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The result is that United’s team is built from very expensive parts that grind against one another in frankly unpleasant ways, occasionally sputtering to a complete halt. And this means that United’s improvement under Mourinho, which is evident if slow, has been freighted with the sense that things could be both better and 鈥?perhaps more importantly 鈥?much more entertaining. Sevilla could easily have beaten them. One of Europe’s stronger teams would have taken them to pieces.
This would all be a problem even without the unflattering context of the rest of the Premier League. But it’s all thrown into sharper relief by the fact that City are winning the league by miles, and Liverpool are scoring goals by the fistful, and Spurs are polishing rough diamonds into gems, and Chelsea just turned in a smart, committed, clever performance against Barcelona. These are all things that Manchester United should, in theory, be able to do. These are things that Manchester United used to be able to do.
You look at a guy like J.D. Martinez, hit 40 homers a year, taking great swings, doing great things to help a team win ballgames. A guy like Adam Lind, one of the best bench guys in the league and he still doesn’t have a job. Or, I don’t think he does. No. I’d take him any day of the week. I’m not sure what people are thinking, or anything like that. But if I’m a fan base or a team and you’re trying to lose ballgames to get the No. 1 pick, I’ll take a frickin’ Jayson Werth over a first-round pick any day of the week.
On Monday, two days ahead of Washington’s first official full-squad workout, Harper took batting practice at the Ballpark Allen Iverson Jersey of the Palm Beaches, the spring training complex that the Nationals share with the Houston Astros. This Friday, the Nats kick off their spring training schedule with a game against Houston.
As there is little new material to mine, dunkers resort to props and rekindling retro winners. Thank the Basketball Gods that props were mostly out this year, other than Victor Oladipo borrowing Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther mask. (That was cool.) We all remember how poorly Aaron Gordon’s drone dunk attempt went a year ago. Nothing turns a Dunk Contest bad like a bunch of props.