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Sometimes the biggest story of the winter meetings isnt what happened. Air Max 270 Ultramarine . Its what didnt happen. What almost happened. Whats about to happen.So lets take a look at some of the fascinating winter meetings plotlines that are still dangling -- because the clear message conveyed by the executives who were stampeding out the door Thursday was this:The next week or two in this sport will be busier than the malls.Edwin EncarnacionThe good news is, Encarnacion is still the most game-changing bat on the market. The bad news is, hell have a tough time forgetting he once turned down $80 million for four years from Toronto. And if you can figure out where hes going to get that sort of haul again this winter, from a team willing to lose its No. 1 pick, youre smarter than the baseball people Ive been talking to this week.Four teams that could have been fits (Blue Jays, Yankees, Astros, Rockies) all turned elsewhere. So the theme I heard most from executives and agents is this: Encarnacion should stop counting money he never had, take a short or creative deal with a team like Cleveland or Texas, and then try this again next winter, with no qualifying offer attached.Andrew McCutchenThe Pirates and Nationals got so far down the line on a deal to send McCutchen to Washington -- for a package that would have been extremely close to what the Nationals offered for both Chris Sale and Adam Eaton -- that some of the Pirates delegation thought it was on the verge of happening. But once the Nationals decided they preferred Eaton and pivoted away, the Pirates had a whole different sort of challenge on their hands.By which we mean ... damage control.The Cardinals (Dexter Fowler), Rangers (Carlos Gomez) and Nationals (Eaton) no longer need a center fielder. And there is a glut of corner-outfield bats available for those who dont view McCutchen in the middle of the diamond. So the only place McCutchen is likely to move now is to one of the outfield corners in Pittsburgh. Its a good thing this general manager (Neal Huntingdon) and this manager (Clint Hurdle) are so adept at the art of people skills. Theyll need all of those skills to convince McCutchen hes as beloved as ever in Pittsburgh.The RoyalsTheyve already traded Wade Davis (for Jorge Soler). The question now is how many deals like that are yet to come? The consensus among teams that have talked to the Royals is that they are likely to trade no more than two additional players from their core, with Lorenzo Cain/Jarrod Dyson/Danny Duffy probably atop that list.But one club they spoke with says they are listening on everyone, even though theyre trying to figure out a way to retool but still keep enough of the band together to make one last run at October. If that doesnt work, though, then file away this prediction from one National League exec: In July, theyll be the biggest seller in baseball.The TigersWho out there would have bet on the Tigers trading nobody at these meetings? Not me. But thatll change in the next couple of weeks. Clubs that spoke with them see J.D. Martinez and left-handed reliever Justin Wilson as the most likely Tigers to dial up United Van Lines, with Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias as outside possibilities.But remember, as the White Sox, Twins and Royals all hit the reset button, the Tigers suddenly see an easier path to contention in the American League Central. And GM Al Avila told a number of teams theyre under no pressure to move money immediately. So this is not going to be a dramatic sell-off -- because the Tigers are still set on trying to win next year.The DodgersYou wont be shocked to learn that the Dodgers already are on the hook for more guaranteed 2017 payroll dollars ($187.4 million, according to Baseball-Reference.com) than any team in this sport. You might be shocked to learn that, at the moment, none of those dollars have been allotted toward finding a third baseman, second baseman, closer or primary setup reliever.But this is where we remind you that this front office thinks differently, and approaches roster-building differently, than any team in baseball. So the Dodgers have lined up layers and layers of options, contingency plans and trade/signing choices at every one of those spots. Translation: We have no shot at trying to predict whether theyll fill those holes with, say, a Justin Turner/Kinsler/ Kenley Jansen/Greg Holland quartet or a Todd Frazier/Brian Dozier/David Robertson/Santiago Casilla foursome. Or even none of the above.Just factor in that payroll management is a big part of this, as the Dodgers maneuver to stay below the 92 percent luxury-tax bracket (which kicks in at $237 million) in two years.Other teams to watchMets: Theyre still working to trade either Jay Bruce or Curtis Granderson -- and are confident they will eventually, once some of the free-agent options are off the board.Rays: Tampa Bay is taking its time, but is in good position to trade a starter. In order of likelihood (and price tag): Alex Cobb, Drew Smyly, Jake Odorizzi, Chris Archer.White Sox: How perfect is it that this team lurched into sell mode by dealing a guy named Sale? Whats next on their list? Other clubs see Robertson and Frazier as near locks to get traded. But Jose Quintana and Jose Abreu? Not so much.Astros: Houston is still shopping for top-of-the-rotation arms and trying to be imaginative. But its hard to envision the Astros giving up a package remotely comparable to what the Red Sox were willing to trade for Sale. Yet this teams lineup is so good, it wouldnt surprise anyone now if the Astros postponed their ace hunt until July.Rockies: The?Ian Desmond signing just doesnt compute unless it leads to other moves. So the Rockies immediately let clubs know theyd like to deal Charlie Blackmon for rotation upgrades. And there has been some buzzing that they could still sign Mark Trumbo to play first base and shift Desmond back to the outfield. But clearly, there is more to come 5,000 feet above sea level. Has to be. Right? Air Max 97 Ultra 17 Se .C. -- Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. Air Max 270 Negras . -- Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Alrdridge were again the go-to duo for the Trail Blazers against the Kings. http:///...x-97-tiger-camo.html .C. United of Major League Soccer. United chose the defender in the second round of the 2013 MLS re-entry draft. Come the Olympics and tennis can be relied upon to provide a bucketful of drama. The 2016 build up hasnt quite matched the heights, or depths, of the events of 2012 but theres been a smattering anyway. At the end of it, three doubles combinations have been identified. Rohan Bopanna, who earned direct qualification having finished in the top-10, will pair up with veteran Leander Paes in the mens doubles. Paes, set for his seventh Olympics has slumped dramatically in the rankings and the chances of the combination returning with a medal appear remote. It is with World number one Sania Mirza that Bopanna forms a likelier medal hope in the mixed doubles - they are close friends and showed sparks of gelling well at the International Premier Tennis League at the end of last season. Mirza will also feature in the womens doubles alongside the up and coming Prarthana Thombare, but dont expect that pairing to go very far. Net net, a tennis medal will be a bonus.The teamRohan Bopanna - Mens doubles and mixed doublesLeander Paes - Mens doublesSania Mirza - Womens doubles and mixed doublesPrarthana Thombare - Womens doublesThe key datesAugust 6-14?How they got thereRohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza qualified for the mens and womens doubles respectively by virtue off being ranked in the top 10 on June 6th, which was the cut-off for the Olympics. Air Max 95 Og Mujer. It also ensured a berth in the mixed doubles draw for them.What they sayPrarthana ThombareIts a dream come true to be playing alongside Sania at the ultimate sporting arena.Sania MirzaWe are the biggest contingent thats going. We are really excited and hopefully we can put up a good performance.ExtrasThis will be Leander Paes seventh Olympics, which is the most for any Indian. No other Indian has appeared in more than five Olympics.Indias track record*India won its only medal in tennis at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where Leander Paes won a bronze in the mens singles.*Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi finished fourth in the mens doubles at the Athens Olympics in 2004, which is Indias best performance in the mens doubles.*Sania Mirza made the last 16 with Sunitha Rao in the womens doubles at the Beijing Olympics, which is Indias best performance in the womens doubles.*Sania Mirza also made the quarterfinals in the mixed doubles with Leander Paes at the London Olympics in 2012, which is Indias best performance in the mixed doubles. Cheap Authentic JerseysDiscount NFL JerseysStitched JerseysCheap Jerseys StoreWholesale Jerseys 2018NFL Jerseys From ChinaNFL Jerseys From China ' ' '