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How to bridge divide between MLB and its players

How to bridge divide between MLB and its players

Would you start a baseball game during a monsoon if the weather forecast called for vastly better conditions in the near future? You would not, because you are not silly. Nevertheless, Major League Baseball’s current schedule calls for spring training to start in mid-February, as originally planned, with an April 1 Opening Day. Even though...
Jan 10, 2021

Francisco Lindor can be New York’s next icon: ‘That type of guy’

A switch-hitting Mets shortstop with impossible-to-miss enthusiasm and a five-borough smile. “I know Francisco,” Jose Reyes wrote in a text message. “He’s a tremendous ballplayer and a good guy, and I think he will do very well here in New York. He’s a guy who brings a lot of energy and excitement, and that always...
Jan 8, 2021

A Francisco Lindor contract with Mets could take awhile

The Mets rocked the baseball world and thrilled their fan base Thursday with the acquisition of All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco from the Indians in return for infielders Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario and minor leaguers Isaiah Greene and Josh Wolf. The earth-shaking transaction produced many questions. You have come to...
Jan 7, 2021
Francisco Lindor has everything to be face of Mets franchise

Francisco Lindor has everything to be face of Mets franchise

The Mets didn’t just land themselves a perennial All-Star and a potential Hall of Famer on Thursday. In Francisco Lindor, they just might have themselves a face of the franchise. After all, he’s already a face of the sport. “He will be great,” Cardinals reliever Andrew Miller, who spent two-plus seasons with Lindor in Cleveland...
Jan 7, 2021

Mets’ pursuit of George Springer is getting tight

Heck of a trade. What’s next?  At the least, a mutual test of Steve Cohen’s desire to stay under the luxury-tax threshold and George Springer’s desire to be a Met.  The Mets’ acquisition of shortstop Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco from the Indians on Thursday made them inarguably better and crept them undisputedly closer to...
Jan 5, 2021
MLB already threatening ‘significant’ COVID-19 penalties

MLB already threatening ‘significant’ COVID-19 penalties

Major League Baseball firmly reminded its 30 teams Monday that the change in year doesn’t change the sport’s DEFCON 1 stance against the novel coronavirus. An industry source confirmed a USA Today report that the clubs received a memo from MLB’s central office instructing them to limit access to their spring-training facilities. Offenders “will be...
Dec 29, 2020

2020’s most overrated and over-hated figures in MLB

We have nearly finished our hellish journey through the epically craptastic year that has been 2020. But first, we must render who and what in baseball (and a few other areas) was overrated and over-hated. In the 14th annual edition of this list, it sure seems like we continue to trend the wrong way when...
Dec 19, 2020
How James McCann’s incredible rags-to-riches tale led to Mets

How James McCann’s incredible rags-to-riches tale led to Mets

James McCann’s rags-to-riches baseball tale might fit best on HGTV. Shoot, about half of that channel’s programming sounds ready-made for the Mets’ new catcher. Fixer Upper. Good Bones. Hidden Potential. Flip or Flop. Two years ago, McCann flopped his way into early, undesired free agency, courtesy of a non-tender by the Tigers. On Thursday, having...
Dec 18, 2020

How Cleon Jones is fighting to save a ‘dying community’

Cleon Jones’ vehicle for helping others is named The Last Out Community Foundation. “I wonder why it’s called that?” Jones mused, very jokingly. No, at 78, the man who caught the last out of the Mets’ first championship, in 1969, hasn’t lost his sense of humor. Nor has he lost his passion to aid his...
Dec 17, 2020

Why Mets’ James McCann signing is good news for Steven Matz

The news of James McCann’s signing with the Mets served as an especially welcome development for one member of his new pitching staff: His pandemic battery mate. “During the quarantine, he caught me twice a week,” Steven Matz told The Post of McCann, whom the Mets formally introduced Thursday after signing him to a four-year,...

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