“As a player, I just think he doesn’t know (about how to act),” the former Met said. “That’s what I think. He really doesn’t know. He must think that he’s still playing somewhere else.”
The NL West champions open the next round Friday against St. Louis or Pittsburgh. The Cardinals host the wild-card Pirates in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday.
The brash and supremely confident manager was fired on Thursday, the day after the finale of a season beset with internal sniping and far too many losses.
Of the many current injuries in Major League Baseball, a number of them might have been avoided with a slower progression back to the field. Others appear to be exacerbations waiting to happen.
A Dodgers-Yankees World Series has not been seen since Tommy Lasorda led the 1981 Dodgers to a six-game victory over the Yankees.
The Red Sox struggles have made life easier this season for the New York Yankees, but they have not made life better.
The regular season is not the issue for the Yankees. But once they get to the postseason, there may be dark times around the corner.
The Red Sox don’t mesh together anymore, and when they face the better teams in baseball — such as the rival Yankees — they simply don’t have enough to compete.
There’s too much talent on the diamond and in the dugout for me to put a post mortem on the Boston Red Sox. I tried it last year, when they started 0-5, then Boston stampeded to the top of the AL East, before their surreal September.
Desmond Jennings enjoyed a career year in 2012, hitting a combined 22 homers between the Majors and minors to double his previous career high.
Crawford underwent arthroscopic surgery in January and, for some reason, was already throwing, hitting off a tee and working on his questionable bunting skills. What was the rush?
Despite the big-name signings of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, the Los Angeles Angels haven’t distanced themselves from the 2012 Yankees.
Rich Coutinho believes that Sandy Alderson did what best for the Mets’ long-term plans by not giving into Jose Reyes’ demands and looking to the future.
If Jose Reyes is indeed looking for a Carl Crawford-type contract (seven years, $142 million), it seems he should start his search outside Flushing.
The Red Sox’s forthcoming decision to fire manager Terry Francona makes little sense given his involvement in the franchise’s successes and managerial overall record. I can’t imagine who could fill the shoes of one the game’s best.