New York Yankees
The day Dellin Betances, the 6'8" pitcher the New York Yankees once believed was central to their future, got the call to the major leagues was supposed to be a fanfare event, the kind of moment the New York Mets had last season with Matt Harvey, or the Yankees experienced with Joba Chamberlain back in 2007.
A few weeks ago, the Yankees acquired Chris Nelson to play third base. Nelson received nine starts, utterly failed to hit, and was released on Wednesday.
The next audition to take hold of the third base position, David Adams, could stick around a good while longer, if only he can stay on the field.
A day after New York Mets manager Terry Collins unveiled his take-it-or-leave-it lineup and approach, it was general manager Sandy Alderson's turn to take his best shot at repairing the roster and image of the decaying New York Mets, losers of 16 of 23 entering Monday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Just what do the New York Mets have in Mike Baxter?
There weren't many fans at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, to watch Wednesday night's match between the New York Red Bulls and Montreal Impact.
Matt Harvey can't really surprise anyone at this point.(2)
Maybe the Brooklyn Nets owe their just-fired coach P.J. Carlesimo an apology.
In a single, 102-95 loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Knicks gave away the home court advantage they worked so hard for.
Generally speaking, Major League Baseball teams do not acquire the mainstays at everyday positions through designated-for-assignment prompted trades. That is especially true of the mighty New York Yankees.
By the start of Game 6 of the first round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Chicago Bulls Thursday night in Chicago, the Bulls had moved beyond a short-handed team into something more absurd, a basketball equivalent of the passengers from Airplane!.
Well, you have to hand it to Fred Wilpon and his partners: they've figured out how to shift focus for the fast-decomposing New York Mets season once again.
When Game 5 was over, and the Brooklyn Nets had secured a 110-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls Monday night to extend their season, Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo said he never had a doubt his team would play so well.
So much about the first round playoff series between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics had been the mirror image of 2011, when a pair of stars—Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire then, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett now—couldn't measure up to a full team run by a dynamic point guard and danerous role players.
The Chicago Bulls are a strong defensive team. And Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is a master of strategy, figuring out how to maximize his team's performance despite an undermanned roster.