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Each week leading up to the All-Star Game at Citi Field we’ll compile our list of who SHOULD start the game based on current performance (click the player's name to see their full stats). Feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you think:
1B – Chris Davis, Orioles
Davis is no one-week wonder. After a torrid start to the season, he’s kept up the hot hitting,...Read more »
Former baseball MVP and confessed performance-enhancing drug user Jose Canseco is a suspect in a sexual assault investigation in Nevada, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed.
“The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a Sexual Assault case,” the LVMPD said in a statement e-mailed to Newsday. “Jose Conseco (sic) has been named as the suspect in...Read more »
With the Subway Series nearly upon us, we decided to take a look at the Yankees and Mets lineups – but with a twist. Instead of strict “player vs. player” breakdowns, we went through the lineup by composite defensive position and batting order.
Some of the results may surprise.
Our main tool for comparison was on-base plus slugging percentage. Good hitters generally post an OPS over...Read more »
“Another endorsement from the manager, another disappointing day for Ike Davis. The first baseman knows the deal, and whatever management may say, Davis knows he has to hit to stay with the team.”
The above description of a struggling Davis wasn’t written yesterday, last week or last month. Newsday’s Steven Marcus wrote that lede for an article on the Mets’ first baseman June 4, 2012 – nearly...Read more »
Derek Jeter’s contributions to the Yankees are often talked about in terms of what he brings with his "intangibles." But what the Yankees are missing right now from the shortstop position is very tangible.
Jeter's replacements have combined to hit .220 with one home run and a .606 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) through the first 40 games of the season while the Yankees captain...Read more »
The hunt for a spot at the All-Star Game isn’t limited just to baseball players.
Starting Saturday, MLB, in partnership with the Mets, will be conducting a city-wide scavenger hunt – the ultimate prize being tickets to All-Star Week events. The All-Star Game is being held at Citi Field this season.
The clues will be announced, one-by-one, though the All-Star Game twitter account, @AllStarGame....Read more »
Manhattan-born and Brooklyn-bred Dellin Betances has been called up to the Bronx.
The once highly-touted right-handed starter who recently switched to relief was added to the Yankees’ bullpen before their game Thursday night against the Mariners, the team announced. Brett Marshall, who gave up five runs and threw 108 pitches in 5.2 innings during his MLB debut Wednesday night was sent down...Read more »
The first of the reinforcements has arrived.
Curtis Granderson was activated by the Yankees – just in time to face Mariners ace Felix Hernandez at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night. Vidal Nuno, who started Game 2 of Monday’s doubleheader against Cleveland, was optioned to the minors in a related move.
Granderson is playing left field and batting cleanup. Vernon Wells is the odd man out of...Read more »
Here’s the first thing Mets fans need to know about the job General Manager Sandy Alderson has done over the last three seasons in Flushing: he’s acquired Zack Wheeler and Travis d’Arnaud, stud prospects kept from the major league roster by service time considerations and a freak injury, respectively.
The second thing is – wait, you still need a second thing?
Alderson has taken a lot...Read more »
The Mets added some power to their slumping lineup by signing outfielder Rick Ankiel to a major league deal.
The pitcher-turned-outfielder is a streaky hitter who strikes out a lot, but is also a legitimate home run threat. The Astros designated Ankiel for assignment last week after hitting .194 with five home runs. He’s a .243 career batter with 74 home runs in 11 seasons.
Ankiel is...Read more »