Ryan Howard drove in three runs, Marlon Byrd homered and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets 7-2 on Saturday night.
Will the Yanks shake things up? Maybe, but don’t expect a blockbuster. So far, GM Brian Cashman — no stranger to wheeling and dealing — hasn’t been linked to anyone of the big-splash variety.
As they continue to look up at the top spot in the AL East and at both wild cards, the Bombers are in desperate need of everything and have actively been trying to upgrade a roster decimated by injuries.
With the MLB trade deadline just two weeks away, it’s time to see who could potentially be on the move in late July.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.
It’s hard to preach patience with an unproven Fantasy asset. That was the case with Brad Miller after his early struggles. Miller had a nice rookie year, which led to many buying into the hype for his second season. When things didn’t pan out, most owners cut bait, deciding to ride the hot hand.
Marlon Byrd sliced an RBI double just inside the right field line in the 11th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 3-2 Friday night in a game of many squandered opportunities.
“The chemistry over in that clubhouse … there’s a reason that the team’s winning over there,” Byrd said, according to WFAN’s Ed Coleman.
Many people, myself included, felt that Ike Davis should have been the first-baseman choice for the Mets. Byrd, on the other hand, believes in Duda.
Former Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd has agreed to a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
Wright was headed to the Mets’ complex in Florida on Thursday, a day before the team begins a nine-game road trip. He said he feels fine swinging and fielding, but he’s not running full speed and isn’t ready for rehab games.
We all know how this ends. We’re talking about the Mets, a franchise so rife with self-inflicted wounds that even the kindest of baseball gods won’t deign to cut it an occasional break.
“Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1,” Harvey posted on Twitter.
The Mets traded right fielder Marlon Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash to the Pirates for minor league middle infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.
The Mets complete the homestand with a four-game series against the Phillies before heading to Washington this weekend. The Mets have gone 5 and 7 against both of these division rivals so far in 2013.