Lucas Duda got three more hits and the New York Mets overcame Giancarlo Stanton’s blast and Ichiro Suzuki’s ballet to beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Thursday night for their fifth straight win.
“He wants to be the man, and he’s good enough to assume that mantle,” Marlins president David Samson said Wednesday.
Stanton is now 25 years old. At the end of his contract he will be 38. On the “average,” will he be worth $25 million a year?
Forget about the Marlins or their fan base. I wonder about the $325-million man who has set himself up to live under unfathomable pressure.
Heyman reports that the 25-year-old will have both an early opt-out clause and a no-trade provision in his contract.
According to CBSSports.com and WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Miami Marlins are prepared to give their 25-year-old slugger a “landmark” deal.
Alvarez ended a three-start winless streak, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 4-3 Wednesday night to finish a trying 10-game trip.
Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run and the Miami Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Mets 9-6 on Monday.
This lineup has got to go, at all costs. Guys like Castro and Stanton have got to be looking like attractive targets right now, regardless of money or the talent outlay to get them.
Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a long series of smiles for players and fans. But the break is over now, and the real fun begins Friday night. It should be quite an exciting ride to the finish line.
There’s no reason to wait anymore. We’ve waited long enough. Make your move, Sandy, and let’s see what this club can do.
Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good.
Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star skills contest in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier 9-1 in the final round Monday night.
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