Schwei's Mets Notes: Daniel Murphy 'Slams' Former Team, While Gio Gonzalez Owns Citi FieldAfter beginning the season 7-3, the New York Mets have lost eight of their last nine games, including a three-game sweep by the Washington Nationals at Citi Field this past weekend.
Sweeny: Yankees Have Monsters In 'Pen, But Still Need Top-End StarterThe trade for Aroldis Chapman makes the Yankees almost invincible from the seventh inning on. It’s the first six innings that are still the problem.
Sweeny's Yankees Notes: D-Rob, 'Replacing Jeter,' Finding A Lefty PitcherI spoke to an MLB executive this week who believes David Robertson will get a three-year deal for $39 million or a four-year deal for $52 million. Some pretty good neighborhoods to occupy.
Playoff Pinch Hits: High Payrolls Reign Supreme In National League PlayoffsThe National League Division Series feature some of the wealthiest teams in the league. Will the results justify the expense?
Nationals' Gonzalez Barely Breaks Sweat, 1-Hits MetsGio Gonzalez was inches from a no-hitter and the Washington Nationals hit five home runs Monday night, including long balls by their first two batters, in a 9-0 rout of the New York Mets.
Duda Homers In Mets Win Over The NationalsLucas Duda hit a big blast off Drew Storen in the Mets 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
A.J. Griffin Part Of Athletics' Young, High-Potential Starting PitchingIf the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.
David Wright Drives In 5 As Team USA Rolls Puerto RicoThe Mets' star was locked in again. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. That prompted chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" from the crowd of 32,872.
Duda Coming Along Slowly, Sits Out Mets' Loss To NationalsGio Gonzalez wasn't sure how fans would treat him in his first outing since his name surfaced in reports about a clinic drawing scrutiny from Major League Baseball.
MLB To Reportedly Investigate University Of Miami In Light Of PED AllegationsAccording to the New York Times, the league is now focusing on the University of Miami baseball team. Investigators believe that there may be a connection between the university's baseball program and PED use, according to the newspaper.
Yankees Reportedly Trying To Void Remainder Of A-Rod's ContractIf the new allegations were true, the Yankees would face high hurdles to get out of the final five years and $114 million of Rodriguez's record $275 million, 10-year contract.
Coleman: Cy Young Voters Got It Right With R.A. DickeyIncredible, yes. Dickey had a lot of people to thank, and wanted to make sure Mets fans were at the top of that list.
Magical Finish To A Magical Season! R.A. Dickey Takes Home NL Cy Young AwardDickey garnered 27 of 32 first-place votes and easily outdistanced 2011 winner Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gio Gonzalez of Washington finished third.
Big Day For R.A.? Mets' Dickey Hoping For Cy Young HonorsIn the third sentence of his memoir, a humble R.A. Dickey said he'd "never lead the league in strikeouts." It's time for a revision -- or maybe two.
Hartnett: Breaking Down Five NL Cy Young CandidatesMany will be enticed by R.A. Dickey's unique story and age, but he's just one of many candidates who could take home the National League Cy Young.