Monday has been loosely mentioned as the day Carmelo Anthony will make his decision.
Ha, that basically means nothing to me as Melo could make a decision Monday, but could also wait a few more days. From what I have read, the Lakers and Knicks are the two main teams he is deciding between. A lot of teams are waiting on Melo and Lebron to sign with a team before they sign other free agents. It would be a devastating blow to the Knickerbockers if Melo chooses the Lakers over them. ANALYST: Mark Kaplan
Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a double and a run against Houston on Sunday.
Castillo benefitted greatly from Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s recent injury as Castillo played a large majority of the games behind the plate in Salty’s absence. And he played well as his wOBA since the All-Star break is over .450. But he struck out in almost 40 percent of his plate appearances and rode a .400 BABIP to most of his success. With Salty back now and regression likely for Castillo, don’t count on as much from him going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley
The Indians are weighing the possibility to placing Jason Kipnis (shoulder) on the disabled list.
Kipnis DH'ed on Friday and Saturday nights before sitting out on Sunday, so apparently this shoulder injury has been an isue for a few days now. Kipnis has ridden a .375 BABIP to an excellent .326 batting average this season. He has been hitting line drives at an incredibly high rate, but counting on a super-high line drive rate to continue is foolhardy, so Kipnis could be in line for some regression in that department if this injury doesn't knock him out for the rest of the year. Analysis: Brett Talley