Archive for January 29th, 2008

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Kidd wants out of Jersey

Nets Rumors & News

“It is time for us all to move on.”

That was what Jason Kidd told ESPN The Magazine in an interview on Monday. A day earlier it was reported that his agent had asked the Nets to trade his client to a contender. Kidd said he had no knowledge of the situation, but now the truth is out. Jason Kidd and the Nets appear to going in two different directions.

“It used to be if I got a triple-double, that was an automatic win. That’s just not the case now. We tried to make this work,” he told ESPN The Magazine. “We have found out it doesn’t.”

The Nets ended their 9-game losing streak Tuesday Night against the Milwaukee Bucks as Kidd had 9 points and 11 assists to help end the worst losing streak in over three years. The hometown fans at the Medowlands still cheered Kidd as he was introduced prior to the game.

Kidd has started 43 games this season, with an average of …

Mets Rumors & NewsYankees Rumors & News

I’m numb. It’s finally over? I don’t believe it.

Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey is the package that got it done, according to USA Today.

So the Mets acquire the best pitcher in baseball and hold onto their top prospect, Fernando Martinez. Not a bad day’s work for Omar Minaya.

The deal is pending the Mets and Santana reaching an agreement on a “six- or seven-year” contract extension, and of course, a physical. The Mets have 72-hours to get a deal done.

Truly unbelievable how things have developed over the last month. It’s a dream come true for Met fans.

Here on Hot Stove New York, we’re feeling a bit sentimental that the long trip finally appears to be reaching its conclusion (fingers crossed). So on that note, let’s take a look back at the way this story has progressed since the New Year.

Santana Forced His Way to Shea on January 30th

Oye Como Va on January 29th

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Johan Santana | Is Today the Day?

Mets Rumors & NewsYankees Rumors & News

Is today the day? Could be, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Olney writes that executives for the Minnesota Twins are expect to decide soon, perhaps as early as today, on whether to pull the trigger on a Johan Santana deal, or to hold on to the pitcher through spring training. It is strongly believed that the team is leaning toward trading the ace before pitchers and catchers report in just over two weeks’ time.

Yesterday, the Twins evidently asked for final offers from the three clubs most aggressively in pursuit of Santana, a report that has been confirmed by the Mets, Yanks, and Sox, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Sherman writes that the Yankees’ interest is minimal at this point and the organization appears to be standing by GM Brian Cashman’s strong preference to hang onto its prospects, even as the Mets and Red Sox emerge as clear favorites to land the left-handed ace.

Meanwhile, in the Boston Herald, Michael Silverman …

Giants Rumors & News

Well, we’ve had the 19-0 shirts. Now, we have a commemorative 19-0 book you can already buy from Amazon.

This was written by the Boston Globe.

I don’t know about you guys, but all of this “assumption” of 19-0 is starting to tick me off. Yes, the Patriots SHOULD win. If, however, the Giants pull off the upset crap like this will make it even sweeter.

Major kudos to Ryan, a Cowboys fan who was aggravated enough by this to send it along. So, we get to be mad at the Patriots and learn that not all Cowboys’ fans are evil at the same time. How about that?

Sather Wants the Moon for Malik

Rangers Rumors & News

Credit Larry Brooks of the New York Post for confirming this morning what we all had assumed: That in the wake of his public dust-up with coach Tom Renney, Marek Malik is indeed on the trade block and in fact is being aggressively shopped by GM Glen Sather.

I must admit, my oatmeal went down a bit funny when I read this line from Brooks’ report:

Sather, we’re told, is demanding the equivalent of a top-four defenseman in return for Malik, who carries a cap charge of approximately $950,000 the remainder of the way for this, the final season of his contract.

While there is widespread interest around the league in Malik, no GM has been willing to meet Sather’s requirement for making a deal.

Well I should certainly hope not! Honestly, what’s Slats thinking here? You may have been able to pass Malik off as a top-four defenseman a year or two ago when he was playing every game with Michal Rozsival on the team’s top defensive pair, but during …

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