Yankees, Mets, trade rumors, free agents, off-the-wall predictions and other MLB musings.
Derek Jeter, Rafael Soriano, Ike Davis, Tony La Russa and Bill Gallo
--Rafael Soriano wasn't available last night, due to a tender right elbow. We'll see whether this is anything serious, but it's clear already that Soriano is extremely high-maintenance.
--The Mets won, but of course it's never that easy for them, as Ike Davis left the game with a left calf injury. When was the last time the Mets enjoyed a wave of good luck? 2006? Man oh man.
--Mike Pelfrey and Ronny Paulino are working well together.
--Tony La Russa, officially diagnosed with shingles, will miss the rest of the Cardinals' road trip, through Sunday.
--Finally, rest in peace, Bill Gallo, the legendary New York Daily News cartoonist who passed away last night. I never met Bill, but I of course was familiar with his work. Who wasn't?