Pete Alonso showed the fans at Target Field in Minnesota Wednesday afternoon why he won the Home Run Derby at last week’s All-Star Game.The New York Mets rookie first baseman crushed a pitch 474 feet during the Mets’ 14-4 win over the host Twins. The ball landed three rows deep in the upper deck at Target Field.It was said to be the fifth longest homer at the stadium.It was Alonso’s first homer since he won the HR Derby and 31st of the season. Click on the video above to watch the big blast! … [Read more...] about Watch Pete Alonso CRUSH a 474-foot homer at Target Field
I guess Manny Machado’s mom never told her son that “if you have nothing good to say don’t say it at all.”The San Diego Padres star was up to his old tricks again, taking shots at two MLB Network talking heads Tuesday night on Instagram.Seems like broadcasters Eric Byrnes and Dan Plesac were commenting on the Astros’ Jake Marisnick, who was hit by a pitch by the Angels Tuesday night. The plunking comes a little over a week after he slammed into catcher Jonathan Lucroy, sending him to the hospital with a fractured nose and concussion. Marsinick was hit with a two-game suspension by MLN. The MLB Network duo seemed to be defending Marisnick, saying it was a heat-of-the-moment decision to do what he did.“F–king Plesac,” Machado said. “Oh my God. This guy. Plesac and Byrnes — biggest tools out there. I don’t know what they’re talking about over there. They gotta talk about something at least. They gotta protect their … [Read more...] about Just Sayin’: Can someone please tell Manny Machado to shut up
It’s time to pivot.As the Mets get set for the July 31 MLB trade deadline, one thing is abundantly clear: The current roster doesn’t work, doesn’t fit and isn’t good enough to become a contender anytime soon. A major overhaul is needed, and only a few players (Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, Jacob deGrom) should definitely be part of this group moving forward. With names like Zack Wheeler (if he’s actually healthy enough to come back and pitch), Todd Frazier and Wilson Ramos on the trade block, change is likely coming.But a complete overhaul, including dealing young players, makes sense. MLB trade rumors: Yankees eyeing Mets’ Noah Syndergaard? The Yankees made sure to catch Noah Syndergaard’s outstanding start vs. the Miami Marlins. One idea from MLB.com’s Mike Petriello: Find a taker for displaced former first baseman Dominic Smith.There’s a red-hot take in there somewhere about letting Smith play first and trading Alonso, but a … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Mets’ Dominic Smith to Red Sox?
As baseball gets set for play on July 15, we’re just 16 days away from the July 31 MLB trade deadline.While much can change in that time, it certainly feels like we’re in a strong sellers market.With only eight teams (Mets, Marlins, White Sox, Mariners, Blue Jays, Royals, Tigers, Orioles) more than five games out of a postseason spot, an issue of supply and demand is evident. That math leaves 22 contenders in pursuit of upgrades, with only the rosters of eight teams to bid on. 7 bold predictions for MLB’s 2nd half | Yankees land starter? Mets hold fire sale? Phillies run to October? Baseball is back! With the All-Star Game in the books, it’s time to take a guess at how the season will play out. So the latest report on the market (as a whole and Mets righty Zack Wheeler) from ESPN’s Buster Olney should come as no surprise.Executives say that the prices in the trade market continue to be enormous. Teams are asking for very high-end prospects even for … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Mets asking ‘enormous’ price for Zack Wheeler?
File this one under the “interesting” tab.While the Yankees are clearly casting a wide net for starting pitching help, we know a deal involving Mets starter Noah Syndergaard is unlikely. But that doesn’t mean the Yankees will stop doing their homework on the hard-throwing righty. MLB trade rumors: 3 teams that could overpay for Mets’ Noah Syndergaard If the New York Mets place Noah Syndergaard on the trade block, contenders could line up to turn around the enigmatic right-hander. According to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, the Yankees had a scout in attendance on Saturday night to watch Syndergaard shut down the Marlins.This was the kind of start Noah Syndergaard needed. So did the Mets.It didn’t hurt that a good number of scouts were in the stands Saturday night at Marlins Park to see the big right-hander, including Yankees scout Cory Melvin, The Post has learned.The Mets are not likely to trade Syndergaard, especially before the July 31 trade … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Yankees eyeing Mets’ Noah Syndergaard?