As the MLB Trade Deadline approaches and NFL training camp is ready to kick off, sports in the northeast have become very exciting. The Yankees are in play for Dan Haren, the Mets have snapped their West Coast losing streak, and the Jets are hoping to ink Darrelle Revis to a new deal…
Arizona, Yankees Talk Trade
We’ve been hearing things about this potential trade for the last 48 hours. I’ve listed what the Yankees have offered and have rejected here, so take a look.
My Take On The Situation: I doubt the trade happens. I don’t think Cashman is ready to admit that they really screwed up Joba Chamberlain yet. Joba seems to be the sticky point in this deal and at the end of the day, I don’t think the Yankees deal him.
Jerry Manuel on the Hot Seat?
Jerry Manuel has sporadically been on the hot seat this season. In between a horribly slow start to the season to a dominant home winning streak to a terrible West Coast swing, Manuel will likely find his named draped all over the web in countless rumors.
My Take On The Situation: Unless the Mets make the playoffs, Manuel and GM Omar Minaya are gone. Do I think the Mets will fire Manuel during the season? No, but his job is on the line right now. It’s do-or-die time for the Met leadership.
Broncos Ink Dumervil, Revis Next for Jets?
After recording 17 sacks last year, the Denver Broncos inked defensive end, Elvis Dumervil to a five-year, $61.5 million dollar extension. Dumervil will receive $43 million of it in guaranteed money. Could the Dumervil deal open the door for Darrelle Revis?
Darrelle Revis, who is set to make $1 million next season, is demanding a new contract. Dumervil’s deal may set a base-line for Revis, but don’t expect him to receive $43 million in guarantees.
Free-agent-to-be Nick Mangold also wants a new deal with the Jets, but will not hold out.
My Take On The Situation: It’s time for Woody Johnson to stop with the games and re-up Revis. Hey Woody, you have PSLs to sell. Sign your best players and assure your fans that you will have top talent on the field.
Magic Move To The Top of CP3’s List
Disgruntled New Orleans Hornets’ point guard, Chris Paul wants out of the bayou. Paul is extremely unhappy with the current state of the Hornet franchise. We profiled earlier in the week that Paul wants to come to New York, but reports are now suggesting that Paul would rather end up in Orlando with Dwight Howard.
The Reason?: The Magic could put together a better package than the Knicks could. A package consisting of the Vince Carter’s expiring contract and Jameer Nelson may be enough to land Paul in Disney World.
The Hornets also want to move Emeka Okafor’s bad contract ($12 mil per season) in any such deal.
My Take on The Situation: The Knicks firmly have their sites set on 2011 free agent, Carmelo Anthony. Anthony, a native of Brooklyn who played college ball at Syracuse, would be a welcomed addition. However, if the Hornets are demanding that any team who takes Paul, takes Okafor, then the Knicks won’t have enough money left over to ink Anthony.
The odds of Chris Paul ending up in New York are about 10%. Cross your fingers for Carmelo not taking Denver’s contract extension.