While other teams have been making deals new Mets G.M. Sandy Alderson was busy re-connecting with Met fans.
The Yankees may have to go back to the drawing board… again. According to WFAN’s Jon Heyman, the Phillies and Red Sox are close to having a deal in place that would send Philadelphia starting pitcher Joe Blanton to Boston.
Cliff Lee is returning to the Phillies, the team that traded him nearly one year ago, leaving the Yankees no choice but to turn to Plan B.
John Jaso lined a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning after Carlos Pena delivered a rare clutch playoff hit for Tampa Bay, and the Rays avoided elimination in the AL division series with a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Zack Greinke pitched seven sharp innings and the Kansas City Royals beat Tampa Bay 3-2, leaving the Rays and New York Yankees tied for the AL East lead.
What better way to sort out the top three starters on each AL team than to rank them?
The Tampa Bay Rays say they’re concentrated on winning the AL East, while the New York Yankees seem to be more interested in opening the postseason at full strength – wherever they may have to travel. For now, they’re glad to be home.