The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 17, 2020

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‘Clean It Up. It Must Stop’: MLB Is In An Ethical Crisis (SI) Carlos Beltrán’s firing and all that has unfolded in recent weeks underscores the crisis MLB is in the midst of.

Trump Impeachment Trial Begins As Senators Are Sworn In (Wall Street Journal) House managers read charges as watchdog faults president’s hold on Ukraine aid and Kyiv probes whether U.S. envoy was tailed.

Derrick Henry Leads The Titans’ Run-More Rebellion (New York Times) Tennessee’s success, behind a power running game and a quarterback who keeps teams honest, runs counter to football’s modern aerial show, but the Titans have shown that teams can win in different ways.

Big Tech Is Worth Over $5 Trillion Now That Alphabet Has Joined The Four Comma Club (CNBC) The five most valuable U.S. tech companies now account for over 17% of the S&P 500, up from 11% in 2015.

Richard Sherman Is Elite, But Is He The Best Pass Defender? (538) Sherman was a fifth-round draft pick (not even the first Sherman drafted in Round 5) and still takes issue with how scouts assessed his ability back in 2011.

Warren And Bernie Try To Move On As Conflict Shakes 2020 Primary (Politico) But fully exorcising the spat that led to their post-debate confrontation is proving more difficult than simply saying it’s over.

MLB Tried To Bring The Astros Scandal To A Close. Instead, It’s Only Getting Bigger. (The Ringer) Carlos Beltrán, Alex Cora, and A.J. Hinch may be taking the fall for Houston’s illicit actions, but the blame game is only starting. And if Thursday was any indication, there will be more to come.

Peacock, NBC’s New Streaming Service, Wants You To Watch Ads (Recode) You can also pay $5 or $10 a month for “premium” versions. But the main selling point is free — like TV used to be.

ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza Highlights Conflict Of Interest As Mets Employee By Criticizing Mike Fiers For Whistleblowing (Awful Announcing) It’s not difficult to imagine that Mets management told her to call Fiers’ integrity into question and defend Carlos Beltran.

Netflix Projected To Spend More Than $17 Billion On Content In 2020 (Variety) Netflix is keeping its foot pressed firmly on the gas pedal in the streaming-video road race.

Clemson Backup Quarterback Chase Brice To Transfer Out Of Program (CBS Sports) Brice led the Tigers to a win against Syracuse in the 2018 title run.

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