MLB investigating whether Mets, Yankees communicated improperly about Aaron Judge: Sources

Major League Baseball is investigating whether comments attributed to Mets sources about the team’s reluctance to pursue free-agent outfielder Aaron Judge constitute a violation of baseball’s collective bargaining agreement. An article published on the Mets’ television network’s website on Nov. 3 said the Mets would not bid against the Yankees for Judge. Details in the … Read more

Justin Verlander picks up win in World Series Game 5

PHILADELPHIA — Justin Verlander has come to trust the round numbers on his baseball odometer — thousands of innings across hundreds of previous starts offering the understanding that he has probably experienced something similar in the past. At this stage of a veteran’s career, few firsts are still available to achieve, and Thursday proved to … Read more

Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani joins Babe Ruth as only players in MLB history to have at least 10 HRs and 10 wins in same season

OAKLAND, Calif. — Another home run, another pitching win, another spot in the history books. Just another night for Shohei Ohtani. The two-way sensation from Japan withstood another injury scare and pitched six scoreless innings to go with his team-leading 25th home run, reaching yet another monumental milestone as the Los Angeles Angels beat the … Read more

Mets piling up wins by playing old-school gritty baseball

You’re telling me that Buck Showalter couldn’t get back into a major league dugout for three years because teams’ owners and new-age front office personnel thought the old school manager would demand too much authority? O my goodness gracious. The culture shift in Queens has been as dramatic as the turnaround in the Mets’ record … Read more

Why Yankees traded Jordan Montgomery to Cardinals for Harrison Bader

A day after trading for Frankie Montas to bolster their rotation, the Yankees subtracted one of their most consistent starters just before the trade deadline. The Yankees sent lefty Jordan Montgomery to the Cardinals on Tuesday in exchange for outfielder Harrison Bader and a player to be named later or cash considerations. Bader is currently … Read more