Archive for May 22nd, 2007

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Youth Is Served For Mets, Braves

Mets Rumors & News

(Jason Cohn/Reuters)In today’s Mets Headlines, you can find several previews of the Amazin’s series in Atlanta, which starts tonight. Besides the obvious implications in the standings that the 3-game set holds for both teams, The Times’ Ben Shpigel approaches the series from an interesting angle, pointing out that the Mets and Braves can count on staring each other down for many years to come.

While veterans like John Smoltz and Chipper Jones have been rocks for Atlanta this season, superstar and impending free agent Andruw Jones has actually had a down year, batting just .212, dropped to sixth in the order, and collecting an impressive five strike outs in Sunday’s loss to Boston. In the absence of their cleanup hitter’s powerful bat, homegrown hitters Jeff Francoeur, Brian McCann, and Kelly Johnson have more than picked up the slack. Much as the Mets see themselves set for the next decade with David Wright and Jose Reyes on the left side of the infield, the Braves feel …

Cost of Curry Decided Tonight

Knicks Rumors & News

Via The Post’s Marc Berman:

The last remnant of the blockbuster trade that brought Eddy Curry to New York will take shape at 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) when the Bulls attempt to hit the jackpot in the NBA Draft lottery, with 7-foot-1 Ohio State center Greg Oden the grand prize.

The odds of Chicago hitting the jackpot here are very long – 1.9 percent – however, would it really surprise anyone if the cards fell that way? It’d be a poetic capper to Isiah Thomas’s defining move as GM.

Angels Thirsting for Jason Juice?

Yankees Rumors & News

According to the New York Post’s George King, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were entertaining the notion of taking Jason Giambi off the Bombers’ hands prior to his recent controversial remarks concerning steroids. Despite leading the AL West, the Angels sit last in the AL in home runs and could sorely use another thumper in the lineup.

The Yanks wouldn’t mind ridding themselves of the Sultan of Shot, now more than ever, however any discussions with the Angel are most likely on hold until Major League Baseball concludes its investigation of Giambi’s admission of using “that stuff.” The Yankees are hopeful that MLB’s findings would allow them to void the remaining year on Giambi’s bloated $120 million deal, however that likelihood is extremely remote.

King suggests that Angel’s utility man Chone Figgins and backup catcher Jose Molina could be the players coming back to New York, though it’s unclear if that’s the legitimate buzz or simply King’s conjecture. While not the flashiest of names, acquiring Figgins and Molina would …

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