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Posted by KDog13 on September 9, 2010
NHL: Kovalchuk finally a Devil, Niemi a Shark, and other News
Ilya Kovalchuk and Devils finally got a contract OK’ed by the league after the original contract being voided by the league. Kovalchuk new deal will pay him 100 million for 15 years. Kovalchuk is currently 27 years and has 642 points in 8 NHL seasons.
The Blackhawks Stanley Cup winning goalie Antti Niemi signed with the San Jose Sharks. The Blackhawks couldn’t afford to bring back Niemi after arbitration ruling awarded Niemi 2.75 million. The Blackhawks before the ruling had made trades, and cuts to slim down there tight cap situation but to no avail. Antti Niemi signs with the sharks and will replace longtime Shark goalie Evgeni Nabokov. It is not known he is the starter since they originally slated offseason acquisition Antero Nittymaki to start. Niemi signed with the Sharks a one year contract for 2 million.
C Jeff Halpern signed with the Montreal Canadiens (1 year, 600,000)
G Carey Price re-signed with the Montreal Canadiens (2 years, 5 million)
LW Fredrik Modin signed with the Atlanta Thrashers (1 year, 800,000)
RW Chris Stewart re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche (2 years, 5.75 million)
LW Mike Comrie signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins (1 year, 500,000)
D Aaron Johnson signed with the Nashville Predators (1 year, 550,000)
C Doug Weight signed with the New York Islanders (1 year, 850,000)
The Nashville Predators acquired D Grant Lewis from the Atlanta Thrashers for RW Ian McKenzie.
D Chris Chelios retires from the NHL after 26 seasons. Chelios has taken a job with the Red Wings front office and is to assist in player development as well as acting as an ambassador.
RW Jonathan Cheechoo was invited to Training Camp for the Dallas Stars
C Kyle Wellwood was invited to Training Camp for the Phoenix Coyotes
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Posted by KDog13 on September 8, 2010
NFL: San Francisco 49ers Transactions, News, and Rumors
Signed RB Brian Westbrook (1 year, 1.25 million)
Signed QB David Carr (2 years, 6.175 million)
Signed LB Travis Laboy (1 year, 1.6 million)
Signed QB Troy Smith (1 year, TBA)
T Alex Boone (reserve/future contract)
QB Nate Davis
QB Jarrett Brown
RB Michael Robinson
FB Jehuu Caulcrick
FB Brit Miller
WR Bobby Guillory
WR Jason Hill
WR Kevin Jurovich
WR Brandon Jones
WR Scott Long
WR Jared Perry
TE Tony Curtis
TE Joe Jon Finley
K Shane Andrus
LB Mike Balogun
LB Matt Wilhelm
LB Scott McKillop
LB Keaton Kristick
LB Bruce Davis
G Brian de la Puente
C Cody Wallace
OT Matt Kopa
S Chris Maragos
CB Karl Paymah
DT Khalif Mitchell
DT Will Tukuafu
DT Derek Walker
Traded WR Issac Bruce to the St. Louis Rams. The trade was so that Bruce could retire with the Rams.
Traded DL/LB Kentwan Balmer to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2011 6th round draft pick
Traded QB Shaun Hill to the Detroit Lions for a 2011 7th round draft pick
QB Nate Davis
FB Jehuu Caulcrick
LB Bruce Davis
WR Kevin Jurovich
T Matt Kopa
LB Keaton Kristick
S Chris Maragos
DT Will Tukuafu
LB Martail Burnett
T Chris Patrick
News and Rumors
Vernon Davis, Alex Smith, Patrick Willis, Eric Heitmann, Takeo Spikes and Justin Smith were all named the 49ers captains.
Released QB Nate Davis and signed QB Troy Smith. Nate Davis cleared waivers and re-joined the 49ers on their practice squad
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Posted by KDog13 on September 5, 2010
MLB: Team by Team August/September Acquisitions, News, and Rumors
Re-signed 1B Tommy Everidge
Rumor: 3b Eric Chavez who has been hampered with injuries is pondering retirement after his latest setback.
Signed OF Jeremy Hermida
1b/OF Conor Jackson was put on the DL
Rumor: OF Carl Crawford likes Oakland’s pitching which weighs heavy on his decision next year for what team to join.
Signed P Yadel Marti
Claimed INF Jeff Larish off waivers from the Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Angels
Traded P Brian Fuentes to the Minnesota Twins for P Loek Van Mil
Rumor: Carl Crawford like the Angels because there field is soft which is good for an outfielders tender ankles and that the weather is great. Crawford will be a hot topic come free agent time, and look for Angels to pursue heavily.
1B Derrek Lee rejected a deal to come the Angels
C/1B Mike Napoli was claimed by the Red Sox only to be pulled back after no deal was reached
Claimed INF Matt Downs off waivers from the Giants
Hitting coach Jeff Bagwell is unsure if he will resume the job next season
Released P Brad Thompson
Removed P Chris Sampson from 40 man roster
Designated INF Anderson Hernandez
Traded 3B Pedro Feliz and cash to the Cardinals for P David Carpenter
Extended P Brett Myers through 2012, with a team option in 2013. Myers will make 21 million due to the extension with a possibility to make up to 29.5 million.
Toronto Blue Jays
Extended P Ricky Romero through 2015, with an option in 2016. Romero will make 30.1 million, with a possibility of 13 million in 2016.
Rumor: 1B Lyle Overbay almost became a Red Sox but is dealing with a concussion that stalled a deal.
P Billy Wagner despite a great year still intends on retiring. Wagner has a 6.5 million dollar option for 2011 but seriously seems that he really is retiring.
Released OF Josh Anderson
3B Chipper Jones is out for the season with a torn ACL
Acquired 1B Derrek Lee from the Chicago Cubs for pitchers Robinson Lopez, Tyrelle Harris, and Jefferey Lorick.
Outrighted P Chris Resop to Waivers
Released P David Riske
Extended OF Corey Hart through 2013, worth 26.5 million.
Traded OF Jim Edmonds to the Reds for OF Chris Dickerson
Released OF Jody Gerut
P LaTroy Hawkins is out for the season as he will undergo surgery
St. Louis Cardinals
Released P Renyel Pinto
Signed P Nate Robertson
Acquired 3B Pedro Feliz and cash from the Astros for P David Carpenter
Rumor: Fredi Gonzalez, and Joe Girardi are at the top of the Cubs manager wishlist. Ryne Sandberg, Eric Wedge, and Pat Listach are in the running as well.
Lou Piniella stepped down as Cubs manager
Traded 1B Derrek Lee to the Braves for pitchers Robinson Lopez, Tyrelle Harris, and Jefferey Lorick.
Traded INF Mike Fontenot to the Giants for OF Evan Crawford
Rumor: Cubs are likely to heavily pursue 1B/OF Adam Dunn with a vacant opening at 1B since longtime Cub Derrek Lee was traded.
Rumor: P Brandon Webb is looking for big money at a base salary of 7.5M
Released SS Bobby Crosby
Signed P Mike Hampton
Rumor: 1B Adam LaRoche is looking for an contract extension which might come since the Diamondbacks didn’t trade him.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Rumor: Dodgers looking to lock up P Ted Lilly with a contract extension
Claimed C Rod Barajas from the Mets for cash considerations
Rumor: Manager Joe Torre is unsure of his future as the manager of the Dodgers. If Mets fail to make the playoffs, look for Jerry Manuel to be gone and Torre to be offered to be the Mets skipper.
Released P Claudio Vargas
Released OF Garret Anderson
Released P Bobby Livingston
Designated INF Juan Castro for assignment
Traded OF Manny Ramirez to the White Sox as a straight waiver claim
Purchased OF Jay Gibbons from Triple A
Signed P Geoff Geary
San Francisco Giants
Released P Todd Wellenmeyer
Acquired OF Jose Guillen from the Royals for cash and a player to be named
Acquired INF Mike Fontenot from the Cubs for OF Evan Dunham
Designated INF Matt Downs for assignment
Designated P Denny Bautista for assignment
Traded OF Austin Kearns to the Yankees for P Zach McAllister
Acquired C Luke Carlin from the Pirates for a player to be named later
Claimed 2B/SS Drew Sutton off waivers from the Reds
Acquired 2B/SS Argenis Reyes and C Juan Apadaco from the Red Sox for future considerations.
Claimed 3B Wes Hodges off waivers from the Rockies
Signed P Saul Rivera
Rumor: Ted Simmons is on the Mariners radar for the vacant manager spot. Bobby Valentine, and Willie Randolph are also possibilities.
Traded 1B Mike Sweeney to the Phillies for either cash or a player to be named later
Fired manager Don Wakamatsu
Rumor: Marlins are trying to extend 2B Dan Uggla and P Ricky Nolasco to long term contracts.
Traded OF Cody Ross to the Giants as a straight waiver claim
Extended 3B Wes Helms for 1 year and 1 million
C Ronny Paulino suspended 50 games after testing positive for a banned substance
Following the Nationals and Marlins brawl suspensions were given out including P Chris Volstad 6 games, P Alex Sanabia 5 games, 1B Gaby Sanchez 3 games, and manager Edwin Rodriguez 1 game.
Designated P Jorge Sosa for assignment
Signed 1B Chad Tracy
Signed C Mike Rivera
Signed INF Tug Hulett
New York Mets
Traded OF Jeff Francoeur to the Rangers for INF Joaquin Arias
Released P Ramon Ortiz
Released INF Alex Cora
Rumor: SS Jose Reyes is looking to be locked up in a long term contract with the Mets, Reyes 2011 option will most likely be exercised although.
Traded C Rod Barajas to the Dodgers for cash considerations
Put Francisco Rodriguez on disqualified list
Signed P Yhency Brazoban
Rumor: Mets looking to lock up P R.A. Dickey to a multi year deal
Following the Nationals and Marlins brawl suspensions were given out including OF Nyjer Morgan 8 games, P Doug Slaten 3 games, third base coach Pat Listach 3 games, and manager Jim Riggleman 2 games.
Rumor: Nationals will heavily pursue Carl Crawford
Extended P Livan Hernandez for 2011
Acquired SS Brian Bixler from the Pirates for cash considerations
1st round draft pick Bryce Harper won’t play any games in the gulf coast affiliate this season.
P Stephen Strasburg is out for the season and will require Tommy John surgery
Designated OF Lou Montanez for Assignment
Hired Buck Showalter as the new manager
San Diego Padres
Designated P Cesar Carrillo for Assignment
Acquired P Tyler Lumsden from the Astros for future considerations
Signed OF Jody Gerut
Signed P Nate Robertson
Designated SS Cody Ransom for Assignment, accepted minors
Acquired 1B Mike Sweeney from the Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations
Designated 3B Greg Dobbs for Assignment, added to 40 man
Placed P Danny Baez on the 15 day disabled list
Traded C Luke Carlin to the Indians for a player to be named later
Designated P Steven Jackson for Assignment
Claimed P Chris Resop off waivers from the Braves
Traded SS Brian Bixler to the Nationals for cash considerations
Claimed P Chan Ho Park off waivers from the Yankees
Traded OF Brandon Jones to the Tigers for a player to be named later
Signed P Luis Heredia
Designated OF Brandon Boggs for Assignment
Signed P Jesus Colome
Signed INF Alex Cora
Rumor: The Rangers are looking to extend OF Josh Hamilton to a long term contract
Acquired OF Jeff Francoeur from the Rangers for SS Joaquin Arias
Rumor: The Rangers are looking to extend manager Ron Washington after the season
Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan win the rights to buy the Texas Rangers
Signed OF Willy Taveras
Signed P Mark Prior
Rumor: The Rangers are going to heavily try to re-sign P Cliff Lee
Tampa Bay Rays
Signed OF Brad Hawpe
Signed P Bobby Livingston
Rumor: P Matt Garza or P James Shields could be on the trading block come winter time with the amount of pitching talent coming up in the Rays roster
Signed P Ramon Ortiz
Boston Red Sox
Released OF Jeremy Hermida
Traded P Manny Delcarmen to the Rockies for P Chris Balcolm-Miller
OF Johnny Damon rejected a deal to come back to the Red Sox
Rumor: The Red Sox are looking to extend C/1B Victor Martinez to a multi year contract.
Released P Kason Gabbard
Signed C Adalberto Ibarra
Released P Randor Bierd
Signed 1B Carlos Delgado
Rumor: 1B/3B Mike Lowell is pondering retirement after this season
Released 1B Ryan Shealy
Released INF Tug Hulett
Rumor: The Red Sox were close to acquiring 1B Lyle Overbay from the Blue Jays before Overbay started to have concussion symptoms. This stalled and eventually ended the deal.
Called up prospect P Aroldis Chapman
Rumor: The Reds are looking to extend manager Dusty Baker but Baker is possibly thinking about seeing what other opportunities present itself. The Reds have presented a deal but Baker hasn’t accepted it yet.
Acquired OF Jim Edmonds from the Brewers for OF Chris Dickerson
Loss INF Drew Sutton to the Indians via Claim off waivers
Signed SS Olivel Florentino
Designated P Micah Owings for Assignment, accepted minors.
Acquired P Manny Delcarmen from the Red Sox for P Chris Balcolm-Miller
Released OF Brad Hawpe
Designated P Randy Flores for Assignment
Signed P Luis Ayala
Kansas City Royals
Purchased P Phillip Humber from minors
Traded OF Jose Guillen to the Giants for future considerations
Purchased C Max St. Pierre from the minors, Pierre has played 14 season in the minors since being drafted in 1997.
Rumor: OF Johnny Damon, SS/3B Johnny Peralta, and P Jeremy Bonderman all want to return with the Tigers after the season
P Bobby Seay is doubtful for the 2011 after electing to have labrum surgery on his throwing shoulder.
Owner Mike Ilitch says that the team will be bringing back General Manager Dave Dombrowski and manager Jim Leyland for the 2011 season
OF Johnny Damon rejected a deal that would of sent him to the Red Sox
Acquired OF Brandon Jones from the Pirates for a player to be named later
Designated P Enrique Gonzalez for Assignment
Acquired P Brian Fuentes from the Angels for P Loek Van Mil
Designated P Loek Van Mil, later was dealt to the Angels for P Brian Fuentes
Acquired P Randy Flores off waivers from the Rockies
Chicago White Sox
Acquired OF Manny Ramirez from the Dodgers as a straight waiver claim
2B Gordan Beckham and P Matt Thornton returned from the disabled list on Friday
Rumor: SS Omar Vizquel is looking to play in 2011 with his recent success and would like to be a White Sox again if they would want him.
Rumor: OF Andrew Jones would like to play with the White Sox next season and has stated he is good for 5 more seasons. Jones is 33 years old.
Designated P Clevelan Santeliz for Assignment
New York Yankees
Designated P Chan Ho Park for Assignment
Rumor: Yankees will most likely pass on 1B Nick Johnson 2011 option
Acquired Austin Kearns from the Indians for P Chris McAllister
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Posted by KDog13 on August 29, 2010
MLB: White Sox acquire Manny Ramirez from the Dodgers
With Manny Ramirez sitting on the bench for the Dodgers, It was only how long till he was wearing a new jersey. The Dodgers really didn’t need Manny Ramirez with all the acquisitions they made. The Dodgers acquired Scott Podsednik in a trade, and added Jay Gibbons. They already have Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, and Reed Johnson. Trading Manny shouldn’t affect them all too much, so this deal made sense at this time. Manny will pack his bags to go to the Chicago White Sox where he should have a fun time with Ozzie Guillen. Ramirez also adds power to the White Sox and will most likely be there Designated Hitter. The White Sox have too many starters at Outfield for Ramirez too crack an outfield spot. The Dodgers are pondering over whether to take prospect 3b Jon Gilmore and eat some of Ramirez’s contract or get cash. This will be Manny’s 4th team in his 17 seasons. Manny Ramirez is in his final year of his 2 year, $40 million. contract.
Posted in Baseball, Transactions | Tagged: Andre Ethier, Baseball, Chicago White Sox, Jay Gibbons, Jon Gilmore, Los Angeles Dodgers, Manny Ramirez, Matt Kemp, MLB, MLB Trade, Ozzie Guillen, Reed Johnson, Scott Podsednik | 1 Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 26, 2010
NHL: Hornqvist re-signs with the Predators, News, and Rumors
The Nashville Predators re-signed the 30 goal scorer Patric Hornqvist. Hornqvist received a 3 year contract for 9.25 million. Hornqvist who was the last draft pick in the 2005 draft surprised many with his 30 goal season in the 2009-2010 season. Nashville hasn’t had much hope for a young player since Alexander Radulov.
D Niklas Grossman signs with the Dallas Stars (2 years, 3.25M)
D Willie Mitchell signs with the Los Angeles Kings (2 years, 3.5M)
F Steve Downie re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2 years, 3.7M)
D Randy Jones signs with the Tampa Bay Lightning (1 year, TBA)
F Raffi Torres signs with the Vancouver Canucks (1 year, 1M)
D Aaron Ward retires from the NHL. Ward finished his career playing 13 seasons, 3 time Stanley Cup winner, and finished up with 151 points.
F Fernando Pisani signs with the Chicago Blackhawks (1 year, 500,000)
F Bryan Little re-signs with the Atlanta Thrashers (3 years, 7.15M)
F Aaron Asham signs with the Pittsburgh Penguins (1 year, 700,000)
D Freddy Meyer signs with the Atlanta Thrashers (1 year, 500,000)
F Andrew Peters signs with the Florida Panthers (1 year, TBA)
F Ben Guite signs with the Columbus Blue Jackets (1 year, TBA)
F Sean Bergenheim signs with the Tampa Bay Lightning (1 year, TBA)
News and Rumors
The Pittsburgh Penguins will not bring back Bill Guerin. Guerin scored 21 goals last season. Guerin also had 4 goals and 5 assist in the playoffs.
The New Jersey Devils have been given a 2 day deadline to re-negotiate the voided deal before Kovalchuk will look elsewhere. KHL could still be in the running especially if the Devils fail to make a deal.
The Vancouver Canucks have put D Kevin Bieksa on the trade block. The Anaheim Ducks, and the San Jose Sharks could be the top landing spot.
C Ryan Johnson is being targeted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Los Angeles Kings.
F Lee Stempniak who is currently one of the top free agents is being rumored to several teams including his old team the Phoenix Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Atlanta Thrashers
G Antti Niemi options are very slim. Some teams that could go after Niemi that seems logical could be the Sharks or the Islanders. Niemi could also find himself without a job or possible in Europe.
The San Jose Sharks do not intend to sign Owen Nolan, who is a fan favorite for his time there.
F/D Dustin Byfuglien could possible be playing defense and forward this year for the Atlanta Thrashers. Byfuglien is one of the few versatile players in the league that can play both offense and defense.
Posted in Hockey, Rumors, Transactions | Tagged: Aaron Asham, Aaron Ward, Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Peters, Antti Niemi, Atlanta Thrashers, Ben Guite, Bill Guerin, Bryan Little, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Dustin Byfuglein, Fernando Pisani, Florida Panthers, Freddy Meyer, Hockey, Ilya Kovalchuk, Kevin Bieksa, KHL, Lee Stempniak, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, NHL, NHL Free Agent, Niklas Grossman, Owen Nolan, Patric Hornqvist, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Raffi Torres, Randy Jones, Ryan Johnson, San Jose Sharks, Sean Bergenheim, Steve Downie, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Willie Mitchell | 1 Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 25, 2010
NFL: Vikings acquire Greg Camarillo from the Dolphins
With news of Sidney Rice getting surgery on his hip, the Vikings went out and traded for Greg Camarillo. Camarillo is a favorite among Dolphins fans for his notable touchdown in overtime to beat the Ravens for there first win in the 2007 season. Last season Camarillo had 52 receptions for 552 yards and an average of 11 yards per catch. Camarillo is a silent workhouse among the league, very sure handed as he didn’t drop a single pass last season. Brett Favre now has a new option to throw to in Camarillo, for fantasy lovers in deep leagues grab him. The Dolphins in return will receive veteran cornerback Benny Sapp. With Will Allen hurt with a knee injury, Sapp will provide depth. Last season Sapp recorded 44 tackles, forced 2 fumbles, and had 6 pass deflections.
Posted in Fantasy Sports, Football, Transactions | Tagged: Baltimore Ravens, Benny Sapp, Fantasy Football, Football, Greg Camarillo, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, NFL Trade, Sidney Rice, Will Allen | 2 Comments »
Posted by KDog13 on August 17, 2010
NFL: Westbrook signs with the 49ers, News, and Rumors
RB Brian Westbrook signs with the San Francisco 49ers (1 year, 1.25M)
This is a good signing for the 49ers. They just lost their backup running back Glen Coffee due to a surprising and unexpected retirement. Which leaves them with rookie Anthony Dixon, and Michael Robinson for the backup role. Dixon shined in the first preseason game, and Robinson didn’t. The signing of Westbrook should create a tougher battle to be the backup running back.
QB Brett Favre has just arrived to Minnesota to what is thought to be his comeback to the Minnesota Vikings. Favre to re-join the Vikings seems very likely at this point right now. This will be Favre’s 20th season in the NFL.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dennis Dixon looks like he could be the favorite over Bryon Leftwich to start the regular season. This is coming only after 1 preseason game where Dixon impressed.
The Tennessee Titans release RB Stafon Johnson
The Cleveland Browns lose their punter Dave Zastudil for the entire season due to a knee injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Ray Maualuga will not be suspended by the NFL. Maualuga was arrested for DUI in 2009.
San Francisco 49ers trade DL Kentwan Balmer to the Seattle Seahawks for a 6th round draft pick
Adding more stuff later…..
RB Ladell Betts signs with the New Orleans Saints (1 year, 805,000)
Posted in Football, Rumors, Transactions | Tagged: Anthony Dixon, Brett Favre, Brian Westbrook, Byron Leftwich, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dave Zastudil, Dennis Dixon, Football, Kentwan Balmer, Ladell Betts, Michael Robinson, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Ray Maualuga, Rumors, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Stafon Johnson, Tennessee Titans | 1 Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 15, 2010
NFL: Shawne Merriman signs tender, News, and Rumors
The San Diego Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman ended his holdout and signed his 1 year, $3, 269 million tender. Merriman missed 2 weeks of training camp from being displeased with his status on the team.
The San Francisco 49ers RB Glen Coffee retires from the NFL just after 1 season. Reasons of retirement are no yet known but this comes as a surprise as he was the 49ers backup running back and showed promise.
Cleveland Browns MLB D’Qwell Jackson is out for 3-8 weeks with a strained pectoral muscle.
New Orleans Saints HB Lynell Hamilton is out for the year with a torn ACL
Seattle Seahawks WR Deion Branch who is trying to revive his career is off to a good start in training camp and is receiving props from coach Carroll
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dennis Dixon outplays Bryon Leftwich in the pre-season opener. Dixon could make a case to start if he keeps this up.
The New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins contract re-negotiations are far off with the team. The Patriots had offered Mankins money that would make him the 3rd highest paid guard but he wanted more years. So far both the team and Mankins seem unlikely to get a deal off soon.
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones is currently listed as the starting running back over Jamaal Charles
Arizona Cardinals RB Tim Hightower is ahead of RB Beanie Wells for the starting running back spot
The Baltimore Ravens could be willing to move RB Willis McGahee with Jalen Parmele impressing coaches
Chicago Bears RB Harvey Unga has been placed on the IR
New England Patriots DL Ty Warren is out for the year with a hip injury that will require season ending surgery.
With the sudden retirement of San Francisco 49ers RB Glen Coffee, RB Michael Robinson is the 2nd running back with Anthony Dixon right behind him.
Posted in Football, Rumors, Transactions | Tagged: Anthony Dixon, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Beanie Wells, Bryon Leftwich, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Browns, D'Qwell Jackson, Deion Branch, Dennis Dixon, Football, Glen Coffee, Harvey Unga, Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs, Logan Mankins, Lynell Hamilton, Michael Robinson, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Pete Carroll, Pittsburgh Steelers, Rumors, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Shawne Merriman, Thomas Jones, Tim Hightower, Ty Warren, Willis McGahee | 1 Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 13, 2010
MLB: Giants Acquire Jose Guillen from Royals plus other News
The San Francisco Giants added a power bat plus some depth in outfield by acquiring OF Jose Guillen. The Giants acquired OF Jose Guillen from the Kansas City Royals for cash and a player to be named later.
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones who is out for the year and was pondering retirement at the end of the season has said that he will come to spring training for the 2011 season. Many thought he would be done after the injury but now he will give it another come spring training. It is not official he will play but he has already committed himself to trying for another season.
The Boston Red Sox are interested in acquiring 1B Lyle Overbay from the Toronto Blue Jays if Carlos Delgado doesn’t pan out.
The Los Angeles Dodgers demote P Jonathan Broxton from his closer role and insert P Hong-Chih Kuo into the role. Octavio Dotel could also be used as he has experience in the role from the past as well as this year on the Pirates before being traded.
The Milwaukee Brewers release OF Jody Gerut
Posted in Baseball, Rumors, Transactions | Tagged: Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Carlos Delgado, Chipper Jones, Hong-Chih Kuo, Jody Gerut, Jonathan Broxton, Jose Guillen, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Lyle Overbay, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, MLB Trade, Octavio Dotel, Pittsburgh Pirates, Rumors, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays | 3 Comments »