Archive for December 9th, 2009

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See Ya!!!

December 9, 2009

A Legend in my book

Peter Gammons is leaving ESPN to become an analyst for the MLB Network.

The 64-year-old Hall of Famer also will become an analyst and reporter for NESN, the regional sports network in New England affiliated with the owners of the Red Sox.

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Trust your eyes more than numbers

December 9, 2009

Sabre-metricians and statisticians say they can determine the success of a player largely by using stats/mathematical formulas, and to some extent, I think you can. A high OBP or OPS can go a long ways in determining the value of a player, but should numbers and math equations be the only way we judge talent?

The answer is simple: No.

During this age of increased technology, an important part of scouting has gone by the wayside: the good, old-fashioned eye test. All the numbers in the world can’t determine how well a player will perform on a different team or in the clutch. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Kellen Clemens will start Sunday against Tampa

December 9, 2009

Just hand the ball to TJ

 

During Wednesday’s chat with the media, Head Coach Rex Ryan stated that Mark Sanchez once again did not practice, and that Kellen Clemens will start against the Bucs.  Clemens has attempted just 259 passes in his short career, and has thrown only 5 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.  

More on this story as further news unfolds…. 

Update–  New info including Kerry Rhodes news after the jump 

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Clap for ’em…Clap for ’em…Clap for ’em

December 9, 2009

Patrick Ewing will be one of the players honored tonight

Tonight is the Big East/SEC Invitational at the World’s most famous arena, but it is also a time for celebration.  Madison Square Garden and the NCAA will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of college basketball, including a special event planned to honor the all-time top 10 moments tonight. 

Since hosting its first regularly scheduled game on December 29, 1934, generations of college basketball fans have packed “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” from the old Garden on 8th Avenue to its current location. Countless memories have been recorded on The Garden’s famed hardwood and beginning with this season’s Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, the “All-Time Top 10 Moments in College Basketball History at Madison Square Garden” officially began to count down. The moments are revealed in-arena on Gardenvision and nationally on ESPN. 

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Curtis Granderson: Jekyll and Hyde

December 9, 2009

The tale of two seasons

The Yankees are on the verge of acquiring  Curtis Granderson, an All-Star in 2009 who may be the center fielder the Yankees have been looking for since the departure of Bernie Williams.  In Granderson, one scout said, “the Yankee’s see Derek Jeter in him.  He’s polished, professional, and can handle the spot light”  

Granderson has had a solid career thus far, with a career .270 average, 102 Hrs, 299 RBIs, and 67 stolen bases in 674 games.  It’s easy to see what the Yankees like about him.  However, it’s also easy to see why the skeptics are so critical of the 28 year-old.  

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Yankees re-sign Andy Pettite

December 9, 2009

Joel Sherman of the Daily News writes that The Yankees have re-signed Andy Pettitte for one-year at $11.75 million.

The two sides quickly hammered out an agreement once Pettitte signaled he did want to play again in 2010 — and only for the Yankees.

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In the words of Marv Albert: Yesssss!!!!!

December 9, 2009

Open at Work with Caution...

Morning!

Bits n’ Pieces

I want out, Plaxico Burress request furlough

Ready for 28, Yankees acquire Curtis Granderson

Big loss, Polamalu uncertain about returning this season

New lucky charm, Notre Dame and Brian Kelly talks heat up

Ms. Castaneda and more bits after the jump….

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