Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011
Could Pujols be headed to the Windy City?
Sports Illustrated is reportingthat superstar Albert Pujols and the Cardinals are on completelydifferent pages in terms of years and money, that people familiar withthe talks say there is virtually no chance for a deal before Pujolsreports to spring camp Feb. 16.
The three-time NL MVP will be afree-agent at season's end, and has set his reporting date as thedeadline for a contract to be done with the Cardinals.
Onecompeting executive said he wouldn't be surprised if the Cubs made abig play for Pujols. Chicago have Carlos Pena on a one-year deal andwould have a spot for Pujols next offseason. (Sports Illustrated)
Melo re-signing in Denver?
Carmelo Anthony would consider signing a three-year, 65 million contract extension with the Nuggets. That is, if he isn't traded before the Feb. 24 deadline.
This marks the first time Anthony has said he might sign the contract extension that has been on the table since June. when asked what he thought of a possible trade to the Lakers, Anthony played coy saying, "Everyday is something different. I guess now is the Lakers." (Denver Post)
Kenny on Ozzie, budget, 2011
Check out Crains Chicago Business terrific four-part Business of Sports video interview with White Sox SVPGM Kenny Williams. Among the topics Williams candidly discusses with Crains Ed Sherman include his current relationship status with manager Ozzie Guillen, how he handles his teams budget, going for it all in 2011 and much more. (Crains' Chicago Business)
Montana heading to Montana?
University of Montana football coach Robin Pflugrad confirmed today that he met with NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana yesterday afternoon. Joe's son Nate is currently a backup QB at Notre Dame. Pflugrad would neither confirm nor deny that the meeting surrounded Nate Montana's pollible transfer to UM.
Pflugrad added that he was aware of Nate's situation at Notre Dame, but said Montana "has four kids and we talked about them all." (The Montana Kaimin)
Cutler pops the question?
Are wedding bells in the near future for Jay Cutler? According to TerezOwens.com, Jay is planning on popping the question to Cavallari. The Bears QB has been seen ring shopping in Beverly Hills. (TerezOwens.com)
Cooke served 4-game suspension
The NHL announced that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke will get hit with a four game suspension. This announcement comes a day after Cooke hit Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin from behind in a 4-1 loss. Tyutin was sent face first into the boards, fortunately getting back on his feet soon after.
Cooke will forfeit 87,804.88 in salary. He was last suspended for two games on Nov. 28, 2009. (Chicago Breaking Sports)