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  • Michael Conforto, Jeff McNeil Leave Mets’ Game With Injuries

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mets outfielder Michael Conforto left this afternoon’s game against the Rays in the top of the first inning after pulling up lame while running to first base, Tim Healey of Newsday was among those to note (Twitter link). Conforto is dealing with right hamstring tightness,..." May 16

  • Playoff Chances for Each MLB Team at 2021 Season's Quarter Mark

    Bleacher Report "Numerous MLB fanbases can take solace in the idea this season is a return to "it's a marathon, not a sprint." If this were another shortened 60-game season, some teams would be two-thirds of the way through it. But there's still a long way to go...." May 16

  • 6 MLB legends who wound up in unexpected uniforms during career twilights

    The Score "If the sight of Albert Pujols in Dodger Blue seems bizarre to you, you're not alone. But he's far from the first MLB legend to wind up on a different team in the waning days of a sterling career. Here are six players from the last 25 years who spent a year or two wearing a..." May 16

  • Here is one quick fix for each MLB team

    MLB.com "The season is not so far along that, no matter where your team is, there isn’t a chance to recover. With that in mind, let’s look at a quick fix for every team in baseball -- a way to help one of their deficiencies so far, or at least aid the team over the next few months...." May 16

  • Mets select IF Jake Hager, designate reliever Trevor Hildenberger

    MSN.com "The Mets have selected the contract of infielder Jake Hager and designated right-handed reliever Trevor Hildenberger for assignment, according to Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News. The team also optioned outfielder Khalil Lee to Triple-A..." May 15

  • Ranking the Players Most Likely to Pass Mike Trout as MLB's Top Dog

    Bleacher Report "Mike Trout is the best baseball player on the planet. The 29-year-old has been one of the game's elite since exploding on to the scene with 10.5 WAR during his rookie season in 2012. He is having arguably the best season of his career right now as..." May 15

  • MLBPA Files Grievance Against MLB

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance against the league, claiming that MLB did not negotiate in good faith to play as many games as possible in the shortened 2020 season, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. The MLBPA grievance seeks as much as $500MM,..." May 15

  • 3-4 Teams Interested in Veteran Albert Pujols After Angels Release

    Bleacher Report "If Albert Pujols wants to continue his playing career, there are reportedly multiple teams interested in signing the 10-time All-Star. Per Robert Murray of FanSided, three to four clubs are in the mix for Pujols after he was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles..." May 14

  • Bold Predictions Between Now and the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The summer brings separation to baseball. MLB's contenders separate themselves from the rest of the pack, and the great players separate themselves from the good ones as the heat of the division races mimic the heat outside. Summer also means the trade deadline. It's more..." May 14

  • MLB announces three players tested positive for COVID-19 in past week

    Sportsnet "MLB and the MLBPA announced Friday that there have been 10 positive COVID-19 results, three players and seven staff, among 10,629 tests in the past week. The results amount to a positivity rate of 0.09 per cent. " May 14

  • Union’s $500 million grievance against MLB gives both sides new forms of leverage in CBA talks

    The Athletic "With a little more than six months before the expiration of baseball’s collective bargaining agreement, negotiations have a new but not unexpected wrinkle: a grievance worth roughly half a billion dollars. About two weeks ago, the Major League Baseball Players Association filed..." May 14

  • Is it time for MLB to eliminate the dropped-third-strike rule?

    CBS Sports "The 2021 MLB regular season is now six weeks old and I think we've all settled into the daily grind that is marathon regular season baseball. The 60-game sprint was fun in its own way last year given the circumstances. Give me the full 162-game experience every day of the week..." May 14

  • Todd Frazier hits the open market

    NJ "Todd Frazier is a free man. Last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Frazier for assignment. Read More- May 14

  • Why the MLBPA has remained quiet on the Georgia voting rights law

    The Athletic "On May 3, nine U.S sports unions released a joint statement expressing their opposition to legislative efforts in certain states to restrict the right to vote. The Major League Baseball Players Association was not one of those unions. Nor did the MLBPA comment publicly when..." May 14

  • MLB base stealers have never been more successful, and here’s why

    The Athletic "Austin Slater drew a leadoff walk in the first inning. And the game was afoot. Padres left-hander Blake Snell threw a pickoff attempt to first base. Slater raced back. Another pickoff throw. Another retreat. A third time. It wasn’t a charm. When Snell..." May 14

  • MLB, ESPN agree to 7-year extension through 2028

    The Athletic "Major League Baseball and ESPN have agreed to a seven-year contract extension that will show 30 regular-season games in addition to wild-card games, the network announced Thursday. The deal will include 25 weeks of Sunday Night Baseball, the MLB Little League Classic, Opening Night..." May 13

  • MLBPA reportedly seeking $500 million from MLB over 60-game season

    Yahoo! Sports "The Major League Baseball Players Association is still frustrated over playing a 60-game season in 2020. The MLBPA reportedly filed a grievance against the league seeking $500 million in damages, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The grievance argues the league..." May 13

  • MLB Pitchers' Historically Awful Hitting Should Seal the Fate of a Universal DH

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball will hopefully never have another season like the one it did in 2020, but at least it offered an exciting glimpse of what baseball will look like when the designated hitter is universal. Sans pitchers hitting for themselves, last year saw National League clubs..." May 13

  • Minor League Baseball Owner Speaks on Keeping Staff Intact Amid Pandemic

    Complex "On May 4, the Iowa Cubs held their season opener in Principal Park, ending a 604-day hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic. While the game ended in a 3-0 loss to the Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the MLB’s Chicago Cubs still had to feel like..." May 13

  • One-time All-Star righty Chris Tillman attempting MLB comeback

    Yardbarker "Former longtime Orioles starter Chris Tillman is making a comeback attempt, reports Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic. Tillman has been working with Dave Wallace, his former pitching coach in Baltimore, at Cressey Sports Performance in Florida since February, Wallace tells..." May 13

  • MLB Baseball Cap Tiers: From the Yankees to the Nationals — the Iconic, Good, Just OK and Bad hats

    The Athletic "Baseball is perhaps the last bastion in sports for the fashion-averse. With their press-conference podiums, the NFL and NBA have occasionally transformed into something of a post-game fashion show for those who choose to participate. Even the NHL is getting into the act. Baseball? There..." May 13

  • Patrick Mazeika quickly becoming Mets’ lucky charm

    New York Post "Do the Mets have themselves a lucky charm? Or is Patrick Mazeika’s true sorcery the simple ability to make contact in an era of three true outcomes? Either way, this has proven one hell of a homestand for the Mets’ rookie. The third-string catcher..." May 12

  • Mets' Albert Almora leaves game after crashing into CF wall

    New York Post "The thud was heard throughout the entire ballpark and immediately drew a loud gasp from the Citi Field crowd. Albert Almora Jr. went face-first into the right-center field fence on Austin Hays’ drive in the eighth inning of the Mets-Orioles game, initially catching the ball, but..." May 12

  • Mets 'optimistic' Jacob deGrom will only miss one start

    Sportress of Blogitude "  Jacob deGrom has landed on the 10-day injured list after experiencing right-side tightness in Sunday’s start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but both the New York Mets and the ace believe the setback will be a short-lived one.   deGrom..." May 12

  • Mets call up No. 7 prospect Khalil Lee; Albert Almora to IL

    MLB.com "With an injury to outfielder Albert Almora Jr. further testing the Mets’ position-player depth, the team on Wednesday made a somewhat unconventional move to call up seventh-ranked prospect Khalil Lee from Triple-A Syracuse. Lee was a direct replacement for..." May 12

  • Jose Bautista enjoying bat flips not being 'so taboo' anymore

    The Score "Once the standard-bearer for bat flips, Jose Bautista is certainly enjoying the current brand of Major League Baseball. "The game has changed in a lot of ways, but one of the best ways is how celebrations are not so taboo and people are allowed to enjoy them," he..." May 12

  • If Rockies deal Trevor Story, these clubs are best fits

    MLB.com "With so much of the league bunched together in the standings -- only six of the 30 clubs were more than four games out of first place entering play on Tuesday -- there’s a lot that will happen between now and the end of July before we get a true sense of who will be buyers and sellers at..." May 12

  • Previewing 2021-22 MLB Opt-Out Clauses & Player Options

    MLB Trade Rumors "Next year’s free-agent class is a legitimately star-studded group even when focusing only on true free agents who’ll hit the market due to service time or an expiring contract. But the class has the potential to become even stronger depending on the play of this year’s..." May 12

  • Matt Harvey: 'I was holding back tears' during Citi Field ovation

    The Score "Matt Harvey made his return to Citi Field on Wednesday and got a warm welcome from the New York Mets faithful - even though he was pitching for the opposing Baltimore Orioles. "There was a lot of excitement, a lot of memories," Harvey said when asked..." May 12

  • Ranking the 10 Biggest Disappointments in MLB Thus Far

    Bleacher Report "Nearly one quarter of the 2021 MLB season is done, and there has been plenty of good and bad. Some of the bad has been quite glaring. Let's take a look at the 10 biggest disappointments in baseball this year. The list will include everything from players to teams and..." May 12

  • Matt Harvey Gets Standing Ovation in Return to Citi Field

    The Big Lead "Matt Harvey has been a nice bounce-back story this season, as the 32-year-old has started the season well for the Baltimore Orioles after years of struggles. On Wednesday, he made his first start ever against his old team, the New York Mets. Fans welcomed him with a standing..." May 12

  • Iconic MLB first basemen are an endangered species

    The Score "For so long, first base was where teams parked their top sluggers. Historically, it's been the best hitting position on the field, often with a dedicated player to fill the corner spot. But as the careers of some likely Hall of Fame players near an end, and as the nature of the position and..." May 12

  • Jeff McNeil exits early due to body cramps

    MLB.com "Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil departed Tuesday's game against the Orioles after the third inning. The club said the early exit was the result of "body cramps." McNeil pulled up short as he attempted to stretch a single into a double in the bottom of the..." May 11

  • The only way Mets can salvage destructive Jarred Kelenic trade

    New York Post "Jarred Kelenic is going to be called up Thursday by Seattle to make his debut at home against Cleveland. The clock will begin at that point in the most powerful way on just how destructive the Mets’ trade of Kelenic was. So far, so bad. Since the Mets dealt Kelenic to..." May 11

  • Noah Syndergaard Thinks Baseball Has Gotten Soft

    GQ "Every morning, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard gets in a cold tub, the water temperature just barely above freezing, for a minimum of three minutes. But that’s just the beginning of an extensive wellness routine that includes everything from time in hyperbaric chambers to..." May 11

  • Mets have to prove dysfunction is in the past

    New York Post "Before exiting with concerns about his lower back Sunday, Jacob deGrom had expertly laid down a bunt single and had run the bases with textbook aptitude. His combination of a 0.68 ERA and .467 batting average befits a first-round high school talent playing amid future plumbers and..." May 11

  • MLB pitchers are throwing harder than ever with less command, as a disturbing trend emerges

    The Athletic "Think about this: In 345 career games, Braves right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. has been hit by 22 pitches. In 3,298 career games, nearly 10 times as many, Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron was hit by only 32. Think about this as well: While the season is less than six..." May 11

  • Mets' Jacob deGrom expected to avoid IL stint

    CBS Sports "DeGrom was lifted after five innings during his start Sunday against the Diamondbacks due to right side tightness, an injury that previously resulted in him being scratched from his previously scheduled outing earlier in the week. At this stage, the Mets aren't certain if deGrom will be..." May 10

  • Mets To Place Jacob DeGrom On 10-Day Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets will place star right-hander Jacob deGrom on the 10-day injured list due to right side tightness, the team announced.  The placement will become official prior to tomorrow’s game with the Orioles, and the placement will be retroactive to May 10. The news..." May 10

  • Mets' Donnie Stevenson mystery has been solved

    SNY TV "It's been clear since the emergence of Mets hitting guru "Donnie Stevenson" that Stevenson didn't actually exist. And the mystery has now been solved. "Stevenson," whose presence was first mentioned during the Mets' series against..." May 10

  • Predicting The Big MLB Names Who Will Be Up For Grabs

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 MLB trade deadline might be over two months away, but it's never too soon to start projecting some of the names that could be on the block come July. From stars to guys on one-year deals and a number of veteran arms, numerous players have improved their trade..." May 10

  • Inside the MLB's mental health crisis

    SI "Ryan Buchter, 34, has spent almost half his life pitching in professional baseball. In those 15 years, Buchter has been traded four times, released three times, changed organizations 10 times, pitched for teams in 22 cities and only once spent a full season in the majors without being demoted..." May 10

  • These 30 MLB players still need to get it going

    MLB.com "There are certain players you think you’re going to be able to count on, for every team. They’re the givens, the ones you don’t worry about while you’re worrying about all sorts of other things. But the thing about the givens is, well, nothing is a given. Sometimes your..." May 10

  • 5 current MLB stars who struggled in the Minors

    MLB.com "One of the most exciting aspects of having Minor League Baseball back is watching the players we all expect to be our next great superstars. Other exciting aspects include: strange regional foods, dizzy bat races among lucky fans, the works. The point is, when we scour the Minor..." May 10

  • Jacob deGrom removed from game with side tightness

    The Score "Jacob deGrom was removed from Sunday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with right side tightness, the team announced. The New York Mets right-hander called catcher James McCann to the mound after he appeared to hurt himself while throwing warmup..." May 09

  • Mets' Jacob deGrom to Undergo MRI on Back Injury Described as Tightness

    Bleacher Report "New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom will undergo an MRI after leaving Sunday's start versus the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth inning with an injury described by the team as tightness "in his lower back area on the right..." May 09

  • The Calm After The Storm

    The Sports Daily "After Zack Scott called a zoom conference on Saturday afternoonJorda to share his thoughts on Raccoon vs Rat (which I really hope the Discovery Channel picks up for three seasons), it was time to get back to normal baseball activities with another game against the Diamondbacks on Saturday..." May 09

  • Mets GM Refutes Francisco Lindor's Rat Tale: 'Just Be Upfront About It'

    SI "Rodent detectives of Queens, you may now stand down: the search for the Mets's rally rat (or raccoon, depending on your source) can officially end. That's because there was no animal to begin with at the center of Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil's dugout..." May 09

  • Francisco Lindor interrupts Jeff McNeil's presser with hug after dispute

    The Score "Whatever drama happened between Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil appears to be a thing of the past. After the pair teamed up to produce all four runs in a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, Lindor interrupted McNeil's press conference to hug..." May 09

  • Here are MLB's top Mother's Day moments

    MLB.com "There were no pink-bat walk-offs or special on-field moments to celebrate Mother's Day last year, but Major Leaguers will once again have Mom close to their hearts as they take the field today. Here's a look back at some of the top recent Mother's Day..." May 09