Jayson Werth kept up his power surge with a home run and two doubles, leading the charging Washington Nationals past the New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
The Mets’ day started with such promise — and ended with a backup catcher pitching the ninth inning.
The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.
Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher loves playing for the Yankees, but it may take a good chunk of change for him to return to the Bronx in 2013.
Blame this loss on the hats. Mets manager Terry Collins did.
Even those who don’t follow baseball closely had to notice, if only because the figures were so startling. Jayson Werth is a decent enough outfielder, but giving him $126 million over seven years seems unfathomable.
Jayson Werth and the Washington Nationals got an early jump on baseball’s winter meetings. The Boston Red Sox were busy, too, completing their trade for Adrian Gonzalez.
I barely unpacked my bags before the Nationals lifted the lid on these Winter Meetings, and boy did they get things going with a bang. Jayson Werth stays in the NL East, going to the Nationals for 7 years, $126 million dollars.
Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Manny Ramirez and Hideki Matsui failed to receive salary arbitration offers as one of the first deadlines of baseball’s offseason passed.
“We’re going to take it on of kind of a team-by-team, case-by-case basis. I don’t expect Cliff to be flying all over the country,” agent Darek Braunecker said.
Baseball’s offseason market got busy even faster than usual Tuesday, with teams forced to make quick decisions on contract options as they prepare offers to a relatively weak free-agent class headed by Cliff Lee and Carl Crawford.
Derek Jeter, Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth head a list of 142 players who have become free agents following the World Series.
Roy Halladay pitched through a groin pull, outdueling Tim Lincecum and keeping the Philadelphia Phillies alive in the NL championship series with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.