MLB May Make Unilateral Rule Changes For 2018Major League Baseball intends to give the players' association the required one-year advance notice that would allow management to unilaterally change the strike zone, install pitch clocks and limit trips to the pitcher's mound starting in 2018.
Alex Rodriguez Arrives At Yankees Camp, Says He's Done Playing For GoodReleased last August with more than a year left in his $275 million, 10-year contract, A-Rod spent his first day as New York Yankees spring training guest instructor. Asked Tuesday whether he is retired, the 41-year-old responded: "Yes, I am."
Keidel: Considering Time And Circumstance, Girardi Has Done Just Fine With YankeesMaybe Millennials don't remember, but we once had a mayor who exhorted a crowd by bellowing, "How am I doin'?" In the case of Joe Girardi as Yankees manager, not half bad.
Sweeny: Bird Is Again The Word At First Base For YankeesHere’s the scary part about Greg Bird’s spectacular 2015 debut with the Yankees. He knew all along that this shoulder wasn’t right.
Captain Wright Impressed By Mets' Character, ClubhouseDavid Wright isn't sure how an intangible issue like character factors into wins and losses and the divisional race in the National League East. Still, the career-long Met is impressed by the leadership qualities in the clubhouse around him.
Smiling Instructor Swisher Lights Up Yankees Spring TrainingNick Swisher has arrived as a New York Yankees guest spring training instructor and Alex Rodriguez is on deck.
Kallet: Failed Talks Between Mets, Walker Not The End Of The WorldIt looks like Neil Walker, who accepted the Mets’ qualifying offer in November and will be eligible for free agency after the season, will be playing on a one-year contract for the foreseeable future.
Palladino: Yankees Shouldn't Wait To Extend Girardi's ContractBrian Cashman rebuilt a Yankees farm system that has presented Joe Girardi with a much-needed supply of young blood. That’s a good thing. But one more item needs tending to: a contract extension for the manager, himself.
Coleman: Good Vibrations Overflowing As Mets Get Down To BusinessThe Mets' first full squad workout on Sunday was filled with understated proclamations and positivity on a lot of fronts.
Report: Ex-Met Niese Reaches Deal With YankeesAssuming the contract is finalized and Niese makes the team, the Yankees could use Niese as a situational reliever and spot starter.
Sweeny: Quotes Don't Lie -- Betances-Yankees Arbitration Case Got UGLYAn incredible war of words spilled out of the arbitration case between the Yankees and reliever Dellin Betances.
Yankees Defeat Reliever Betances In Arbitration CaseThe decision gave teams an 8-7 edge in decisions this year, the most hearings since clubs won 10 of 16 decisions in 1994.