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Juan Uribe

Schwei’s Mets Notes: New Acquisitions Come Up Big, Conforto’s Weekend And More

The New York Mets avoided another heartbreaking loss Sunday.

07/28/2015

Tyler Clippard of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum on July 4, 2015. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Mets Make Impact Move, Acquire Athletics’ Closer Tyler Clippard

The Mets now have a very impressive back end of the bullpen.

07/27/2015

Osi Umenyiora

Report: Umenyiora Might Sign 1-Day Contract With Giants, Ceremoniously Retire

If Umenyiora doesn’t come to terms with a team soon he will retire with the Giants and a formal announcement will be made during training camp.

07/27/2015

Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Zack Wheeler Throws For First Time Since Undergoing Tommy John Surgery

At the Mets’ minor league complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Wheeler lightly tossed from 60-70 feet. It was the first time he’s thrown a baseball since undergoing surgery.

07/27/2015

Pedro Martinez (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Give The Man His Due — Pedro Martinez Was Easily The Best There Was

Greg Maddux is the greatest craftsman I’ve ever seen on a mound. Pedro Martinez is the greatest pitcher I’ve ever seen on a mound.

07/27/2015

Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers celebrates his second goal of the game against the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Gorton Demonstrates Cap Mastery By Signing Stepan To Fair-Market Deal

Now that Stepan is signed, Rangers fans can breathe a big sigh or relief. Gorton has proven to be a salary-cap wizard, and he deserves a big pat on the back from the Blueshirts’ faithful.

07/27/2015

Alex Rodriguez watches a ball leave the yard against the Minnesota Twins on July 25, 2015. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A-Rod On Turning 40: ‘I’m Happy And Healthy And In A Good Place’

Hardly anyone thought Alex Rodriguez would be celebrating his 40th birthday as a member of the Yankees. But he’s pulled off the improbable.

07/27/2015

Kelly Johnson celebrates with teammate Juan Uribe after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 15-2 at Citi Field on July 25, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: Alderson Gives Mets Fighting Chance By Adding Uribe, Johnson

It won’t be easy to break the nine-year playoff drought, but Alderson gave his team a fighting chance this weekend. The “baseball maverick” delivered. It was about time. Here’s hoping he’s not done.

07/27/2015

Cole Hamels throws the final pitch of his no-hitter on July 25, 2015 at Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Yankees Won’t Part With Top Prospects For Phillies’ Hamels

The Yankees are one good stretch — or one big splash — from running away with the division. But so far GM Brian Cashman has been unwilling to unload blue-chip talent in a trade.

07/27/2015

Aviator Sports & Events Center

Schwartz: Aviator Youth Hockey Reaches Highest Level In United States

The youth hockey program at Aviator Sports & Events Center will ascend to USA Hockey Tier 1 status starting with the 2015-16 season.

07/27/2015

Terry Collins (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Palladino: Options Were All Terry Collins Ever Needed

Terry Collins was never a buffoon of a manager. He just lacked options. The Mets gave him some with the trade for Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson.

07/27/2015

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and general manager Sandy Alderson

Keidel: Mets Fans Are Loyal And Passionate, And They Deserve Better Than This

The Mets fan has been hearing the “wait until next year” mantra for so long that he has abandoned hope.

07/24/2015

John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez

Silverman: Pedro, Unit, Smoltz Make Up Best HOF Pitching Class In More Than 40 Years

It’s a remarkable weekend for pitching, and it will be celebrated with the induction of this spectacular trio at baseball’s Upstate New York shrine.

07/24/2015

Andrea Pirlo

Crooks: Will We See Andrea Pirlo This Weekend? Stay Tuned

After a crisp training session at SUNY Purchase, just his second since arriving from Turin late Tuesday, Pirlo offered a hopeful hint regarding his potential debut at Yankee Stadium this weekend.

07/24/2015