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RG-CLE: Embattled QB to sign with Browns for 2 years

The Cleveland Browns had been very quiet during an offseason where personnel upgrades were their largest acquisitions. Analytics man Paul DePodesta (of Moneyball fame) brought hype and hope. Hue Jackson was brought in as coach. 

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Now, the Browns will get another mobile QB in Robert Griffin III. The deal is actually for quite a large sum: reportedly 2 years, $15 million total, with $6.75 million guaranteed. Head coach Hue Jackson has already said that RGIII must be prepared to compete with a QB they draft, but that kind of money says something else. It's more likely that the 2 years buys time for whichever QB they draft to be groomed.

Things may be turning around for Cleveland, and RGIII may get to thrive in a different system; a change of scenery can always bring some good.

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Broncos Trade for Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez has been acquired by the Denver Broncos after Brock Osweiler signed with the Texans in the wake of Peyton Manning's retirement.

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The Eagles, who just signed Chase Daniel to a lucrative contract to compete with Sam Bradford, had no need for Sanchez, and will receive a measly conditional pick in return, but basically unload a reasonable $4.5m contract - that is, an unreasonable one for them, and a reasonable one for the Broncos.

Sanchez, known for his Buttfumble, was able to encounter some degree of success under Chip Kelly, and under a run-heavy scheme with an actual offensive line, he may not be a bad choice for the Broncos. If Ronnie Hillman, Montee Ball, and Juwan Thompson figure things out in the backfield, any QB under center will have options to hand off to, as well as throw to Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. Not a bad crew. The Broncos also snagged Coby Fleener from the Colts, getting a solid TE option after Julius Thomas and Vernon Davis didn't work out.

Now, the Broncos are still linked to RGIII and Colin Kaepernick, two running, mobile QBs. It makes total sense to get a low upside but high floor QB in Sanchez. If a beat up Manning was able to lead this team, at times looking worse than many other QB's in the league (his interception total was second highest in the league despite missing time during the regular season), then Sanchez can do a serviceable job if need be.

GM John Elway is slowly fixing up his team in the post-Manning era, and the Broncos will be no slouch next season even without either QB that helped guide their team to the Super Bowl.

The X-Factor Piece for a Cubs World Series: Munenori Kawasaki?

Munenori Kawasaki isn't the best baseball player of the generation. He's not a heralded prospect, or a highly-sought after international free agent. 
In parts of 4 years in the major leagues, his best slugging percentage has been .308. He's not hit a home run since 2013. He doesn't hit for a great average, but is a decent, above average fielder and draws plenty of walks.

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That's still not why he adds something the Cubs haven't had in a while: fun.

The Cubs already have plenty of talent and star power. With the winds blowing outi n Wrigley, there are a lot of things trending upward for the Cubs. Kawasaki, like Joe Maddon, is an x-factor, even if he doesn't stand on the field all 9 innings. Kawasaki, known for his fun interviews, his hard work at improving his English, and his charismatic "team guy" personality, brings the mentality that all athletes should have: that they have the honor of playing a kid's game for a living. Kawasaki embraces it, and wears his heart on his sleeve as he goes about his business.

Now, "Mune" (pronounced Moo-nay) is even belting out hits, albeit not with his bat, but with his voice.

With an effort like that, how the Cubs not fly the W flag?

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