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Around NY Sports with Mike Lalor: Mets All-Star

After a miserable start to the week, which saw the Washington Nationals (49-32, 1st NL East) sweep the New York Mets (41-37, 2nd NL East) in Washington, D.C., the Mets returned home for a crucial stretch of games prior to the All-Star break. Heading into the series, the Mets anemic offense had scored only 8 runs in their previous 5 ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

• Veteran first baseman Mark Teixeira is due back Saturday. There has been talk about what roster move will be to made to make room for Tex. His temporary replacement Ike Davis was mentioned as a possibility along with Rob Refsnyder and Ronald Torreyes. I think Refsynder and Torreyes are the leading candidates. Torreyes has barely played lately and with ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

When the Yankees acquired Didi Gregorius, his reputation was a player with good defense that could have offensive success against righties but a player that would be a liability against lefties.  Ever so quietly, Didi has figured out lefties thus far in 2016 as he is now hitting .368 (prior to Friday night’s game) and his season average is now ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

What to do about First Base? The Yankees came into the season knowing that their young “first baseman of future” Greg Bird had already been ruled out for the season due to injury meaning that the Yankees would not have a strong backup option for their aging slugger Mark Teixeira. Fast forward two months and the Yankees are really in ... Read More »

Around NY Sports with Mike Lalor: Mets Edition

After losing 4 of 6 on a short home stand against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox, the New York Mets (29-23, 2nd NL East) head out on the road for a 3-city, 10-game road trip. The Mets will start this weekend on Friday night in Miami against Don Mattingly’s improved Marlins, before swinging back north and ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

All statistics referenced are as of Friday, May 20, 2016 prior to the start of the Yankees contest. Stray Stat Observations Edition No player on the Yankees roster is even hitting .280. No player on the Yankees active roster has an .800 OPS. The Yankees team average is .237. In all of MLB, the Yankees are ranked 25th or worse ... Read More »

Elitism Aside, The Yankees Have Won, For Now

By Kurt Smith of In case you were out of town in the weeks leading up to baseball season, the Yankees have a new policy regarding entry into the ballpark: no print-at-home tickets. Fans must get real tickets, scan them on their mobile device or watch the game on TV. The move took away the most convenient option for ... Read More »