Archive for October 27th, 2007

Saturday, October 27th, 2007
Yankees Rumors & News

Joe Girardi that is.

It seems as though the Yankees and their front office, like to keep everyone waiting and guessing.  By now, you should know what happened with the whole Joe Torre situation. After a week and a half of organizational meetings, they decided to “offer” him a 1-year contract with incentives based on his performance. An offer that Torre felt he had to refuse (1-year $5 million, with an additional $1 million for each round of the postseason he reached).  The attention has since, turned to find a new manager.  The 3 candidates the Yankees have in mind: Girardi, Don Mattingly, and Tony Pena.  All of whom, are within the Yankees organization.

The Yankees conducted interviews with all 3 this past week in Tampa. Girardi on Monday, Mattingly on Tuesday and Pena on Wednesday. Who is the favorite to be Torre’s replacement? That depends on who you ask. Hank Steinbrenner and General Manager Brian Cashman both agree on Mattingly being the favorite. Girardi’s interview was said to …

Kidd dazzles in debut as Nets top Knicks again

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The rivarly continued last night at Madison Square Garden, even if it was still the preseason. Unfortunately for the Knicks, so did the Nets’ dominance. New Jersey has beaten New York in it’s last 6 meetings, dating back to last season. Both teams were playing in their preseason finale. After beating the Knicks on October 18th in Jersey, the Nets pulled out another win against their rivals from across the river, 102-86.

For the first time since last December, the Nets had their starting 5 on the court. That included center Nenad Kristic and point guard Jason Kidd. Kristic was sidelined in December with a knee injury that ended his season prematurely. Kidd made his preseason debut after sitting out the first 6 games with a lower back strain. The Nets appeared to click on all cylinders, as Kidd was the catalyst for a fast paced attack, the type of motion the Nets are known for. Kidd finished with 10 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists in 30 minutes.

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