Carmelo Anthony's has signed a five-year, $124 million deal with the New York Knicks, with an early termination option for the fifth year.
If not for the Lebron James soap opera this off season Carmelo would have had all the spotlight as he was courted by most of the contenders in the NBA. Ultimately it came down to the Bulls and the Knicks with Anthony opting to resign with New York. Surprisingly Anthony did not take a max contract which would have been worth 129 million. After next year the Knicks will have considerable cap room to make a play in free agency with hopes of getting Melo some help as they work towards becoming an elite team in the eastern conference. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
The Padres are actively shopping relief pitchers.
The Padres pushed left-handed reliever Alex Torres out of the door just a few days in return for minor league pitcher Cory Mazzoni. The report suggests that all relievers not named Benoit have been mounted firmly on the trade block and will be made available to the highest bidder. It makes sense, as they're currently on overload. Kevin Quackenbush, Shawn Kelley, Brandon Maurer, Nick Vincent and Dale Thayer would all be candidates for high-leverage jobs on different clubs. GM A.J. Preller's former organization, the Rangers, are in need of bullpen assistance. Analysis: Spencer Silva
Dwayne Bowe plans on revitalizing his career in Cleveland in 2015.
LOL. Literally. Bowe failed to reach 100 receiving yards in a single game last year and didn't catch a single touchdown pass. Alex Smith is no Peyton Manning, but he's significantly more capable than anyone who will be throwing the ball to Bowe in Cleveland. The Browns have brought in Josh McCown this offseason and obviously still have Johnny Manziel in tow. It wouldn't be all that surprising to see third-stringer Thad Lewis get some reps at some point. Maybe it's possible that Johnny Football is better than he looked last year and he can get a little something going with Bowe, but that seems like a long shot. Analysis: Brett Talley