Archive for November 12th, 2007

Monday, November 12th, 2007
Mets Rumors & News

Last week, it was reported that Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran (as well as teammate David Wright) was awarded both the Rawlings Gold Glove Award and the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award.

What hasn’t been covered much is that New Yorkers congratulated the All-Star by booing him out of the building at Madison Square Garden on Friday night. Beltran had court-side seats to see the New York Knicks fall to the Orlando Magic 112-102, and at one point during a stoppage of play, the Garden put Carlos’ smiling face up on the arena’s jumbotron as the PA system blared “Meet the Mets”, presumably to elicit some cheers. Instead, there was a swell of boos that only grew louder before the camera mercifully turned away.

Witnessing this first-hand, I asked my friend, “Now were they booing him for the Mets choke job, or were they booing him because they don’t like the guy?” My friend initially thought that the boos must have been from Yankee fans, however I don’t think this …

Yankees Hot Stove: Mariano Rivera

Yankees Rumors & News

The big debates regarding the Yankees this off-season revolve around replacing Alex Rodriguez at third and the possibility of trading for a starting pitcher like Johan Santana or Scott Kazmir.
On the other hand, there is no debate from the Yankees regarding whether or not they need to bring Mariano Rivera back.
Rivera has been with the Yankees since he broke into the league as a starting pitcher in 1995. Now after 13 years he is testing free agency for the first time and the Yanks are going to try to make sure he doesn’t get carried away.
During spring training this year Rivera approached the Yankees about extending his deal beyond this season. Rivera was mostly concerned about remaining on the team to pitch in the New Yankee Stadium. General Manager Brian Cashman asked him to wait and they would discuss contracts after the season ended, but this did not sit well with Rivera. It was at this time when he first expressed a desire to see what …

Giants just weren’t good enough

Giants Rumors & News

Unfortunately, it was more of the same from the New York Giants Sunday. The Giants showed again that they just aren’t good enough to compete with the big boys, dropping a 31-20 decision at home to the 8-1 Dallas Cowboys.

Let’s review, ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’ style.

Kudos to …

• Jeremy Shockey. Yes, No. 80 is still one helluva weapon when when the Giants choose to use him. He abused Dallas safety Roy Williams Sunday, finishing with a career-high 12 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown.

• Gibril Wilson. Led the Giants defense with 10 tackles and an interception. Terrell Owens’ 50-yard touchdown catch looked like a mistaken ready by rookie Michael Johnson, not Wilson.

• Brandon Jacobs. The beastly 265-pound running back didn’t have his way with the Cowboys. He did, however, run hard and was effective, picking up 95 yards on 23 carries. His numbers would have been better if the Giants hadn’t been behind late.

Wet Willies to …

• Eli Manning. The Giants needed Eli to …

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