December 8, 2019

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) celebrates his catch in the red zone to set up a game winning touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won 26-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires To think that a year ago this time the Valley was concerned about the future of Larry Fitzgerald. With a $23.6 million dollar cap hit coming up we all knew there was no way that Arizona could keep its franchise face at that price. Arizona needed to renegotiate with Fitzgerald, but needed him to agree to take a massive pay cut in order to make a deal work. Two teams — Cleveland and Oakland — were willing to trade for Fitzgerald and pay him the $23.6 million because they needed credibility. The Cardinals organization loved Fitzgerald but they viewed him as an older player who was in a steady decline and no longer capable of putting up the numbers that made him one of the game’s great wide receivers. In fact, the organization viewed him as a fourth option behind Michael Floyd, John Brown and Andre Ellington.But Michael Bidwill was intent on getting a deal done and keeping Fitzgerald home. Home is where Fitz has two children, has endorsements with companies like University of Phoenix and Desert Schools. Home is Arizona, and for the first time in his career, Fitzgerald was open to the pay cut.He could have hit the open market and maybe got a 3-year deal for $24 million from some team in need of a wide receiver. But he actually did better during that five-minute negotiation at Bidwill’s house. Fitz got a two-year deal for $22 million to stay in Arizona and remain the face of the franchise.No one at that time of the signing could have imagined he would turn back the clock and put up numbers reminiscent of his prime. He had a career high 109 receptions for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns. And then he tacked on a performance for the ages versus Green Bay in the Divisional Round playoff game on Saturday, grabbing eight balls for 176 yards and a touchdown.center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Clearly keeping Fitz was the right thing to do. But it won’t be long before we are back to wondering about Fitzgerald’s future. He now has one year left on his contract and there is some thought with those that know him that next year could be his last season in the NFL. That he could retire not wanting to go through the grind of training camp, the ice tubs, the therapy. The game has taken a toll on his body and there is probably a cozy TV gig waiting for him if he decides to make 2016 his final season, plus quite a few endorsement opportunities. He could also decide to take it year-by-year and maybe play an extra season if the money is right.Either way we know the end is near for Fitzgerald. It’s highly unlikely he would ever put on another uniform. At this point he is going to retire a Cardinal. So enjoy him while you can because this time next year we could be debating whether we have seen the last of Larry Legend. – / 40 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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Baja California Sur MEXICO – An exclusive retreat

first_imgBaja California Sur, MEXICO – An exclusive retreat on the shores of the Sea of Cortez, Bahìa de los Sueños is emerging as Mexico’s hidden opportunity for luxury, resort living in one of Baja’s most beautiful, natural settings. Surrounded by authentic fishing villages, Bahìa de los Sueños is characterized by secret coves and magnificent desert sierras, all along a coastline as tranquil and secluded as when Spanish settlers landed here in 1535. From the custom homes entwined into its landscape to its Tom Doak-designed golf course, Bahìa de los Sueños – the Bay of Dreams – is poised to become an exclusive community to rival the most desired destinations in the world.“Bahìa de los Sueños offers discerning property owners a supreme resort lifestyle far removed from the crowds of Cabo,” said Charles Freedman, President of PCS Development, the developer behind Bahìa de los Sueños. “The community has the feel of an old Mediterranean fishing village, but it is Baja to the core. Everything planned here – including the finest services, beautiful hotels, golf and beach clubs, gourmet dining, and state-of-the-art spa – will be offered with the most sophisticated design and elite presentation. But the real luxury of Bahìa is its privacy, and its natural, restorative energy.”Just 35 miles southeast of La Paz and 100 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas, Bahìa de los Sueños encompasses approximately 4,300 total acres. Currently, the community embraces an estimated 600 custom homesites, 450 planned casita-style residences, and the Doak-designed 18-hole golf course. Future plans call for elite resort amenities, hotels, private airport, and a boutique commercial center. The region’s most compelling features – its swimmable waters and virgin sand – engage the senses and will turn the Bahìa de los Sueños Golf and Beach Club and Fishing Club into social centers and launching pads for outdoor invigoration above and below the waterline.The resort residences of Bahía de los Sueños are custom homes that merge with their stunningly pristine surroundings. Tucked above private coves with endless sea views, these homes are rendered in authentic Baja architecture that reflects the spirit and color of their environment, as well as the personalities of their inhabitants. Resort villas that front the harbor and golf casitas in exclusive enclaves thrive on the vibrancy of the Bahía village. Home designs are intended not to impose themselves upon the landscape but to blend indoors with outdoors, offering the possibility of living with the ocean and land that few will ever experience.One of the most expansive custom estates at Bahía de los Sueños sits across three homesites and encompasses approximately 20,000 square feet. The residence features eight elegant bedrooms, a movie projection theatre, a 3,000-square-foot, solar-heated infinity pool, and an entertainment building with a basketball court and putting green. Integrated into the home are a Bulthaup-designed kitchen, Agape and Dornbracht plumbing fixtures, Albertini windows and doors, and Spanish stone and marble. The home’s electric and lighting systems incorporate “smart house” technology.At the heart of Bahía de los Sueños is its golf course – scheduled to open for play in fall 2009 – and private clubs. Renowned designer Tom Doak has crafted a beautifully restrained, habitat-sensitive layout that responds to the bay-view topography and emphasizes conservation of land and water. Expected to be one of the highest-rated courses in Mexico, it embraces the Bahìa de los Sueños Golf & Beach Club, a private club which welcomes resort guests and homeowners. An 18-hole, three-par executive course will offer a chipping-and-putting alternative adjacent to Doak’s masterpiece.Over 50 homesites have already sold at Bahìa de los Sueños, with at least 10 estates completed or under construction. Second-home and destination enthusiasts – like former NFL standout Kyle Turley and yachtsman Dick Peterson – have built homes here and are encouraging others to do the same. They have branded the Bay as both a great financial opportunity and an unparalleled locale for active luxury living and escapism.With its pledge of responsible stewardship of the land and sea, Bahía de los Sueños embraces principles of sustainable living and searches out renewable energy sources whenever possible. In addition to environment- and energy-conscious features found within most homes at the community, a desalinization plant is currently underway to distill nearby water into potable form. Testing is being conducted for the potential creation of a windmill farm, and plans are in place to establish a foundation to care for, sustain, conserve and restore the wildlife and waters of Bahía de los Sueños.www.BahiaSuenos.comlast_img read more

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