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Who is Darrel Williams? Chiefs RB complements former LSU teammate Clyde Edwards-Helaire

  • NFL Chiefs Buccaneers v Chiefs Buccaneers American Football Football, more than any other sport, embraces the "next man up" mentality. Chiefs running back Darrel Williams might as well be the poster child.Williams' role in Super Bowl 55 has almost nothing to do with Williams himself. Clyde Edwards-Helaire will get the first crack at backfield work, a first-round rookie who's recovered from a late-season injury. Le'Veon Bell, at one time one of the NFL's best players, will get time on the field, too. Williams will be on the sidelines waiting for his chance, an injury or a fumble sending the least prominent of Kansas City's running backs onto the grass at Raymond James Stadium for the biggest game of his life. All season long, Williams has been seizing the chances that have come to him from circumstances out of his control. Why not in the Super Bowl, too?Here's a look at what you need to know about Williams, who's got the ability to go from "Who?" to "hero." MORE: Nine Super Bowl MVP sleepers for 20211. College teammate of Clyde Edwards HelaireGoogle's sear[......]

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    Frieri-for-Grilli isn't the only straight-up swap that makes sense

  • Jason Grilli faced 93 batters for the Pirates this year, allowing 22 hits and 11 walks while striking out 21 and posting a 4.87 ERA. Ernesto Frieri faced 133 batters for the Angels, allowing 33 hits and nine walks, with 38 strikeouts while posting a 6.39 ERA. On Friday, they were traded straight up for one another, a swap of deposed closers in which both teams hoped that a change of scenery might prove rejuvenating.It wasn’t totally a trade of equal parts, as Frieri turns 29 in July and will not be eligible for free agency until after the 2016 season, while Grilli is 37 and will be a free agent at the end of this season. But then, the Angels are tracking toward the playoffs this year, with a 91% chance by Baseball Prospectus’ calculations, while the Pirates have a 20% chance of October baseball with a young core that bodes well for contending in years to come. It’s a lot more exciting to see trades like this than it is to see fire sale-type deals like everything that will be talked about with David Price, Jeff Samardzija, and others up until the July 31 non-waiver traded deadline. Will we be lucky enough to see more “challenge” trades? In a world with two wild cards in each league, bringing more teams into the pennant races and lowering the number of straight-up sellers, you might think so, but it’s important to remember that not only can baseball be slow to pick up on trends, general managers are wary of getting the bad end of such trades.With that in mind, here are three s[......]

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    Rockies' owner: Our starters should avoid Coors Field as much as possible

  • Rockies owner Dick Monfort is a straight shooter, so it's not shocking to see him say that Coors Field is bad for his team's starting pitchers. Still, it's interesting to hear an owner state that.Monfort made that point as part of a Q&A with The Denver Post's Patrick Saunders that was published Tuesday. Asked what his club needs to improve its plight, Monfort offered this: "I think we have to have a lot of starting pitching. I think we've got to have the ability to cut down the amount of time that these guys pitch at home. So that means that you've got to have more than five starting pitchers."You've got to have pitchers in the minor leagues that you can bring up for a spot start or a couple of weeks, or something like that. So I think we need a lot of starting pitching." The 2014 numbers argue against that idea. Four of the Rockies' five most frequently used starters (by number of starts) have better home ERAs than road ERAs.Jorge De La Rosa: 3.73 home ERA (50 2/3 innings pitche夜网论坛d), 5.87 road ERA (46 innings pitched).Jordan Lyles: 3.41 home (29 IP), 3.60 road (40 IP).Franklin Morales: 4.66 home (36 2/3 IP), 6.20 road (45 IP).Juan Nicasio: 6.34 home (44 IP), 5.28 road (29 IP).Jhoulys Chacin: 4.55 home (29 2/3 IP), 6.15 road (33 2/3 IP).Bottom line: Rockies pitchers have been bad no matter the locale. The team ERA is half a run higher at home than on the road, but both raw numbers are poor (5.34 at home, 4.83 road, through Monday). Better pitchers, period, seems[......]

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