Archive for August 17th, 2007


Friday, August 17th, 2007

Giants growing impatient with Strahan

Giants Rumors & News

C’mon Michael, what’s it gonna be already?

Giants GM Jerry Reese wants to know. Head coach Tom Coughlin wants to know. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo wants to know. The fans want to know.

Are you playing or not? It’s time to stop mulling retirement, and make a decision.

Reese showed some impatience Thursday when asked about Strahan. According to NFL.com, Reese had this to say:

“We would like for him to be here if he’s going to be here, just for him to get some work,” Reese said Thursday at training camp at the University at Albany. “Michael knows that if he’s going to come back, he has to get some work in. You just can’t show up and play in the National Football League.

“If he decides to come, I think he will be here soon, but it’s still his decision and we’ll see what happens in the next few days.”

Reese can’t do anything but wait for Strahan’s decision, but I certainly can’t blame him for getting a little irritated by No. 92’s hemming and hawwing.

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Trouble in the Pen?

Mets Rumors & News

The Mets narrowly escaped PNC Park with a victory last night. Going into the ninth inning the Mets were leading the Pirates 10-4. That was until Aaron Sele came in and made it a game, giving up four runs, while only recording one out. It wasn’t until Billy Wagner came in to get the final two outs making it a 10-8 final.

This isn’t an isolated incident with the Mets bullpen, which over the past week has been extremely porous. Over the past six games the Mets bullpen has taken two losses and two blown saves, while recording an ERA of 6.20. Hardly the numbers you’d expect from a playoff bound team.

Some Mets fans may say “Well it’s Aaron Sele or Scott Scheoneweis who are hurting the bullpen. They’re only used for mop up duty.” That’s not the point, and it’s not just Sele and Schoeneweis. Guillermo Mota has hit the skids as well. Aside from that, when you are trying to win a World …

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