Alexei Ramirez extended his hitting-streak to 15 games with a home run in the sixth inning against the Red Sox On Wednesday. He finished 1-for-6 with the homer, two RBI and a run scored.
The Cuban Missille continues to dominate opposing pitcher in the early going and his now sitting on a .390 average with four homers and 14 RBI through his first 59 at-bats of the season. Ramirez has taken a new approach at the plate, in which he is a lot more selective than in years past, which has paid dividends thus far. As long as he doesn't revert back to his old ways, a career-year appears to be in store for the 32-year-old shortstop. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
DeAndre Jordan has four meetings setup as free agency gets ready to start. Clippers have slight edge.
Jordan along with Aldridge is one of the biggest names on the free agent market and is drawing attention like it. Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, Clippers are the four teams that he will be meeting with and the Clippers, his current team, are believed to hold a slight edge over the others. Obviously, it would be a coup for the Lakers to steal the big man from their in city rival who share the arena with them. The Knicks are in serious need of an offensive big man given their lack of one for the last several seasons. Jordan's signing may trigger several dominos to fall quickly after. Analysis: Matt Selz
Marc Gasol only has one free agent meeting setup and it's with Memphis.
It looks like the big man will be staying put in Memphis considering that the only meeting he has setup is with his current team. Gasol and Zach Randolph have created a great front court for the Grizzlies that have gotten them into the playoffs the last couple of years. It is possible that once the bigger name front court players are off the market, that Gasol could then gain more interest, if he hasn't already signed. Analysis: Matt Selz