185 major leaguers have spoken: The Yankees are overrated. Alex Rodriguez (18%), Joba Chamberlain (12%) and Derek Jeter (7%) were voted No. 1, 2 and 3 in this year’s “Most Overrated Player” poll by Sports Illustrated.
Tiki Barber is at it again. In the same issue of Sports Illustrated that added fuel to Mets owner Fred Wilpon’s firestorm, the comeback-kid running back compares himself to one of the most renowned victims of the Holocaust.
The bad news keeps piling on for Mets fans. Not only did owner Fred Wilpon tell SI’s Tom Verducci that the franchise is “bleeding cash” but that the team is unlikely to re-invest most of the money coming off the payroll in 2012.
Assuming you don’t get the obscure pop culture reference in the title, Fred Wilpon is more than too sexy for the Mets; he’s too tired, too jaded, and too fated for failure.
Fred Wilpon’s “lousy club” could lose up to $70 million this year, according to a second headline-grabbing profile of the Mets’ embattled owner to surface this week.
As baseball teams begin to take the field across the nation, many are looking forward to the records that will be broken, but there’s one record has withstood the test of time and still hold strong.
Irina Shayk learned Monday at a taping of David Letterman’s show that she won the coveted cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. “I saw it, and I couldn’t believe it,” Shayk said.
Drew Brees was honored as Sports Illustrated’s sportsman of the year for his championship on the field and his charity off it.
Santonio Holmes denied Wednesday that he told a former sports agent during a recruiting visit five years ago that he was already taking money from another agent during his college career.
A former sports agent tells Sports Illustrated that while he was recruiting Ohio State receiver Santonio Holmes in 2005, Holmes said he had been taking money from an agent for a couple of years.
Embattled Mets manager Jerry Manuel and GM Omar Minaya will meet with COO Jeff Wilpon on Monday, reports the Star-Ledger.
Longtime sports writer Maury Allen, who penned biographies of everyone from Jackie Robinson to Joe Namath and spent 27 years writing for The New York Post, has died of lymphoma. He was 78.
Manager Jerry Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya both said Friday they have not been notified they are losing their jobs following another season filled with injuries rather than accomplishments.