That report came one day after this nugget from the The New York Post: Sources close to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen tell The Post that he will bid on the Mets this week after having his $2.6 billion deal for the team fall apart in the 11th hour back in February. That deal, agreed upon in December, reportedly collapsed when Cohen pushed for immediate control of the team while the Wilpon family wanted to remain with the club for five more years.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:14 am
According to NorthJersey.com, the Yankees and Mets will play each other on Sept. at Citi Field. The Mets were the first MLB team to host a game when baseball returned to action after a 10-day break following the 9/11 tragedy.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:12 am
Newsday | Tim Healy The New York Yankees will play against the New York Mets on Sept. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that shook the world in 2001. The game will be at Citi Field, according to Tim Healy of Newsday.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 4:00 am
Gerrit Cole couldn’t have expected the New York Yankees to take the ball away from him just one batter into his first home start in the Bronx. Cole allowed a home run to the second hitter he faced, Miguel Andujar, one pitch after being forced to give up the ball he used to strike out leadoff man Mike Tauchman. ”I liked that ball,” Cole grumbled on the mound.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 1:43 am
Reigning NL Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso is ‘geeked up’ to play, bringing enthusiasm and optimism to the field in a time of discontent and worry.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 12:36 am
Mets beat writer Justin Toscano talks about baseball’s new normal as Mets camp opens. Days before Mets pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in February, a deal fell through between the Wilpons and Steve Cohen. The Wilpons were still looking to sell, though.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 11:44 pm
The Miami Marlins’ Opening Day opponent is the same. The venue, however, is different.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 10:15 pm
Jacob deGrom spent the past two seasons separating himself from almost everyone out there. As the New York Mets opened a most unusual summer camp Friday, the back-to-back Cy Young Award winner ran sprints by himself in shallow right field and then grabbed his personal bag of baseballs to throw off a bullpen mound. Home run champ Pete Alonso, the reigning NL Rookie of the Year, wore a bandanna on his forehead and a mask over his mouth at first base.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 12:44 am
The NL East is a four-team race once again as the defending champion Washington Nationals race with the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:11 pm
Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was going to address his entire team before the start of MLB’s unprecedented summer training camp, just like he did when spring training opened about 4 1/2 months ago. The Seattle Mariners have three assistant coaches who fall into the high-risk category for the coronavirus and will work remotely all season. At Fenway Park, weights and other exercise equipment were set up Thursday in the concourse under the seats that Red Sox fans won’t be allowed to occupy when the season finally starts.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:14 am
The Dodgers signed reliever AJ Ramos to a minor league contract Thursday, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. He hasn’t pitched since 2018.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 11:15 pm
Max Scherzer and a group of MLB All-Stars forms a secret training camp in Florida.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:49 pm
Former major league baseball player Bobby Bonilla hasn’t played for the New York Mets since 1999. However, the team continues to pay him nearly $1.2 million every July 1 until 2035 in an unusual deal that’s connected in a way to convicted financier Bernie Madoff.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 8:38 pm