So Bryan Colangelo got all of his Christmas shopping done early this year. Its December 15 and hes already stocked his full fifteen-man roster in anticipation of the teams season tip-off in twelve days. Lets take a look at what hes got wrapped up for the fans. In the backcourt hes got three holdovers from last season in Jose Calderon, Jerryd Bayless and Leandro Barbosa, with newcomer Anthony Carter providing some injury insurance and a boatload of leadership. In all likelihood the team will open on December 26 with Calderon as the starter at point guard and Jerryd Bayless backing him up. While Calderon may not be the ideal defensive option at the position in Caseys new system, hes as low-mistake a point guard as youll find in the NBA and for such a young team that skill alone is invaluable. Bayless will provide a change-of-pace off of the bench, and whomever is having the stronger night can find themselves on the floor in the closing minutes. The story here is about Bayless and what the Raptors actually have in this free agent-to-be. He posted stellar numbers as a starting point guard last year (18.1 ppg and 6.7 apg), but the organization is still unsure if hes got the playmaking skills necessary to be a full-timer at the position. Hed be a great explosive scorer in the Barbosa mold off of the bench, but he struggles hitting shots around the basket (he shot just 54.6% at the rim last season with Toronto) and only managed a .422 FG% last season overall. The team needs a much clearer picture of his future if they are going to eat into next summers cap space to bring Bayless around for another tour of duty. The wings arent nearly as well-represented as the guards position is. Its basically DeMar DeRozan, the starting shooting guard and a lot of filler until trades, free agency and the draft can bring in some reinforcements. The expectation is that DeRozan will become a consistent 20 ppg scorer like he was after the All-Star break last year while also upping his defensive intensity, with the outside chance of him becoming a legit star in the process. Beside him in the starting five will be James Johnson, who in a best-case scenario is a Shawn Marion-lite type of do-it-all wing, but in a more realistic scenario is at best Trevor Ariza-lite, but hell have every opportunity to max out his potential with PT this season. Behind those two is a sordid group of castoffs, from Gary Forbes to Rasual Butler to the still-recovering-from-surgery Linas Kleiza. Barbosa will get plenty of minutes at shooting guard this season, which means that only one of the aforementioned players really needs to be ready to play every night, and the smart money is on Kleiza. While Forbes will have nearly two months to strut his stuff before Kleiza returns to the lineup, he hasnt shown anything in his brief NBA career to suggest hes got legit staying power, while Kleiza has at least been a regular backup on a playoff-bound Denver club. Thats not to say that Forbes CANT make his mark before Kleiza gets back, its just to say he probably wont make enough of a mark to keep Kleiza from eating away all of his minutes by mid-season. The frontcourt is the one place where the team actually begins to resemble a real NBA club. Andrea Bargnani is an NBA-level scorer who managed a moderately-efficient 21.4 ppg last season, and has paid all the requisite lip-service to defence and rebounding during camp, all of which will no doubt be for naught once the games start. Fortunately hes got solid hustle players surrounding him in Amir Johnson (the clubs likely starter at centre now that hes bulked up to over 250 lbs.) and Ed Davis, last years rookie from whom many are expecting a double-double output this coming season. Those three will basically eat up nearly all of the big man minutes, with newcomers Aaron Gray and Jamaal Magloire possibly seeing time if fouls, matchups or injuries dictate their usage. Magloire has come to camp sounding like a man who was promised minutes on the court this season, so well see how far that gets him once the games start being played. Its hard to see him leaping ahead of Gray, let alone Johnson or Davis, for any reasonable minutes this coming season. So thats your team. Not exactly a championship-caliber outfit, but nor are they designed to be. No one is trying to pretend this is anything other than a transitionary year, with draft picks and cap space expected to significantly augment this roster next season. Consider this campaign a sneak preview, then, where guys are basically auditioning for a shot at being a permanent piece in the teams future. Outside of DeRozan its hard to say that anyone is guaranteed to be around next October, but surely several familiar faces will be present to welcome the new crop to the team. Who will those faces be? Pay attention this season and youll get a pretty good idea of who the team will want to keep around past this 66-game season. Nike Free Run 3 mulheres. Reports surfacing Wednesday in The Globe and Mail and Thursday in the Toronto Star suggest that the Jays could be considering a run at free agent starter A. Nike Free Run. The question all fans want to know heading into this light heavyweight affair is will Rua display his true potential. Working with UFC welterweight fighter Demian Maias team in Sao Paulo Brazil and having training partners such as fellow UFC stand outs Fabio Maldonado and Daniel Sarafian, the 32-year old feels very well prepared for Friday nights encounter. Last weekend at Minnesota, Bautista hit a combined five home runs and had seven RBI in a three-game sweep. On Friday against Houston, he went hitless in three at-bats, but kicked his bat into high gear yesterday with a pair of long balls, giving him a major league-best 18 on the season. Nike Free Run 2. JOHNS, N. barato Nike Free Run. Louis Cardinals, who will be looking to bounce back from last nights 8-1 defeat to the Red Sox in the World Series opener.ST. LOUIS -- Fast starts are becoming routine for Lance Lynn and the St. Louis Cardinals. Lynn won his 10th straight decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings Wednesday to lead the Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-2. Lynn (5-0) struck out five and walked two, improving to 10-0 in 10 starts and one relief appearance since losing to Milwaukee on Sept. 7. He became the NLs first five-game winner. "Its early -- but its fun so far," Lynn said. He was 6-0 with a 1.48 ERA through May 7 last season, then went 12-7 with a 4.46 ERA the rest of the way. Leading the NL Central at the start of May for the sixth straight year, St. Louis has won six of its last nine. "To be able to pitch like this and win games, it feels good," Lynn said. "I just go out there, concentrate and keep trying to improve every day." Lynn retired the leadoff hitter six times. He also slapped a fifth-inning single to break out of an 0 for 52 slump. In addition, he set down a perfect bunt in the sixth inning. "That bunt, thats what Im most happy abut," he said. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny applauded Lynns, "bulldog tenacity." "He just goes out there and does his job," he said. "The starting pitching has been a constant for us and hes helped lead the way. You cant ask the starters to do more than theyve done." Lynn retired the first four and last five hitters he faced. "We had opportunities, but he pitched out of it," Cincinnatis Todd Frazier said. "Were scuffling a little bit, but youve got to give him credit." Trevor Rosenthal pitched a hitless eighth, and Edward Mujica finished the six-hitter for his sixth save in six chances. Carlos Beltran hit his team-high seventh homer for the Cardinals and Mattt Carpenter had three hits, including a go-ahead single in the sixth.dddddddddddd. Homer Bailey (1-3) gave up four runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. He is 3-9 against St. Louis, including 0-5 with a 6.90 ERA at Busch Stadium. Brandon Phillips drove in both Reds runs, hitting a solo homer in the ninth. Beltrans fourth-inning homer was his third in the six-game homestand. "Im not really trying to hit homers," Beltran said. "Its one of those streaks as a hitter where every ball you hit is in the air and has a chance of being a homer." Phillips tied the game with an RBI double in the sixth. Allen Craig walked with one out in the bottom half, Yadier Molina singled him to second, and Carpenters broken-bat single drove in the go-ahead run, Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso chased Bailey with consecutive run-scoring singles. "In that sixth inning I dont think they hit any ball solid," Bailey said. "Right now, things are just not going our way." NOTES: Beltran threw out Bailey at second in the fifth inning when the pitcher tried to stretch a single to right. ... Lynn struck out Shin soo-Choo three times. ... The Reds have won three of their last 29 series in St. Louis. ... Carpenter had two doubles in a game for the third time this season. ... Cincinnati is off Thursday after playing 20 days in a row. and starts a three-game series at Chicago on Friday. Mike Leake (1-1, 4.34) will face the Cubs Carlos Villanueva (1-1, 2.29) in the opener. St. Louis will play four games at Milwaukee starting Thursday, when Jake Westbrook (1-1, 0.98) and Wily Peralta (2-1, 5.02) start. ... The Cardinals seven-game errorless streak ended when Descalso allowed Jay Bruces ninth-inning grounder to bounce under his glove. ' ' '