The Mets “wouldn’t rule him out” based on his infamous 2010 arrest at Citi Field, Newsday’s Marc Carig reported on Twitter. But Carig also cautioned it’s unclear whether K-Rod is actually “in the mix.”
Asked to deliver a message to New York fans in English on Thursday, Tanaka said he plans to let his performance on the field do the talking.
Sizemore, who has a history of knee woes, will have a shot to help fill the gaps left by second baseman Robinson Cano, who signed with Seattle this offseason, and suspended third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
The Sydney, Australia, native was brilliant for Oakland in 2013, recording 38 saves in 41 opportunities and pitching to a 2.59 ERA. He struck out 72 and walked 27 in 62 2/3 innings.
“Honestly, they were (my first choice),” Beltran told Joe & Evan. “They were there, but at the same time they couldn’t do anything about it. The Yankees were going through a salary cap (issue).”
The Yankees are ready to introduce another big name to the Bronx. An agreement with Beltran, reached Dec. 6, was announced by the Yankees on Thursday. He’ll meet the media Friday.
The Yankees — and the rest of Major League Baseball — may have to wait another year for a shot at signing Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka.
“I think the Mets are where they are,” Leiter said. “The Nationals are the team to beat, (the) Atlanta Braves are very good, who knows with the Marlins and Phillies. They’re just, to me, they’re not a playoff team.”
The Bombers are still patching together their infield following the departure of second baseman Robinson Cano. The latest piece of the puzzle: former Orioles infielder Brian Roberts.
The two-time World Champion outfielder is getting a firsthand look at the other side of the Boston-New York rivalry.
Cano seemed to be next in line as the player to wear pinstripes for his entire career, all set to follow the path laid before him by Jeter, Posada and Rivera. But then Seattle blew him away.
Let’s face it. Outside of Matt Harvey and Daniel Murphy, the kids haven’t done much for the cause. The Mets might as well try it the Yankee way.
General manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday the team isn’t shopping outfielder Brett Gardner, though they will listen to offers.
Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the Mets have reached a deal, giving the New York the starter it was seeking to replace injured ace Matt Harvey.
The 34-year-old left-hander hit the open market last month when the Mets declined his $25-million option for 2014, which included a $5.5 million buyout.