The Yankees have signed infielder Jonathon Galvez to a minor league contract (Axisa, Nov. 23).

Galvez spent the first six seasons of his career playing within the San Diego Padres system. He has played all four infield positions along with?left field throughout his career.

Over the last two seasons playing with the Padres Triple-A affiliate, he hit.278 with 16 home runs and 25 stolen bases in 215 games.

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It has been a rollercoaster season for the New York Giants defense. From a time when they were the laughing stock of the league as they rattled off six straight losses to start the season, to the turnaround that kept them in contention in the NFC East.

With a struggling offense that has had a hard time putting points on the board, the Giants defense has been the deciding factor in a majority of games and as of late, they have been the only bright spot of the this New York Giants team, but?that brightness was dimmed and shut off completely yesterday.

Tags: Justin Tuck, New York Giants, New York Giants Defense, San Diego Chargers
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In the last six games before Sunday?s matchup with the San Diego Chargers, Eli Manning had only thrown three interceptions. Not bad, considering how Manning struggled early on with turnovers.

But Manning and the Giants looked like they did the first half of this season in the 37-14 loss Sunday in San Diego.

Right from the start, Manning looked terrible against the team the drafted him back in 2004. The fans were quick to remind him through a chorus of ?boos? about what they thought of his decision to spurn the city and go play in New York.

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It looked a a rerun from the first six weeks of the season in San Diego this afternoon as the Giants played slow and sloppy in a 37-14 loss to the Chargers (6-7). ?With the defeat, the Giants (5-8) put an official end to their faux playoff intentions and the hope of finishing the season strong.

Turnovers and mistakes ruled the day for the Blue as they were outhustled and out-executed by a Chargers team that simply felt they had more to play for. ?The Giants were never in this game, folks. They fell behind, 24-0, before the half and could not mount any kind of a significant comeback. It was a hard one to watch.

The Chargers were led by QB Philip Rivers (21/28, 249 yds, 3 TD, 0 INT) and RBs Ryan Matthews (29/103/1) and Danny Woodhead (94 total yards) and rookie WR Keenan Allen (2 TD catches). Matthews is the first back to gain 100 yards on the Giants since Carolina's DeAngelo Williams in Week 3.

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Just a snoozy first half by the Giants in San Diego for the Giants this afternoon. Miscues on offense and missteps on defense have put them in a 24-0 hole in this clearly one-sided game in the Southern California sun.

The fans, booed the hated Eli Manning for the entire first half, as their Chargers took advantage of two more Giant turnovers for scores. The Giants lead the NFL in turnovers with 32 and have not gone a single game this season now without committing at least one.

In the first quarter after hitting Hakeem Nicks for a 51-yard gain, Manning was picked off on a pass that deflected off an apathetic Rueben Randle. The Chargers would capitalize on the turnover on a 43-yard TD strike from Philip Rivers to rookie WR Keenan Allen.

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The Giants have been locking up the run the past two months. No team has been able to run on them. But stopping the pass has been a challenge. San Diego QB Philip Rivers completes 70% of his passes. That worries me. Rivers has a full compliment of weapons to choose from, especially two very capable TEs. The Giants have had some issues covering TEs if you haven't noticed....

RB Danny Woodhead has been a constant for the Chargers catching the ball out of the backfield. He is the key to this ballgame. If the Giants' can limit him from bleeding them, they have a shot in this game.

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San Diego is a city known for its military base, and according to Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, the Chargers? defense mimics the area?s troops with its ?camouflaged? schemes.

Gilbride said the Chargers? defense does a terrific job of disguising its formations.

?More than anything, they?re a pressure-oriented team that would like to do anything they can to keep you off balance,? he said.??They probably have as wide an array of blitz packages of anybody that we?ve faced.?I think they?re getting some players back that were injured that will help them.?

Tags: camouflage, chargers, chargers defense, coordinator corner, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Kevin Gilbride, military base, New York Giants, San Diego, San Diego Chargers
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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not! Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.Evaluating the AFC playoff picture through only 10 weeks is akin to watching an 87-year-old put together a puzzle without his glasses. It looks a little jumbled, there?s definitely some pieces missing and it?ll probably be a while before the picture looks coherent.

For all their dominance, the Broncos are buoyed by a 38-year-old quarterback with failing legs. Their chief rival for the No. 1 seed, undefeated Kansas City, is not nearly as imposing as their record, despite a No. 1 scoring defense and Jamaal Charles? MVP campaign. The Patriots, when healthy, look like the AFC?s best team, but they won?t be 100 percent any time this season. Meanwhile, the Colts were just worked in their own building by a Brian Schottenheimer and Kellen Clemens-led offense and the Bengals continue to ebb and flow on Andy Dalton?s schizophrenic arm (and head).

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When you play the Jets, you feel it for a while after the game is over. Despite the flippancy of the headline, this story is rather serious. If you'll recall, early in the 4th quarter during Sunday's game, Chargers offensive lineman Kris Dielman suffered a dangerous-looking concussion.

From watching the game footage, it looked Dielman, while trying to push at the line during a Mike Tolbert run up the middle, slammed helmet-first into Calvin Pace. After the play was dead (and the Chargers had lost a yard), Dielman stumbled backwards around 15 yards before losing his footing and falling onto the field. Despite this, Dielman stayed in the game and didn't undergo testing until after the game ended.

However, according to ESPN, Dielman suffered a grand mal seizure on the Chargers' chartered flight back west. Dielman has yet to take the NFL's concussion test or be cleared to play and will likely miss at least two games. According to head coach Norv Turner, the Chargers handled the situation exactly as they should have:

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In a recent article in The Sporting news, San Diego Chargers' GM A.J. Smith said that he had no regrets about drafting - and trading - Eli Manning in 2004.

"He was a Charger for 45 minutes," Smith said "and that was too much time to be a Charger, in my opinion."

Smith was of course referring to Manning's openness about not playing for San Diego, a mindset that was said to have come from Eli's famous father and brother.

Tags: A.J.Smith, Eli Manning, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers, Super Bowl XLII
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Only a few days ago, Giants' defensive coordinator, Perry Fewell, was the hottest coaching commodit in the NFL.? Today, he is as cold as they come and almost certain to be walking the halls at TIMEX next season.

First the 49ers bagged Jim Harbaugh from neighboring Stanford.? Then, today, Carolina sent out vibes that San Diego DC Ron Rivera is their choice.

Fewell interviewed with Denver yesterday and was gushing with enthusiasm after the meeting. But, now the Broncos want to speak to John Fox, who was just released by Carolina.? That is not a good sign for Perry....

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Jim Harbaugh, John Fox, National Football League, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL, Perry Fewell, Ron Rivera, San Diego
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Former Cardinals and Chargers Coach Was 85

If you never saw the Chargers of the late '70's - early '80's you missed one of the best, well-oiled offenses in NFL history.? The head coach of that team was a man by the name of Don Coryell.

His tactics and philosophy are still relevant in the league today.....

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