Two sports, two big trades: the Mets acquired J.J. Putz from the M’s in a 12-player, three-team trade, and the Bobcats sent Jason Richardson to the Suns for Boris Diaw and Raja Bell. All right! Nothing stokes my fire like talking about PERSONNEL MOVES! Wooooo!!!!
New Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik showed he has bigger balls and brains than his predecessors in getting top outfield prospect Franklin Gutierrez from the Indians and OF Endy Chavez, pitchers Aaron Heilman and Justin Vargas, and three more prospects from the Mets. The Mets also got OF Jeremy Reed and another solid bullpen arm in Sean Green, while the Indians got whatever this is too much information to process. The important thing is that the poindexters at USS Mariner like it, so I like it, too. Mets fans have to be pleased that the bullpen won’t be blowing 29 of 72 save opportunities next year (Faith and Fear in Flushing likes it), while the Indians essentially move one prospect at a position they didn’t need for a prospect at a position they did (second baseman Luis Albueno).
Phew. Jeez, I’m supposed to talk about the basketball trade now? Well, the Bobcats will continue to suck for all time, and Amare Stoudemire will continue to complain about touches while the monolith of Shaq continues to destroy the memory of D’Antoni’s Suns. Now please, someone find me a law-breaking cheerleader. This actual sports news is killing me.