Trade Deadline

Stephen Drew (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images), Martin Prado  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Cashman: We’re Better With Drew And Prado, ‘But Talk Is Cheap’

“I think we’re going to compete. I think we’re improved,” Brian Cashman said after Thursday’s trade deadline. “We’re going to find out if it’s enough or not.”

08/01/2014

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Coleman: Alderson Explains Mets’ Inaction At Trade Deadline

Mets fans were forewarned: don’t expect much, if anything, on July 31. And that’s exactly what was — or wasn’t — there, but probably for the right reasons, and likely with the right intentions.

08/01/2014

Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon pitches in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 23, 2014. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Refusal To Part With Young Pitchers Played Role In Mets’ Quiet Deadline Day

In the end, the Mets would have had to pay too much to get needed upgrades. So went the rationale of general manager Sandy Alderson after the non-waiver trade deadline came and went without the Mets doing anything to improve their roster.

07/31/2014

Jon Lester (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Red Sox Blow Up Rotation, Send Lester To A’s And Lackey To Cardinals

Deadline day started with a bang and then an aftershock. The Boston Red Sox are without question going to look totally different in 2015.

07/31/2014

Marlon Byrd (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images), Joaquin Benoit  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images), Josh Willingham (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Lots Of Options, Little Action As Yankees Search For Deadline Upgrades

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.

07/31/2014

Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Mets Running Out Of Time For Tulowitzki, CarGo Trade

It’s looking like there won’t be any major moves in Flushing. At least not ahead of the July 31 deadline.

07/30/2014

Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Coleman: Mets Leaning Toward CarGo Over Tulowitzki

As far as what teams are looking for from the Mets when it comes to trade talk, I think we can all spell this together: an eight-letter word that begins with “P.”

07/29/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Deadline Doldrums? Difference-Makers Already On Yankees’ Roster

Maybe the Yankees could add a helpful piece. But the difference makers will be the guys they gave all that money to last winter: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.

07/29/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Mets GM Alderson: I Wouldn’t Bet On Deadline Deal

Monday’s starter, Bartolo Colon, might be the most attractive trade bait. But Sandy Alderson suggested the veteran may be an even more valuable asset in the offseason.

07/29/2014

Josh Willingham (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images), Jake Arrieta (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Yankees Showing Interest In Josh Willingham; Cubs’ Arrieta, Too?

It could indicate the Yankees, who have struggled to put runs on the board, may be willing sacrifice a dip in average for power numbers that Ichiro Suzuki can’t provide.

07/28/2014

Carlos Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Report: Mets Interested In Rockies Sluggers Tulowitzki, Gonzalez

Are the Mets ready to go all in? The New York franchise with a mid-market payroll could be looking to add one of Colorado’s big bats, according to the Post.

07/25/2014

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Report: Mets Could Have Colon Suitor In San Francisco

The Mets may have a nibble on hefty right-hander Bartolo Colon. The San Francisco Giants have shown an interest in the 41-year-old starter, according to ESPNDeportes.com.

07/23/2014

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Report: Nary A Nibble On Bartolo Colon Ahead Of Trade Deadline

As it turns out, there’s not much of a market for 41-year-old scale-tipping hurlers. The Mets haven’t gotten “even a nibble” on veteran Bartolo Colon, according to the Post.

07/21/2014

National League All-Star Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets bats against the American League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Trade Daniel Murphy? Tough Call For Mets GM Alderson

The players like Murphy. The fans like Murphy. We’ll see in the next couple of weeks how much the rest of the league likes him.

07/16/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Lose Heart And Soul, But Change The Game With St. Louis

It was a move the Rangers had to make. Hockey royalty has arrived at Madison Square Garden in the form of ageless 38-year-old winger Martin St. Louis.

03/06/2014

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