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The Yankees and Mets are both pursuing free agent outfielder Scott Hairston. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
It’s not often the two New York baseball teams battle for the same free agent. The Yankees are typically after the big names, big money players while the Mets go for more of a role player type. However, this off-season, the Yankees have taken a different approach, one of cost saving and payroll reduction.
The team from the Bronx has resigned Ichiro Suzuki and Hiroki Kuroda. Those were the biggest signings. The Mets have signed third baseman David Wright to an extension but traded away Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. It would seem strange for these two clubs to be in a battle for one free agent piece. However, that does seem to be the case.
The Yankees are looking to add a fourth outfielder, a right handed outfielder to compliment their all lefty outfield of Brett Gardner, Curtis Granderson, and Ichiro. The Mets are still searching for inexpensive pieces to fill their roster, ...
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As of right now, the Yankees do not appear to be involved with Scott Hairston, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Earlier in the week, it was reported that Hairston was deciding between the crosstown rival Mets and the Yankees. However, the Mets have a leg up due to the fact that Hairston would likely start for them.
The Yankees have been actively searching for a right-handed...
Well, as the calendar year turns, let’s take a look at some interesting, or banal depending on your mileage on such tidbits, factoids about the 2012 New York Mets First up, a look at the Met All-Time Roster, and Met Leaders by games played at each position;
The Mets used 49 different players in 2012, which included 23 new Mets, bringing the All-Time Roster, after 51 seasons to...
Two winters ago, Rafael Soriano became a Yankee over Brian Cashman's penny-pinching objections. It was a different era.This was back when the Steinboys were crazy-mad-loco to win - damn the shekels - because spending Yankee money was in their red hot gypsy blood. Besides, the engine oil light was flashing: The Redsocks had signed Carl Crawford and traded for Adrian Gonzalez,...
For post-game, locker room interviews ONLY, mmm-kay?
Honestly, WTF. W. T. F.
The photo to the left is what one Mets blog is reporting is the latest in a specialized cap arsenal from the New York Metropolitans. Let me correct that and clarify. This is not a phenomenon exclusive to my Mets. It’s a league-wide thang. First, it was “batting practice hats.” These pieces of headwear...
New York Yankees' closer Mariano Rivera recently told Bryan Hoch of mlb.com that his injured right knee is at "95 percent".
"It's not 100 percent. It would be, I would say 95 percent.", Rivera tells Hoch. "By the time Spring Training starts, it'll feel 100 percent."
Rivera suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in what many would...
You have to have a catcher or you’ll have all passed balls. -Casey Stengel
The GM of the Mets, Sandy Alderson spoke with Adam Rubin of ESPN-NY and had this to say about the Mets catching situation heading into 2013.
“Right now we have three catchers on the [40-man] roster, (Travis d’Arnaud, John Buck and Anthony Recker) and we don’t have a tremendous amount of depth at Triple...
The five-time Atlantic League Champion Somerset Patriots have hired Shane Spencer as their hitting coach and third base coach. For those who don’t remember, Shane Spencer was in large part, responsible for one of the greatest playoff moments in the history of the game.
In Game 3 of the 2001 American League Division series, Terrance Long hit a lined shot down the right field...
ESPN New York's Wallace Matthews spoke to Hairston's agent Casey Close and was told that Hairston is in ongoing talks with the Yankees and Mets. Close told Matthews that his client will likely make a decision in "a matter of days."
The Yankees are pessimistic about signing Hairston, Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reports (on Twitter). The outfielder could...
Dave Cameron of FanGraphs had an interesting post last week in which he discussed the value of draft picks. Considering how much emphasis our front office, and many in the fan base, now place on draft picks, it certainly piqued my interest.
About half way through his extensive and well-reserached post (all of Cameron’s posts are extremely well researched) he gave an example of...
Today, we have the pleasure of bringing you Ed Marcus of Real Dirty Mets in a new edition of MMO Take 5.
Many of you may know Ed from the Mets Twitterverse where he stalks unassuming fans under the nomenclature of @lagranderusty. My mornings would not be complete without a tweet from Ed linking me to his latest Mets Infamy feature. If you’re not already following him, by all means...
Carson Charles Sabathia, Jr. joined Michele Steele on something called Mint Edition (Mint is a weekly sports memorabilia show that airs on ESPN.com) to help promote his MLB 13 The Show candidacy. ...
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1971 TOPPS COINS TEAM SET
From 1961 through 1971, Topps issued at least a single one-per-pack insert each year. Here’s a complete list, for those of you keeping score at home:
1961 Magic Rub-Offs
1969 Deckle Edge
The Mets and Diamondbacks have had discussions about potential trades involving outfielders Justin Upton and Jason Kubel, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman adds that Arizona’s asking price was too rich for the Mets’ tastes on Upton, while Kubel wasn’t a perfect fit for the team.
I wonder what they wanted for Upton?
With Alderson you just never know because when...
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez reportedly will undergo hip surgery Jan. 16. Yankees Dr. Bryan Kelly said the anticipated surgery will keep Rodriguez out until after the all-star break, according to MLB.com The surgery will repair a torn labrum in his left hip. The Yankees have said the recovery time is four to six months. Rodriguez struggled in the postseason...
After signing Adam LaRoche, the Washington Nationals have begun to shop outfielder Michael Morse. Reports today have been that five or six teams are interested, one of those teams being the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees have interest in trading for Washington Nationals outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse, sources tell ESPNNewYork.com. (Andrew Marchand – ESPN NY)