Archive for August 16th, 2007

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Is Mo healthy? Struggles make you wonder

Yankees Rumors & News

After Shelley Duncan went Tino Martinez/Scott Brosius/A-Rod Wednesday afternoon with a game-tying three-run home run with two outs in the 9th inning, New York Yankees fans had to figure they were about to witness another of those crazy, improbable victories that sometimes happen in the Bronx.

Something else improbable did happen, but it wasn’t good news for the Yankees. Mariano Rivera got torched by Baltimore in in the 10th inning, giving up three runs on two doubles and a two-run home run as the Yankees lost, 6-3.

It is time to worry about Rivera.

In his last three appearances, Rivera has surrendered 9 hits and 5 runs in 3.1 innings. He has a blown save and a loss in those three games.

The key question, of course, is whether or not he is healthy.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Rivera insisted that he is.

“Physically I’m fine. I’m fine. Nothing is wrong. I’m just human, that’s all. I know you guys are trying to find something but I’m fine.”

You have to wonder, though. He missed several …

Jets sign Revis

Jets Rumors & News

Twenty-four hours after General Manager Mike Tannenbaum announced that the Jets and Darrelle Revis were close to an agreement, #24 signed on the dotted line and officially became a New York Jet.

Following a 20-day holdout and marathon negotiations, the 47-page contract was inked late last night. The Jets would not disclose the exact terms of the contract but is reporting the contract to be a six year deal worth $36 million.

The Jets wanted the six years while Revis didn’t want to go past five. In what Tannenbaum declared “the most difficult negotiations he has ever been involved in,” he described the contract as “extraordinarily complicated.” In exchange for signing for six years Revis will be heavily compensated toward the end of the contract.

Via Brian Costello of the New York Post, Revis had this to say about him becoming a New York Jet:

“I’m excited just to be in the NFL,” Revis said a little after 9 o’clock last night when the deal was announced. “It’s a dream come true. I’ve been fighting …

Goodbye Scooter

Mets Rumors & News

Baseball lost a great one yesterday as Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto died of pneumonia. He was 89. The Brooklyn born Rizzuto spent his entire thirteen year career with the Yankees, playing shortstop on nine World Series teams, while taking home seven championships. Besides all of Rizzuto’s World Series rings and five all-star appearances, the highlight of Rizzuto’s playing career had to be the 1950 season when he won the American League MVP Award. Rizzuto was elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1994.

Obviously being 32, I never had the opportunity to see Rizzuto play. I remember Scooter for what a lot of other New Yorkers do; as an announcer. Growing up in New York, there were the Mets and the Yankees. If you wanted to watch baseball, those were your choices, except for NBC’s Saturday Game of the Week (until TBS was around with the Braves). The Mets had some games on WWOR, Channel 9, but a majority of them were on Sportschannel, a pay channel. …

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