Archive for July 5th, 2007

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Mets Looking at Carrasco

Mets Rumors & News

With the questions that are looming in the Mets bullpen, reports have surfaced that the Mets are monitoring recently released pitcher Hector Carrasco. The Angels designated him for assignment last week and have 10 days to trade him, or he’ll go through waivers (if claimed the team claiming him would pick up his salary), and if unclaimed, can be a free agent. Carrasco has been less then impressive this season posting a 2-1 record with a 6.57 ERA.

The Mets bullpen is starting to become a concern. Over the past ten games the Mets have gone 5-5. In the five wins their bullpen has posted a 2.07 ERA, but in the five losses their ERA is an astounding 8.35. Obviously when you’re losing the Mets are playing relievers like Aaron Sele who aren’t very effective, while saving players like Joe Smith for crucial situations. If the Mets want to win it all they need to have the philosophy that championship teams don’t …

Isles, Devs Pounce on Free Agent Scraps

Devils Rumors & NewsIslanders Rumors & News

While the opening days of free agency were more than a little deflating for Islanders and Devils fans – especially given the splash made by the rival Rangers – both organizations appear to be bouncing back nicely after a disappointing start out of the gate.

The Islanders signed left wing Ruslan Fedotenko to a one-year, $2.9 million deal, moving quickly to replenish a forward corp that was decimated by the departures of Jason Blake and Ryan Smyth. A career third-liner, the Islanders are admittedly reaching a bit here, as GM Garth Snow projected Fedotenko as a “top-six forward” on the Isles.

The GM may have another move in store for the franchise however, as reports have leaked that the team is looking to import defenseman Ed Jovanovski from Phoenix. Jovanovski would have to waive his no-trade clause for any deal to get done.

Finally, Greg Logan of Newsday speculates that the team is pursuing free agent center Mike Comrie, who would fill a void at the center position and add credibility to …

A-Rod Sits…But for How Long?

Yankees Rumors & News

Looks like A-Rod’s strained hammy isn’t a non-issue after all. The leading vote-getter for Tuesday’s All-Star game, Rodriguez served as the Yankee DH on Wednesday, going 0-for-4 at the plate and sounding like a man in need of a break. Said A-Rod:

“I am going to sleep on it and talk to Joe to see what’s best for the team…We have to be smart about it. The worst thing we can do is [play] and make it worse. When you are playing through it, it doesn’t get better.”

Rodriguez indicated that if the injury doesn’t improve by Tuesday, he’ll be forced to withdraw from Tuesday’s All-Star game, however, the more pressing issue to the third baseman was whether or not he’d be on the field for the Bombers’ remaining four games before the break.

According to, A-Rod’s name is not in the starting lineup for this afternoon’s game against the Minnesota Twins.

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