Monday, July 13, 2009

News and Tidbits from around the sports world:


-More rumors keep piling on for the Pirates when it comes to trade rumors, no one can escape them it seems. Looks like yet another fire sales by the beloved pirates management, such players as Jack Wilson, Ian Snell, Adam Laroche and even Freddy Sanchez have been the subject of many rumors. The biggest shocker I feel has come recently when Zach Duke was names to be part of a possible deal with Freddy Sanchez to San Fransisco for Jonathan Sanchez, the newest member to the no-no club.

- Where will Roy Halladay end up? Philly? New York? Boston? Who knows but I do know that if Toronto trades him to an AL east rival they are insane. He is arguably the best pitcher of the last five or six years and Toronto is not yet out of the race in the uber-competitive division. Skip Bayless recently said on First and Ten on ESPN that he feels every team should be looking to break the bank on Halladay. He said that Philly should deal Rollins and their top two prospects. I predict that the Phillies, like most other Philly franchises will not have the kudos to push that one through. Bayless then stated that the Red Sox should deal the heralded pitching prospect Clay Bucholz and their all everything player Kevin Youkilis. This statement actually rendered me speechless. With Youkilis your looking at a guy who could have easily have been AL MVP last year and is a gold glover capable of playing either corner of the infield. Especially for a team like the Red Sox where character is nearly as important as talent, this move would do more harm than good.

-Prince Fielder has just claimed the Home Run Derby crown for 2009, belting 6 bombs in teh final round to beat the 29 year old rookie, Nelson Cruz. Cruz has spent several years in the minors and was actually Pacific League MVP last year. Am I the only one that wants to call MLB and say hey if Brandon Inge can try it, can I get in next year too? He might as well brought a wiffle ball bat up.


- The aging star Allen Iverson appears to be nearing closer to a deal with the Miami Heat, not exactly what Mr. Wade was hoping for I am sure but hey what could it hurt.

- If the Lakers reach the deal with Lamar Odom that they are hoping too, people will be looking at a very scary Lakers team. With the addition of Ron Artest, they add maybe the best perimeter defender in the game and a versatile scorer and rebounder to help out Kobe.

-Millsap or Boozer? It appears the Jazz are going to have to make a chocie between the two. The Jazz have to match the Blazers offer to keep Millsap, but if they were to lose him they would surely keep Boozer. If they do keep Millsap, and they have made it public that it is their priority to do so, they will likely deal Boozer in a trade. Many rumor Boozer's likely destination as either Chicago or Detroit.

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