What the Mets can learn from the overachieving Rays

What the Mets can learn from the overachieving Rays

The Rays had 13 players hit more than six homers last year. Of those, only Kevin Kiermaier (15) remains. Their three pitchers who made their most starts (Chris Archer, Alex Cobb and Jake Odorizzi) are gone. Their three starter prospects most equipped…

Red Sox make trade-deadline splash with Nathan Eovaldi

Red Sox make trade-deadline splash with Nathan Eovaldi

The Red Sox have added a starter before the Yankees. And he’s a familiar one. Boston traded for Nathan Eovaldi on Wednesday morning in exchange for pitching prospect Jalen Beeks, as first reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, adding the right-hander to…

Why Mariners-Rays deal should bust open the trade floodgates

Why Mariners-Rays deal should bust open the trade floodgates

The moons aligned. With Robinson Cano suspended without pay for half a season, Seattle suddenly had $12 million freed up. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto trades more than any GM, and his most frequent dance partner is the Rays — the teams have…

Race to be MLB’s first $400 million man is as close as ever

Race to be MLB’s first $400 million man is as close as ever

Woven into this season is a competition for next offseason, namely: Who wins the financial game between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado? So far it is close with both sporting eight homers and gaudy on-base numbers through Tuesday. Both will be rewarded…