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As the Yankees and Mets begin looking for free agent values this offseason, here's a name to keep an eye on: Dan Haren.
Haren seemed to struggle with the Nationals last season, posting a 4.67 ERA and allowing 28 home runs in 169.2 innings.
But appearances are deceiving.
After all, there’s a big divide in the numbers between Haren’s first 15 starts and his final 15, particularly...Read more »
Cubs outfielder David DeJesus was traded to the Nationals yesterday on a waiver claim for a player to be named later. It appears, however, that that claim was merely an attempt to block DeJesus from going somewhere else, because the Nationals have reportedly turned around and put DeJesus right back on waivers.
DeJesus is certainly a useful player, but the Nats believe their outfield is set...Read more »
The Mets game against the Washington Nationals scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader (1:35 and 7:05) July 26.
Justin Turner was due to start in leftfield for the first time in his major-league career.
The Mets' bats finally came alive Wednesday as they crushed the Nats, 10-1, to snap a four-game losing streak. After getting...Read more »
It is one of those rare statistical treats in baseball, the guy whose home run total is more than half of his RBI total.
Of the top 100 players on MLB's home run leaderboard through games of May 29, only the Nationals' Bryce Harper and the Mariners' Michael Morse have accomplished this feat.
Harper: 12 home runs, 23 RBI (52.2 percent)
Morse: 11 home runs, 21 RBI (52.4 percent)
It...Read more »