Archive for July 21st, 2008

Monday, July 21st, 2008
Giants Rumors & News

According to Jay Glazer at, The New York Giants have traded Jeremy Shockey to the New Orleans Saints for a second- and fifth-round pick.
Many Giants’ fans will say “good riddance” to trading the player who has caught more passes than any other tight end in franchise history, and I agree with them.  Usually, I’m not a fan of giving up proven talent for potential, but Shockey, with his words and actions in the spring, along with his declining numbers, left the Giants no choice but to trade him. 
Early in his career Shockey brought an element to the Giants offense they never had.  His ability to control the middle of the field along with his swagger was a key factor in the Giants’ resurgence. But for the last few seasons having him on the team for a Giant fan was like defending the uncle that drinks a little too much during family …

Yankees Rumors & News

According to Yankees blogging guru and Journal News beat writer Peter Abraham, Jorge Posada is not in the starting lineup tonight, and could be done for the season.

Word is that Posada is headed to the DL as he continues to struggle with a torn lambrum in his throwing shoulder. Anyone who’s watched a Yankees game this season knows that teams are running on Posada in epic, Mike Piazza-like quantities. Posada has already missed time once this season in order to rehab the injury, and it sounds like the 36-year-old veteran hopes to take that route again with an eye on returning as a DH/ first baseman and backup catcher. He will meet with Dr. David Altcheck tomorrow to determine if further rehab is even an option, or whether the shoulder requires season-ending surgery. If surgery is required, Posada would be putting the 2009 season in jeopardy were he to delay the procedure until the offseason.

You hear that noise?  It’s Brian …

Knicks finish 2-3 while Bayless shines

Knicks Rumors & News

Last summer the Knicks were 5-0 in summer league play and Nate Robinson won the MVP. This summer league did not treat the Knicks as kindly as they finished with a 2-3 record under assistant coach Phil Weber and a player they passed up in the draft won the MVP.
In the team’s three losses they lost by an average of 22 points to the Suns, Bobcats and Timberwolves. Second-year player Wilson Chandler shined in both of the Knicks victories leading the team with 26 points against the Cavs and 31 points vs. the Suns. The 21-year old led the team in points scored per game (16.2), rebounds (7.8), shot 47% from the field and 81% from the foul line. He seems to be poised to have a solid season in Head Coach Mike D’Antoni’s up-tempo system. Overall, he finished 22nd in points and 11th in rebounds. Anthony Roberson, who impressed team management, was signed to a two-year deal. The former Florida Gator finished second on the team averaging 14.8 points per game. In …


Alright, I already know what you’re thinking. You’re in 2nd to last place in your league, about 20 games out of the last playoff spot and you are just waiting for the season to end. Fortunately for you, I am here to help you overcome your deficit in the last 6 weeks of the season and perhaps steal a fantasy baseball championship away from one of your friends.

At this point in the season, the focus on acquiring players via trade and free agency should be on a week to week basis, especially in head to head formatted leagues. Certain categories should be focused on to help you chip away at your deficit until you get within striking distance. For example, if you are weak in the areas of Earned Run Average and Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched, focus on Wins, Losses, and Strikeouts. A way to do this is to find starting pitchers who are starting twice this week, especially against weaker opponents. Scott Kazmir …

Mets Rumors & News

For all the hoopla surrounding Josh Hamilton and his disappearance from baseball for three years, the Fernando Tatis story is pretty amazing as well. Tatis is best known, of course, for hitting two grand slams in one inning off of Chan Ho Park on April 23, 1999. With those two swings he set three records: most grand slams in one inning, most RBIs in one inning and most times the question “Why the heck was the pitcher left in there long enough to give up two grand slams in one inning?” is asked.
Born in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, on New Year’s Day 1975, the little man with big ears (which is his Indian name, by the way―Little Man With Big Ears) seemed to be having a run-of-the-mill career in his first seven years in the big leagues. Tatis started out in Texas, making his Major League debut …

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