June 8, 2011
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San Francisco signing Miguel Tejada to a one-year, 6.5 million deal and handing him the starting shortstop job at age 37 was a bad idea at the time, as they focused on his veteran-ness rather than his declining offense and lack of range.
By the middle of spring training the beat reporters covering the team were talking openly about how unimpressive Tejada looked, by late April the Giants had switched him from shortstop to third base, and now Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that they may be ready to simply release the former MVP.
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In July, Kevin Durant signed a two-year deal with the Warriors with a player-option for Year 2.
With the salary cap rising again, the 2013-14 MVP is expected to opt out and become a free agent.
Near the end of the Warriors' Chase Center ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday, emcee Kevin Frazier asked Durant the following question:
Frazier: "Before you go, do you want to tell the owners anything about re-signing or anything like that?"
Durant: "It'll be fun playing in there," and the crowd erupted in applause.
Earlier during the ceremony, Warriors owner and CEO Joe Lacob joked about Durant agreeing to re-sign with the Warriors this summer.
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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.
Carr put that megaphone to good use.
Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.
The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.
That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.
Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.