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Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Hot Stove New York Shortstops Quiz Answers

Mets Rumors & NewsYankees Rumors & News

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.
1. Phil Rizzuto of the Yankees won the American League MVP in 1950.
2. Bud Harrelson of the Mets won the NL Gold Glove in 1971.
3. Gene Michael played for the Yankees from from 1968-’74, he was a coach on the team in ’76, ’78, ’84-’86, ’88 and ’89, he managed them for parts of ’81 and ’82, and he was the general manager from ’90-’95. He pitched in one game for the Yanks in 1968.
4. Ron Gardenhire played for the Mets from 1981-’85. He’s been managing the Twins since 2002, and won the AL Manager of the Year award in 2004.
5. The Yankees traded Bucky Dent to Texas for Lee Mazzilli on August 8th, …

Mets Rumors & News

After splitting their last two four-game series, the Mets took on the Phillies for yet another four-game matchup over the July 4th weekend. The Mets came into the series with a 4-2 record against the Phils this season but four-and-a-half games behind them in the standings. After losing the one game they thought they’d win, with Johan Santana pitching against J.A. Happ, the Mets ended up taking the series anyway. They move two-and-a-half games behind Philadelphia, and are 7-3 against them this year. Here’s what happened.
Friday, Phillies 3-2: Phillies Bullpen Good
The Mets offense let the Phillies off the hook time and time again in this game. They had plenty of chances to break the game open and couldn’t get it done. In fact, they only ended up with four hits. Johan Santana pitched eight …

Show Plax the $

Plaxico Burress made the right decision by promising to report to New York Giants camp which starts on July 24th. On June 11th he said he would not hit the field until a new deal was done citing it was a “business decision” and vastly underpaid. The change of heart came because he thinks a new deal will be reached before the season starts in two months. The 6’5 wide receiver says he is close to 100 percent after resting injuries to his ankle, shoulder and knee in the off-season. Plax has three years left on his current deal which pays him $3.25 million this season and $4 million in 2009. He originally signed a 6 year deal worth $25 million. Since 2005 the 31 year-old and Eli Manning have had the most catches to passes ratio in football. He is coming off a 1025 yard and 12 touchdown regular season. In the NFC title game he caught 11 passes for 151 yards against the Packers. In the Superbowl his …

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