“To be in the big leagues has been my dream ever since I was a little kid … I use it as a little extra motivation, because I don’t want to hear that phone call again.”
The man considered MLB’s true home run king told Newsday earlier this week that he wants to see A-Rod come back strong after serving a yearlong suspension for PEDs.
Alex Rodriguez started his second day of workouts at the Yankees’ minor league complex by hugging Chase Headley, the player signed to replace him at third base.
“It’s just a little sore, it’s really a non-issue,” the slugger said Tuesday, when Mets position players were due to report to spring training.
Every player strives for consistency and not many achieve it, be it month to month or year to year. But Granderson is shooting for it again this year.
Is the city’s baseball landscape about to shift? Curtis Granderson, who played for the Yankees from 2010-13 and is entering his second season with the Mets, certainly thinks so.
“He’s learned nothing,” an unnamed baseball exec told the New York Daily News. “He’s the same old guy. He just did what he wanted to do.”
Brian Cashman made a mistake on Monday, one that he might regret in a big way in a few years. Or Moncada might not pan out, and Cashman will look smart. But this was a risk worth taking.
The Mets’ pitching staff is loaded, so who will get the ball on opening day when the Amazin’s take on the division-rival Nationals on April 6?
Commissioner Rob Manfred has touted the benefits of modernizing baseball. But he’s open to going old school when it comes to the number of games played in a season.
Days after releasing a handwritten apology to fans, A-Rod may have created another reason to say he’s sorry by not giving his bosses a heads up that he was en route to spring training.
Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8 1/2 minutes about his season-long drug suspension.
This is a guy who went to the postseason six times in nine years with the Twins, and he strongly believes that the Mets are built for the postseason — if they can get there.
He didn’t limit the session to fastballs. The 25-year-old threw some secondary stuff, and tossed a devastating curveball that manager Terry Collins called “stinkin’ dynamite.”
The Yankees were among the teams with serious interest in Moncada, 19, who is set to become one of baseball’s top infield prospects.