Rob Manfred (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Rob Manfred’s Challenge: Modernize Baseball While Respecting Tradition

A pitch clock must be considered and decreased offense scrutinized. Tighter balls? Shorter fences? A lower mound? Banning defensive shifts? Perhaps they can be talked about in the future.

01/27/2015

Rob Manfred (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Open To Eliminating Defensive Shifts

“The second set of changes that I would look at is related, and that relates to injecting additional offense in the game,” Manfred told ESPN. “For example, things like eliminating shifts. I would be open to those sorts of ideas.”

01/26/2015

Carmelo Anthony  (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: If You’re A Sports Fan, It’s Better To Be A Bostonian Than A New Yorker

Beyond our native hubris, do we have absolutely anything to be proud of? Do we have any hardihood on the hardwood, diamond or gridiron?

01/23/2015

Michael Cuddyer (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Eddie C’s Mets Notebook: Cuddyer Believes Amazin’s Can Win This Year

Late in his career, Cuddyer is coming east after stints in Minnesota and Colorado. He’s coming closer to home because he believes the Mets can win this year.

01/23/2015

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#TBT Mike-i-Mation: It’s Da Bread! (2010)

Listen, the burgers are good. But there’s something about da bread! We animated this classic clip from WFAN’s Mike Francesa, breaking down Shake Shack as only he can.

01/22/2015

Brian McCann (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Mets Are More Interesting — And Probably Better — Than The Yankees

The Yankees are no longer the bullies on the block. Retire the Darth Vader masks. The Jeter babies can burn those nauseating “Got Rings?” shirts. Lose the elitism.

01/21/2015

Johan Santana, then of the New York Mets, delivers a pitch in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 8, 2012. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Former Ace Johan Santana Suffers Setback During Latest Comeback

Johan Santana desperately wants to get back to the majors, but it appears it might take him longer than he had hoped.

01/21/2015

Darryl Strawberry in 1986 (Photo by T.G. Higgins/Getty Images)

Darryl Strawberry’s Contract Fetches $1.3M At Tax Auction

The deferred compensation agreement included in Darryl Strawberry’s 1985-90 contact with the New York Mets has been auctioned for $1.3 million by the Internal Revenue Service.

01/21/2015

Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose looks on during batting practice prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Pete Rose On WFAN: I’m The ‘Biggest Winner In The History Of Sports’

“I’m the one that made the mistake. But if I’m ever given that second chance, I will appreciate that and I won’t need a third chance.”

01/20/2015

Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets sends the ball to first for the out in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins on September 15, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kallet: Assuming Offseason Is Complete, Mets Are Not A Playoff Team

Heck, the Mets aren’t even the second-best team in their division. The Marlins, amazingly, have surpassed them following a highly productive winter.

01/20/2015

A mock-up of a bigger scoreboard coming to Citi Field in 2015 (credit: Twitter via @Mets)

Mets Making Big Changes To Scoreboard At Citi Field

The Mets say their new LED scoreboard — at a whopping 54 feet tall and 105 feet wide — will be one of the 10 largest in MLB.

01/20/2015

Noah Syndergaard (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Palladino: Mets Are Doing The Right Thing By Sticking With Syndergaard

For a franchise in the wrong so many times over the last eight years, the Mets have picked the proper path in this one. Give them some credit.

01/19/2015

Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Rockies Co-Owner Says Mets-Tulowitzki Trade ‘Not Happening’

The on-again, off-again speculation surrounding the Mets and a potential trade for Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is, well, off. Again.

01/16/2015

Pitcher Jose Quintana #62 of the Chicago White Sox reacts on the mound as he struggles during the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

MLB To Use Pitch Clock In Double-A, Triple-A In 2015

Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class Triple-A and Double-A games. Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement at the conclusion of baseball’s owners meetings.

01/15/2015

David Wright (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets’ David Wright: ‘I Fully Expect Us To Be In The Playoffs’

“It’s not coming out here and boasting, but I think where we stand right now, we’re a much better team than we were last year and in years past.”

01/14/2015

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23. Cincinnati Reds (72-84)

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20. Miami Marlins (72-76)

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25. Chicago White Sox (63-79)

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8. Kansas City Royals (74-62)

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8. Los Angeles Dodgers (74-57)

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5. Washington Nationals (69-53)

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