Saturday, April 25, 2009

Some Saturday afternoon pre-Draft linkage: April 25th

- According to sources, Matthew Stafford will be the number one pick in this year's NFL Draft as he and the Lions have agreed to terms on a contract. The deal is reportedly worth $72 million over six years, with a whopping $41.7 million guaranteed.

- The Red Sox rallied to beat the Yankees last night, with Kevin Youkilis hitting a walk-off home run in the 11th inning off Damaso Marte. Mariano Rivera blew his first save of the year by allowing a game-tying home run to Jason Bay in the ninth.

I've seen a lot of comments already on the blogs and on Facebook and Twitter to the tune of "$423 million in the offseason and they blow a save and then get beat. Pathetic." Don't say that. That's just stupid and it makes you sound like an idiot. It's one game... in April. Relax.

- The Mets won last night behind another gem from Johan Santana but it was a lot closer than it needed to be. That's because Francisco Rodriguez came in and did his usual, allowing a two run homer in the ninth before locking down the save. There's a reason nobody was interested in this guy after he had 60+ saves last year, and this is it.

- The Sixers narrowly defeated the Magic once again, taking a 2-1 series lead. Andre Miller had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Philly. Thaddeus Young was the hero, though, hitting the game winning shot. After the game, he said, "it was the biggest shot ever for me. It was a lucky shot. I'm glad I hit it. I'm glad the ball was in my hands."

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