Thursday, April 10, 2014
Leadoff with Lee: Cleveland Sports 4.10.14
-As I reported yesterday the Jacksonville Jaguars offered Browns center Alex Mack a contract. Monetary terms of the deal have not been disclosed. But looking at past deals signed by offensive linemen and most recent,Carolina's Ryan Kalil signed a 6 year deal worth $49 million dollars and $19 million guaranteed. The Browns have 5 days to match the deal as Cleveland placed the transition tag on Mack. Jimmy Haslem made it clear Tuesday night "We want Alex to be a Brown". Haslem also stated he is very optimistic that Mack will be a Brown for the long term future. Which means to me the Browns will match the Jags offer. The bigget obstacle for the Browns is should the Browns offer more guaranteed money up front or give him less money guaranteed and backload his salary to make sure Mack retires as a Brown.
-The Cavs defeated the Pistons 122-100 but have been officially eliminated from the playoffs as the Hawks defeat the Celtics. Dion Waiters scored 22, Tyler Zeller scored 18,rookie Matthew Dellavedova had 14 points and 12 assists and Spencer Hawes added 15.
-The Indians lose the 2nd game of their doubleheader yesterday 2-1. The lone run was scored by DH Yan Gomes. -The Tribe also optioned RHP Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A Columbus to recall RHP C.C Lee. No relation to Chris Lee j/k