The high-spending Cardinals, Giants and Phillies have won the last six National League pennants. The Cardinals or Giants will win it again in 2014.
Lou Brock’s shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Rose’s bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era.
Brian Cashman is willing to play the waiting game when it comes to acquiring a talented starter — and will not let the market force him into overpaying.
Once the dust settles on the July 31 trading deadline, Carlos Beltran could be playing for the Braves, Rangers, Giants, Red Sox or Phillies. All good options, according to the Mets’ All-Star outfielder.