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Aldon Smith was sentenced to 12 days in jail on gun and DUI charges. He gets credit for one day served, and he’ll serve the remaining 11 by participating in a work crew on Mondays, starting July 28th.
Seriously? Eleven days of picking up trash on the side of the highway? Come on. The reports don't say if this is related to his arrest last year or if it's a new one, but if it's a new one, this is just a disgrace. Didn't he complete a rehab program last year to avoid the jail time? So what's he doing, not just drinking and driving, but doing it with A GUN IN HIS CAR?!?!? Word has it that the NFL isn't going to even get involved here with its personal conduct policy. What a joke. If he wasn't a cautionary tale before, he most certainly is now. How do you draft this guy in an IDP league knowing that he'll likely be drunk-driving again in a matter of weeks? Either jail time or his own demise seem like the only two ways to get him to stop acting like such a moron. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Nathan Eovaldi allowed four runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts against the Mets on Sunday.
Eovaldi failed to build off his last outing and let the Mets get to him early, yielding four runs through the first three innings. Luckily the bats bailed him out and he was able to walk away with the no-decision after getting yanked in the fifth inning, having thrown 87 pitches (59 strikes). While Eovaldi showed some nice promise when he was with the Marlins, the move to the American League, the AL East and hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium has siphoned out what promise he actually had left. Being a fly ball pitcher in this environment does no bode well for strong ratios. He’ll face the Red Sox in Fenway for his next outing, one you probably want to keep him on the bench for. Analysis: Howard Bender