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  • 21 June 2019
    The offseason functions as a second season, in a way, as fans cant help but get swept up by roster speculation. Theres nothing you can do about it; its human nature to pay attention to rumors, and the rumor season started almost as soon as Mike Montgomery retired Michael Martinez.This is the time of the year when rumors surround both trade options and free agents. Now, this year in particular, potential trades are getting a lot of the attention, because the free-agent market is bad. Keith Law just posted his top-50 free-agent list, and heres how he began his write-up: This years free-agent class might be the worst Ive ever seen.Law is not the only person who feels that way. Industry consensus is that this market is terribly weak. Outside of a small number of players, theres not much to choose from at the top. But that doesnt mean this market doesnt have some depth. The players below could help a winner right away, even though they didnt appear on Keiths list. (R.A. Dickey was originally on this list, but the Braves have already scooped him up.)Position playersMatt Holliday, OFHolliday is aging, absolutely. He doesnt profile to be an asset in the outfield, and he just had his worst offensive season since he was a rookie. But heres the thing I like: According to Statcast, Holliday just ranked third in the majors in average exit velocity. He was between Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Cabrera. The potency is still in there, so it seems to me like its too soon to give up on Holliday as a valuable player, when used right. Tony Pollard Jersey . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. Chris Westry Jersey . Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee? Green had bounced around the NBA when he wasnt playing overseas. The Pacers gave up on Plumlee after just one season. Now Green and Plumlee are key cogs in the Suns surprising breakout season. . The Barrie Colts defenceman, who impressed many with his play for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship, is the top-ranked skater in the February rankings. He has 19 goals and 24 assists for 43 points in 45 games with the Colts this season. Amari Cooper Jersey . After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, Tsonga followed up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win against sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match. JonVea Johnson Jersey . Datsyuk will miss Tuesdays game against New Jersey and could be sidelined longer, while Cleary will likely miss at least the next three games. Its been an injury-plagued season for Datsyuk, who has suited up for just 39 games. (STATS) -- The goal for every Eastern Washington opponent is to keep the Eagles high-powered offense off the field, not to let them run 100 offensive plays.The No. 2-seeded team did just that Saturday as quarterback Gage Gubrud accounted for 517 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in a 31-14 win over Central Arkansas in the second round of the FCS playoffs.Eastern Washington (11-1) will remain on the red turf of Roos Field in Cheney against Richmond (10-3), which rallied to beat No. 7 seed North Dakota, in next Saturdays quarterfinals.I was really proud of our players of finding a way to win, said EWU coach Beau Baldwin, whose team trailed 14-0 in the second quarter. It seemed like a grind at times, but certain imperfections are going to happen because you are playing a great opponent and there are only 16 teams left in the tournament. But we found a way to keep responding.Gubrud, a redshirt sophomore, was electrifying as he had a hand in all but 14 of Eastern Washingtons offensive yards. He completed a school-record 47 passes in 64 attempts for 449 yards and two touchdowns to his favorite receiver, Cooper Kupp, and carried the ball 15 times for 68 yards and a touchdown.The Eagles had to come from behind in their first-ever meeting with Central Arkansas as the Bears (10-3) went ahead 14-0 with two second-quarter touchdowns. But Gubrud put his team ahead by halftime with three scores in the final five minutes of the first half.He scored on a 1-yard run to cap a 14-play, 95-yard drive and make it 14-7. After Tysen Prunty recovered a UCA fumble on the ensuing kickoff, Gubbrud connected with Kupp for a 19-yard touchdown.dddddddddddd After the Bears went three-and-out, EWU kept a drive alive with a fake field goal and Gubrud capped it with a 6-yard TD to Kupp with 14 seconds left in the half.I felt like early we had a lot of good things going for us, UCA coach Steve Campbell said. But I felt the game kind of changed there somewhere in the second quarter. We were up 14-0 and felt like we really had a lot of momentum. But then they scored, we had the turnover and they scored, and then we gave up another one there before the half.Kendrick Bourne led the EWU receivers with 13 receptions for 126 yards.With 10 receptions, Kupp raised his season total to 101, marking his third season in the century club. He has 412 receptions, 6,156 receiving yards and 68 touchdown receptions in his career -- all-time records for both FCS and Division I.Kupps brother Ketner, a sophomore linebacker, had a team-high 11 tackles after starting in place of injured senior captain Miquiyah Zamora.UCAs 244 offensive yards and 14 points were the fewest against Eastern Washington this season. The Eagles defenses six lowest point totals are in their last six games.Im so proud of how our defense stepped up -- weve grown as the year has gone along, Baldwin said. I dont think people were believing me four or five weeks ago when they were talking about our shootouts with other teams. That wasnt really the reality. Our defense keeps playing great football. ' ' '