Archive for July 3rd, 2008


Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
Yankees Rumors & News

When Frank Thomas was released by the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this season one couldn’t help but wonder if Jason Giambi was far behind. At the time he was having quite the terrible season.
For the month of April Giambi had a paltry .164 batting average and a slugging percentage of .411, or over .100 points below his career average. Well he’s turned all that around and what has changed? Well isn’t it obvious: it’s that little critter above his lip.
Since May 17 when the caterpillar first showed up, Giambi’s numbers are out of this world. Take a look at these numbers: G = 40, AB = 130, BA = .338, OBP = .419, SLUG = .715, OPS = 1.134, HR = 11.
Needless to say starring in 70’s porn part time has brought Giambi luck. But is his mustache the best Yankee ‘stache ever?
Checkout past Yankees who have donned the whiskers and vote on who’s are the best.
 

Rangers Rumors & News

It’s day 3 of Free Agency and at 4:30 the Rangers made some more announcments: they’ve signed 15-year NHL vet and 5-time All Star left-wing Markus Nasland, 34, as well as Dmitri Kalinin, 27, a defenseman from the Buffalo Sabres. Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather also dropped another important bit of information: Jaromir Jagr is out.
Okay, first things first: Naslund’s coming to the Blueshirts on a 2-year, $8 million deal after 12 years with the Vancouver Canucks. He was once regarded as one of the best players in the league, but over the last few years has been slowing down. Nevertheless, he’s a solid player with 371 career goals, a great leader and also served as the Canucks’ Captain since 2000-2001. I’ve no doubt he’s going to be valuable leadership-wise in Jagr’s absence.
Naslund said in the conference call that “the Rangers were on top” of his list of the …

Yankees Rumors & News

All Star Voting ended last night and the selection show will be on Sunday at 2 P.M on TBS. Leading the AL outfield in fan votes are Manny Ramirez, Ichrio Suzuki and Josh Hamilton. After reading a Newsday article from last week and listening to Michael Kay advocating for Johnny Damon to make the team, I’m going to have a disagree. While the former Royal is having a great season, there is a current Royals outfielder who I feel is more deserving than the two-time All Star.

Player A: .320 AVG (T-6th in the AL), 6 home runs, 37 RBI, 49 runs, .387 OBP, .469 slugging, 13 stolen bases, has missed 5 games, earning $13 million

Player B: .323 AVG (T-2nd in the AL), 9 home runs, 42 RBI, 37 runs, .382 OBP, .496 slugging, 6 stolen bases, has missed 14 games, earning $2.5 million

Player A is Yankee outfielder Johnny Damon and Player B is Royals …

Marital Woes For Material Boy, American Woman

Yankees Rumors & News

Surprising? Not exactly. After all, it was over a year ago that we wrote in this space that Alex Rodriguez and wife Cynthia seemed on a collision course with splitsville in the wake of A-Rod’s well-publicized philandering. Who woulda thunk that Madonna, of all people, would be the straw that broke the camel’s back. But wait, there’s more. This is where Lenny Kravitz comes into the mix.

Kravitz is letting Cyn-Rod stay at his Paris home, though in a statement released by the formerly-popular rocker, there is nothing to the rumor of an affair between the pair, and Lenny is simply lending a helping hand to a friend in need. You can’t make this stuff up.

As a brief aside, I learned today that Madonna and A-Rod share a mutual agent. Why is that not remotely surprising?

Via the Daily News:

Kravitz said references to him as an adulterer …

Rangers Rumors & News

Sean Avery was certainly one of the more interesting characters to play for the New York Rangers over the years. He didn’t have the quiet dignity of a Jean Ratelle. He didn’t have the class of an Adam Graves. He didn’t arrive as a Hall-of-Famer like Mark Messier or Phil Esposito. But he was an instigator. He was an agitator. And he was fun.
He likes actresses. He doesn’t like Canada. He likes fashion. He doesn’t like radio broadcasters from Toronto. He likes shooting his mouth off. And he really doesn’t like Martin Brodeur. Avery’s battles with his arch nemesis are already legendary. Nobody can get under Brodeur’s skin like Avery. He has the ability to turn the goaltender into a quivering mess. Whether you agree with his “Slap Shot”–like antics or not, they worked. The Rangers beat the Devils by getting Brodeur …

Trade David Lee Now

Knicks Rumors & News

David Lee happens to be my favorite player on the team, a trait I share with most Knick fans. He reminds me of my previous favorite Charles Oakley because he hustles, rebounds and plays with passion. Other qualities I admire about him are that he plays hurt, is a solid locker room influence, and will outwork anyone in practice. However, he lacks the Oak Man’s toughness, presence, and leadership qualities. The 6’9 Lee was selected 30th in the 2005 draft out of the University of Florida, and this past season as a starter he averaged 13 points, 10 rebounds, shot 53% from the floor and 81% from the stripe. However, his numbers look more impressive per 48 minutes which come out to 17.8 points, 14.8 bounds and 1.12 steals. The Twenty-five year old is the Knicks’ best commodity to trade since his contract is not as exorbitant as Zach Randolph’s. Zebo is owed about $48 million the next three …

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