Aug 05, 2022
Rockies cash in on Brewers mistake after Josh Hader trade
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The Colorado Rockies have claimed Dinelson Lamet off of waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.
What was your favorite memory of the Dinelson Lamet Era in Milwaukee? David Stearns and Co. didn’t keep him around very long after trading Josh Hader for him just four days ago.
Dinelson Lamet was claimed off waivers by the Rockies.
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) August 5, 2022
After making the surprising move to designate Lamet for assignment on Aug. 3 due to the “roster fit becoming a little tougher,” Stearns had hoped that he would be able to successfully pass through waivers so he could be out-righted to Triple-A.
There were multiple flaws in Stearns’ plan from the get-go. One being the fact that, technically speaking, Lamet could reject the assignment to the minor leagues and become a free agent instead. The other being the fact that when he’s on, Lamet is one of the more intriguing arms in the game.
The Colorado Rockies undoubtedly saw some of this potential in him and successfully snagged him off of waivers from Milwaukee just four days into his Brewers tenure. To make room for Lamet on the 40-man roster in Colorado, right-hander Ashton Goudeau has been designated for assignment.Rockies: Dinelson Lamet claimed off of waivers from the Brewers
Just two years after emerging as an NL Cy Young Award contender, it has been a strange couple of years for the 30-year-old Lamet. After missing a large portion of the 2021 campaign due to injury, he came back this year out of the Padres bullpen looking to raise his stock back up to where it was in 2020.
Long story short, things did not go according to plan for him. In 13 relief appearances with the Friars, Lamet posted a 9.49 ERA and 5.06 FIP in 12.1 innings, walking nine batters along the way and throwing three wild pitches in that short span.
This poor performance led to a demotion to the minor leagues, where he spent time in both Double-A and Triple-A in San Diego, highlighted by a 1.54 ERA in 11 relief appearances for Triple-A El Paso, notching 18 strikeouts and surrendering zero home runs in that span.
Lamet’s $4.775 million contract he is earning this year was one the Padres were happy to get off the books and ship to Milwaukee in the Josh Hader deal. Stearns had mentioned that his inclusion in the deal was to “balance things out” which likely means the Padres were eager to get his salary off of their books.
Lamet and his 97 MPH fastball was a piece that Brewers fans were looking forward to seeing, whether out of the starting rotation or bullpen, but now that will never come to be.
The Rockies could use the pitching help as each of their everyday starters have posted subpar results with the lowest ERA on the staff coming in at 4.56 from Kyle Freeland. After going through this year’s trade deadline without making a single move, the last-place Rockies have finally made their big splash of the 2022 season.Next: Cardinals get exactly what they need from trade deadline pickup
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New Mavericks Big Man Fires Shot at Old Team After Trade
Getty Christian Wood, now of the Dallas Mavericks.
This offseason was always going to be a crucial one for the Dallas Mavericks. And after they lost Jalen Brunson to the New York Knicks, it became even more critical for them to improve the roster, and they did that with two primary moves.
Dallas made a big-time trade for Christian Wood ahead of the NBA Draft and then signed center JaVale McGee to a three-year deal. They weren’t able to replace Brunson in the guard rotation, but Spencer Dinwiddie is set to take over the starter minutes.
Through the first four seasons of his career, Wood hopped from team to team. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, and Detroit Pistons. But since then, he’s been in Houston. And even though he’s staying in the same state, Wood is excited about how different Dallas is from his previous city.
“I love the city. It’s a little bit calmer than Houston, thank God,” Wood said with a chuckle. “I’ve tried a few food spots out here, and the food is great. But I’m still trying to find my way around.”Play
New Mavericks center Christian Wood speaks for the first time since arriving in DallasAfter a quick workout with the attendees at the Mavs Academy camp, Christian Wood spoke about his first impressions of the city and his main objectives with the Mavs this season.2022-08-05T01:03:33Z
For the past two seasons, Wood has been a part of a struggling Houston Rockets team. As a core member of the Mavericks, Wood has a chance to compete for a championship for the first time in his career.
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And as far as getting acclimated goes, Wood says he’s liking Dallas thus far.Wood Compares Dallas to Houston
After making the Western Conference Finals this past year, all sights in Dallas should be set on the NBA Finals. That falls in line with Wood’s goals on his new team, at least. During a recent talk with reporters, Wood said that all he wants to do is win.
“It’s a great opportunity for me and for this organization to try and take that next step. I just want to win games. My main objective is to try and get to the Finals,” Wood explained.
Christian Wood (@Chriswood_5) made an appearance at Mavs Academy Hoop Camp today to play games and speak to the campers.#NBATwitter #MFFL pic.twitter.com/HU3vOBXGJ6
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Wood has a chance to make a big-time impact on the Mavericks, too. He’s put up close to All-Star numbers in each of the past two years. This past season with the Rockets, Wood played in 68 games, averaging 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists on 50.1% shooting from the field and 39.0% shooting from behind the three-point line.
The new Dallas big man was talking to reporters during his time at the Mavs Academy youth basketball camp, and he said that the main reason he enjoys his time there is because he was once in the kids’ shoes.Wood Explains Joy of Coaching Youth
At just 26 years old, Wood has still yet to enter the prime of his career. Just a few short years ago, he was a kid with big-time NBA dreams. He stated that working with the kids at the Mavs Academy helps bring out his youthful.
“I was once that little kid that would look up to NBA players and hope that he would sign my shoe or hope that I would be able to meet him in person,” said the Mavericks big man. “With kids, I can be myself and I can be a kid myself. So it’s fun.”
Wood and the Mavericks will have some big expectations placed on them next year, but from everything the big man has said, he’s up for the challenge.