Archive for July 29th, 2008


Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Jets Rumors & News

The focus at Jets training camp has been the battle between Chad Pennington, Kellen Clemens and Brett Favre’s ghost for the starting quarterback spot. The reasons behind the quarterback competition (and trying to acquire Favre) are obvious. Clemens and Pennington combined for 15 touchdowns and 19 interceptions last season, the offense averaged 16 points a game and most importantly, the team posted a 4-12 record.   With numbers like those, the quarterback position is going to be scrutinized.  But, when you finish a NFL season with 4 wins, it means your team has plenty of holes. The Jets are no different.
As bad as the Jets quarterback play was, their offensive line was worse.  The Jets rushed for a paltry 3.8 yards per carry and gave up 53 sacks.  General manager Mike Tannenbaum addressed the woeful line, signing  Pro-Bowl left guard Alan Faneca and veteran offensive lineman Damien Woody, who is expected to play right tackle.  Are those players upgrades over the revolving door of left guards and right tackles that played last …

Fantasy

As each day goes by, we are getting closer and closer to the rosters expanding and baseball teams calling up players from the minor leagues. August is a crucial month in that teams begin to call up guys with much more potential than their lesser teammates. Josh Hamilton was called up as a member of the Cincinnati Reds and played a big role not only for their team, but for some lucky fantasy owners across the country. Other than guys that I have previously mentioned (Francisco Liriano and David Price), here are 2 guys who should be called up within the month and have a positive fantasy impact.

Gio Gonzalez SP OAK- WIth Oakland seemingly refusing to try and contend this year by trading Joe Blanton and possibly Huston Street, watch Billy Beane call up Gio within the next week or so. In 115 IP, Gio has racked up 119 K’s. While his ERA is a bit high, he struggled at the beginning of the year and has been …

Hot Stove New York Trade Deadline Quiz

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With the trade deadline approaching, see how much you remember about some deals from the past. The answers will be posted tomorrow.
1. In 2004, who did the Yankees trade to acquire Esteban Loaizo?
2. When the Mets traded for Kris Benson in 2004, what other player did they get in the deal with Pittsburgh?
3. In 1976, which pitcher did the Yankees purchase at the deadline, but three days later the sale was voided?
4. Who was the only pitcher acquired by the Mets in the Midnight Massacre/Tom Seaver deal with the Reds on June 15, 1977?
5. On the same day as the Seaver trade, which player did the Mets give away to St. Louis to obtain Joel Youngblood?…

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