Mets rack up wins playing old-school baseball

Mets rack up wins playing old-school baseball

You tell me Buck Showalter couldn’t return to a major league for three years because team owners and new-age front office staff thought the former school principal would demand too much authority. ? Oh, my gracious God. The culture shift in Queens has been as dramatic as the Mets’ turnaround from 77-85 in 2021 to … Read more

Jordan Montgomery dazzles in debut for St. Louis Cardinals, shuts out New York Yankees less than a week after being dealt

Jordan Montgomery dazzles in debut for St. Louis Cardinals, shuts out New York Yankees less than a week after being dealt

ST. LOUIS — Jordan Montgomery has been open and honest with reporters when asked about his debut with the St. Louis Cardinals and how he was expected to face his former team less than a week after being traded . “It’s not exactly what you want to do for the first time in a new … Read more

Yankees cleared as Jordan Montgomery stifles former team

Yankees cleared as Jordan Montgomery stifles former team

ST. LOUIS — Trade Jordan Montgomery has hurt the Yankees before. The southpaw, making his first start for the Cardinals, pitched five scoreless innings, but the Yankees have bigger concerns after their 1-0 loss on Saturday night. They have lost four in a row for the first time this season, as well as five of … Read more

How the San Diego Padres’ Unconventional Blueprint Caught Juan Soto, Trade Deadline’s Biggest Fish

How the San Diego Padres’ Unconventional Blueprint Caught Juan Soto, Trade Deadline’s Biggest Fish

7:00 AM ET Jeff Passan close ESPN ESPN MLB InsiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” David Schoenfield close ESPN Senior Writer MLB Covers for ESPN.com Former Associate Editor of Page 2 I’ve been with ESPN.com since 1995 IN AUGUST. 1, the San Diego Padres were 58-46. … Read more

Clay Holmes makes another save to sink Yankees in loss to Cardinals

Clay Holmes makes another save to sink Yankees in loss to Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played Friday night. It’s not the first part of the season anymore. Closer Clay Holmes struggled for a second straight appearance, coming into the eighth inning and giving up a fielding hit, a walk and a … Read more

Joe Buck tried to get Vin Scully to take his World Series spot

Joe Buck tried to get Vin Scully to take his World Series spot

Had Joe Buck been successful, the late great Vin Scully would have taken Buck’s place in the broadcast booth to call the World Series. “If he had ever shown up and said, ‘I’ll do a run,’ I would have been in the dining room watching him,” Buck told The Athletic’s “Sports Media” podcast on Wednesday, … Read more

Yankees trade flurry at deadline leaves rotation thin

Yankees trade flurry at deadline leaves rotation thin

Just over a week ago, the Yankees were well supplied with starting pitch depth. After a flurry of trades before the deadline last Tuesday, however, that depth is more tenuous as the Yankees head into the final two months of the season. In addition to surprisingly trading Jordan Montgomery for injured outfielder Harrison Bader (the … Read more