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The Knicks’ chances of keeping Carmelo Anthony could increase if the Bulls land Orlando’s Arron Afflalo in a trade.
Sure, the chances increase, but with there still being a number of other teams interested in Anthony, the increase really isn't all that substantial. The Knicks are not believed to be the favorites to land him.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Melky Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a home run and four RBI on Wednesday night vs Detroit.
It’s good to see Melky finally get on the board this season, as his power drought rarely lasts this far into the second month of the season. At this point in the veteran’s career, it is fair to assume what we are going to get out of him in terms of offensive production. Even with the rather slow start, I would bank on numbers in the ball park of a .300 average, 15 home runs, and 65 RBI when the season is all said and done. Hang onto the player unless he gets suspended for PED’s again. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI on Wednesday night vs the White Sox.
V-Mart finally registered his first home run of the season on Wednesday night, as it is becoming abundantly clear that he will likely fall well short of his 2014 total of 32 jacks. Besides for the power outage so far this season, Martinez has looked like an inferior hitter than ever before. His average sits at a mere .217, while his on base and slugging are .320 and .265 respectively. Currently, Martinez appears to be a far cry from last year’s player who was an All-Star and legitimate MVP candidate. Expect the veteran to get back on track quickly. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Chris Sale gave up five runs, on seven hits, and five walks, while striking out six, across 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday night in no decision.
Sale got knocked around pretty good on Wednesday night, but luckily his offense picked him up with some clutch, timely hitting to help him avoid registering his second loss of the season. It is rather shocking to see how far Sale has fallen from grace, as typically, the slingshot hurling lefty has been a Cy Young contender year in and year out. His 5.93 ERA is jarring, but considering Sale’s immense talent, expect him to be pitching in the low 3’s once the season is all said and done. Analysis: Dom Murtha