Good fortune certainly smiles if the kid works out. If he doesn’t, then the position goes down the tubes. If enough spots follow, then the season goes out the window.
It might have been asking too much for Bartolo Colon to become an offensive force out of that spot. Still, there was some clear thinking from manager Terry Collins.
Along with his clutch hits, clean fielding, and instinctive base running, Derek Jeter showed again Monday why baseball is going to miss this guy. He’s just so smart.
Nabbing either Samardzija or Hammel would have done Brian Cashman a lot of good. But since the A’s swooped in and grabbed them both, the Yanks GM has apparently flown into panic mode.
However it went down, retrieving the purloined property is going to be quite a task, probably an impossible one.
When he died Monday at age 88, he took with him a piece of Mets history that even Wilpon’s financial miscues and baseball tomfoolery of the current century could not overshadow.
Gehrig taught a lesson on July 4, 1939. His speech, the greatest ever delivered in the sports arena, continues to teach today.
Since baseball has all but abandoned the single-admission, Sunday doubleheader in favor of day-night twin bills, Teixeira’s idea is the next best thing.
Regardless of Tuesday’s result, the Scott Kazmir move most definitely backfired on the Mets. But it was hardly a unique occurrence in the annals of team history.
CC Sabathia is going south, to Tampa, that is. That’s good news for the Yanks because the trip represents a major step forward in getting off the DL.
Here are the Mets, playing more like Single-A than MLB, performing before empty seats at Citi Field, just five games off the lead. One good streak, and the season could look totally different.
It’s too late for the best pure hitter of our generation. But with a little change in culture, MLB could save others.
Now begins the talk, and it’s all good and it’s all justified. Masahiro Tanaka for All-Star game starter. If he keeps going like this, it’ll soon be Tanaka for Rookie of the Year.
It’s nothing new in these parts. Mets have become the heel against which the loose shoe rubs. Only numbness exists along with a patch of ugly derma.
Coughlin expects his players to put in a full day’s work for a full day’s pay. He also expects players to maintain some measure of self-control during their time outside the structure and restrictions of the NFL season.