Friday Tidbits – 7/17/09
Fernando Martinez (knee) and Geovany Soto landed on the DL. Jayson Werth was named as an AS replacement for Carlos Beltran. Shouldn’t it have went to a “final vote” guy. Baltimore Manager Dave Trembley was suspended two games. Houston claimed Chris Coste off waivers. Nelson Cruz replaced Torii Hunter in the AS Game. Jonathan Sanchez threw a no-hitter. The Mets sent Ryan Church to Atlanta for Jeff Francoeur. Dustin Pedroia was replaced by Carlos Pena in the AD Game. Apparently Joe Maddon doesn’t have a brain as Ian Kinsler was the logical replacement. Trevor Hoffman replaced Jonathon Broxton. Zach Duke replaced Matt Cain. I guess they haven’t heard of Yovani Gallardo. Josh Beckett threw a Shutout for his 100th career Win. Kevin Slowey tweaked his wrist, delaying his return. Prince Fielder won the HR contest. Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum started the AS Game. Jim Riggleman replaced Manny Acta as Washington’s Skipper. Jay Bruce (wrist)is out for up to two months. Chone Figgins replaced Evan Longoria in the AS game. Pedro signed with the Phillies. The AL won the AS Game again. Carl Crawford got the MVP after a game-saving catch. Ryan Howard hit his 200th HR the fastest in MLB history.
San Diego RB Curtis Brinkley was shot in Philly. Derrick Mason is retiring. Tampa Bay cut Brian Griese. The Jets cut Bubba Franks. Matt Ca$$el signed a huge deal with the Chiefs. Terrell Suggs got paid too. Travis Henry got a three-year jail sentence for his drug arrest. Brilliant. The Redskins picked Jeremy Jarmon in the supplemental draft.
Grant Hill signed a two-year dal with Phoenix. Portland’s Patrick Mills broke his foot. Orlando signed Brandon Bass. Memphis cut Jerry Stackhouse. Channing Frye signed in Phoenix as well. A ‘mare Stoudemire had eye surgery. Orlando matched Dallas’ contract for Marcin Gortat. Denver got Arron Affalo, Walter Sharpe and cash for a future second round pick. The Cavs signed Anthony Parker. The Bulls signed Jannero Pargo and Lindsey Hunter. The Suns bought out Ben Wallace’s contract. Josh Childress will stay in Greece.
Tampa signed Antero Nittymaki. Washington signed Brendan Morrison. Toronto signed Rickard Wallin. Pittsburgh signed Jay McKee. Montreal signed Travis Moen and Paul Mara. New Jersey traded a 2010 draft pick to Edmonton for Tim Sestito and signed Yann Danis. Jacques Lemaire is back with New Jersey. The Rangers signed Ryan Callahan. Anaheim signed James Wisniewski. The Rangers sent Lauri Korpikoski to Phoenix for Enver Lisin. Chicago named Stan Bowman as their new GM. The Islanders signed #1 pick John Tavares. Atlanta signed Kari Lehtonen. Montreal signed Guillaume Latendresse and Shawn Belle. Washington signed Jeff Schultz. Phoenix signed Keith Yandle. Atlanta signed Colby Armstrong.
Texas Tech’s McKinner Dixon and Kansas State’s Deon Murphy have declared for the supplemental draft. Tennessee lost WRs Austin Rogers (knee) and Denarius Moore (foot) for the year. Southern Miss ended Damion Fletcher’s suspension.
Providence gave Coach Keno Davis an extension.
Phil Mickelson is skipping the British Open as expected. Roger Tambellini won the Wayne Gretzky Classic (Nationwide tour). Martin Kaymer won the Scottish Open. Bernhard Langer won the 3M Championship. Steve Stricker won the John Deere Classic. Eun-Hee Ji won the U.S. Women’s Open.
Rajeev Ram beat Sam Querrey to win the ATP Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championship. Agnes Szavay beat Patty Schnyder to win the WTA GDF Suez Grand Prix. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez beat Caroline Wozniacki to win the WTA Tour Collector Swedish Open.
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