Talib was interested in two teams: the Rams, or the Patriots, according to Schefter . He got his wish to reunite with defensive coordinator Wade Phillips in Los Angeles. Phillips spent two years as Talib’s defensive coordinator in Denver.
He may have slashed .281/.325/.452 in 2017, but he did so while walking only 5.5 percent and striking out more than 22 percent of the time. Thankfully, Herrera is a major boon on defense, worth 20 defensive runs saved through three seasons.
Along with these three, the Phillies have J.P. Crawford set to take over at shortstop after the trade that sent Freddy Galvis to San Diego. Crawford might not have wowed Philadelphians at the plate during his debut last season, but he showed some very encouraging signs — such as walking more than 18 percent of the time — and he’s one of the top-ranked middle infield prospects in baseball.
What’s their current CB situation? On the same day that Sherman was released, the Panthers traded cornerback Daryl Worley to the Eagles for wide receiver Torrey Smith . Worley was first on the team’s depth chart last year along with James Bradberry.
Why Sherman would make sense: The Panthers now have an open cornerback position, Sherman said he wants to play with a “great” quarterback , and it appears that Thomas Davis is on board with the idea of Sherman joining the team , so why not?
The key to the Mets’ offseason is how they’ve spent what limited money they have: Signing a 3.0 WAR player like Frazier to a relatively cheap contract (two years, $17 million) is a big coup. Not to mention the clubhouse presence he brings, which is still worth something in today’s game.