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Jan 13, 2021

Yankees, Mets scout ‘healthy’ Corey Kluber as they seek rotation help

The Yankees’ and Mets’ search for pitching includes scouting Corey Kluber, who had a showcase on Wednesday as he looks to rebound from two-injury-riddled seasons. The Yankees’ interest is not surprising, considering their need for starting pitching, as well as the fact the workout was held at their director of health and performance’s (Eric Cressey)...
Jan 11, 2021

The non-money factor ‘outcast’ Trevor Bauer wants in lingering free agency

Like the other major free agents this offseason, Trevor Bauer remains unsigned. Unlike DJ LeMahieu, George Springer and JT Realmuto, however, Bauer hasn’t been quiet about his free agency. The NL Cy Young Award winner said in a YouTube video Sunday night that he wanted a “partnership” with whatever teams he signs with and wants...
Jan 10, 2021
No one is blinking in Yankees’ pursuit of DJ LeMahieu

No one is blinking in Yankees’ pursuit of DJ LeMahieu

Francisco Lindor is headed to Queens, but that hasn’t changed the Yankees’ attitude or timeline regarding their pursuit of DJ LeMahieu. While keeping LeMahieu in The Bronx remains the Yankees’ top priority this offseason — and they continue to have optimism they will ultimately strike a deal — the two sides aren’t close, sources said,...
Jan 10, 2021

Francisco Lindor set for big Mets introduction

Francisco Lindor will be introduced as a Met at 11 a.m. on Monday, new owner Steve Cohen said Sunday on Twitter, with Carlos Carrasco’s introduction coming on Tuesday.  Lindor and Carrasco were acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Indians in exchange for shortstops Amed Rosario, Andres Gimenez and a pair of prospects, Isaiah Greene...
Jan 7, 2021

Francisco Lindor sensed trade was coming before Mets blockbuster

Cleveland’s season had barely ended before Francisco Lindor addressed the possibility of being traded during the offseason. “It crossed my mind,” the shortstop said after the Yankees knocked off the Indians on Sept. 30 to finish the best-of-three wild card round. “It makes sense. You know, it is what it is. You can’t cover the...
Dec 27, 2020
Steve Cohen provides update on Mets’ free-agency chase

Steve Cohen provides update on Mets’ free-agency chase

The lack of activity this offseason seems likely to continue at least a little bit longer — at least according to Steve Cohen. The new Mets owner wrote on Twitter on Sunday, “Not much going [on] out there due to the holidays. Conversations hopefully pick up this week.” The Mets have been among the more...
Dec 21, 2020
James Click must have a contingency plan in place for 2021

James Click must have a contingency plan in place for 2021

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports The Astros are likely to be the favorites to win the AL West next year, but should they falter in the first half of the season, tough decisions will need to be made Imagine that the 2021 trade deadline is approaching and the Astros are on the outside looking in. There is a distinct possibility that they will fail to make the playoffs. What’s to be done? How should general manager James Click act? Barring injuries, this is the worst-cast scenario for next year. As unlikely as it is for this to be reality next summer, it’s not entirely...
Dec 17, 2020

Mets’ direction was huge James McCann selling point

James McCann is the second significant free-agent acquisition for the Mets this offseason, but it’s clear their biggest addition is the guy signing the checks. With new owner Steve Cohen showing a willingness to spend — to go along with the enthusiasm of a fan — there’s a different way of doing business in Queens....
Dec 17, 2020
Sandy Alderson not ruling out Mets making blockbuster trade

Sandy Alderson not ruling out Mets making blockbuster trade

As the Mets look to remake their roster, Sandy Alderson hasn’t ruled out swinging for a blockbuster trade. The new team president has said since he rejoined the organization that he’d look to free agency instead of the trade market because they had more money than prospects. Alderson reiterated that during a Zoom call Thursday,...

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