Archive for August 1st, 2008

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Mets-Astros Series Preview

Mets Rumors & News

The Mets go to Houston for a three-game weekend series starting tonight. The Astros are 50-57 and tied for fourth place in the NL Central. They just took two out of three from Cincinnati but are 4-6 in their last 10 games. They play in an amusement park with trains and hills and a flagpole in center field. There’s talk of putting a log flume ride between first and second base. The Astros have former Mets fan-favorite Ty Wigginton on their roster and also not-so-favorite Kaz Matsui. They mysteriously traded for veteran Randy Wolf―to help them with their pennant drive? Umm, sure. They also feature fun-to-watch Hunter Pence. For you older Mets fans, he’s like a modern George Theodore but with talent.

The Mets go into this series with the same roster they had yesterday, with no deadline deals being made. Of course, no trade is better than a stupid trade. They are 58-50 and in second by a game. They just can’t seem to get to …

Knicks to take a look at Josh Powell?

Knicks Rumors & News

The Los Angeles Clippers waived forward, Josh Powell yesterday. I am curious why they decided to keep Nick Fazekas over the South Carolina native. The 6”11” Fazekas only played in 26 games for the Clippers last season. He averaged 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 rebounds in 10 minutes per game. If the Knicks decide to waive Jerome James or Stephon Marbury, they should take a flier on Powell. As it stands the Knicks currently have 15 players on the roster with the release of guard point Taurean Green and forward Bobby Jones who were obtained in the Renaldo Balkman trade. Last season, Powell made $800,000 dollars.
 Even though he stayed just two years at North Carolina State University, he showed potential in his sophomore season. He was selected to be on first All-ACC Tournament team after averaging 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in 3 games. During the …

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