But, sa e or his irst ull season at the major league le el, he has been rather disappointing in terms o per ormance, especially this year, possibly keeping the Ray’s out o playo contention. Is it possible or the Cubs to get Upton, and would he e en make a good it on the struggling club? The irst question is, would the Rays e er consider letting Upton go The answer is pretty unclear or this. He has been extremely injury prone o er his entire major league career, playing through it at times, but missing more than hal o the 2007 season with injuries.? And maybe the biggest reason they would be willing to trade Upton, is because he has been known to ha e some attitude problems in the clubhouse, and he has also had urther problems not hustling out ground balls, or gi ing 100 percent during all game action.? But, Upton has the talent, and the potential, to be so good that it would be ery di icult or the ront o ice to trade him away, with thoughts that he could ery well turn out to be the player they had dreamed o when they dra ted him second o erall.? Then there is the second, and probably more important question: Would Upton make a good it or the Cubs, and would they e er e en consider making a deal or him The short answer is probably not, and it has more to do with his history as a bad “team player” than it does his actual per ormance.? In addition, another injury prone player is probably the last thing that a team like the Cubs needs, seeing how things ha e played out or them the last ew years. But, the team does badly need a center ielder who can both hit, and play de ense, and Upton has shown great range in the out ield e en as a guy whose original position was second base.? ? Also, with the exception o 2009, Upton has shown great awareness at the plate, with on-base-percentages upwards o .380 in both 2007 and 2008, a number that looks antastic i you put it next to anything on the Cub’s current roster.? I do not think this deal will happen. It is pretty complex, and the Cubs would need to trade away a lot o talent in exchange or a guy who is certainly not the most reliable in the game.
Howe er, I do think that the ball club should explore urther into Upton, and see i they can possibly get him without gi ing all that much up. At this point, it does not look like the team has all that much to lose.. Around 0335 GMT, DBS shares were down 0.8 percent atS$8.92, underper orming a decline o 0.3 percent in thebenchmark Straits Times Index . TSTI. DBS said Chairman Koh Boon Hwee would take charge o thebank during Stanley's absence. ID:nSIN170695 Stanley, 48, was hired last year rom Citigroup with theaim o expanding the bank's reach beyond its two core marketso Singapore and Hong Kong. (Reporting by Ke in Lim and Melanie Lee; Editing byClarence ernandez). SYDNEY, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Canada's Barrick Gold Ltd(ABX.TO), the world's top gold producer, has closed itsKainantu mine in Papua New Guinea, local media reported onThursday.
The mo e comes 13 months a ter Barrick purchased the mine rom Australia-listed Highlands Paci ic Ltd (HIG.AX) or $141.5million in hopes o tapping more o the South Paci ic islandnation's ast unde eloped mineral wealth. The mine, located in the eastern Highlands region andestimated to contain 5 million ounces o gold, was being placedon care and maintenance pending a iew o its long-term iability, Papua New Guinea's Post Courier newspaper reportedon its Web site.Barrick o icials in Port Moresby and Perth were notimmediately a ailable. Also in Papua New Guinea, Barrick owns 95 percent o thePorgera gold mine, which yielded 487,000 ounces o gold or thecompany in 2007 (Reporting by James Regan). ) I can see a lot o you reading the headline and thinking, “The o ensi e line Why should I spend time learning about them How boring.”This attitude is e idenced by how little it is a subject on discussion boards.It’s a group o guys we don’t notice, unless the QB gets sacked, and then only i it’s an egregious mistake. We ne er talk about all the blocks that were made that ga e him the time to complete that pass.When running plays go south, we blame the running back, and when the back runs or a big gain, we applaud him.So why should we understand the o ensi e line Well, it’s the building block or any good o ense I the oundation o a house is bad, the house collapses.
I the o ensi e line is bad, the whole o ense collapses.I don’t care i your name is Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, or Adrian Peterson. I you don’t ha e solid line, then you don’t ha e an o ense.What characteristics do good o ensi e linemen possess1 They must possess a tremendous amount o sel -esteem This isn’t a glamour position. No one talks about you unless you’ e done something wrong. An o ensi e lineman must belie e he is great, that he can block anyone he may ace.