Bryce Harper wrecks struggling reliever in another Mets loss

Bryce Harper wrecks struggling reliever in another Mets loss

Of all the Mets with expiring contracts, Jerry Blevins is probably the most likely to stay — simply because it might take a microscope to determine his trade value. The struggling left-handed reliever’s brutal season took a turn farther south Thursday night…

Yankees unwilling to trade these youngsters for Manny Machado

Yankees unwilling to trade these youngsters for Manny Machado

CLEVELAND — According to a person with knowledge of the Manny Machado trade situation, the Yankees aren’t willing to part with any of their top 10 prospects to pry the All-Star shortstop away from Baltimore. That list includes Estevan Florial, Clint Frazier,…

Why The Clock Is Running Out On Tim Tebow

Why The Clock Is Running Out On Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow has proved that his time spent in the minors isn’t just a punchline or publicity gimmick. Tebow has worked hard, he’s honing his skills, and he even made it to the Eastern League All-Star Game. He earned that position. His…

Red Sox join the Yankees in Manny Machado interest

Red Sox join the Yankees in Manny Machado interest

BALTIMORE — The Yankees don’t need to be sold on how good Manny Machado is. Nevertheless, the All-Star shortstop put on quite a show Tuesday, blasting a pair of game-tying homers in a 6-5 Orioles win at Camden Yards. The outburst came…

It took a sad Mets fan to produce Red Sox brilliance

It took a sad Mets fan to produce Red Sox brilliance

The new documentary “Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived,” which debuts July 23 on PBS, is excellent. It provides a warts-and-all portrayal of one of the game’s most fascinating historical figures as we approach the 100th anniversary of his birth…

Brielle Biermann’s White Sox ex rebounds with ‘Riverdale’ star

Brielle Biermann’s White Sox ex rebounds with ‘Riverdale’ star

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlGSS2cganp/ While Brielle Biermann was pining for the newly taken Rob Gronkowski, it appears ex-boyfriend and White Sox prospect Michael Kopech sought solace with “Riverdale” actress Vanessa Morgan. Following his March split from the “Don’t Be Tardy” personality after nearly two years…

Listening to MLB whispers to find which pitchers Mets will trade

Listening to MLB whispers to find which pitchers Mets will trade

Assistant GM John Ricco has served as the voice for a collective of Mets decision-makers who insist they are open-minded on all their players, including Jacob deGrom. But executives from outside the organization do not see that openness yet, particularly when it…

Yankees begrudgingly send Brandon Drury back down

Yankees begrudgingly send Brandon Drury back down

BALTIMORE — The first time Brandon Drury landed in the minor leagues this year was because of migraine headaches and blurry vision after being the Yankees’ Opening Day third baseman. After a rehab stint, Drury was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre because Miguel…

Yankees have at least four All-Stars — including Gleyber Torres

Yankees have at least four All-Stars — including Gleyber Torres

TORONTO — The youngest Yankee is an All-Star, too. Gleyber Torres, 21, will join the Baby Bomber All-Star party in Washington on July 17. Torres was selected to the American League team Sunday night along with starting right-fielder Aaron Judge, ace Luis…

Jacob deGrom named the Mets’ only All-Star

Jacob deGrom named the Mets’ only All-Star

As if the Mets needed another avenue to showcase their ace, Jacob deGrom will be in the spotlight once again at next week’s All-Star Game in Washington. The stud right-hander will be the Mets’ lone representative at the 2018 Midsummer Classic, voted…

Shorthanded Yankees find another way to escape with win

Shorthanded Yankees find another way to escape with win

TORONTO — Sympathy isn’t a trait very popular in baseball, where injuries are part of the deal and nobody from the outside cares who is hurt. Yet, how teams react to injuries to major stars goes a long way in determining if…

The unspoken reason Yankees may be stuck with Sonny Gray

The unspoken reason Yankees may be stuck with Sonny Gray

TORONTO — The loud voices and headlines screaming for Sonny Gray to be deleted from the Yankees’ rotation are understandable, based on the struggling pitcher’s previous two dismal performances. Yet, before Aaron Boone drops Gray from the rotation, he needs somebody to…

Luis Severino deserves this elite pitching honor

Luis Severino deserves this elite pitching honor

PHILADELPHIA — Last July 11 at Marlins Park, as the All-Star Game turned to the bottom of the 10th inning, Luis Severino warmed up in the bullpen. That proved to be as close as the Yankees right-hander got to the Midsummer Classic….

The Nationals are panicking

The Nationals are panicking

It’s not just the Mets who entered the NL East with high hopes and have fallen flat. It’s July 5, and Washington has a losing record. The 42-43 Nationals are scrambling to collect themselves. After getting swept for the third time since the…

Balanced attack, solid bullpen work propel Mets past Jays

Balanced attack, solid bullpen work propel Mets past Jays

TORONTO — Seth Lugo’s role with the Mets can best be described as “tourniquet.” The right-hander admitted disappointment after he was shifted back to the bullpen from the rotation last week, but his two appearances since the switch have been instrumental in…

Wilmer Flores shows love for Mets as trade possibility hovers

Wilmer Flores shows love for Mets as trade possibility hovers

TORONTO — Wilmer Flores cried when he thought the Mets had traded him to the Brewers. Nearly three years later, his sentiment about possibly leaving the only organization for which he has played hasn’t changed. “I don’t want to go anywhere,” Flores…

Brett Gardner fined for playing too slowly

Brett Gardner fined for playing too slowly

Brett Gardner won’t be able to continue taking his time getting into the batter’s box, or he will continue to feel it in his wallet. The veteran outfielder has been fined roughly $3,500 for six violations of baseball’s pace-of-play policy, a person…

Yankees pull Gleyber Torres early and injury concern returns

Yankees pull Gleyber Torres early and injury concern returns

For the first time in his major league career, Gleyber Torres is giving the Yankees reason to be worried. The rookie sensation, who returned to the starting lineup after sitting most of Tuesday’s game with a tight right hip flexor, was removed…

Yankees clip Braves thanks to bullpen and three more homers

Yankees clip Braves thanks to bullpen and three more homers

Add A.J. Cole to the list of contributors in the Yankees’ nuclear bullpen. He can’t be found in the elite bin where Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, David Robertson, Chad Green and Jonathan Holder reside, but the right-hander pitched like those relievers Tuesday…

The Matt Harvey trade that would turn Mets stomachs

The Matt Harvey trade that would turn Mets stomachs

The Mets don’t want to see Jacob deGrom pitching for the Yankees. How about Matt Harvey for the Nationals? Washington and Cincinnati have had trade talks, with the Nats showing interest in Harvey and reliever Raisel Iglesias, Fancred reported Tuesday morning. The Reds’…

Kyle Higashioka ended his misery in best way possible

Kyle Higashioka ended his misery in best way possible

No Yankee position player has ever taken longer to get his first major league hit than Kyle Higashioka, but the catcher broke through in style. Higashioka snapped an 0-for-22 streak to start his career with a home run off David Price in…

Yankees lose another catcher and now have a problem

Yankees lose another catcher and now have a problem

Austin Romine left Saturday’s 11-0 loss to the Red Sox in the seventh inning with tightness in his left hamstring. An MRI exam after the game was negative and Romine is listed as day-to-day, but the Yankees hardly can afford to be…