Bob Kemp


         *THE NINERS QUARTERBACK RACE IS TIGHT: The biggest reason is because Jimmy Garoppolo has increased his level of efficiency, likely because his job security is in jeopardy with the addition of Trey Lance.
         *THE RAMS ARE LOOKING TO ADD A RUNNING BACK: They are already without Cam Akers for the season while Dsrryl Henderson has been slowed by injury, which follows a pattern of his first two NFL seasons.
         *FOUR NFL TEAMS HAVE AT LEAST TWO FIRST-ROUND PICKS IN 2022 – the Dolphins, Jets, Lions and Eagles (who might have three).
         *MIGUEL CABRERA IS ONE OF THE BEST RIGHTHANDED HITTERS EVER: Most impressive is all of his career home games have been played in Miami and Detroit, two extreme pitcher parks.
         *THE BRAVES HAVE THE BEST ALL-AROUND INFIELD, BY FAR: Freddy Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson (formerly the first overall pick by the Diamondbacks) and Austin Riley all excel defensively and at the plate, thanks to Riley’s improvement.
         *THE PHILLIES LACK OF DEVELOPING TOP PROSPECTS IS STUNNING: The latest example is third baseman Alec Bohm who was sent back to AAA this month after his batting average dropped to .245 after 108 strikeouts in 371 at bats.