Let’s take a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.
It won’t be easy to break the nine-year playoff drought, but Alderson gave his team a fighting chance this weekend. The “baseball maverick” delivered. It was about time. Here’s hoping he’s not done.
Terry Collins was never a buffoon of a manager. He just lacked options. The Mets gave him some with the trade for Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson.
The New York Mets have acquired infielder Juan Uribe, infielder-outfielder Kelly Johnson and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen.
The last-place Red Sox may debut newcomers Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig on Friday night at home, where they’ll face one former teammate in New York Yankees starter Chris Capuano and possibly another in shortstop Stephen Drew.
Well, you don’t see this every day — the Yankees and Red Sox making a trade.
The Yankees have placed infielder Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin.
The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-0 on Friday night in the opener of a series between struggling powers.
Steve Pearce insists there was nothing wrong with his slide into Yankees third baseman Kelly Johnson. New York manager Joe Girardi would disagree.
Since Mark Teixiera went on the disabled list on April 5 with a strained right hamstring, the $200 million Bronx Bombers have cobbled together a platoon at first base.
Who’s on first? It’s complicated. “We have to do what it takes,” Beltran said after after taking over at the position midway through Sunday’s win. “I hope I don’t have to do it again.”
Perhaps the game isn’t too big for Yangervis Solarte. He has begun to prove that he’s worthy of manning the patch of infield where A-Rod once strode, and not in a backup role, either.
If all three don’t have bounce-back years it won’t matter what the new guys do. Consider these three guys the core for 2014.
Toronto opening day starter R.A. Dickey gave up six runs and seven hits over three innings in the Blue Jays’ 10-6 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday.
“We’ve got Kelly Johnson along with a cast of characters that are going to compete for that spot from the right side,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “We look for it to be a platoon situation, a lefty-righty situation.”