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The Mets’ “will they-won’t they” pursuit of free agent shortstop Stephen Drew has all the drama of a series of text messages between high school crushes.
Drew: “Hey. I might go to the mall later with the Boston Red Sox, but if you’d rather hang out… But whatevs. Up 2 U.”
Mets: “Whatever u wanna do. FYI - not really looking for anything long-term.”
Red Sox: “Chillin’...Read more »
The Mets have signed catcher Taylor Teagarden to a minor-league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, the team announced Monday.
The 30-year-old has played in just 163 games over the course of six seasons in MLB with the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles. He's a career .206 hitter with a .266 OBP, 20 home runs and 63 RBIs.
Teagarden will likely compete with Anthony...Read more »
The official tally will be revealed Wednesday at 2 p.m., but it appears that, for the second year in a row, Mike Piazza will miss out on election to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Piazza received 57.8 percent of the vote in 2013, falling short of the 75 percent threshold for election.
Two excellent resources, Baseball Think Factory and @weird_meat, have tallied the ballots of the numerous...Read more »
Mike Piazza may finally get the Hall call this year.
Research by Baseball Think Factory shows that Piazza's Hall of Fame case is picking up steam in many of the ballots revealed by voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Players must get 75 percent of the vote to be elected to the Hall. Piazza received 57.8 percent of the vote in 2013, his first year of eligibility.
With...Read more »
Yankees president Randy Levine made steroid jokes involving Robinson Cano to Alex Rodriguez via e-mail twice during the summer of 2012, according to excerpts of several exchanges released by New York Magazine.
The series of emails allows a rare insight into the relationship between Levine and Rodriguez. What starts with lighthearted exchanges that sometimes verge on the edge of parody turns...Read more »
The Yankees and Mets each released video holiday cards, with the Mets focusing on some humor and the Yankees on emotion.
Which one do you think is better?
Watch them both below and then vote in our poll.
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Masahiro Tanaka, the highly coveted Japanese starting pitcher, won't be allowed to pitch in the United States, according to reports from Japan cited by the New York Times and Peter Gammons on Thursday morning.
Tanaka is reportedly a major target for several MLB organizations -- though the Yankees are reportedly ready to move on from their pursuit.
Despite the Japanese ace declaring on...Read more »
The Yankees currently have CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Ivan Nova locked into the front three spots of their 2014 rotation – but who is going to fill the remaining two?
News broke Thursday that Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka, a reported top target of the Yankees, may not be posted, preventing him from pitching in the U.S.
That leaves the Yankees with some intriguing, if not thrilling,...Read more »
Did you find the seats at the old Yankee Stadium comfortable? Do you have $599.99 (plus shipping) to spend? Will your job not provide you with a swivel chair?
Then we have the Christmas gift for you!
Yes, you can now buy an authentic Yankee Stadium seat, on a swivel base. Click here for the product description and image....Read more »
Yankees superstar Derek Jeter will provide less value to the team than perennial underachiever Eduardo Nunez -- according to the latest computer projections.
The ZiPS projections for the Yankees (and several other teams) were unveiled on Fangraphs.com today and the forecasts for Jeter and Nunez aren't pretty: Jeter Nunez Zips Wins Above Replacement 0.4 0.5 Average .259 .260 On-base...Read more »