Jay Bruce is asking some stars for first-base help

Jay Bruce is asking some stars for first-base help

SAN FRANCISCO — Jay Bruce is soliciting advice from friends to help with his transition to first base. At Wrigley Field last week, that meant asking Anthony Rizzo for pointers about the position. When the Mets arrived at AT&T Park days later,…

MLB suspends Aaron Boone for his angry tirade

MLB suspends Aaron Boone for his angry tirade

Aaron Boone won’t be in the dugout Sunday afternoon for the Yankees’ finale against the Tigers, as the rookie manager will serve a one-game suspension for his epic argument and ejection during Friday’s win in The Bronx. The announcement was made Sunday…

Aroldis Chapman’s season could be in jeopardy

Aroldis Chapman’s season could be in jeopardy

The Yankees might have to get used to a bullpen that doesn’t include Aroldis Chapman. On Saturday, general manager Brian Cashman said there was no telling when Chapman might be back from left knee tendinitis — or how effective the left-hander will…

Gleyber Torres has found it again

Gleyber Torres has found it again

Gleyber Torres has rediscovered his first-half self. The Yankees rookie had scuffled upon coming off the disabled list in late July, but is looking more and more like the All-Star he was as the playoff race heats up, with another clutch effort…

MLB’s September drama will revolve around these players

MLB’s September drama will revolve around these players

Aaron Judge is missed. Certainly by the Yankees. But also by the game. As MLB struggles to cultivate a next generation of fans, Judge is magnetic. He is talented and distinct. Eyes gravitate to him. His at-bats are must see. He weds…

The Didi Gregorius problem won’t go away all year

The Didi Gregorius problem won’t go away all year

Didi Gregorius ran lightly for the first time since suffering a bruised left heel on Aug. 20. The shortstop and the Yankees are optimistic he will be able to return to the lineup soon — with the weekend seeming like a possibility….

This ‘steal’ could give Yankees reason to stay away from Harper

This ‘steal’ could give Yankees reason to stay away from Harper

He wore a lime-green “Big Al Hits Dingers” T-shirt as the Yankees took batting practice Wednesday afternoon, and then Aaron Hicks met the inspiration himself. Forget about the usual pregame routine of signing autographs for youngsters. The Yankees’ center fielder instead procured…

Todd Frazier is becoming Mets’ least bad free-agent signing

Todd Frazier is becoming Mets’ least bad free-agent signing

CHICAGO — Among the free agents signed by the Mets last offseason, Todd Frazier has come the closest to attaining respectability. A class that also included Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jason Vargas and Jose Reyes has been underwhelming, but Frazier — when…

Source: David Wright’s return to Mets will be his call

Source: David Wright’s return to Mets will be his call

CHICAGO — The Mets have dampened expectations on David Wright’s possible return, but the decision on whether to play in 2018 may ultimately belong to the former All-Star third baseman. A day after assistant general manager John Ricco downplayed the idea of…

Top prospect takes on Mets, WFAN host after big-league denial

Top prospect takes on Mets, WFAN host after big-league denial

Typical for a big slugger, if Peter Alonso is going down, he’s going down swinging. The Mets’ No. 2 prospect and most major league-ready power hitter will not get the call up to Queens this season, the Mets announced Tuesday, citing a lack…

These fascinating starter dilemmas await Mets’ next GM

These fascinating starter dilemmas await Mets’ next GM

Watching the Nationals and Mets play two games in person last week emphasized just how badly these teams messed up in 2018. The National League played so down this year — the Dodgers underachieving, logjams in division races and for the wild…

Mets closing in on deal to switch radio stations

Mets closing in on deal to switch radio stations

The Mets are closing in on a deal to air their games on 880 WCBS AM next season and for the foreseeable future, sources have told The Post. The agreement is not official yet, but if it goes through CBS will have…

The whole world is against Jacob deGrom now

The whole world is against Jacob deGrom now

Jacob deGrom is accustomed to getting shafted by his own team, but now the umpires are potentially damaging his National League Cy Young candidacy, too. With each pitch thrown by the Mets ace under scrutiny as he battles Max Scherzer and Aaron…

Mets may have just discovered their next Daniel Murphy

Mets may have just discovered their next Daniel Murphy

Now that the 2019 schedule is out, the Mets may also have found their 2019 second baseman in Jeff McNeil. In this launch-angle age, McNeil is a path-to-ball hitter. You know, a guy who makes contact. It’s kind of refreshing, and he…

Pedro Martinez: Injuries are not Yankees’ real problem

Pedro Martinez: Injuries are not Yankees’ real problem

Pedro Martinez has put himself back in the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. The former Boston ace called out the Yankees on Tuesday night as they slogged to a 2-1, 12-inning win over the Marlins. “The Yankees don’t seem to have the energy of…

Mets can’t afford to rebuild with good pitching and bad defense

Mets can’t afford to rebuild with good pitching and bad defense

For most of the season, Mickey Callaway and pitching coach Dave Eiland have been quietly waging a fight within the organization to upgrade the Mets’ defense. It has been an uphill battle. Improving the defense cannot happen overnight, but it better change…

Yankees’ win in 12 spoiled as Chapman exits with knee injury

Yankees’ win in 12 spoiled as Chapman exits with knee injury

MIAMI — The never-wrong boxscore will show the Yankees beat Derek Jeter’s lowly Marlins, 2-1, in 12 innings on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. That is a fact because Miguel Andujar’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly to left scored Kyle Higashioka from third and…

The only bats Yankees could get are not that enticing

The only bats Yankees could get are not that enticing

The Yankees are second in the majors in runs per game with 28 homers more than any club. So, the obvious question: Do they need to add a bat? Didi Gregorius suffered what Aaron Boone termed a “significant” bruised left heel Sunday,…