The Morning Rat Race

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 12: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants looks on during the game against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on September 12, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!   Davey Mac here with a Tuesday Sports Report for ya!   A little baseball and basketball talk…but first!   Breaking news out of the NFL!

The New York Giants and superstar running back Saquon Barkley did NOT come to an agreement on the franchise tag yesterday and now, as a result, the Giants have to sit back and hope Barkley signs the franchise tag at some point and plays this season.

New York Giants v Tennessee Titans

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 11: Running back Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants celebrates after his team’s 21-20 victory against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)



Second year General Manager Joe Schoen better know what he’s doing.   The Giants were noticeably weak without Saquon in the lineup last year.   But with #26 carrying the ball…the Giants were a playoff team.

NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MAR 01: Joe Schoen, general manager of the New York Giants speaks to reporters during the NFL Draft Combine at the Indiana Convention Center on March 1, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)



Quarterback Daniel Jones improved a lot last year…and had his best NFL season of his career.   But it goes without saying that Jones was significantly better on the field when he had Saquon backing him up.

Chicago Bears v New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 02: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants celebrates his touchdown with Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants in the first half of the game against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium on October 02, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)



And head coach Brian Daboll knows how electric Saquon is.   Daboll utilized Saquon more as a dynamic duel threat…able to run and catch out of the backfield and make huge plays happen either by running or receiving the ball.

NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 21: Head coach Brian Daboll of the New York Giants takes the field prior to a game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)



Hopefully the Giants and Saquon come to agreement before this gets into too much of an ugly, holdout situation.   Giants fans are certainly wishing for that!   I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents!

Miami Dolphins v New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 15: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New York Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 31-13. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)



  • Yanks Lose To Angels In Extras

    The Yankees lost in extra innings for the second day in a row as the Yanks fell to the Angels in ten innings…4 to 3.   Another good performance wasted from a Yankee starter as Luis Severino threw six innings…giving up just one run.   But the bullpen once again struggled and could not hold the lead.   Shohei Ohtani hit his 35th home run of the year for the Angles…as the Yankees drop to 50 and 45…and the Yanks are now by themselves in LAST PLACE in the A.L. East (because the Red Sox won last night).

    New York Yankees v Los Angeles Angels

    ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JULY 17: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Yankees in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2023 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • Mets Vs. White Sox Tonight

    The Mets and Phillies were inactive.   This evening the Mets take on the White Sox at Citi Field.   The Mets come in to the game 43 and 50.

    Gatorade All-Star Workout Day

    SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – JULY 10: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets looks on during Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at T-Mobile Park on July 10, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Vs. Brewers

    The Phillies play the Brewers in Philadelphia.   The Phillies are 51 and 42 for the season.

    San Diego Padres v Philadelphia Phillies - Game One

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JULY 15: Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single against the San Diego Padres during the eighth inning of game one of a double header at Citizens Bank Park on July 15, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Padres 6-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

  • Yanks' Donaldson Could Be Done For The Year

    Back to the Yankees for a second…as the team announced that third baseman Josh Donaldson could be done for the rest of the season after receiving a high-grade strain to his right calf.   Another awful signing by Brian Cashman.

    Chicago Cubs v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 07: Josh Donaldson #28 of the New York Yankees walks to the dugout after grounding out during the eighth inning of the game against the Chicago Cubs at Yankee Stadium on July 7, 2023 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

  • Embiid Could Leave Philly

    Philadelphia 76’ers star center Joel Embiid made headlines recently by saying in an interview that he wants to win a title wherever he can win it.   “I just want to win a championship. Whatever it takes.   I don’t know where that’s gonna be, whether it’s in Philly or anywhere else, I just want to have a chance to accomplish that.”   Uh-oh, Sixers fans!   Sounds like Embiid wants out!

    Philadelphia 76ers v Atlanta Hawks

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 28: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts after their 105-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on October 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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