Reigning champs unimpressed by 'Dream Team'


Reigning champs unimpressed by 'Dream Team'

From Comcast SportsNet Tuesday, September 6, 2011

NEW YORK (AP)The Philadelphia Eagles offseason overhaul hasnt gone unnoticed in Green Bay. Neither has the hype thats come with it.

While the reigning Super Bowl champion Packers are taking the Eagles seriously, theyve been mildly amused at what they see as a rush to crown new conference favorites before the season. Given the chance, Green Bay is confident it will bring the dream team back to reality.

On paper, I guess theyre the dream team, Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop said. Youve definitely got to go out on the field and make it happen. So well see.

The Eagles positioned themselves as the Packers top challenger in the NFC after adding a wealth of top-line talent, including cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Not to mention former Packers defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins.

Were a confident bunch, Packers wide receiver James Jones said. We truly dont pay attention to who everybody gets, we truly dont care who everybody gets. We believe when we step on that field were going to win the game, no matter who it is. If we happen to run into them, well be ready.

Reports: Former Giants reliever traded to White Sox


Reports: Former Giants reliever traded to White Sox

Former Giants reliever Jean Machi reportedly has another new home. 

Machi, along with reliever Mark Lowe, has been traded to the White Sox, according to multiple national reports. 

The 35-year-old has spent time with the Mariners and their Triple-A affiliate this year. In five appearances with Seattle, Machi went 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA over 7.2 innings pitched. 

Over four seasons with the Giants, from 2012-2015, Machi put together an 11-2 record with a 3.24 ERA. 

He will reportedly join the White Sox's Triple-A team. 

Tacoma Rainiers announcer Mike Curto was first to report the news. 

Healy exits early, Blackburn suffers first loss with A's


Healy exits early, Blackburn suffers first loss with A's


For the first time since joining the bigs, Paul Blackburn has a loss next to his name as the A's fell to the Mets, 7-5, Friday night in New York.

Blackburn allowed four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched. 

Ryon Healy, after going 2-for-3, left early from a bad hop to his temple. 

Marcus Semien led the way for the A's. The shortstop went 4-for-5 with two RBI. 

The A's are now 43-53 on the year.