Yankees Sign First Baseman Logan Morrison

Logan Morrison
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In addition to managing the South Carolina-based holding company RLB Squared, LLC, Geoff Block is a member of the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce and a supporter of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Outside of his professional and philanthropic pursuits, Geoff Block follows the New York Yankees.

The Yankees have been plagued with injuries through the first month of the 2019 season. Starting first baseman, Greg Bird, is the latest to miss an extended amount of time due to injury, as it was announced in mid-April that he would miss at least one month as a result of plantar fasciitis. As a result, New York signed free agent first baseman Logan Morrison. Expected to provide organizational depth, Morrison will earn $1 million if he plays at the big league level this season. In the meantime, he has reported to extended Spring Training.

A 31-year-old native of Kansas City, Missouri, Morrison is only two seasons removed from a career-best year in which he hit 38 home runs and recorded 85 runs batted in (RBI) with the Tampa Bay Rays. He spent last season with the Minnesota Twins and had 15 home runs and 39 RBI through 95 regular-season games. Throughout 959 career games, Morrison boasts a .239 batting average to go along with 137 home runs and 421 RBI.

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Yankees Sign Aaron Hicks to Seven-Year Extension

 

Knicks Guarantee Contract of Undrafted Rookie Allonzo Trier

 

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Allonzo Trier
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The recipient of a bachelor’s in business management from Tulane University, Geoff Block serves as manager of the Bluffton, South Carolina-based holding company RLB Squared. A passionate sports fan, Geoff Block counts the New York Knicks as his favorite National Basketball Association team.

The Knicks have only won nine of their first 33 games to start the 2018 season, but there have been a few bright spots on the team. Allonzo Trier, in particular, has surprised many with his impressive play, especially considering he was signed as an undrafted rookie out of the University of Arizona. He was originally signed to a two-way contract, but on December 13, he signed a guaranteed contract with the team. In doing so, he became the league’s first two-way player to earn a guaranteed contract.

Through 27 games, Trier ranks fifth on the Knicks in points per game, with 11.3. He also has 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game. However, what stands out most about Trier is his three-point shooting ability: the shooting guard ranks third among all rookies, with a 39.1 percent success rate from beyond the three-point line. Through 78 games in college, he had a three-point shooting percentage of 37.8 to go along with 16.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.

Giants’ Saquon Barkley Continues Impressive Rookie Season

 

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Saquon Barkley
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The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in business from Tulane University, Geoff Block uses his experience as a Wall Street executive with Crown Growth Partners to manage day-to-day operations at real estate company RLB Squared. A passionate sports fan, Geoff Block calls the New York Giants his favorite National Football League (NFL) team.

The Giants have won only four of their first 12 games in the 2018 season, but a bright spot is rookie running back Saquon Barkley, who was selected by the Giants second overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. Barkley has 954 rushing yards and 602 receiving yards, for a total of 1,556 yards from scrimmage. He also has eight rushing touchdowns and four receiving touchdowns.

On December 2 against the Chicago Bears, Barkley broke the Giants’ 82-year-old rookie rushing record that was previously held by Tuffy Leemans. Prior to the team’s 13th game of the season, Barkley needed only one more touchdown to break the rookie record shared by Billy Paschal and Odell Beckham Jr.

Moreover, Barkley was only 137 total yards away from breaking the NFL record for most yards from scrimmage. The current record of 2,212 yards is held by Eric Dickerson.