Archive for January 30th, 2007


Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Palmer is QBs coach

Giants Rumors & News

The Giants continue to flesh out their revamped coaching staff, naming Chris Palmer their new Quarterbacks coach. Palmer filled the same role for the Dallas Cowboys last season. Palmer has a history with head coach Tom Coughlin, formerly taking over as Coughlin’s offensive coordinator in Jacksonville when Kevin Gilbride left the staff to take over as head coach of the San Diego Chargers in 1997. Gilbride was the Quarterbacks coach for the Giants last season before being promoted to offensive coordinator during the last week of the season. In 1999, Palmer was named head coach of the expansion Cleveland Browns and held the position for two seasons before moving on to the Houston Texans, where he served as offensive coordinator from 2002-2005.

Hel to pay

Yankees Rumors & News

Over the weekend, some trade buzz started that could significantly impact the Yankees in 2007. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reported that the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies had been discussing a trade that would send first baseman Todd Helton to the Red Sox in exchange for pitcher Craig Hansen, centerfield prospect Jacoby Ellsbury, and an additional prospect. Since Rosenthal’s story broke, the rumor has been substantiated by Rockies CEO Charlie Monfort, who confirmed on Saturday that the team was exploring the swap.

While the 33-year-old Helton has been the face of the Rockies franchise for nearly a decade, the team may have miscalculated in 2001 when it signed the then-27-year-old to a nine-year extension with two years remaining on his prior contract, bringing the total value of the agreement to 151.5 million over 11 years. The Rockies now find themselves on the hook for $90.1 million through 2011 for a player whose production has taken a meteoric plunge. In the year Helton signed the …

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