MLB trade rumors: Dodgers ‘confident’ of completing blockbuster trade by deadline

The Dodgers have built a commanding lead in the National League West, but they aren’t satisfied with their current roster.

With ace Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list with a back injury, Los Angeles has increased its likelihood of pulling off a trade before the July 31 trade deadline. In fact, according to MLB Network, the Dodgers are “increasingly confident” they will acquire either Justin Verlander, Sonny Gray or Yu Darvish.

The system is broken, Cuban asserts, but “the system is the system” even if things don’t work as smoothly as he’d like, and the Warriors backup center, who received 1.5 million fan votes, is Exhibit A.

“The three branches of NBA government — the players, the media, and the fans — you would think would be able to make it all work. But I understand if the guys who are All-Stars won in the NBA Electoral College, if they would have thought they were at risk they would have campaigned at different games.

“But the system is the system. They campaigned in the states — and in Zaza’s case — the countries where they needed to. There’s a Pew Study that talks about the difference between digital straight-up fan voting and the NBA Electoral College, and that’s what I pin my hat on.’’

With Beal and Wall commanding so much attention, it helps having someone like Porter who is a willing cutter. In addition to being a huge target at 6-8, he uses his 7-1 wingspan and soft touch Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale around the basket well to finish over shot blockers.

Some struggle coming to terms with being the third option behind two Cheap New Zealand Warriors Jerseys volume scorers, but Porter seems to have embraced being the thorn in a defense’s side. It explains why 80.8 percent of his field goals this season have been assisted.

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