Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sports Comments of the Day

Two Disappointed Mike Piazza Fans

4 Players were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame:
  • Pedro Martinez - He pitched for the Mets for 4 years, but only one of them was good.  He'll be inducted as a Boston Red Sox
  • Craig Biggio
  • John Smoltz
  • Randy Johnson
Mike Piazza missed out by 5.5%.  Hopefully he'll get in next year.  Don Mattingly also was not elected to the Hall in his last year of eligibility.  Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds who were suspected of using performance enhancing drugs also did not get in,

As reported in the New York Post and other sources:

"In a three-way deal with Oklahoma City and Cleveland, Jackson shipped shooting guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to LeBron James’ Cavaliers and also waived center Samuel Dalembert, whose contract would have become fully guaranteed on Saturday, in a separate transaction. The trade became official late Monday.

The Knicks received three players with non-guaranteed contracts, a 2019 second-round pick and two trade exceptions worth $6 million and $2.6 million, respectively.

They will waive at least two of the players with the possibility of keeping young Oklahoma City forward Lance Thomas, a Brooklyn native. The Knicks could use the trade exceptions for a player without regard to the salary cap and have up to a year to use them."

It is obviously that Phil "Action" Jackson is throwing in the towel for the season.  This is obviously a salary dump as the Knicks are trading away some good players and getting little or nothing in return. Jackson is making $12 million a year and is responsible for a team with a 5-32 record.  He is clearly salary cap space for next season.  Is there any guarantee that Jackson will bring a winner to MSG in the forseeable future?

I really think that any person who bought Knick tickets for games this season should be offered a refund.

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