Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
Wil Myers gives the Rays legitimate power in the middle of the batting order.
Jose Fernandez stood out in a deep National League class, and the pitcher received 26 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel in results revealed Monday.
Wil Myers received 23 of 30 first-place votes, beating out Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias and Rays teammate Chris Archer.
Retiring Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year for excellence on and off the field, and Rivera was also picked as the AL’s Comeback Player of the Year.
There’s a new age of offensive catchers coming up through the ranks of the big leagues, and Salvador Perez is part of that movement.
The Mets reportedly aren’t budging in their trade demands for R.A. Dickey. But when it comes to negotiations to extend the knuckleballer, in seems one side may have acquiesced — even if just a bit.
Brian Cashman usually stresses patience in the offseason, and that seems to be the course he’s taking again this year, even as his team has more glaring needs than normal.
Sources said that the Amazins’ have gotten “serious” about trading Dickey, potentially as early as this week at the Winter Meetings.
New York Mets prospect Matt Harvey worked two shutout innings in front of the hometown fans in Buffalo at the Triple-A All-Star game Wednesday night.