AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIf you’re planning on firing up the grill this weekend, you may want to eliminate a certain meat choice from all of the fun.More than 200,000 pounds of hot dogs are being recalled from the company that makes Nathan’s and Curtis hot dogs. The company says they’ve received complaints of metal being found inside of the packages. According to John Morrell and Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, they’ve received three complaints and notified the federal government on Friday.The recall applies to 14 oz. sealed film packages labeled “Nathans Skinless 8 Beef Franks”, with a use-by date of August 19th, 2017, and 16 oz. sealed film packs labeled “Curtis Beef Master Franks”, with a use–by date of June 15th, 2017.The packages were shipped to retail locations nation wide. There have not been any confirmed reports of injuries or reactions, but if you have the product you’re asked to return it to the retail location you purchased it from.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious ACES Celebrates 20 Years and Past-GraduatesNext Thunder Bay Junior High 8th Graders Enjoy a Trip to College
Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen’s remarks leading up to the MLB trade deadline proved prophetic in light of the deals he executed Wednesday.He had hinted that his organization would be part buyer, part seller, but it was unclear what such a strategy would entail. Arizona has hovered around .500 most of the season, and it occupied a strange place as it approached July 31 — not a clear wild card contender but also positioned to delay an extensive rebuild. That’s not to suggest Arizona anticipates success this August and September. Hazen, in fact, told the Arizona Republic on July 22 that he doesn’t expect his .500 squad to suddenly emerge as World Series challengers.“I don’t think, objectively, that’s a position we should be staking ourselves to,” Hazen said.He didn’t pin himself to that faint hope on Wednesday. Still, his flurry of attention-grabbing deadline moves — geared toward the present and the future — kept the Diamondbacks’ competitive season from becoming a thing of the past. Hazen did not view his in-between position negatively.“Like in (the) offseason, there may be some creative things we need to do to help us now and in the future,” Hazen told the Arizona Republic on July 10. “I think those possibilities exist.”MORE: How to watch “ChangeUp,” an MLB whiparound show, for free on DAZNThe Diamondbacks acquired two starters — a veteran and a rookie — without significantly eroding their minor league system. Then they offloaded right-hander Zack Greinke’s massive contract to the Astros and got several high-level prospects in return. As a result, they kept themselves in the 2019 playoff race while bolstering their farm.Arizona netted Mike Leake from the Mariners for prospect Jose Caballero, and it added promising rookie right-hander Zac Gallen from the Marlins for Double-A shortstop Jazz Chisholm. Leake (4.40 ERA) is a sturdy middle-rotation arm known for being able to handle a heavy workload. Arizona will reportedly pay just $6 million of the more than $20 million still owed to him. Gallen, meanwhile, is a 23-year-old with a 2.72 ERA in seven career outings. Each should contribute down the stretch this year.While Chisolm is a consensus top 100 prospect, he’s hitting .204 this year in Jackson. Caballero was not considered a crucial part of Arizona’s system.The Greinke deal may have appeared a contradiction from the Leake and Gallen deals, but in reality, sending their ace to Houston might work out for the Diamondbacks even in the short-term. In the final two months of the regular season, Leake and Gallen could theoretically combine to approach the on-field value of Greinke, who was making more than five times the salary of any of his Arizona teammates at $34.5 million. So far this campaign, Leake and Gallen have produced 3.1 wins above replacement compared with Greinke’s 4.7 bWAR. Gallen did not reach the big leagues until late June, though.MORE: Zack Greinke trade gradesShedding Greinke allows the Diamondbacks increased roster flexibility. They’re no longer on the hook for the full $70 million he’s owed across 2020 and 2021, instead eating $24 million of that total, according to a report from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. They can reinvest the freed cash toward free agency or player extensions.Perhaps most important for the Arizona, though, is the prospect return it got for its ace. First baseman Seth Beer was Houston’s No. 3 prospect by MLB.com’s rankings. Right-handers J.B. Bukauskas and Corbin Martin ranked No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Josh Rojas came in at No. 22.Each of those players is in Double-A or above right now, a crucial development for the Diamondbacks given their lack of upper-minors talent. They previously buffed up their Single-A ranks with a strong 2019 MLB Draft and had been searching for additional assets closer to MLB. They got those youngsters without conceding the current playoff race.
Berlin, Germany | AFP | Thomas Mueller had a frustrating time in front of goal in his 300th Bundesliga game, but Bayern continued their run of form with a 4-0 win at Hanover on Saturday.Joshua Kimmich’s second-minute volley from an awkward-looking flick from Thomas Mueller gave the Bavarians an early lead.Bayern doubled their lead in the 29th minute when David Alaba rocketed a strike into the top of the net from the edge of the box.Kimmich turned provider for the last two goals.In the 53rd minute, he played a low cross for Serge Gnabry who weaved through traffic before toe-poking home from close range.Ten minutes later, Kimmich floated a perfectly-weighted cross into the path of Robert Lewandowski who headed his 10th goal of the season, going to the top of the Bundesliga scoring charts.Bayern’s win cut the gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund to six points ahead of Dortmund’s evening game against Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park. Hanover sit dead last with 10 points from 15 games. Elsewhere, Borussia Moenchengladbach, who started the day in second drew 0-0 at wasteful Hoffenheim. The home team dominated throughout, racking up 22 shots to four for the visitors, but were unable to convert.Schalke’s Bundesliga struggles continued, held 1-1 at Augsburg. The visitors thought they had snared the three points in the dying stages after Breel Embolo netted, but the effort ruled out for offside.Mario Gomez secured a valuable win for relegation-challenged Stuttgart who won 2-1 at home to Hertha Berlin.Berlin took the lead in the 38th minute through Max Mittelstadt, before Gomez stretched out a leg to tap it into the bottom left corner in the 64th minute.Gomez added a second just ten minutes later, powering a header into goal after an expert cross from Christian Gentner.Fortuna Duesseldorf improved their chances of avoiding the drop with a 2-0 home win over Freiburg thanks to two goals from Kaan Ayhan.Share on: WhatsApp