7:21 PM EST, Fri December 02, 2016
Viva El Birdos 12 hours ago
Cardinals news and notes: Garcia, books, trades

Cardinals news and notes: Garcia, books, trades

Jaime Garcia will be missed. Plus, news and notes. As you most certainly heard (and Craig Edwards touched on it here), yesterday afternoon the Cardinals shipped Jaime Garcia to the Braves for a couple of mid-level prospects. Even with a career riddled with injuries, Garcia was a very valuable pitcher for the Cardinals dating back to 2010, a span in which only Adam Wainwright pitched more innings and was worth more wins per fWAR than Garcia. Garcia was dealt a tough hand from whatever force allocates injuries across the league, but when he was on few were better. He’ll most certainly be...
Newark Star-Ledger 4 hours ago
Mets' Jacob deGrom expects to resume throwing soon

Mets' Jacob deGrom expects to resume throwing soon

DeGrom weighed in on his recovery from ulnar nerve surgery as well as extension talks with the Mets on Friday at Citi Field.
The Republican 5 hours ago
Boston Red Sox 2017 spring training tickets at JetBlue Park go on sale Saturday, Dec. 3

Boston Red Sox 2017 spring training tickets at JetBlue Park go on sale Saturday, Dec. 3

The Red Sox play an exhibition against Northeastern University at 1:05 p.m. Feb. 23. They then play their first official Grapefruit League game Feb. 24 vs. the Mets.
San Diego Union-Tribune 2 hours ago

Padres trade Derek Norris to Nationals

The Padres traded one of their few remaining veterans Friday, sending catcher Derek Norris to the Washington Nationals for pitching prospect Pedro Avila. Norris, 27, is coming off the worst season of his five-year career. The one-time All-Star hit just .186 with 14 home runs in 125 games. He made...

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Amazin Avenue 1 hour ago
Asdrubal Cabrera will represent Venezuela in the 2017 World Baseball Classic

Asdrubal Cabrera will represent Venezuela in the 2017 World Baseball Classic

Asdrubal Cabrera will represent his native country in the 2017 WBC. The New York Mets will officially be represented in the 2017 World Baseball Classic when starting shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera suits up for Venezuela when the tournament begins this coming March. Cabrera will undoubtedly be relied upon as a key cog in the 2017 Mets lineup after an excellent 2016 campaign. The switch hitter hit .280/.336/.474 last season and tied the highest wRC+ (119) of his career, as well as his second highest fWAR (3.0). He hit 23 home runs as well, just two off his career mark. It was easily one of the...
MASN Sports 2 hours ago

CareFirst Fan Challenge winner to face off against Scherzer at Nats Winterfest - Nationals Buzz

Back in the dog days of summer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield asked fans to challenge Nationals ace Max Scherzer to anything! Submissions for #IChallengeMax began pouring in to our Twitter account, ranging from cooking competitions to karaoke. And when it was...
Newark Star-Ledger 3 hours ago
Mets' Steven Matz cleared for normal offseason routine

Mets' Steven Matz cleared for normal offseason routine

"I got cleared," Matz said Thursday on WOR radio.
SportsNet New York 6 hours ago

Asdrubal Cabrera to play for Venezuela in the WBC

Mets INF Asdrubal Cabrera will play for Venezuela during the World Baseball Classic, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Amazin Avenue 8 hours ago
Kevin Plawecki couldn’t stay in the majors in 2016

Kevin Plawecki couldn’t stay in the majors in 2016

The young catcher struggled in his second year. After getting his first taste of the big leagues for most of the season with the Mets in 2015, Kevin Plawecki entered 2016 looking to improve upon his disappointing rookie season. Unfortunately, more disappointment followed. Plawecki started the year in a bench role behind Travis d’Arnaud, spelling him throughout April until d’Arnaud was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain. The job became Plawecki’s, and again he was given an opportunity to show the Mets what he could do in a full-time role. From April 26...

Bobblehead epiphany leads to busy home-based business for Nats fan

Bobblehead epiphany leads to home-based business for industrious Nationals fan
Newark Star-Ledger 13 hours ago

MLB hot stove: Will CBA cost Yankees 'Japan's Babe Ruth'? Phillies want Mets' Jay Bruce?

Will MLB's new CBA prevent Shohei Otani from leaving Japan soon? Are the Phillies after Mets' Jay Bruce?
SportsNet New York 14 hours ago

Steven Matz has been cleared for normal offseason

Mets LHP Steven Matz has been cleared by the Mets and team doctors to proceed with his normal offseason routine, he told WOR radio Thursday.
SportsNet New York 20 hours ago

Mets Hot Stove: Steven Matz on injury history

Steven Matz joins Steve Gelbs on Mets Hot Stove to examine his injury history and moving forward with his career.
Amazin Avenue 20 hours ago
Mets announce 2017 spring training report dates

Mets announce 2017 spring training report dates

Pitchers and catchers return to Port St. Lucie on February 12th, position players on February 17th. The Mets have announced player report dates for spring training in 2017. Pitchers and catchers will report on February 12, while position players will report for duty on February 17. The dates are a bit earlier than usual because of the World Baseball Classic, which is being held in various locations from March 9-22. That allows players more time training and conditioning in camp before departing to compete in the tournament. While team rosters have not been released for the Classic, Noah...

Marlins hope to keep David Phelps in bullpen in 2017

If it were up to Michael Hill — and, to be sure, it is largely up to Hill — Marlins right-hander David Phelps will be a middle reliever in 2017. Miami’s president of baseball operations said Thursday that if the club can add the amount of rotation depth it desires, Phelps, a utility pitcher who...

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