Have had my beloved family in town over the holidays, so sorry the posts have been non-existent for a little over a week. This is is big week starting today with the Giants. And it's a big week for the Rangers, although they're not playing again till Friday(!), and less so for the Knicks, who might want to start thinking about a selloff and some tanking, since they own their pick. The Yanks "Captain's Camp" might be starting this week, I'll have to check. Let's take a look.
Giants: The Giants are in Green Bay today for the Wild Card game. Obviously, everyone is picking the Pack and the Frozen Tundra, but, those that don't learn from history are often doomed to repeat it. The SB 42 and 46 titles ran right through the Frozen Tundra. The Giants can do it again today, if the D can play like it has lately, while cleaning up the long passses, and the Giants O can play like it did in the first two years of McAdoo. A big part of that will be giving the majority of carries to Paul Perkins, I'd also like to see them line up at a WR spot out of the huddle, if only to be a decoy. The Pack will try to take away OBJ, but I don't think they have the players to do it. Let's Go, Giants!
Rangers: Rangers had another spirited comeback last night. And AV finally let Clendening play and he scored 2 goals to spur the comeback. The Rangers have been looking for that all year, and it's been on the roster. That said they still need to find another defensive defenseman because Girardi is a pylon, and they keep giving up early goals. They have the week off till Friday, and we could see some movement.
Knicks: The Knicks are now 3 games under .500 because they don't play D. Also, KP has been nursing a sore achilles. Korver just got traded, so the market is now open. Time to see what we can sell (not KP, Billy, etc.) and start planning for the draft. Having multiple ones would make a rebuild go faster.
Yanks: January is the time of year when a lot of prospects start floating back to Tampa to continue their offseason workouts. Not sure when Captain's Camp is, but they're still holding onto prospects and picks and that can only auger future success. What's more the Phillies are now looking for a left handed bat: Brett Gardner? The Phillies started their sell-off and rebuild a year or so before the Yanks did, so they might have some desirable assets to give in trade. We'll see.
So that's about it. Go Giants!!!!!!!!! Go Rangers! Sell Knicks! Stay the course, Yanks! And have a great week!