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One club has a soon-to-be-retired, soon-to-be-Hall-of-Famer manning shortstop. He's a perennial All-Star and five-time World Series champion with a plethora of awards and distinctions. We can all quote Derek Jeter's resume at this point.
The other team? A collection of players who have spent time shuttling between the minors and majors or have been teetering on the periphery of release (or...Read more »
Jacob Lindgren isn’t listed among the top lefthanded pitchers in Baseball America’s preview of Thursday’s amateur draft.
All the same, the junior southpaw out of Mississippi State could be a real find for the Yankees. The team selected Lindgren in the second round with the 55th overall pick. Lindgren was the Yankees’ first pick in the 2014 draft as the team forfeited its first round slots...Read more »
If baseball doesn't work out for Mark Teixeira, perhaps he can pursue a career in comedy.
Teixeira took time during spring training to star in a fake talk show called "Foul Territory with Mark Teixeira."
The Yankees first baseman puts on a Will Ferrell-esque performance -- he asks Brian McCann who his favorite switch-hitting first baseman from the 2007-2008 Braves was and asks YES Network...Read more »
Before the Mets had Juan Lagares, they had another defensive stud in centerfield by the name of Matt den Dekker. And with Juan Lagares on the disabled list, den Dekker stepped right in to fill his shoes.
With the Mets leading 1-0 in the bottom of the second, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard drove a 3-2 pitch from Bartolo Colon to dead centerfield. Den Dekker tracked it down with ease, leaped...Read more »
Who is this man and what has he done with Phil Hughes?
Or rather, why did it take him so long to become the Phil Hughes we were promised?
Hughes was a top prospect in the Yankees system, but his career with the major league club failed to live up to the high expectations. While he had some excellent seasons, Hughes was more often than not an inconsistent pitcher who gave up too many...Read more »
At first, Mets pitcher Dillon Gee insisted that he’d take his time, for fear that trying to rush back from his strained lat muscle would cause a setback. It’s why he wanted to pitch in at least one game-like situation before being activated from the disabled list.
He thought he’d miss just two starts.
But Gee’s DL stint will likely linger into June after the pitcher said on Tuesday night...Read more »
This just in -- Yasiel Puig is good at baseball.
The Dodgers rightfielder made a highlight-reel catch on a fly ball hit by Wilmer Flores of the Mets in the bottom of the second inning on Thursday night at Citi Field.
Flores put the ball between Puig and Matt Kemp in right-centerfield, and it appeared to be a sure double off the bat. But Puig seemingly came out of nowhere to make the...Read more »
Consider the pall that hovers above Citi Field, which has been a house of horrors for any Met who happens to be holding a baseball bat. By now, the problem is well documented. The Mets have a .700 OPS on the road and a dreadful .598 OPS at home.
They can't hit here, and some of the issue may be talent. You get what you pay for, after all, and there's a price to pay for slashing payroll $60...Read more »
Centerfielder Juan Lagares made it to Citi Field in time on Wednesday night to be in the starting lineup against the Dodgers. Lagares had been in the Dominican Republic since Monday because of a death in his family.
The Mets declined to put him on the bereavement list, which would have prevented him from playing on Wednesday.
The Mets also got some good news regarding catcher Travis...Read more »
For Yankees fans, it's hard to imagine Don Mattingly without a mustache. But now, as the Dodgers manager, Donny Baseball sports a clean-shaven look.
With the Dodgers in town to take on the Mets in a three-game series beginning Tuesday at Citi Field, Jimmy Fallon took the opportunity to reunite Mattlingly and his legendary 'stache on The Tonight Show on Monday.
Watch the video below:
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