Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday. Mike Trout was a unanimous pick for the AL honor after finishing second the previous two years.
Keeping with the tradition of supermarket analogies, Alderson said, “Boras has been shopping near the meat section. That’s where he gets his bulls–t.”
What are the odds that in the future, sports fans will read about Pete Rose and shake their heads, bemused, “Wait, he was banned from baseball for doing what???”
The right-handed hitter put up solid numbers in 2014, batting .293 with seven homers and 75 RBIs in 157 games. He also stole 14 bases and got on base at a .347 clip.
Some are wondering why the dugout altercation is becoming an issue now, comparing the situation to R.A. Dickey’s tumultuous final weeks as a member of the Mets in 2012.
The $15.3 million qualifying offer rejected by Robertson would have made him the highest-paid closer in baseball. It appears he’s still aiming for that distinction along with the security of a multi-year deal.
The emergence of young catcher John Ryan Murphy helped make Francisco Cervelli expendable, especially with Cervelli due for a big raise in arbitration to a seven-figure salary.
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous choice for his third NL Cy Young Award, and Cleveland’s Corey Kluber edged Seattle’s Felix Hernandez to win the AL honor for the first time.
In honor of Jacob deGrom being named the National League Rookie of the Year, we take a look at the five Mets who’ve claimed that title throughout the franchise’s history.
The Santo Domingo native spent seven years with the San Diego Padres organization, never reaching the majors, then was claimed off waivers by the Giants last Nov. 27.
“I think we should be able to make it to the playoffs next year, and hopefully get to the World Series,” the 26-year-old told reporters on Tuesday.
Spring training is more than three months from now, and already the spotlight is on Alex Rodriguez. Third base? First base? Designated hitter? The bench?
Michael Cuddyer is a blue-collar, day-to-day grinder who’s an incredibly positive influence in the clubhouse. And then there’s his big bat.
It’s time to ease up on Sandy Alderson. Not forever, mind you. But for the next 15 minutes or so of this offseason, the Mets GM gets a respite from criticism.
Michael Cuddyer frequently hears from longtime pal David Wright in the offseason, often about potential trades in their fantasy football leagues.