Outfielder Jake Marisnick was acquired by the New York Mets from the Houston Astros on Thursday for two prospects — left-hander Blake Taylor and outfielder Kenedy Corona. Former Gold Glover Juan Lagares played 125 games in center for New York last season and became a free agent. In parts of seven years with the Astros and Marlins, he’s hit .227 in 685 games.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 10:24 pm
The 25-year old mother of twins smashed Briton’s Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old world record by 81 seconds at the Chicago Marathon in October, recording a time of two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds to cap a stunning rise to the sport’s summit for Kosgei who started competing internationally only four years ago. Cowboys NT Woods charged with marijuana possession Dallas Cowboys starting nose tackle Antwaun Woods is facing charges of marijuana possession and evidence tampering, police said Thursday. Woods, who will miss his second straight game Thursday night in Chicago due to a knee sprain, was arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday night in Frisco, Texas.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 4:58 pm
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
J.D. Davis maintains he was not aware of any electronic sign stealing by the Astros in 2017, when he made his major league debut with Houston. ”I wish I would have known because I batted only like .180, .200 or something like that,” he said Wednesday after playing the elf during the New York Mets’ holiday party for children. A third-round pick by Houston in the 2014 amateur draft, Davis played his first big league game on Aug. 5, 2017, and hit .226 with four homers and seven RBIs in 62 at-bats.
Posted: December 5, 2019, 12:29 am
Bloomberg is reporting that the current owners of the Mets are in talks to sell up to 80% of the team to billionaire Steve Cohen, who is currently a minority owner investor in the club. Bloomberg says the Mets confirmed the talks in a statement. Fred Wilpon, the team’s principal owner, will remain in his current role for at least five years, at which time Cohen will have a path to controlling the franchise, said the person.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 9:44 pm
Zack Wheeler, the 29-year-old right-hander whose history of arm problems gave way to 60 starts for the New York Mets over the past two seasons, on Wednesday agreed to the terms of a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Marc Carig of The Athletic. Wheeler’s deal with Philadelphia is reportedly for five years. Wheeler is expected to make $118 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Posted: December 4, 2019, 7:23 pm