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Oct 21, 2020

Marcus Stroman thinks he’s the answer to Yankees’ rotation questions

After the Yankees’ season ended, general manager Brian Cashman said the team’s rotation “was at risk” in the playoffs “and that needs to get improved upon.” Clearly, Marcus Stroman agrees, as the right-hander took to Twitter on Wednesday to explain why he would fit into the Yankees’ rotation. In response to a Twitter post saying...
Oct 21, 2020
Ranking five best MLB general manager/manager openings

Ranking five best MLB general manager/manager openings

Steve Cohen moved closer to owning the Mets this week. The eight-member Ownership Committee blessed a sale to him. That leaves the eight-member Executive Committee and the full ownership body as the last hurdles within baseball. These are not formalities. There is opposition to Cohen’s purchase. But the 7-1 vote by those on the Ownership...
Oct 21, 2020
Steve Cohen’s Mets purchase will have to go through Bill de Blasio

Steve Cohen’s Mets purchase will have to go through Bill de Blasio

Hal Steinbrenner isn’t the only prominent New York figure who will have a say in the sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen. None other than Bill de Blasio also gets a turn at bat, thanks to the terms of the Citi Field lease. However, much like Steinbrenner, the Yankees’ managing general partner, New York...
Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Fauci may seek to ‘redeem’ himself with pitch at Citi Field

Still smarting over his botched ceremonial pitch at the opening game between the Yankees and the Nationals, Dr. Anthony Fauci is open for a do-over at Citi Field, according to a report. WCBS 880 anchor Michael Wallace offered the nation’s top infectious diseases doctor the opportunity to try his hand on a mound again. “As...
Oct 21, 2020
Roger Clemens’ ‘bizarre’ Mike Piazza bat throw is still shocking

Roger Clemens’ ‘bizarre’ Mike Piazza bat throw is still shocking

Editor’s note: The 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets began 20 years ago Wednesday. On the anniversary, we look back at the series that captivated the city. You know how animated movies try to draw in both kids and adults, creating dazzling visuals for the former group and witty dialogue for the latter?...
Oct 21, 2020
Yankees’ Subway Series title was relief from playoff burden: Sherman

Yankees’ Subway Series title was relief from playoff burden: Sherman

Editor’s note: The 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets began 20 years ago Wednesday. On the anniversary, we look back at the series that captivated the city. Maybe you remember Timo Perez jogging between first and second or Roger Clemens heaving a shattered bat in the vicinity of Mike Piazza. Perhaps you recall...
Oct 21, 2020
Subway Series stands alone in baseball lore 20 years later

Subway Series stands alone in baseball lore 20 years later

Editor’s note: The 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets began 20 years ago Wednesday. On the anniversary, we look back at the series that captivated the city. The idea had always been intertwined with fantasy, tinged by nostalgia. Nothing has ever made New Yorkers of a certain generation more wistful than the term...
Oct 20, 2020

Steve Cohen clears huge MLB hurdle toward finalizing Mets purchase

Steve Cohen is one significant step closer to becoming the owner of the Mets. The Post confirmed MLB’s Ownership Committee approved Cohen to be the team’s next owner, with sources saying Cohen received seven of the eight votes on the board. Sportico first reported Cohen’s approval. Next up will be the eight-owner Executive Committee, followed...
Oct 17, 2020

Trevor Lawrence could break the Jets’ hearts so easily

Mick Jagger sang it in 1966, and it rings true in 2020: “Kids are different today.” Trevor Lawrence is a junior at Clemson. By all appearances, he enjoys his status as the quarterback for the perennially awesome Tigers, enjoys being a perennial Heisman Trophy candidate, enjoys his BMOC status. Life is never better than when...
Oct 17, 2020
Steve Cohen’s response to messy Mets free-agency scenario will say a lot

Steve Cohen’s response to messy Mets free-agency scenario will say a lot

Not too much longer, Mets fans. By next month, Steve Cohen’s purchase of the team should become official, and then you can start debating legitimately whether you’d rather sign J.T. Realmuto or George Springer. (Probably not both. Sorry.) Yet as we prepare for this long-awaited new era, there’s one upcoming checkpoint that intrigues me the...
Oct 13, 2020

Steve Cohen’s Mets ‘lifeline’ to hurting Citi Field employees

Steve Cohen, because of his vast wealth and what could be done with it in procuring players, has been the people’s choice to gain control of the Mets. He also is solidifying another constituency — seasonal employees. Cohen worked out a deal with the three unions that represent Citi Field seasonal employees such as food...
Oct 12, 2020
Steve Cohen to blow up Wilpons’ ‘archaic’ Mets technology

Steve Cohen to blow up Wilpons’ ‘archaic’ Mets technology

Motion capture software was still relatively new in 2011 when the Mets considered becoming one of the first MLB teams to implement it. The technology captures three-dimensional images, allowing pitchers and batters to compare their mechanics when they are thriving versus slumping. If a pitcher has lost his slider in June, images can be accessed...
Oct 8, 2020

Travis d’Arnaud thriving for Braves in latest Mets’ disappointment

It’s the new version of #LOLMets — pointing to Travis d’Arnaud’s prowess. The former Mets catcher, who was designated for assignment last May, is rampaging through October, leading the Braves to a perfect postseason so far. He’s produced at least one hit in all five Braves playoff games, and has driven in a ridiculous eight...
Oct 8, 2020
Bobby Jones’ big Mets anniversary bittersweet after Tom Seaver’s passing

Bobby Jones’ big Mets anniversary bittersweet after Tom Seaver’s passing

SAN DIEGO — Twenty years later, Bobby Jones says, it’s the little things he cherishes most. The Mets had just outlasted the Giants, 3-2, in National League Division Series Game 3 at Shea Stadium, courtesy of Benny Agbayani’s walk-off, 13th-inning homer against Aaron Fultz. Up two games to one in the best-of-five competition, the Mets...
Oct 6, 2020

Bryce Harper’s J.T. Realmuto crusade could end in Phillies nightmare

While Bryce Harper continues his public campaign for the Philadelphia Phillies to re-sign J.T. Realmuto, team ownership expects the two-time All-Star catcher to reach free agency this offseason. Potential suitors such as the Mets will be glad to hear that Phillies managing partner John Middleton said over the weekend that while retaining Realmuto “absolutely” is...