Archive for July 16th, 2007


Monday, July 16th, 2007

Now Batting For The Red Sox – Alex Rodriguez?

Yankees Rumors & News

Now Batting For The Red Sox Alex Rodriguez?: “Four years ago Alex Rodriguez was traded to the Red Sox only to see the deal nixed by the Players Association, but after this season Boston may finally get their man.Apparently the Red Sox team President Larry Lucchino has lost none of his affection for the biggest star of the Evil Empire and has wanted him in Boston ever since the deal fell apart. ‘Lucchino has never stopped wanting him,’ a source told the Daily News. The biggest hurtle for any team who wants Arod in their lineup next season is the money. If he stays on the Yankees he will earn at least $91 million over the next three seasons and it is safe to assume that in order for him to opt out of his contract he will want at least about $30 million per season over about four …

Cullen Is Safe For Now

Rangers Rumors & News

Cullen Is Safe For Now: “One week ago it looked like the Rangers were on the verge of trading center Matt Cullen in order to free up cap-space.Last week it was reported that the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes were close to a deal which would send the third line center back to Carolina. A move which would have benefited both teams as the Rangers needed more salary cap flexibility and the Canes needed more depth up the middle. Now a week later it looks like the Rangers have cooled their quest at cap-room. The difference is all-star defenseman Sheldon Souray has signed on with the Edmonton Oilers leaving no first-pair defensemen left on the free-agent market. Since Souray has been taken off the market trade talks for Cullen between the Rangers and Hurricanes have broken down. ‘I would have thought that this would have been …

Lofton Backs Sheffield on Torre Remarks

Yankees Rumors & News

Via Peter Abraham of the Journal News:

Former Yankee Kenny Lofton said yesterday that Gary Sheffield was right when he accused the Yankees of treating black players differently than white ones.

Sheffield told an HBO interviewer that blacks had issues with the organization during the three years he was on the team, particularly with manager Joe Torre.

According to Sheffield, blacks were “called out” in the clubhouse while white players were called into Torre’s office. He cited Lofton and Womack as examples.

“All I can say is, Sheffield knows what he’s talking about. That’s all I’m going to say,” Lofton told an Associated Press reporter in Texas.

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