Mets’ buy-low 2nd base option now looks more expensive

Carlos Santana’s hookup with the Phillies could produce a double-whammy of bad news for the Mets. Beyond improving the suddenly aggressive Phillies — the one team that finished behind the Mets in the NL East in 2017 — Santana’s departure from Cleveland gives the Indians both a greater need

Carlos Santana deal proves MLB players union made right call

This baseball offseason has provided so many distractions and diversions that we’ve neglected one of the hottest topics of recent winters. Thanks to multiple manager searches and the sagas of the Braves, Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton, the qualifying offer has been more forgotten than George Clooney’s portrayal of

Mets’ NL East rival beefs up with Carlos Santana signing

The Mets are looking for a power bat that can play first base or a corner outfield position. One of the best available free agents that fits the bill just landed in the NL East, but not in Queens. Carlos Santana, who has hit 57 homers in the past

Stanton, Jeter and everyone else: MLB winners and losers

One enormous news conference. A few trades of note. A flurry of contracts for setup men. So much more work to be done. Yet the Winter Meetings still projected a big-event feel, which is what occurs when you hold the industry’s biggest get-together of the year. The offseason has miles

Mets open to trading away some of their starting pitching depth

ORLANDO, Fla. — As much as the Mets are wary of trading from their potential starting pitching depth, general manager Sandy Alderson is open to the proposition. In an attempt to acquire position players, the Mets will listen if teams ask about the likes of Robert Gsellman, Seth

Mets’ Carlos Santana interest exposes Dominic Smith concern

ORLANDO, Fla. — Carlos Santana fits the mold of “difference-maker” the Mets desire, and team officials are willing to at least explore the possibility of adding the switch-hitting slugger to a lineup that could use another proven bat. An industry source confirmed Tuesday that the Mets have expressed interest

Look for these veterans to help down fantasy baseball stretch

It’s like Christmas time in fantasy baseball: the point in the season when teams begin to bring up their top prospects, offering new gifts to fantasy owners. It always is fun to see the Mets’ Amed Rosario start his career, but the youngsters don’t guarantee immediate fantasy success. Though there are