Miller: Most likely, but very narrowly most likely. The NL East could be very competitive, especially if the Phillies are in it at the trade deadline and make a real push now. And the way the standings are starting to shake out, it looks like it could take 90-plus wins just to get the second wild card. It’s a lot of pressure riding on two very important right elbows.
Doolittle: It’s about 50-50. Few teams can match a top two of Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, but with Matt Harvey in the bullpen and Steven Matz still searching, the Mets need more from Jason Vargas than you would have expected at the beginning of the season. Hopefully, better numbers from Yoenis Cespedes and Jay Bruce can cover likely regression from Asdrubal Cabrera and Todd Frazier, but New York may still need to add a bat later in the season.
Lawson, now 30, said some of the issues he had stemmed from the company he kept. He insists he doesn’t have a drinking problem or addiction and that he has learned his lesson when it comes to drinking and driving.
During the Raptors’ 130-119 win over the Wizards in Game 2 on April 17, Drake posted an Instagram story telling John Wall, “John, you’re getting bodied by 20 [points] tonight.”
Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan and LSU running back Derrius Guice are players of interest to teams picking late in the second round; teams that would have to trade up to the top of the second in order to select those players.
Teams I’ve spoken with consider this tight end class to be one of the weakest in recent memory. It’s very possible that no tight ends get drafted in Round 1. Only two (South Dakota State’s Dallas Goedert and South Carolina’s Hayden Hurst) could go in the second, and only two more (Penn State’s Mike Gesicki and Indiana’s Ian Thomas) could go in the third. I believe the Dolphins will select the first tight end in the draft with their second-round pick, assuming they don’t trade the selection.