When it rains it pours and it poured with news on Friday in a good way.
The Chiefs made a trade to make them even heavier favorites to win the Super Bowl with the acquisition of LT Orlando Brown.
We got an update on the Border War basketball series that was canceled in 2020. Things are back on for this fall.
The Royals continue winning and leading the division.
And now it’s the weekend. Enjoy!
Kansas City Royals 6, Detroit Tigers 2 (Game Review)
Sporting Kansas City 1, Orlando City SC 1 (Game Review)
12:10pm – MLB – Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers (BSKC)
Chiefs Trade for LT Orlando Brown
Chiefs GM Brett Veach talked with the media Friday morning about the team just about a week from the NFL Draft. A lot of talk in that session was about the offensive line, particularly a left tackle. Veach mentioned how teams like to know what their draft capital is a little before the draft to plan their draft strategy. He also mentioned that he was still talking with teams but had nothing done yet.
A few hours after that media session, news came out that the Royals traded with the Baltimore Ravens for LT Orlando Brown. Brown is just 24 and has already made a Pro Bowl. The Chiefs have their left tackle to protect the best quarterback in football. Patrick Mahomes is dangerous with a mediocre offensive line. Veach has built a dominant left side of the line this offseason and has improved the entire line. Have the Chiefs become even bigger favorites to win the Super Bowl?
In the trade, the Chiefs get LT Orlando Brown, a 2021 second-round pick (#58), and a 2022 sixth-round pick from Baltimore. The Chiefs sent to Baltimore their 2021 first-round pick (#31), a third-round pick (#94), fourth-round pick (#136), and a 2022 2022 fifth-round pick.
In the media session, Veach said that he expects to work on a new deal for Tyrann Mathieu sometime this summer after the draft.
Veach sees a big drop off in talent in the mid-second round to early third round of the draft. He said that the fifth and sixth rounds aren’t as good as most seasons because the players who would normally be available in those rounds are mostly returning to school to improve their draft position next year thanks to the NCAA waiver.
Border War Schedule Set
The Border War basketball series has been reworked after being canceled in 2020 because of the covid. The series was supposed to begin in the T-Mobile Center with Kansas as the host. That game has been moved to the end of the series now. The series is now set as follows:
2025: T-Mobile Center (Missouri hosts)
2026: T-Mobile Center (Kansas hosts)
Notes: The College Football Playoff committee is reviewing the possibility of increasing the number of teams participating in the playoff. They are looking at 6, 8, 10, 12, and 16 teams… The Cleveland Browns picked up QB Baker Mayfield’s fifth-year option…
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