October 13, 2006 |
Nights like this were the reason the New York Mets reached deeply into their pockets over the last few winters and brought free-agent talents like Tom Glavine, Carlos Beltran and Billy Wagner to town. Nights like this, with bright lights, high stakes and roaring fans. Glavine, Beltran and Wagner delivered impressive performances as the Mets opened the National League Championship Series with a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in front of 56,311 last night at Shea Stadium.
March 27, 2007 |
2006 FINISH: 97-65, First place, 12 games ahead HELLO: OF Moises Alou, LHP Scott Schoeneweis, RHP Jon Adkins, RHP Ambiorix Burgos, IF Damion Easley, IF-OF David Newhan, RHP Jorge Sosa, LHP Jason Vargas, RHP Chan Ho Park, RHP Aaron Sele GOODBYE: OF Cliff Floyd, RHP Steve Trachsel, RHP Victor Zambrano, RHP Roberto Hernandez, RHP Heath Bell, RHP Chad Bradford, LHP Darren Oliver, LHP Royce Ring, IF Chris Woodward LINEUP Jose Reyes, ss...
April 29, 2013
Major League Baseball has suspended Pirates lefty Jonathan Sanchez for six games and fined him an undisclosed amount for beaning the Cardinals' Allen Craig in Friday's 9-1 loss. Sanchez has appealed the suspension, but maybe the Bucs should consider keeping him off the mound. He has allowed 16 runs on 21 hits and five walks in just 111/3 innings this season. And on Friday, he didn't get a single out, and served up back-to-back homers to Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran, and a single to Matt Holliday before he threw at Craig's head.
February 28, 2009 |
J.C. Romero pitched his first two innings of the spring yesterday. Now he will head off and join arms with a number of New York Mets on Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. "I'm going to go have some fun and put this all behind me for a minute or two," Romero said. "When I come back, spring training will be a lot shorter. " Romero is still bitter that he must serve a 50-game suspension at the start of the regular season because he tested positive for a banned substance last summer.
January 12, 2005 |
A month's work of trades and free-agent negotiations were finally completed yesterday, when Randy Johnson, Carlos Beltran, Shawn Green, Derek Lowe, Javier Vazquez and Juan Gon-zalez found new homes. Dioner Navarro, a 20-year-old catcher with seven major league at-bats, even got traded twice. There was a news conference doubleheader in New York. In the morning at Shea Stadium, the Mets announced their $119 million, 7-year contract with centerfielder Carlos Beltran. They already have added three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez and might try to sign slugger Carlos Delgado.
July 31, 2007 |
Mark Teixeira could be the Atlanta Braves' new cleanup hitter as early as tonight. Meanwhile, the NL East-leading Mets filled a big hole at second base, acquiring three-time All-Star Luis Castillo from Minnesota for a pair of prospects. The Braves reached an agreement yesterday to send rookie catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and three minor leaguers to Texas for the powerful, switch-hitting Teixeira. The official announcement of the deal is expected to come today. The negotiations were confirmed by people familiar with the deal who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it wasn't finalized.
June 19, 2004 |
Phillies closer Billy Wagner said the game-tying home run he served up in the ninth inning Thursday had nothing to do with his being tired from pitching earlier in the day. "I felt better in the second game than I did the first," he said. With the Phils holding a 4-3 lead in the nightcap of the day-night doubleheader, Wagner allowed a solo homer to Detroit's Brandon Inge with one out in the ninth. "I felt fine," said Wagner, who was on the disabled list from May 8 to June 8 with a strained left groin.
May 24, 2011
HIS TEAM HASN'T taken any good swings lately, so Mets owner Fred Wilpon decided to take some of his own. Wilpon lashed out at several Mets players in a interview with the New Yorker that mainly focused on his getting snared in his friend Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, Wilpon, speaking about Jose Reyes, said: "He thinks he's going to get Carl Crawford money . . . He's had everything wrong with him . . . He won't get it. " The shortstop...
July 24, 2011
AROUNDTHEBASES First Base Perhaps the most interesting development this summer is teams' willingness to float some of their cheap, young, and controllable talent on the trade market. The Rays are doing it with James Shields , Colorado with Ubaldo Jimenez , and Houston with Hunter Pence . They may not intend to trade them, but shouldn't these franchises take better care of their best talent? Second Base Something doesn't seem right about this: Japan won the first two World Baseball Classics and is now threatening a boycott of the 2013 event.
August 1, 2011 |
As the non-waiver deadline passed at 4 p.m. Sunday, several contenders made trades, with the Atlanta Braves trying to stay in the NL East race by picking up centerfielder Michael Bourn from salary-dumping Houston. Boston added a starting pitcher and St. Louis and Pittsburgh picked up hitters. Bourn, who is hitting .303 and leads the majors with 39 stolen bases, is expected to give the Braves their first true leadoff hitter since Rafael Furcal left after the 2005 season.