MLB

Fans oblivious to ballplayers’ plight

Pitchers and catchers already reported for spring training, and it won’t be long until positional players show up, even though some players have decided to show up early than expected. Yet, 100 or more free agents have not been signed…

No doubt about Rivera being unanimous

We can debate about Mike Mussina’s qualifications of being in the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, especially when he did not win 300 games or win a Cy Young award, or win a big postseason game in his career. There is no debate about…

No surprise Harvey received generous offer

No one could have been surprised Matt Harvey will be getting paid and pitching in Major League Baseball for next season. No, he is not going to get the $100 million deal he envisioned getting when he was at his best for the Mets a few…

Cooperstown might never be the same as it was

It was supposed to be a great moment for Harold Baines on Sunday night. He and Lee Smith were selected Sunday night for the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class by the Today’s Game Era Committee, a 16-member panel appointed by the Hall of Fame.…

Credit Brodie for living to his word

There was skepticism and cynicism when Brodie Van Wagenen announced that he would be committed to building a championship team when he was introduced as the Mets general manager. After all, his predecessor Sandy Alderson said the same thing…

Van Wagenen’s test will come under fire

There was not much to take away from new Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen’s introductory press conference Tuesday afternoon other than saying he and the Mets are committed to signing Jacob deGrom to a long-term extension this…

Collusion is desperate cry for help

Spring training started already with pitchers and catchers reporting, and more than 100 baseball players are still out testing the free agent market. This has become a chess match with ivy-league general managers and agents trying to…