Baseball players need Spring Training II to prepare for 2020

DIFFERENT CITIES – MARCH 12: Fans watch their seats after a spring in the Grapefruit League … [+] Training game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at the FITTEAM Ballpark in the Palm Beaches on March 12, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The MLB suspended the remaining spring training games because […]

The weight of Dominic Smith never again a narrative of the Mets

PUERTO ST. LUCIE: Dom Smith, a man of the people he is, regularly engages with Mets fans during spring training, and that good deed punishes him with unflattering images of his past and words about him. “Like I see old photos or sign an old card. I see how big it was, “the first baseman […]

Yankees interested in exchanging Steven Matz amid rotation injuries

PUERTO ST. LUCIE – Steven Matz could be guaranteed a place of rotation in New York after all this spring. With their sudden shortage of initial launchers, the Yankees have contacted the Mets about Matz’s potential availability, according to industry sources. The Mets are willing to listen, but there is skepticism that the momentum for […]

James Dolan seeks to buy SNY while circulating rumors selling the Mets

Relax, Mets fans: James Dolan probably won’t buy your equipment. He just wants the television network. As the Wilpon family makes a sale of its MLB franchise, this week there were rumors that Dolan, who, as owner of the Knicks and Rangers, could be even less popular among fans of Big Apple sports than Wilpons, […]

Steven Matz no longer locks to break the initial rotation of the Mets

PUERTO ST. LUCIE – Steven Matz has become accustomed to getting to spring training knowing that if he is healthy, he has secured a place in the initial rotation of the Mets. This year, he is taking the approach he will have to win a job. “What I know is that we have six starters […]

We would never cheat as the Astros did

PUERTO ST. LUCIE – The Astros trap scandal is reduced to integrity. You have it or not. The Astros have cheated baseball and their fellow players, and that will not be forgotten. Michael Conforto, in many ways the heart and soul of this Mets clubhouse, the closest they have to David Wright from his days […]

Luis Rojas quickly shows Mets that he is not playing

PUERTO ST. LUCIE – Luis Rojas’ first full team meeting with the Mets on Monday included a demonstration of how many players had previously played in the minor leagues for the new manager. “I think it was about three quarters of the room,” Dellin Betances said. Rojas, who spent eight seasons driving in the minor […]

Jed Lowrie’s huge brace raises more questions from the Mets

There are more questions than answers around Jed Lowrie. Upon arrival at the Mets spring training on Sunday, Lowrie sported a large brace on her left leg after being limited to nine games last season due to knee and hip injuries. Lowrie, 35, took ground balls on Sunday, but refused to discuss specific details about […]

Why are the Yankees not worried about the new bullpen rule?

TAMPA – Yankees manager Aaron Boone was not moved by the new MLB rule that a reliever must throw at least three batters or until the end of the inning. “For us, I don’t think there are many changes, especially during the regular season,” Boone said Thursday while his team worked for the first time […]

The development of Carlos Beltrán is the validation of Mets

How often do the Mets watch Twitter and really breathe a sigh of relief? Almost as often as a leap year? Here, on Tuesday, 18 days before February 29, “Beltrán” became the New York version of our president’s favorite social media platform. And the Mets, most of them already relocated to Port St. Lucie, could […]