Archive for March 8th, 2008


Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Jets Sign FB Richardson To One Year Deal

Jets Rumors & News

Determined to bolster a dreary rushing attack, the Jets signed former Minnesota Vikings fullback Tony Richardson to a one-year deal Friday.

 The 13 year-vet  is coming off a third pro bowl selection, in which he helped rookie sensation, Adrian Peterson run away with the NFC rushing title.  He’s made stops in Dallas and most notably Kansas City, where he was the front man for a healthy Priest Holmes.

Richardson, along with free agent signees Alan Faneca and Damien Woody, are expected to improve a mediocore running attack which only produced six total touchdowns last season.

Mets Rumors & News

Yesterday, John Kruk and Karl Ravich were the commentators for ESPN’s Grapefruit League coverage of the Mets and the Indians, when Kruk announced his NL East predictions:

Phillies
Braves
Mets
Marlins
Nationals

Did Kruk actually put the Mets in third place???  But what about that Santana guy?

Well that struck up a debate between he and Ravich that’s already hit YouTube. Ravish challenged Kruk, insinuating he has a homer, and how could he blatantly overlook the Mets; but without any Phillies bias, Kruk defended his picks:

Kruk: Karl, again, it’s their pitching. You know what you’ll get from (Johan) Santana, but you don’t know what you’ll get from Pedro (Martinez) yet. Can he give you 27-32 starts?

Ravich: He’s a 20 game winner this year, he said he’s back and he felt great today.

Kruk: Okay, well that was after two innings in the minor leagues. I hope he is, he’s a fun guy to watch pitch, but that remains to be seen. El Duque, getting older, if that’s possible. You saw Oliver Perez today, with the inconsistency that …

Rivera still makes it look easy

Yankees Rumors & News

In his first action of the spring Mariano Rivera still seemed to have some juice left in his arm. He came into yesterday’s spring training game in the 4th inning and dominated, throwing eight pitches, seven for strikes. Not bad for a 38 year old.

Rivera recorded two strikeouts in his inning of work. Of note, he didn’t throw his cutter, a pitch that will send him with a first class ticket to the Hall of Fame.

“I didn’t need to throw cutters today,” Rivera said. “I felt real good out there. I was able to throw the pitches and hit the strike zone.”

It’s interesting to see that Rivera hasn’t missed a beat according to yesterday’s outing. He is set for 10 innings this spring and is scheduled to make back to back appearances at the end of spring to prepare himself for the regular season. Rivera is in the first year of the 3 year contract he signed over the winter. Yesterday’s appearance was a good sign for Rivera and the …

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