May 23, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT
Yasiel Puig plays the game to have fun. That’s what he’s supposed to do, right?
Apr 28, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT
Lots of shutouts and a handful of two-homer games. And one game that looked Xeroxed from another.
Apr 27, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT
Melvin Roman, the Puerto Rico-based agent for Korean third baseman Jeong Choi, told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports on Sunday that his client is seriously considering leaving the KBO’s SK Wyverns after the 2014 season. “He has a strong desire to come and play in the major leagues,” Roman said.
Apr 23, 2014, 8:40 AM EDT
The columnist’s name is Anthony Rieber. And he apparently doesn’t get out much.
Craig Kimbrel struggles in return from right shoulder issue, apologizes for reaction to being pulled
Apr 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Craig Kimbrel was called on Saturday for the first time since complaining of discomfort in his shoulder last Monday. The appearance did not go smoothly.
Apr 18, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT
One of the most unlikely pitchers to throw a no-hitter is working on a no-hitter.
Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.
Mar 5, 2014, 10:36 PM EDT
As first reported by beat writer Marc Carig of Newsday, Mets third baseman David Wright will make his Grapefruit League debut this Friday in Port St. Lucie, Florida against the visiting Cardinals. Wright has been eased into action this spring to minimize injury risk. He missed nearly two months of the 2013 regular season because of…
Mar 1, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets closer Bobby Parnell faced hitters today for the first time since last July 30. Parnell, who had surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck, threw batting practice against a group of teammates including Daniel Murphy and David Wright. Parnell has been bothered…
Jan 9, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT
The Hall of Fame vote always occasions criticism of the BBWAA, and like most years, there is legitimate criticism to be made. But dudes, we have to remember how far the BBWAA has come in just the past five years or so. Remember this one? It’s the voting results for the 2008 NL Rookie of…
Dec 6, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT
The Mets made their big off-season move earlier today, signing free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million deal. GM Sandy Alderson had promised to make some news, especially compared to the prior off-season when the Mets were among the least active teams. Per Newsday’s Marc Carig on Twitter, Alderson had some assistance…
Dec 2, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT
While there has been some conflicting information on the Mets’ interest in a meeting with right-hander Bronson Arroyo, general manager Sandy Alderson has another free agent on his radar. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that Alderson had a meeting with Curtis Granderson yesterday. We heard about a month ago that the Mets had “preliminary interest”…
Nov 29, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT
They moved the fences in and David Wright — the guy considered to be most affected by Citi Field’s dimensions — signed a long term deal. But Kristie Ackert of the Daily News says that free agent hitters are still wary of signing with the Mets because of the ballpark: Two agents representing players the…
Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT
Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…
Oct 25, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT
Gold Glove award winners are announced Tuesday, but in the meantime Rawlings just named three finalists for each position in each league: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez AL, first base: Chris Davis, James Loney, Eric Hosmer AL, second base: Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, Dustin Pedroia AL, third base: Manny Machado, Evan Longoria,…
Sep 30, 2013, 1:51 AM EDT
There’s still one more American League game on Monday, so we’ll have to wait on those selections, which will probably be a bit more controversial than these. Here are my NL award picks for 2013.
Sep 28, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT
David Wright gave the Mets quite a scare Thursday when he was hit in the helmet by a pitch, but Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News passes along word that he’s back in the starting lineup this afternoon against the Brewers. The good news is that Wright passed all of his concussion tests,…
Sep 27, 2013, 6:32 AM EDT
Rangers 6, Angels 5: They were up then down then bang! Jurickson Profar with the walkoff blast. This one would’ve been way easier, however, if Mitch Moreland, Ian Kinsler and Adrian Beltre all hadn’t committed errors in the second inning, allowing three unearned runs. But it was a must-win game and the Rangers won. Indians 6, Twins 5: A win,…
Sep 26, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT
UPDATE: Good news. The Mets say Wright left for precautionary reasons while Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a team source that the third baseman has passed his concussion tests. 8:24 p.m. ET: Scary moment in tonight’s Brewers/Mets game, as David Wright was hit in the helmet by a pitch from rookie…
Sep 26, 2013, 11:34 AM EDT
Major League Baseball just announced the most popular jerseys sold and Mariano Rivera is at the top of the list: 1. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees 2. Matt Harvey, New York Mets 3. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers 4. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles 5. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 6. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers 7. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 8. Andrew McCutchen,…
Sep 20, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT
As expected the Mets have activated David Wright from the disabled list after the All-Star third baseman missed the past six weeks with a hamstring injury. Wright, who last played on August 2, was hitting .309 with 16 homers and a .904 OPS in 105 games before being shut down for his best production since…
Sep 19, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
After some false starts and mixed reports, it now appears as if Mets captain and third baseman David Wright will be back in the lineup on Friday night. Wright has been out for six-and-a-half weeks with a high-grade right hamstring strain. He was batting .309 with a .904 OPS in 105 games before the injury.…
Sep 17, 2013, 7:57 PM EDT
There was some hope that David Wright would be ready to return from the disabled list Tuesday night for the start of a three-game series at Citi Field vs. the visiting Giants. But that is not going to happen. According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that…
Sep 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT
The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Clayton Kershaw won it last year. The 2013 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. And now my annual complaint, albeit a minor one: Baseball has set…
Sep 14, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT
The Mets are just playing out the string at this point, but it appears that David Wright will get some peace of mind going into the offseason. According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Mets manager Terry Collins said this afternoon that Wright could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday against the…
- John Schuerholz defines “The Braves Way.” And it’s a pretty big pile of crap. 53
- And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights 26
- Frank Wren fired as Braves GM, John Hart to take over on an interim basis 42
- AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME! Sizing up the final week of the regular season 36
- Must-Click Link: Derek Jeter opens up. Seriously, he really does. 46
- And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights 58
- Must-click link: Tommy Harper and the Red Sox’ racist past 58
- Settling the Score: Saturday’s results 34
- Geddy Lee’s baseball obsession makes it really hard for me to hate Rush (124)
- It certainly looks like Barry Bonds’ criminal conviction is going to be overturned (107)
- Ron Washington claims he resigned because he cheated on his wife (103)
- Giants CEO Larry Baer thinks advertisements on uniforms are coming soon (89)
- Umpire ejects jackwagon fan heckling Bryce Harper in Atlanta last night (85)