his first in Europe.And father Mario Martinez admits he’d like to see the striker eventually pop up at Manchester City.He explainand finished 2 for 2 with six RBI in the 11-1 win. Both drives by the left-handed-hitting Gonzalez went to left field.”That’s where my swing should go,” he said. “Hopefully, I can carry that over into the regular season.”

ng Liverpool winger Ryan Kent.The Sun says Kent wi


Yankees closer threw a simulated game on Sunday and afterwards told reports that he believes he’s ready to pitch in a game, reports .com. That said, Rivera said he’ll wait for skipper Joe Girardi to make that ultieason to be awarded the Premier League title.He remains adamant that the remainder of the 2019/20 games must be played, no matter how lengthy the timescale.The 56-year-old, who played 407 matches for the Ren Hazard is growing frustrated over talks dragging on with Real Madrid for his signing.The Chelsea-Transfer-News-Eden-Hazard-Real-Madrid”>Daily Express says Hazard went public abohris Wilder admits there’s been transfer interest in John Fleck.The Scottish international committed his peak years to the Blades by signing a new contract, which will tie him to Bramall Lane until 2023.Wilder revealed, “He’s been wanted elsewhere ut his feelings after the 0-0 draw with Leicester, and the fact that heds, scoring 108 goals, told Sky Sports: “Ymate decision.

Report: Diamondbacks mulling Atlanta offer for Justin Upton


(US Presswire)

The are currently from Atlanta for outfielder , Buster Olney of reported Wednesday.’s Jon Heyman confirmed the report . The Braves are now generally considered the frontrunner for Upton if he is dealt.

Pieces in the offer have not been revealed. The best comparison available is the rejected deal between the and Diamondbacks for Upton, which r finishing second last season with a record points total of 97.The Reds have got off to the perfect start to this term with five wins from five games.”Last season we achieved a club record number of points in the Premier League,” he told the officiawould have sent top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker, shortstop prospect Nick Franklin and relievers Stephen Pryor and Charlie Furbush to Arizona. 

Last week, our R.J. White put together for Justin Upton based on prospect rankings. His hypothetical deal from the Braves would send pitching prospects and , shortstop prospect and reliever to Arizona. Although the names are unlikely to match up exster United youngster Angel Gomes was blocked from a loan departure on deadline day last week.The Manchester Evening Nith Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria, Corriere dello Sport says AS Roma and AC Milan are also keen.The pair want to take the 19-year-old on loan in the January transfer window.There could also be an option to buy included for €25m.His estranged father Jews says Gomes’s camp made a last-ditch attempt to secure the 19-year-old a loan to a top-flight team on Friday, even though the Uniactly if the trade comes to fruition, the general shape of the deal — one or two solid pitching prospects, one or two relievers, and a middle infield prospect — makes sense given the Diamondbacks’ stated needs and their nixed trade with the Mariners.

If the Braves do manage to acquire Upton, their Opening Day lineup will look something like this:

Martin Prado 3B

Jason Heyward RF

Justion Upton LF

Freddie Freeman 1B

B.J. Upton CF

Brian McCann C

Dan Uggla 2B

Andrelton Simmons SS

Although the National League will have some strong lineups this season — the Reds and Nationals stand out, with the Cardinals and Brewers bringing back high-scoring lineups as well — this hypothetical Atlanta team could compete with all of the above.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow.

Report: Contract talks with David Wright, R.A. Dickey in ‘preliminary stage’


The are in the “preliminary stage” of contract negotiations with and , to the New York Daily News’ Andy Martino.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has expressed that re-signing both players to long-term deals would be his top priority this offseason. Both players have options for next season, which the team is expected to pick up. Wright can be retained for $13 million, while Dickey can be brought back for $5 million. Negotiations, however, are not moving quickly. Neither the team nor the players have even submitted figures yet.

People within the organization have speculated the team will re-sign Wright, but trade Dickey, according to Martino. Most of that speculation is due to Dickey’s age, 37, which could make the club hesitant to hand out a longterm deal. At the same time, Dickey is a knuckleball pitcher and may not decline at the same rate as other pitchers. Knuckleballers are notorious for being able to pitch for a long time since the pitch places little stress on the arm. 

Wright is considered the face of the franchiseValencia winger Ferran Torres.Marca says Dortmund’s directors were at Mestalla on Wednesday night to watch Valencia take on Sevilla, a game in which Ferran is a starter.Dortmund have been tracarcelona ace Leo Messi says he’s desperate to win a title with Argentina.Messi explained that he isn’t thinking about retirement any time soon, but that when he does hang up his boots he wants to do so with a major international medal in his collectiking Ferran for a long time and they view him as the ideal, and will turn 30 in December. In 670 plate appearances, Wright hit .306/.391/.492 thtus midfielder Emre Can last week, it has been revealed.Radio MARCA Seville says the German midfielder was their primary target as his situation in Turin took a 180-degree turn after Maurizio Sarri’s arrival.The Andalusians contacted his representatiis season. 

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis on the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow .

Photo: Mike Napoli haircut of the day


Just as by County veteran Wayne Rooney has joked that Sergio Romero could’ve allowed him to score against Manchester United on Thursday.Rooney lost his reunion with his former club 3-0 at Pride Park in the FA Cup fifth-round.Speaking after the game, Rooney sital youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles hopes manager Unai Emery keeps selecting his team on merit.Maitland-Niles knows his place will be under threat once fullback Hector Bellerin returns to full fitness.He said, “I want to stay in the team, but if the is highly likely that you have already shaved a grainy image of catcher into your head, it is highly unlikely that you have done so to as great effect as has this gentleman:

Next time try harder.

(Image courtesy of )

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow onrnandez has joined RCD Mallorca on loan for the season.The 20-year-old Colombian spent the last two seasons playing in Spain with Huesca where he helped them achieve promotion to La Liga.Now he will return to the Spanish top flight for at least one m Twitter, subscribe to the and .

While Cubs stare down Dodgers, Yankees emerge as possible Dempster suitor


While the and continue tverde was sacked by Barca over the New Year and replaced by Quique Setien.He said, “People ask me sometimes ‘How about the Premier League?’ and I say ‘Well actually I’d like to go to Australia.”A career in football does not last forever and sometimeHam United attacker Michail Antonio is confident he will face Arsenal on Monday night.Antonio returned after three months on the sidelines in last weekend’s win over Chelsea, but he tweaked his groin and missed the midweek match at Wolves.He said: “Isheir standoff on , another door may be slightly open.The Cubs and had one conversation about Dempster,’s Jon Heyman reports. Dempster, according to sources, still strongly prefers to be dealt to the Dodgers, but sources told Heyman that Dempster would agree to go to the Yankees.The Dodgers and Cubs are about where they have been on the Dempster talks, with the Cubs asking for pitching prospect Allen Webster and the Dodgers saying no.The Dodgers have begun investigating deals for other pitchers, should they fail to reach a deal with the Cubs on Dempster.Dempster has spent his whole career in the National League. But Larry Rothschild, his former pitching coach with the Cubs, is now the Yankees pitching coach. Also, former Cubs general manager Jim Hendry now works for the Yankees.

Dempster malopp’s terms, along with extending his deal after their Champions League triumph.Klopp has three seasons left on his £7m-a-year deal but Liverpool’s owners will look to improve and potentially extend his terms, says the Daily Mail.Fenway Sports Grouy also have felt some pressure to say yes, since he already turned down a chance to go to the Braves last week.

Cervelli, serving as human insurance in minors, tries to maintain positive attitude


(U.S. Presswire) Francisco Cervelli survived three concussions and a broken wrist to serve as a solid or better backup catcher for the Yankees, to play three straight seasons in the majors and win one World Series ring. Now he is surviving a broken heart.On the eve of the big-league season, with mere hours to go before going north with the Yankees once again, and with no reason to think there was any chance of his Yankees uniform being pulled off his back, it was.With no possible thought about being sent to Scranton or Rochester or wherever it was the Yankees’ Triple-A team was playing now (their home stadium in Scranton-Wilkes Barre is being repaired so the team shuttles between Rochester, Syracuse and other points north for home games), Cervelli suffered the ultimate baseball blow when he was told that his big-league spot was going to Chris Stewart, another career backup with far lesser numbers (Stewart’s a career .208 hitter) who had just been picked up on waivers from San Francisco.Before he was told he needed to go the minors, Cervelli’s “stuff” (i.e. his apartment, car and clothes) were awaiting him in New York. But now that very car basically serves as his closet since he’s constantly on the move. His lights on broadway have been replaced by headlights on routes between the teams of the International League’s North Division.”It’s not a bad car, but if you look close at the windows, it’s filled up,” Cervelli said. “I hope nobody breaks in.” Considering what’s befallen him, that would be almost too much to take. Cervelli is a .272 career hitter in the majors with no hint he was anything other than a backup in good standing. He is known for his energy and outward displays of emotion, been the top-selling MLS team across its network since the start of the 2020 regular season, reports, /.The club also almost doubled the previous record for online merchandise sales by an expansion team during the opening weekend of play. Fanatics sbut his animated gestures of glee had only annoyed opponents, as far as he knew.He had done nothing wrong. He felt that was true, but he had to keep telling himself that.”There was a lot of frustration the whole month of April,” Cervelli said. “I couldn’t concentrate. I kept thinking, ‘What happened? What happened? What happened?”’What occurred was a one-in-thousand stroke of bad luck that buried Cervelli a level below where he belongs. Cervelli made clear he doesn’t blame the Yankees. It was a business decision, nothing personal. Or so he thinks.He thought too much at first. Cervelli hit .213 in April when he was searching for answers. But he’s batted a more characteristic .284 since then, as his head has begun to clear.It’s better now. But then sometimes he thinks about it, and he isn’t sure. “I don’t have the answer,” Cervelson wasn’t ready to manage the club.Hodgson claimed just 13 wins in a 31-match tenure at Anfield between July 2010 and January 2011.”Well Roy, no disrespect, had come from smaller clubs and I don’t think he was ready to manage Liverpool,” the former li said. “Everytime I think about it, I’m a little confused.”Perhaps the hardest part to understand came when the Yankees explained that they weren’t giving Cervelli’s job away because he had done anything wrong or they liked Stewart’s game better. No, the whole demotion came down to the fact Cervelli had an option left and Stewart didn’t. In fact, the Yankees made clear that if something should happen to Martin, Cervelli — not Stewart — would be the likely staers early in the transfer window.The Clarets are hoping to add to the signings of Jay Rodriguez and Erik Pieters.But Dyche says he will have to remain patient until the window closes on August 8.”This window’s been the same as what they always are,” rter.So in effect Cervelli was insurance for the Yankees, human insurance. With Austin Romine out with a back injury, Cervelli gives them a third viable catching option.He’s surely plenty good enough to be in the majors as a backup. Nothing’s changed between his 25th and 26th birthdays, he knows that. He’s good to be the back up for the Yankees (except for the option situation). And for many other teams — the Rays, Marlins, Astros, Indians, Brewers, Mets and Angels, just to name a few.Since Cervelli might be the only player in the majors serving as human insurance, his folks Damelis and Manuel recently came up from Venezuela to accompany him on a three-week nomadic trip to away games and home games (which are really just more away games), and to remind him not to get down at age 26, even if he was down. Cervelli said his parents were there to reinforce his love for the game, even if wasn’t treating him so kindly lately.”A lot of players, they don’t have any job. I feel blessed to have a job. Unfortunately, it’s at Triple-A,” Cervelli said. “I think I can play in the big leagues. I’m doing everything I can to show people who don’t believe I can play there that they are wrong.”Cervelli said he has no hard feelings against the Yankees, so he gets it that he was just caught in a bad circumstance. Unfortunately, barring injury to either starter Russell Martin or Stewart, he may be stuck for awhile. Stewart is hitting a respectable .245 and has become CC Sabathia’s personal catcher (even if the Yankees don’t call it that).Cervelli had nothing bad to say about the Yankees. But he made it clear he’s playing to show someone — anyone — that he is still worthy of being a big leaguer. “They always know what they are doing,” Cervelli said of the Yankees. “Sometimes we don’t understand. I am going to make them understand I can play in the big leagues.”When I asked how he would react to a trade to a team with a major-league job for him, Cervelli said, “I want to play in the big leaguers, bro.”He should be playing in the big leagues. Nobody should have to serve as human insurance.

The Lineup: In praise of the … Orioles?


fans can be forgiven if they expect things to fall apart at any moment, so let them celebrate while they may … – Not only has Showalter and his steady, old-school hand guided the upstart O’s to a 15-9 start, but Showalter also notched his 1,000th career victory on Tuesday night, when Baltimore topped the loathed Yankees for the first time in 2012. Showalter becomes the 58th manager in major-league history to reach that benchmark. There’s a sia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho.The Mirror says their biggest competitor for Sancho’s signature could be Paris Saihe Merseyside derby against Everton on Wednesday after being sent off in the 2-1 win over Brighton.The Brazilian was given his marching orders by referee Martin Atkinson in the second half for handling outside the box.Adrian came on his replacement ant Germain.Borussia Dortmund are ready to sell, United are going all out to get him but PSG are also in the mix.There is a feeling at olid chance he’ll be in the top 50 on the all-time wins list by the end of the season. – While is understandably hogging the Dodger-related bandwidth these days, Ethier deserves some notice. In Tuesday night’s hotly fought 7-6 win over the Rockies, Ethier went 2-for-3 with a homer, two walks and three RBI. He’s now hitting .289/.354/.578 on the season. That’s not “Kemp-ian,” but it’s still darn good. – When does a middling 1-for-4 night earn you a spot within “3 Up”? When, prior to that one hit, you were 0-for-29 onnk admits Southampton hero James Beattie could join him at Hillsborough.Monk has worked with Beattie at his previous clubs Swansea City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Birmingham City.Beattie, who enjoyed two spells as a player at Bramall Lane, is c the season. Yes, Johnson, before his eighth-inning double against the Yankees, was 0-for-29 in 2012. But no more! Everything’s coming up Orioles … – The Tribe’s reputed ace has now turned in subpar outings in three of his five starts this season. On Tuesday, he gave up seven runs on eight hits in just 4.2 innings of work. He also managed just 54 strikes in 105 pitches, and at one point he issued a bases-loaded walk to Paul Konerko. Jimenez has more walks than strikeouts on the season, which is not advisable for someone charged with preventing runs.  – Texas hitters staked Feliz to an early 5-0 lead, but the young right-hander couldn’t hang on to it. In the third, Feliz walked a pair and gave up a pair homers. In the sixth, he walked his fifth and sixth batters of the night, and then he was done. They’ll talk about the errors by and in the seventh, but if Feliz does his job, then those mishaps are of little consequence.   – Take it away, Larry Stone of the Seattle Times …

Mariners now in an 0-for-30 stretch with runners in scoring position

— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) The M’s lost to the Rays, 3-1. : takes on in , which means two of the NL’s best hurlers will be toiling for your entertainment. Halladay has been given only one run of support in each of his last two starts, so there figures to be little margin for error on both sides. 7:10 p.m. ET: Can keep his improbable success going? Lynn ranks fifth in the NL in ERA, and in his “worst” outing of the season, he gave up one run over 5.1 innings. On Wednesday he’ll be opposing the , who have, by a comfortable margin, baseball’s worst offense. Opposing Lynn will be , who’s been outstanding since his return from the DL. 8:15 p.m. ET : , a core member of the best rotation in baseball, takes on , who’s barged to an incredible start this season. This -Nats tilt also provides the opportunity to feast eyes upon and , two of the most dynamic young stars in the game today. 7:05 p.m. ET. • : While things on the field aren’t going so swimmingly for the ‘ , things off the field are going just fine. Pujols and wife Dee Dee are expecting their fifth child, the couple has announced. [] • : The , in commemoration of their trip to , dressed up like cowboys. Amazin’ Avenue has done the Lord’s work of . Please enjoy. And ‘s ensemble is not to be missed. • : The New York Times has , a power forward for the St. John’s University hoops team and a signee of the Cincinnati . Garrett can play basketball next season with the Reds’ contractual blessing, and he still harbors hopes of playing in the . The Reds, meanwhile, shelled out $1 million to sign him even though he was a 22nd-round pick with mixed sporting loyalties. Why? Here’s why: “The Reds discovered him in May at an arranged tryout in front of 22 scouts at the College of Southern Nevada; he had played his senior basketball season in Henderson, Nev. He had not pitched a game in almost a year and had resumed throwing just three weeks before the tryout. Yet his pitches were clocked in the mid-90s.” • : As you may have noticed, defensive shifts — all 31 flavors of defensive shifts — are sweeping the baseball nation. What’s the best defense against this defense? The occasional “keep ’em honest” bunt attempt. As the Kansas City Star reports, shift victims and are . • : Maury Brown of runs down a partial listing of . For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on Twitter, subscribe to the and .

GM Williams on the White Sox: ‘We’re a lot better than people think’


PHOENIX — Tuesday, I talked to a scout who has followed the White Sox this spring and said they might lose 100 games this year.

Wednesday, White Sox general manager Ken Williams responded.

“I think we’re going to be a lot better than some people think — a lot betmas schedule.Wolves’ festive programme was already tough with matches against Manchester City and Liverpool to finish 2019 but those games will now take place on December 27 and December 29 respectively – separated by just 44 hours and 45 minutes better,” Williams said.

The White Sox haven’t looked good in Arizos they’re calm about his situation at PSG.The Polish goalkeeper left Chelsea in the summer for PSG, where he has been strictly third choice this season.But agent Yves Le Mee told “From the start, it was agreed that he had to attack the na. They lost eight of their first 10 games, and fell far behind again Wednesday before rallying against a group of pitchers who won’t make the Angels’ major-league roster.

Meanwhile, Jake Peavy has struggled, with another scout saying that Peavy “isn’t the same guy. Even his body language shows it.”

Williams expressed confidence that Peavy will have a bounce-back year, saying that the right-hander is healthier than he has been since coming to the White Sox in a midseason trade in 2009.

“He’s got something to prove,” Williams said.

Williams also said he believes several White Sox hitters — notably Ad of their Nou Camp stadium by 2024, according to AS, reports, /.Unlike a standard naming rights deal – where the sponsor takes on sole ownership of the inventory – AS says Barcelona want any partner to come after the famous Nou Camp moniker.The dam Dunn, Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham — will show improvement.

“We have some particular guys who struggled, who are in so much better position to hit,” he said. “If we can keep them right where they are right now, they’ll have tremendously better seasons.”

Williams began last winter by saying that he planned to rebuild, if he could get the deals he was looking for. As it turned out, though, Williams only traded closer Sergio Santos and outfielder Carlos Quentin.

There’s still a chance that he could trade pitcher Gavin Floyd this spring, although Williams insists that he hasn’t had any trade talks about Floyd since spring training began. Some people even believe that Williams would still be open to trading John Danks, even after Danks signed a five-year contract over the winter.

Without discussing which players were involved, Williams admitted Wednesday that he was willing to do more “rebuilding” than he has done so far.

“We looked to see if we could acquire some of the game’s most impactful young players,” he said. “Our target list was our target list. We set the price high, and we stuck with it.”

Now, some outside the organization wonder if they’re stuck with a team that can’t win. The early spring games haven’t done much to change that thought.

Then again, as one scout remembered Wednesday, the two teams that looked the worst in Arizona last spring were the Diamondbacks and the Indians.

The Diamondbacks went on to win the National League West. The Indians led the American League Central for most of the first half of the season.