Yankees Add Infield Insurance by Signing Neil Walker


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Neil Walker
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Drawing upon more than two decades as a Certified Public Accountant and financial analyst in the broadline and department store sector, Chuck Grom serves as a managing director with New York’s Gordon Haskett Research Advisors. Beyond his professional pursuits, Chuck Grom is a passionate fan of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) New York Yankees.

With top infield prospect Gleyber Torres struggling in spring training, the Yankees added insurance by signing veteran second baseman Neil Walker to a one-year, $5 million contract. Torres had only three hits in his first 23 at-bats in the spring and is expected to begin the year in the minor leagues. Walker, meanwhile, is a low-risk signing with nine years of big-league experience.

A 32-year-old native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was selected 11th overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft and finished fifth in Rookie of the Year voting in 2010 after hitting 12 home runs to go along with a .296 batting average and 66 runs batted in (RBI). He played his first seven seasons with the Pirates and has since played for the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. Through 1,060 career games, Walker has 130 home runs, 522 RBI, and a .272 batting average.

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New York Jets Release Linebacker Corey Lemonier


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Corey Lemonier
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Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, Chuck Grom is a managing director at Gordon Haskett Research Advisors, where he focuses on supermarket and department store stocks. Beyond his professional endeavors, Chuck Grom is an avid fan of the New York Jets professional football team.

Despite an impressive preseason in which Corey Lemonier recorded five tackles, one sack, and one interception, he won’t be continuing his career with the Jets this season. The 25-year-old outside linebacker suffered a foot injury during the team’s final preseason game on August 31 against the Philadelphia Eagles and was subsequently placed on injured reserve. Rather than keeping him there the entire season, the team opted to release him and pay a lump sum to cover the remaining weeks in which he is unable to play due to injury. Once recovered, he is free to sign with any team in the National Football League.

A third-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, Lemonier played sparingly in three seasons with the team and made only 37 tackles, one forced fumble, and one sack. He played eight games with the Cleveland Browns in 2016 and made nine tackles, as well as two sacks and one forced fumble, but was released before joining the Detroit Lions, where he failed to get into a single game. He played the final game of the season with the Jets and was re-signed to a one-year contract on March 9.

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New York Jets Claim Pass Rusher Kony Ealy

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Kony Ealy
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An experienced financial analyst who held executive roles with J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank, Chuck Grom serves as managing director of Gordon Haskett Research Advisors. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Chuck Grom is a season-ticket holder for the New York Jets.

Despite the fact that training camps were nearing an end and the 2017 regular season was set to begin in a little over a week, the New York Jets welcomed the opportunity to add talented defensive end Kony Ealy after he was waived by the New England Patriots. Ealy, who was acquired by the Patriots from the Carolina Panthers in the off-season, was released by the team on August 26 after he was reportedly unable to fit in with their defensive scheme.

The Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Arizona Cardinals, among other teams, put in a claim for Ealy, but he was awarded to the Jets due to waiver priority. A second-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, Ealy has accumulated 80 tackles and 14 quarterback sacks throughout his three-year career, and the Jets are hopeful he can thrive in their pressure-heavy defensive scheme. He is the cousin of current Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

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Jordan Spieth Wins the Open Championship


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Jordan Spieth
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Throughout his 20-year career, Chuck Grom has conducted stock market research and analysis for some of New York’s most prominent financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. When he isn’t working, Chuck Grom enjoys playing and watching golf.

American golfer Jordan Spieth earned a sense of redemption on July 23, when he won the 146th Open Championship and became just the second man to win three different major championships before turning 24 years old. The year prior, at Augusta, Spieth blew a five-stroke lead in the last nine holes, allowing England’s Danny Willett to wear the green jacket as The Masters champion. Spieth entered Sunday’s final round of The Open Championship with a three-stroke lead, but trailed by one after 13 holes.

Instead of crumbling under the pressure as he did a year ago at The Masters, Spieth shot an impressive five under par in the final five holes to secure the Claret Jug by a three-stroke victory over fellow American Matt Kuchar. The only major title Spieth hasn’t won is the PGA Championship, which takes place in August. Should Spieth win that tournament, he’ll become only the sixth player to win all four majors.