Archive for June 5th, 2007

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
Yankees Rumors & News

File this one under “Careful what you wish for.”

The people wanted photos, and photos is what they got, courtesy of With Head on over for some censored pics of Alex Rodriguez’s favorite Playboy-reject, Joslyn Morse. They’ve also got a link to some decidedly Not Safe For Work photos, if you’re into the she-male type.

Gotta be honest, when the Daily News first implied that A-Rod swung this way, I dismissed it as harmless slander. Turns out there’s nothing harmless about this woman.

Isola: Knicks Could Feel Need For Rasheed

Knicks Rumors & News

The Knicks feel the need, the need for Rasheed. So says Frank Isola of the Daily News.

According to Isola, Knicks GM Isiah Thomas is licking his lips at the rumblings that Detroit may be considering breaking up their team after being eliminated in the Eastern Conference finals for the second straight year as the East’s No. 1 seed. The Pistons lost center Ben Wallace to free agency last offseason, and could face the same scenario with free agent point guard Chauncey Billups this summer. Even if Billups decides to re-sign in Detroit, GM Joe Dumars may still look to shake-up his roster, and it would surprise no one if that shake-up began with volatile power forward Rasheed Wallace.

Isiah has twice previously tried to acquire Rasheed for the Knicks – once when Portland ended up sending him for a cup of coffee in Atlanta, and again when Atlanta swung him to Detroit. While Isola reports that Zeke’s top targets this offseason remain superstars Jermaine O’Neal, Kevin Garnett, and …

Gomez Good As Gone

Devils Rumors & News

According to the Star-Ledger’s Rich Chere, it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that Scott Gomez will re-sign with the Devils. Gomez will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st and told the Star-Ledger that there have been no negotiations with the Devils since the team’s season ended. Moreover, Gomez is 100% committed to reaching free agency and testing the open market.

While all signs point to the Devils aggressively trying to re-sign their premiere free agent, the Ledger reports that “team insiders” believe Gomez’s mind is already made up, and that the speedy center is seeking a fresh start with a new organization.

Beltran To Return…Maybe

Mets Rumors & News

Something tells me that years six and seven of this guy’s contract could be very interesting for Mets fans and management. As Willie Randolph would say, it’s just a gut feeling.

In the first inning on Thursday, Carlos Beltran collided at first base with the San Francisco Giants’ Rich Aurilia. To the naked eye the first baseman seemed to take the worst of the collision by far, however, Aurilia stayed in to play the remainder of the game, whereas Beltran removed himself for the bottom of the inning and hasn’t played since. An MRI on Beltran’s right knee revealed a bruise. Meanwhile, in the absence of their entire starting outfield, the Mets dropped two of three to the Diamondbacks at Shea this weekend, pitching well but unable to mount any sort of offense in their two defeats.

In any event, Beltran thinks he should be good to go for Tuesday when the Mets take on the Philadelphia Phillies, declaring himself 70 percent, which I guess represents the highly-paid centerfielder’s …

Andy’s Balky Back

Yankees Rumors & News

Via Tyler Kepner of the New York Times:

Remember that great catch by Melky Cabrera Sunday night, the one in the third inning where he ran forever to track down Wily Mo Pena’s drive on the distant center field warning track? Great moment for the Yankees, right?

Not entirely — not this season, anyway. Andy Pettitte felt his back tighten up on that pitch. He stuck around for 13 more batters but could not complete five innings….For now, Pettitte is optimistic he can make his start on Friday at home against Pittsburgh. He said it hinges on not having any setbacks during his bullpen session this week. The Yankees have few viable alternatives if Pettitte can’t go. He also hurt his back in spring training, and he said this pain was in a similar spot.

When Pettitte first injured his back in March there was some concern that the injury could cause the lefty to miss his first turn in the rotation, however the pitcher recovered in time for his …

Short-Term Park-ing

Mets Rumors & News

The Mets have parted ways with Chan Ho Park, granting the pitcher his unconditional release over the weekend. With Jorge Sosa continuing to excel as the team’s 5th starter, and Park pitching to a 5.57 ERA at AAA-New Orleans, it didn’t make sense for Chan Ho to hang around any longer.

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