Mets acquire Jake Marisnick from Astros The New York Mets first move since the announcement that the Wilpons will sell the team was … underwhelming. New York reportedly traded two prospects in exchange for Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick on Thursday, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 4:57 pm
The Philadelphia Phillies are at it again. After signing Bryce Harper to a 13-year, $330 million contract in the biggest free-agent deal made last winter, the Phillies started December with another splashy move after agreeing to a five-year, $118 million deal with free-agent right-hander Zack Wheeler. The 29-year-old right-hander will join an impressive starting rotation that already includes Aaron Nola and Jake Arrieta.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 1:22 am
And then you have guys who were considered to be among the greatest of their age but who, in the end, had their careers cut short, leaving them shy of career Hall of Fame standards such as Dave Parker, Dale Murphy and, yep, Don Mattingly. In the mid-1980s Mattingly was considered the best player in the American League. I don’t know if that was really the case — his teammate, Rickey Henderson is my pick for that and the numbers bear that out — but Mattingly certainly had an argument.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 4:23 pm
New Phillies manager Joe Girardi did not hide his affection for Didi Gregorius when asked about the free-agent shortstop and potential future Phillie on Tuesday night. “He’s a treat to be around,” said Girardi, who managed Gregorius with the New York Yankees from 2015-2017. The Phillies’ infield is in flux after the team cut ties with second baseman Cesar Hernandez and third baseman Maikel Franco on Monday.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 3:45 am