Friday’s Morning Links:
Yanks Resign Rivera: Big news for the Yankees, as this was actually the only one of their veteran free agents who could have actually signed with another team. And the rumor is that another team offered him an additional year. $15 million a year is a lot for an old closer, but it is hard not to pay Rivera, who keeps getting it done each year. Now the Yankees just need to get Jeter and Pettitte to follow suit and not break the bank for them, so they can offer Cliff Lee whatever he wants.
Texans Can’t Stop The Eagles Offense: To be fair, there was much defense on both sides of the ball, but the Texans defense once again came up short. Although they put adequate pressure on Vick and relatively kept the ground game in check, the Eagles had little trouble moving the ball on them through the air (shocking). Houston needs to find a way to turn more of that pressure into to sacks, and cover better. This game could have been worse, as the Eagles dropped some easy catches including a sure TD. Philly now is atop the NFC East and looks like a surefire playoff contender.
LeBron Wins In His Return: While it was hyped like a playoff game only one team showed up to play it like one yesterday, as the Heat and James dominated the Cavs 118-90. Those who thought that LeBron James couldn’t handle the pressure were sadly mistaken as he was on fire scoring 38 points in 3 quarters. This game definitely answered some questions as to whether the Heat can come together and if they’d rally around their various stars. It also showed that once again James is the best player in the league, and despite his offseason mistakes, he showed Cleveland what they missed out on.
What are your thoughts on today’s stories?