Archive for July 22nd, 2008


Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
Nets Rumors & News

According to the New York Post and ESPN.com, the Nets are trading point guard Marcus Williams to the Golden State Warriors for a future first-round draft pick. The pick is lottery-protected for 2011, so the Nets get it if the Warriors reach the playoffs. It is also protected in 2012 and 2013. If the pick is not used by 2013, the Nets get second-round picks in 2013 and 2015.
This was a nice pick-up for the Dubs, who desperately needed to add depth at the point. And this move should be a good thing for Williams, too, as he seemed to need a change of scenery after a couple of injury-riddled seasons to start his NBA career.
The writing was on the wall for Marcus when the Nets picked up Keyon Dooling in a sign-and-trade on Monday. While Dooling, 28, is a solid pro, he is a streaky scorer who seems destined to be a career back-up. Williams, …

Mets Rumors & News

Tonight’s game is why the Mets traded for Johan Santana. He was brought here to win big games. He was brought here to counter the Phillies’ left-handed bats. He was brought here to win battles for first place. He was brought here to beat their rivals. Tonight’s game at Shea qualifies on all counts.
In Santana’s two games against Philadelphia this season, he’s pitched well. On April 18th at Citizens Bank Park, he defeated the Phillies for his second win of the year. The Mets won 6-4, and he pitched seven innings, gave up four hits, struck out 10 and didn’t walk anybody. His other start in Philadelphia was the last series opener on July 4th. He pitched great, but ended up with a no-decision, when Duaner Sanchez gave up the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. His line in that game: eight innings pitched, two runs, six hits, six strikeouts …

Chris Baker to the PUP list

Jets Rumors & News

Yesterday as the New York Giants traded Jeremy Shockey to the Saints, the Jets placed Chris Baker on the physically unable perform (PUP) list. The disgruntled Queens, NY native is unhappy with his current deal and has demanded a new deal or to be traded. Baker is entering the third season of a four-year contract worth $6.6 million, and these grumblings and other escapades have made the tight end a distraction for the New York Jets this off-season. Last month he missed part of a mini-camp due to a sore back. He was fined $3,000 by the team for missing an injury treatment session.
Baker is coming off a career season setting highs in receptions (41) and yards (409). His best game of the season came against the Patriots when he caught eight balls for 64 yards in Week 15. The seven year-veteran claims that Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum told …

Giants Rumors & NewsIslanders Rumors & News

Jeremy Shockey is gone. Sean Avery has left the building. Ted Nolan is kaput. Stephon Marbury is teetering on the brink. These are all guys who are more trouble than they’re worth. Even though they’re not going anywhere, you can throw Jason Giambi and Billy Wagner on that list as well. Some of these guys have completely embarrassed their organizations, some have a bad habit of putting their foot in their mouth, but all are a distraction one way or another.
The Giants traded Shockey to the Saints yesterday for two 2009 draft picks. And they won’t regret it for a second. It’s an age-old case of addition by subtraction. Even if Shockey’s running wild in New Orleans catching one pass after another, at some point when things aren’t going well he’s going to throw his teammates or coaches under a bus. Or not work out or practice with the team. Or …

Fantasy

It’s late July and that can only mean one thing; People are already signed up for fantasy football. Most drafts run in late August, but many looney fantasy owners start researching well before that. This is the first in a string of articles previewing each position from Quarterback to Team Defense. This week, I am going to take a look at the point men for your fantasy football team, the QB. While most fantasy football leagues lean heavily towards running backs, the value of a solid quarterback can not go unnoticed.

Here are the top 20 Quarterbacks for the 2008 fantasy football season …

Hot Stove 1980s New York Baseball Quiz

Mets Rumors & NewsYankees Rumors & News

How well do you know your 1980s New York baseball? Take the quiz and find out. The answers will be posted tomorrow.
1. How many times did the Mets win 100 games or more in the 1980s?
2. Which season in the ’80s did the Yankees win the most games?
3. Which New York player hit the most home runs in one season?
4. Which New York player hit the most home runs in the decade?
5. Which shortstop played for both the Yankees and the Mets in the 1980s?
6. Who won more games in the ’80s, Ron Guidry or Dwight Gooden?
7. Which New York players won the Rookie of the Year …

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