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Mets agree to terms with Parnell

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Mets agreed to terms with pitcher Bobby Parnell on a one-year contract Wednesday. Parnell, 30, appeared in one game last year before undergoing season-ending elbow surgery. The right-hander may not be ready for the start of the season, but he is reportedly progressing as scheduled. When healthy, he is expected to vie as ... Read More »

National Baseball Hall of Fame: BBWAA almost gets it right

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Baseball Writers’ Association of America continued to serve as the moral police on Tuesday. First of all, congratulations to the newest electees to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as pitchers Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and John Smoltz, all got in on their first time on the ballot, while Craig ... Read More »

Yankees Notes: Acquire Barbato; Kuroda to return to Japan

Padres get Kelley from Yankees for Barbato San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The San Diego Padres bolstered their bullpen by acquiring right-hander Shawn Kelley from the New York Yankees in exchange for right-hander Johnny Barbato. The Padres designated pitcher Keyvius Sampson for assignment to make room for Kelley on the 40-man roster. Kelley went 3-6 with four saves, a 4.53 ... Read More »

Mets farmhand Mazzilli suspended 50 games

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Mets minor leaguer L.J. Mazzilli has been suspended 50 games without pay for violating the Minor League Drug and Prevention Treatment Program. This is the second positive test for Mazzilli, who is the son of former major leaguer Lee Mazzilli. L.J. Mazzilli is currently on the roster for the Mets’ Single-A team in ... Read More »

Three Different Ways to Rule New York: A Night at Steiner’s ‘Captains of NY’

New York Sportscene was in attendance as three of the greatest leaders, world champions and most revered figures in New York sports history – Derek Jeter, Eli Manning and Mark Messier – made a rare appearance together at the “Captains of New York” event by Steiner Sports. Contributing writer Ben Horney put together a nice story on how the different Captains ruled New York ... Read More »

Yankees Notes: Ship Prado for Eovaldi; Acquire Germen

Yankees ship Prado to Marlins for Eovaldi Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees have acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi from Miami as part of a five-player trade that will send veteran infielder Martin Prado to the Marlins. First baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German will also go to the Yankees in the deal, with the Marlins ... Read More »

Yankees, Headley agree to 4-year deal

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees have re-signed third baseman Chase Headley to a 4-year contract. Multiple reports have stated that the deal is worth around $52 million. Acquired by the Yankees from San Diego on July 22 of last season, Headley hit .262 with six home runs and 17 RBI in 58 games after the deal. He ... Read More »

Yankees lose Dave Robertson to White Sox

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Chicago White Sox have reportedly solidified the back end of their bullpen by signing closer David Robertson to a four-year contract on Monday. USA Today is reporting that Robertson will make in excess of $40 million over the length of his contract. The 29-year-old Robertson is coming off a 2014 campaign where he registered 39 ... Read More »

Yankees Notes: Acquire Gregorius; Sign Miller

Yanks deal for Gregorius as Jeter replacement Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – When former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers acquired Didi Gregorius from the Cincinnati Reds back in 2012 he said the shortstop reminded him of a young Derek Jeter. Gregorius will now be the one who will replace Jeter, as the New York Yankees obtained the slick-fielding shortstop from ... Read More »

Citi Field to host Winter Fest Saturday, Dec. 13th

FLUSHING, N.Y. – (December 5, 2014) – The New York Mets and Metropolitan Hospitality, the world-class event and hospitality company for Citi Field, will host the first Winter Fest at Citi Field on Saturday, December 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities including winter arts and crafts, mascot appearances and more. ... Read More »