In addition to cheering, many of the about 500 fans in attendance Thursday called out A-Rod’s name as he moved from drill to drill and in and out of the batting cage.
Does that mean he’d go full-blown Boss? Could there be an organizational shakeup? It sounds like he’s not ruling anything out.
It wasn’t that Noah Syndergaard had a bad year in 2014. It’s just that he expected to be wearing a big-league uniform with “Mets” emblazoned across the front at some point last year. That never happened.
All-time saves leader and iconic Yankee Mariano Rivera showed up at Yankees camp on Wednesday. Mo will serve as a guest instructor in Tampa.
Alex Rodriguez started his second day of workouts at the Yankees’ minor league complex by hugging Chase Headley, the player signed to replace him at third base.
“He’s learned nothing,” an unnamed baseball exec told the New York Daily News. “He’s the same old guy. He just did what he wanted to do.”
Days after releasing a handwritten apology to fans, A-Rod may have created another reason to say he’s sorry by not giving his bosses a heads up that he was en route to spring training.
This is a guy who went to the postseason six times in nine years with the Twins, and he strongly believes that the Mets are built for the postseason — if they can get there.
The “thing” is presumably the NL East, which the Mets haven’t won since their last trip to the postseason in 2006.
For all of the statistical analysis used in baseball today, David Wright sees things very simply: “There’s no question in my mind, if I do what I’m capable of doing, we’re a better offense.”
Manager Terry Collins had some rather interesting things to say about his team, his players and his expectations for 2015 over the last couple of days. So let’s take a listen back.
A large man with a “bum knee,” as the 305-pound lefty called it, can’t help but run into trouble down the line. It is almost inevitable.
Matt Harvey? Present — and definitely accounted for. The feistiness is still there. And that’s probably a very good sign.
No matter how much the Yankees don’t want Alex Rodriguez’s return to baseball to be a distraction at spring training, this isn’t their first rodeo. They know it will be and they are prepared for it.
When healthy, the Yankees’ top three of Tanaka, Pineda and Sabathia could be as good as any in baseball. The problem: they have to prove they’re no longer damaged goods.