Terry Collins, the ex-Mets, Angels and Astros manager, has signed on with Fox Sports to provide analysis during the season.According to the Daily News, Collins’ work will start on May 2 and include studio work. The former Mets manager - and current special assistant to GM Brodie Van Wagenen - has signed a deal with Fox Sports to work on its baseball studio shows, according to industry sources. Collins is scheduled to debut Thursday (May 2) on FS1’s “MLB Whiparound” alongside host Kevin Burkhardt and analyst Frank Thomas.Collins has been around the game forever, brings a unique perspective as a former manager, current front office assistant and former farm director, and has never been shy about speaking his mind.The 69-year-old had an ability to see the game through an old-school lenses, but still get along and motivate young players.That, along with a familiarity with Burkhardt, the N.J. native that anchors FS1’s studio shows, will give Collins what he … [Read more...] about Ex-Mets manager Terry Collins set to begin new baseball career
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An unknown pitcher will likely decide the fate of baseball’s best division. With a four-team (Mets, Phillies, Braves, Nationals) battle royal playing out in the NL East, each team will likely need pitching upgrades over the course of the season.For Washington and Atlanta, a top-tier bullpen arm like, say, Craig Kimbrel feels like a bigger need than starting pitching. In New York and Philadelphia, one more starting pitching option could mean the difference between October or missing out on the playoffs—and Texas Rangers lefty Mike Minor could be that arm.According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, both teams are interested in Minor.Minor, 31, is off to a great start (27.2 IP, 2.60 ERA, 3.90 FIP) early this season. That’s a continuation of solid pitching for the Rangers that started in last season’s second half (2.97 ERA, 3.79 SO/BB). The former Brave and Royal has bounced back from early-career injuries and a detour into relief work.If Minor landed in New … [Read more...] about MLB trade rumors: Phillies, Mets battle for Rangers’ Mike Minor?
Machado is expected to sign sometime this month with the White Sox, Yankees, or Phillies. He remains the Phillies’ top priority this winter, but the Phillies are positioning themselves to pivot to Harper if Machado goes elsewhere. The Phillies, according to a report by NBC Sports Philadelphia, have scheduled a meeting for later this month with Harper in Vegas. The Phillies met with Harper’s agent, Scott Boras, last month at the winter meetings but did not meet with Harper during their four-day stay in his hometown. … [Read more...] about Phillies to meet with Bryce Harper in Las Vegas, report says
If you were hoping to watch Phillies ace Aaron Nola take on the New York Mets on television this afternoon, good luck finding the game. For the fourth time this season, fans hoping to watch the Phillies will have to log onto Facebook. That’s the only place game one of their doubleheader against the Mets, which starts at 4:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park, will air. If it seems like the Phillies have appeared on Facebook a lot, it’s because they have: Their four exclusive appearances this season on Facebook Watch are tied with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Seattle Mariners for most in the league. The game is part of a deal that’s run all season between MLB and Facebook that allows the social media giant to exclusively air 25 games on Facebook Watch, baseball’s first foray into digital-only national broadcasts in an attempt to reach a younger audience. >> READ MORE: A deeper look at one Phillies reliever’s puzzling struggle Scott Braun … [Read more...] about Today’s Phillies-Mets game available only on Facebook
Start marking your calendars for Thunder games in 2019. Trenton released its schedule for next season on Monday, which features 70 total home games against all other 11 Eastern League teams. Following a six-game road trip to begin the year in Erie and Akron, the Thunder will play their home opener against Portland on Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. Arm & Hammer Park will host 11 games in April, 16 in May, 16 in June, 13 in July, 12 in August and two in September. Advertisement Twenty-one of those contests are against rivals of the Yankees organization (Phillies, Mets and Red Sox affiliates). Reading visits Trenton for two different series (seven games) fron June 24-26 and Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Binghamton will play the Thunder for one series in Trenton from May 16-19. And Portland comes to Arm & Hammer Park three times from April 12-14, May 10-12 and May 20-23. The Thunder will continue “Education Day” midweek games slated for Wednesday, April 17, Wednesday, May 1, … [Read more...] about Thunder release schedule for 2019 season