Yankees manager Joe Girardi got to know Dante Bichette Jr. long before New York selected him with its first pick in the baseball draft. Now, Girardi could get a chance to guide the slugging 18-year-old as a budding big league ballplayer.
It was the day before Mother’s Day and Mets executive Paul DePodesta had a prospect to go see. “‘This one better be worth it,’” his wife told him. “Fortunately, it was,” DePodesta said.
The son of Dante Bichette was among the players selected during the MLB draft’s first day. And one day he just might make his debut in the Bronx.
The Mets have a good chance to land a talented young hurler in this year’s MLB first-year player draft. With pick number 13, the Amazin’s are at least guaranteed one of the players listed. As for the Bombers, well… Sorry Yankees fans, you’re out of luck.
When commissioner Bud Selig steps to the podium at the MLB Network studios in Secaucus, N.J. to begin Monday night’s MLB first-year player draft, he might say UCLA right-hander Gerrit Cole’s name first. But who will the Mets and Yankees select? That’s what New Yorkers want to know.
The Mets have agreed to a contract with first-round draft pick Matt Harvey that includes a $2,525,000 signing bonus.
Bryce Harper. Stephen Strasburg. Negotiating with super-agent Scott Boras right up until the last possible second to get a deal done.
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