Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bull and finally some (sad) Sock news

Pax says he wants to keep BG -
General manager John Paxson has left the door open for Ben Gordon to remain with the Bulls. Gordon, who will be an unrestricted free agent July 1, turned down two long-term contract extensions. He rejected a five-year, $50 million offer in October 2007, and a six-year, $58million offer last October. He signed a one-year qualifying offer of $6.4 million. "In our minds, we have not ruled out keeping Ben Gordon at all," Paxson said. "There may have to be another move in the summer that makes sense. Even though the last two years we've tried to hammer out deals and it hasn't worked, I understand his value in what we're trying to do and his ability to score. That's important. But that's down the road. There's nothing we can do today to definitively know what may happen. But I respect and value Ben."


From my game preview -
The Nuggets won when these two teams met in Denver earlier this season, getting 20+ points from Melo, Billups and Kenyon Martin. Hopefully the Bulls can get three players going like that in tonight's game at the UC, continuing the pattern of splitting the season series with the Nuggets that has been ongoing for the last four seasons.

What actually happened when the Bull beat the Nuggets -
Ben Gordon scored a season-high 37 points to lead the short-handed Chicago Bulls to a 116-99 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.

Luol Deng scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Tyrus Thomas added 21 and 12 to give the Bulls their second straight win since dealing four players to the Sacramento Kings on Thursday.


Great performance (LeBron)

Great game (Lakers / Hornets)


Crede is joining the Twins -
Third baseman Joe Crede is reportedly staying in the AL Central for the 2009 season, but leaving the division champions for the runners-up.

The Chicago Tribune, citing an unnamed source, reported that Crede agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Crede played in just 97 games last season for the Chicago White Sox because of back injuries, hitting .248 with 17 home runs and 55 RBIs. He was named to the 2008 All-Star team before injuries derailed his season for a second consecutive year.

In 798 career games, Crede has 125 home runs -- including a career-high 30 in 2006. He is known for being an above-average defensive third baseman.

1 comment:

DC said...

Hate to see Crede go...especially to a division rival but with his bad back and our abundance of 3B prospects it had to happen.

Don't know how his back is going to hold up diving on the concrete in the Dome though...I bet he gets hurt again.

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