The influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave him a six-year, $68.5 million contract as a 24-year-old this offseason.
Halsey debuted on June 19, 2004. Twelve days later, he got the start for the game made famous by Derek Jeter’s dive into the stands against Boston.
Well, you don’t see this every day — the Yankees and Red Sox making a trade.
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Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched six solid innings in a spot start and helped the clutch hitting-deprived Mets with an RBI single.
Daniel Murphy dropped a throw on a force attempt at second base with two outs in the ninth inning, allowing the tiebreaking run to score.
The Mets postponed their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks as severe storms hit the area Friday evening.
Dillon Gee allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, and the New York Mets beat Arizona 5-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep and send the Diamondbacks to their sixth straight loss.
Looking to add to Brandon McCarthy’s early troubles, the Mets can record their first series sweep at Chase Field in eight years by handing the Diamondbacks a sixth consecutive defeat Wednesday.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks.
Zack Wheeler pitched effectively, New York’s hitters lashed balls all over Chase Field and the Mets walked away with a much-needed win. What’s concerning is what it may cost them down the road.
Injuries mean opportunities. Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley could land a spot in the starting rotation.
Masahiro Tanaka hit the ground running Wednesday with his first round of “clandestine meetings” in the U.S., according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
If you’re not comfortable with that, the door is that-a-way. Yep, Hammurabi’s code is coming to Arizona.
“Sometimes your best is not enough,” Rivera told WFAN’s Sweeny Murti of the 2001 World Series. “And that’s what I took from that. It wasn’t (meant) for us.”