Phoenix Suns sign G Quentin Richardson
Los Angeles Clippers acquire G Kerry Kittles
New York Mets trade INF Ty Wigginton to Pittsburgh Pirates for P Kris Benson; Mets acquire P Victor Zambrano; Mets trade P Scott Erickson to Texas Rangers
Florida Marlins trade 1B Hee Seop Choi and P Brad Penny to Los Angeles Dodgers for OF Juan Encarnacion, P Guillermo Mota, and C Paul Lo Duca.
Boston Red Sox trade SS Nomar Garciaparra to Cubs; Montreal trade SS Orlando Cabrera to Boston Red Sox; Minnesota Twins trade 1B Doug Mientkiewicz to Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees trade P Jose Contreras to Chicago White Sox for P Esteben Loiaza.
New York Yankees sign 1B John Olerud
Los Angeles Dodgers acquire OF Steve Finley from Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Hawks trade G Jason Terry and F Alan Henderson to Dallas Mavericks for F Antonie Walker and G Tony Delk
San Antonio Spurs resign F Robert Horry
Oakland Raiders release WR Tim Brown
Dallas Cowboys release QB Quincy Carter
Cleveland Cavaliers sign F Robert Traylor
New Orleans Hornets sign F Rodney Rogers
Detroit Pistons trade F Corliss Williamson to Philadelphia 76ers for F Derrick Coleman and C Amal McCaskell
Chicago Bulls trade G Jamal Crawford and F Jerome Williams to New York Knicks for C Cezary Trybanski, F Othella Harrington, G Frank Williams, and C Dikembe Mutombo
New Jersey Nets resign F Richard Jefferson
Chicago White Sox acquire 2B Roberto Alomar from Arizona Diamondbacks
Milwaukee Bucks sign G Mike James
Boston Celtics trade F Chris Mihm, G Marcus Banks, G Chucky Atkins, and a 2nd Round Draft Pick to Los Angeles Lakers for G Gary Payton, F Rick Fox and 1st Round Draft Pick
New York Jets sign OL Pete Kendell
New Jersey Nets trade F Kenyon Martin to Denver Nuggets for 3 first round draft picks
Golden State Warriors sign G Derek Fisher
Buffalo Bills sign LB Jason Gildon
Chicago White Sox acquire OF Carl Everett
Orlando Magic sign F Hedo Turkoglu
Los Angeles Lakers sign C Vlade Divac
Philadelphia 76ers trade G Eric Snow to Cleveland Cavaliers for G Kevin Ollie and G Kendrick Brown.
Golden State Warriors trade G Nick Van Exel to Portland Trailblazers for F Dale Davis.
Sacramento Kings sign C Greg Ostertag
Tennessee Titans release RB Eddie George
Dallas Cowboys sign RB Eddie George
Cleveland Caviliers trade C Tony Battie to Orlando Magic for F Drew Gooden
Los Angeles Lakers resign G Kobe Bryant
New York Jets sign TE Mikhael Ricks
Golden State Warriors resign C Adonal Foyle
Utah Jazz resigns G Gordan Giricek, and G Carlos Arroyo, and sign F/C Mehmet Okur, and F Carlos Boozer
Boston Celtics resigned C Mark Blount
Philadelphia 76ers sign F Brian Skinner
San Antonio Spurs resign G Manu Ginobili and sign G Brent Barry.
Indiana Pacers trade F Al Harrington to Atlanta Hawks for G Stephen Jackson
Minnesota resigns G Troy Hudson
Detroit Pistons sign F Antonio McDyess and resign F Rasheed Wallace
Los Angeles Lakers trade C Shaquille O’Neal to Miami Heat for F Lamar Odom, F Caron Butler, F Brian Grant, and a first round Draft Pick
Dallas Mavericks trade F Antawn Jamison to Washington Wizards for G Devin Harris, G Jerry Stackhouse, and F Christian Laettner
Phoenix Suns trade Luol Deng to Chicago Bulls for two future 1st Round Draft choices.
Three-way trade: Houston Astros get OF Carlos Beltran, Oakland Athletics get Octavio Dotel, Kansas City Royals get future prospects.
Chicago White Sox acquire P Freddy Garcia from Seattle Mariners
Orlando Magic trade G Tracy McGrady, F Juwon Howard, G Tyronn Lue and G Reese Gaines to Houston Rockets for G Steve Francis, G Cuttino Mobley, and F Kelvin Cato.
Phoenix Suns sign PG Steve Nash
Dallas Mavericks resign G Marquis Daniels
Denver Nuggets resign F/C Marcus Camby
The Rumor Mill
Yankees are interested in acquiring P Jamie Moyer or P Russ Ortiz, and OF Preston Wilson
The Greatest Home Run Hitter of All-Time…
While Hank Aaron is the career all-time Home Rums leader, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Barry Bonds are sluggers of a different type. Ruth, Mays and Bonds all hit 50 or more Home Runs in a season at some point in their carrer, a mark Aaron never reached. Aaron’s single season high was 49 – his success was based on longevity, not sheer power hitting. The Babe would be my choice for greatest home run hitter of all time.
Some news and some traveling music please…
Green Bay Packers sign QB Tim Couch
Florida Marlins acquire P Billy Koch
New York Mets trade P David Weathers to Houston Astros for OF Richard Hidalgo
New York Yankees trade P Gabe White to Cincinnati Reds
Detroit Pistons win the NBA Finals; Chauncey Billups named MVP of the NBA Finals
Phil Jackson, LA Laker Head Coach retires
The Rumor Mill
New York Yankees shopping P Jose Contrearas to Seattle Mariners for P Freddy Garcia
76ers star Allen Iverson on the trading block.
The end of the Lakers? Either Kobe goes or Shaq goes – this town ain’t big enough for the 2 of them
Orlando Magic trade G Tracy McGrady, G Tyronn Lue, C Andrew Declercq, and F Juwan Howard to Houston Rockets for G Steve Francis, G Cuttino Mobley, F/C Kelvin Cato
Charlotte Bobcats trade No. 4 draft pick and No. 33 draft pick to Los Angeles Clippers for No. 2 draft pick
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New York Giants sign K Bill Gramatica & QB Kurt Warner
Dallas Cowboys sign QB Vinny Testaverde
Oakland Raiders sign QB Kerry Collins
Golden State Warriors fire Head Coach Eric Musselman and hire, former Stanford Head Coach, Mike Montgomery as new Head Coach
New Orleans Hornets hire Byron Scott as Head Coach
Anaheim Angels sign OF Raul Mondesi
The Rumor Mill
New York Mets interest in trading for OF Carlos Beltran, and P Freddy Garcia
Tennessee Titans to cut RB Eddie George
New York Yankees interest in trading for OF Carlos Beltran
Kevin Garnett wins NBA Most Valuable Player.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign LB Ian Gold
Boston Celtics name Doc River as new head coach
Atlanta Hawks fire Head Coach Terry Stotts
New Orleans Hornets fire Head Coach Tim Floyd
The Rumor Mill:
New York Giants close to sign QB Kurt Warner
Did Kerry Collins lose his starting job this weekend?
Who should the New York Football Giants start at QB this coming season, veteran Kerry Collins, or newcomer and first overall NFL Draft pick Eli Manning? I would start Kerry Collins for one more year, giving Manning a chance to learn the Giants system and gain some NFL experience. The job is surely Manning’s in the future, but I’d give him a season behind Collins to learn the ropes. Kerry Collins is already prepared to be the Giants starter. Before throwing Manning to the NFL defensive wolves, the Giants need to build an offensive line. Neither quarterback would do well with the same dysfunctional line the Giants fielded last season. Eli will be a superstar within in a few short years, and hopefully rise to superstardom like his brother, Peyton, and his father Archie.
There they go... Plus Some News
New England Patriots acquire RB Corey Dillon for a 2nd round draft.
Lebron James wins NBA Rookie of the Year
Ron Artest wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Hubie Brown wins NBA Coach of the Year
Antawn Jamison wins NBA Sixth Man of the Year
Zach Randolph wins NBA Most Improved Player of the Year
Washington Redskins sign LB Michael Barrow.
New York Giants acquire QB Eli Manning from San Diego Chargers
New York Jets selected LB Jonathan Vilma with their 1st Round pick.
Baltimore Ravens acquire WR Kevin Johnson from Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jamal Mashburn is on the trade block
Who would pick to start Your NBA Team: Yao Ming, Carmelo Anthony, or Lebron James?
While Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James have earned a lot more recognition then Houston's Yao Ming, Yao is 7" 5' and should potentially take over games like his current opponents in the Western Conference, Tim Duncan and Shaq regularly do. Carmelo and Lebron should be able to dominate in a few years as well, but don’t have Yao's size, which is a major factor. For that reason I would take Yao to start my franchise, over both Carmelo and Lebron.
Los Angeles Dodgers acquire CF Milton Bradley
New York Mets trade OF Roger Cedeno to St. Louis Cardinals
Oakland Raiders sign CB Ray Buchanan
Tampa Bay Bucaneers sign DT Darrell Russell
New York Giants sign WR Amani Toomer to a contract extension
New York Giants sign DT Norman Hand
G Allen Iverson out for rest of season
G Tracy McGrady out for rest of season
P Mark Prior out until May
SS Nomar Garciaparra on the DL
Redskins acquire WR James Thrash from Philadelphia Eagles
Michigan Wolverines win the NIT Basketball Tournament
The Rumor Mill
WR Roy Williams moving up in the NFL Draft
San Diego Chargers might trade the No. 1 Pick in the NFL Draft to the New York Giants for the No. 4 Pick and another draft pick, and then trade the No. 4 pick to for two 1st Round Picks.
Fantasy Basketball Notes
Janeiro Pargo, PG, Chicago Bulls
Tyronn Lue, PG, Orlando Magic
Samuel Dalembert, C, Philadelphia 76ers
Hedo Turkaglu, G/F, San Antonio Spurs
Allan Houston, SG, New York Knicks
Allen Iverson, SG, Philadelphia 76ers
Tracy McGrady, SG, Orlando Magic
Are the Knicks Heading in the Right Direction?
The Knicks best midseason move was clearly firing former GM Scott Layden. Isiah Thomas brought in Stephon Marbury, Vin Baker, Tim Thomas and Nazr Mohammed – a superstar and some size. They aren’t yet in a position to win the championship or even really make a run in the Eastern Conference, but they are now a respectable team and borderline a fun one to watch. They are still a few moves away from being a contender, but should make the playoffs, while most likely being eliminated in the 1st Round.
There They Go:
Oakland Raiders sign DT Warren Sapp
Denver Broncos sign S John Lynch
New York Jets sign S Reggie Tongue
Dallas Cowboys trade WR Joey Galloway to Tampa Bay Buccaneers for WR Keyshawn Johnson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Signs RB Charlie Garner
Seattle Seahawks sign CB Bobby Taylor
Carolina Panthers sign LB Brandon Short, and LB Jesse Armstead
New York Giants sign CB Terry Cousin
Denver Broncos sign RB Garrison Hearst
Detroit Lions sign S Brock Marion
Houston Rockets sign PF Charles Oakley
New York Yankees resign P Mariano Rivera
New York Mets acquire SS Ricky Guteirrez
Detroit Tigers sign P Urbina
New York Mets trade OF Timo Perez
The Rumor Mill
QB Ben Roethlisberger stock in the NFL Draft is falling out of the top 5.
Fantasy Basketball Notes
Deshawn Stevenson, SG, Orlando Magic
Bob Sura, SG, Atlana Hawks
Chris Crawford, F, Atlanta Hawks
Mike Miller, G/F, Memphis Grizzlies
Jeff McInnis, PG, Cleveland Cavilers
Is the 2004 New York Yankees Pitching Staff really that bad?
The Yankees boast one the top three pitching Staffs in Major League Baseball. Their starting rotation contains three of the top ten pitchers in the game, Javier Vasquez, Kevin Brown, and Mike Mussina. They also have the best bullpen in baseball featuring Tom Gordon, Steve Karsay, Paul Quantrill, and of course their ace, Mariano Rivera. As long as their starting pitchers throw strikes and get outs like they have in the past, it wont matter if they are all right handed hurlers. Lack of lefty’s will only matter in the bullpen. The Yanks may look for a lefty if their fourth starter fails them, in which case look for them to acquire Odalis Perez or Randy Johnson. Clearly, Steinbrenner and Cashman should have resigned Andy Pettitte, but the Yanks still have enough pitching to go all the way in 2004.
There They Go...
New York Knicks sign Vin Baker, Contract undisclosed
Oakland Raiders sign DT Ted Washington, and LB Dwayne Rudd
Philadelphia Eagles sign DE Jevon Kearse, and LB Dhani Jones
Tampa Bay Buccaneers release S John Lynch, and sign RB Charlie Garner, T Todd Steussie
Washington Redskins trade CB Champ Bailey to Denver Broncos for RB Clinton Portis
Washington Redskins acquire QB Mark Brunell for a 3rd Round Draft Pick
Washington Redskins sign CB Shawn Springs, DT Cornelius Griffin, and release DE Bruce Smith and LB Jesse Armstead
Pittsburgh Steelers sign RB Duce Staley, and release RB Amos Zereoue
Cleveland Browns sign QB Jeff Garcia.
Dallas Cowboys sign DE Marcellus Wiley
Philadelphia Eagles acquire WR Terrell Owens
Detroit Lions sign WR Tai Streets, C Damien Woody.
New York Giants sign former Philadelphia Eagle LB Carlos Emmons, LB Barrett Green, C/G Shaun O’Hara. and DT Fred Robbins, and release LB Mike Barrow
Dallas Cowboys acquire QB Drew Henson from Houston Texans for a 3rd Round Draft Pick
New York Jets acquire WR Justin McCariens from Tennessee Titans for a 2nd Round Draft Pick
New York Jets sign DT Eric Barton, CB David Barrett, RB Kenton Keith and QB Ricky Ray, resign K Doug Brien, and G/T Brent Smith, release LB Marvin Jones, LB Mo Lewis, CB Aaron Beasley, S Sam Garnes, S Tyrone Carter, WR Curtis Conway and QB Vinny Testaverde, and announce retirement of G Dave Szott.
Kansas City Chiefs sign former Giant, C Chris Bober
Chicago Bears sign T John Tait.
Seattle Seahawks sign DE Grant Wistrom
Buffalo Bills sign CB Troy Vincent
Minnesota Vikings sign CB Antoine Winfield
Miami Dolphins acquire WR David Boston from Seattle Seahawks
The Rumor Mill
New York Giants interest in moving up in draft to pick QB Eli Manning
Closer Urbina might play in Japan
CB Ty Law wants out from New England Patriots
Fantasy Basketball Notes
Darius Miles, G/F, Portland Trailblazers
Brian Skinner, F/C, Milwaukee Bucks
Troy Murphy, PF, Golden State Warriors
Antonio Daniels, PG, Seattle Supersonics
Brian Cardinal, F, Golden State Warriors
Devean George, SF, Los Angeles Lakers
Wally Szczerbiak, G/F, Minnesota Timberwolves