What just happened here? The Knicks made two trades in about 3 hours that just set the franchise up for possibly the biggest move/s in their history. Yesterday the Knicks shipped their top 2 leading scorers out of town so they can clear enough money to make a run at the NBA’s biggest name, Lebron James.
In one deal, the Knicks sent Jamal Crawford to the Golden State Warriors for Al Harrington. The other trade, Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins were sent packing to the Los Angeles Clippers for Cuttino Mobley and Tim Thomas.
Knicks President Donnie Walsh is a big fan of Harrington, a man he drafted while with the Indiana Pacers.
“I drafted Al back in 1998, and I think his talents are a great fit for our style of play,” Donnie Walsh said. “This trade also gives us more long-term flexibility, while enabling us to remain competitive this season.”
What a bold move by Walsh, who put the foundation …
What do the Yankees do with Andy Pettitte? Do they re-sign him, do they let him walk? It’s a tough call if you’re Yankee management but given Andy’s track record, why not give him another chance?
Pettitte went 2-7 with an ERA north of 6.00 last season in his last 11 starts and he missed his last start of the season because of elbow soreness. So does he really deserve a chance to rebound from that horrid second half? He does, because he’s Andy Pettitte. What does that mean? It means that despite Pettitte being on the downside of his career the Yanks should give hima 1-year deal worth around 10 or 11 million because he was their big game pitcher for so many years. Yes I realize those days were a long time ago but a lefty who can win 12-15 games surely deserves a chance in the rotation, a rotation that are full of question marks.
Mike Mussina is almost certain to retire, maybe as early as …
I don’t know if I’m late on this or not but I saw this for the first time last night. Did I really see Alex Rodriguez in a Guitar Hero commercial? Yes, I did. Are you kidding me?? Wow.
The $275 million dollar man is in a commercial that will further tarnish his reputation. There are so many reasons why I can see how this just wont make life easier for A-Rod. Here’s a list of reasons based on this commercial:
1- He has those damn blond frost tips again.
2- He’s wearing a pink shirt.
3- He’s in tighty whitey underwear.
4- His performance on the couch in this commercial is a little ridiculous.
This is the almighty Alex Rodriguez in his underwear. Now of course he’s joined by Tony Hawk, Michael Phelps, and Kobe Bryant. This commercial is a spoof off Tom Cruise and “Risky Buisness” but this is absurd. Kobe was the only logical one who decided to wear basketball shorts in the 30 second spot. Hawk is at least …
While the World Series is being played out in “Tampa” and Philly, the New York Yankees are making their offseason plans in Tampa, Florida this week. Yes, their offices are actually in Tampa, unlike the Rays who don’t actually play there, but that’s a story for another day. According to Mike Lupica of the Daily News the Yankees are ready to break the bank open to get back to the promised land. With about $80 million coming off the books this winter, it’s almost certain that they will add that right back and may even surpass that.
“I’m not saying (the huge spending) won’t happen,” Brian Cashman said. “I know people expect us to go crazy. Even when we don’t go crazy, people still look at whatever we do and say, ‘There’s the Yankees being the Yankees.’ We’re the Evil Empire even when we’re not.”
This is true. The one MUST this winter is getting C.C. Sabathia no matter the cost. We learned that not going …
Nobody does it better than the New York Yankees. No one puts on a show like the Yankees. No one closes out one of the greatest places in American history better than the Bronx Bombers. It was truly an amazing experience to witness history last night.
Before the game we saw legend after legend come out. Each one with their own share of Yankee Stadium magic and they all stood there for the world to see. If you were in the Bronx last night, you will never forget what you saw. If you watched on TV, you will never forget what you saw. If you are a Yankees fan, how could you miss last night’s events? It was surreal, it sent chills up and down your spine, it made you shed a tear or two in you eyes, it was the last call at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees won the game 7-3 over the Baltimore Orioles. Andy Pettitte got the start in the last game …
The day is finally here, September 21st, 2008. To most people, it’s just another day but to Yankee fans,players, coaches and anyone ever associated with baseball, it’s the end of an era. An era that can not possibly be replicated. There’s no way to replace the memories and moments that this Yankee Stadium gave everyone since being opened in 1923. Now, tonight will be the last game ever played at Yankee Stadium. I can’t believe it.
I, for now am against the idea of the new Yankee Stadium because one of the reasons why I love the Yankees is for the tradition that comes along with the franchise. That includes Yankee Stadium, the greatest place in the world. If you ever been to a Yankee game in October or been around the Stadium in the postseason you know how it is, nothing tops that feeling. Now, with the disappointing season the Yankees will not be going to the playoffs this year and there will be nothing to cheer …
As I’ve stated before there are many factors that led to this disappointing 2008 season. Offense, defense, pitching, manager, general manager. Today we focus on Joe Girardi.
“I take responsibility for it, that’s the only way I know how to do it,” Girardi said. “Obviously, my job is to get the most out of everyone.”
Well it appears he didn’t. Somewhere along the way I believe he lost his players. Melky Cabrera had a good April, then disappeared. Robinson Cano forgot that he was the second coming of Rod Carew in the first half, and even at times in the second half. Those are two players that played well under Joe Torre, oops, I shouldn’t have mentioned that name. More on him later. Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy were absolute busts. Kennedy didn’t seem bothered by his last performance in Anahiem where he was rocked again and thought he pitched well. That got him a first class ticket back to the …
The end of September is nearing and so is the end of the Yankees’ season. It’s a shame we didn’t get more out of this team than we did. Currently, they stand 9.5 games out of the wild card and are in FOURTH place. My goodness! The Yankees are in fourth place in September. What the heck happened?
There isn’t really one thing you can put to blame on this season. The bullpen was ineffective at times, so was the starting rotation, so was the offense, so was the defense. Injuries also plagued the Yanks this season. Ace Chien-Ming Wang, catcher Jorge Posada, Joba Chamberlain, Hideki Matsui, and Alex Rodriguez all missed significant time this season. Manager Joe Girardi did his best with the hand he was dealt this season but it ultimately wasn’t enough as the Yanks season will end on September 28th in Fenway Park. How fitting.
The Yankees will move into the offseason with questions surrounding their GM, their first baseman, their centerfielder, their …
20 games to go, 7.5 games out of the wild card and the Yankees still think they have a shot at making the postseason. That shipped has sailed. The season ended the night Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedoria hit a grand slam to break open a “close” game. At the end of that grand slam Jonathan Papelbon stood with his arms opened as if he stood there in victory. Boy was he right. The Yankees haven’t recovered from that onslaught.
As a Yankee fan I am ashamed of this team. Such promise and so talented, injuries or no injuries, they still had the pieces to make this thing interesting down to the last day but I feel like most of the team has given up. A-Rod can’t hit the clutch again, Cano makes dumb mistakes a player of his caliber shouldn’t be making, Jeter isn’t himself this year, Pettitte seems to be down to his last few breaths, Melky Cabrera should be playing in some …
The Yankees are finding new ways to lose. This time, they found a way to blow a four run lead on an afternoon where the offense showed up and scored some runs, not to mention a decent outing by their starting pitcher Darrell Rasner.
The game slipped away from the Yanks in the top of the 7th.With the Yanks up 6-3 and Toronto had a man on first base and no outs. A groundball was hit to Robinson Cano, he fielded it, and flipped it Derek Jeter at second. Problem was, Cano’s flip was erratic and got away from Jeter. This puts runners on 1st and 3rd with no outs. A walk later loaded the bases, and Joe Inglett singled to center. This shaved the Yankee lead down to 6-5. In the top of the 8th Brian Bruney gave up a single to Vernon Wells, next up Adam Lind facing Damaso Marte. Lind gets a base hit to right. Edwar Ramirez then comes in to …
How great is Mariano Rivera? We have said this many times before but he’s as close to a sure thing in baseball as you can get. He’s quiet possibly having the best season of his career.
With the Yankees in state of urgency as the season winds down, each game is a must-win. How badly do the Yanks need to win games these days? Rivera has pitched more than one inning in five of his last six appearances. That’s a strecth that is usually reserved for October.
“You don’t want to do it for a long time,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “We’re very careful with how we use him. Mo, obviously, is so economical with his pitches. We would never abuse a pitcher.”
Rivera allowed a hit last night to Vernon Wells with one out in the 9th inning that ended a streak of 27 straight hitless batters. He’s been the most reliable guy on the team. Ok maybe if you bring him in in …
The countdown to October is here, a week earlier than usual but the time is now to watch the scoreboard. 34 games remain for the Yankees on the 2008 season. Here is how they fare in the race for the Wild Card.
Carl Pavano goes for New York on Saturday against Baltimore.
Boston sends Jon Lester to the mound against Toronto.
Chicago sends ex-Yankee Javier Vazquez to the hill against Tampa Bay.
Time to keep track of the opposition, the Yanks put themselves in this position, lets see if they can grind it out and reach October.
Yanks 2nd Half Record:18-15
My Yanks 2nd Half Prediction: 39-27