What MLB players and managers are saying about the rule changes for 2023

Major League Baseball’s competition committee approved a slate of rule changes that will go into effect for the 2023 season. The changes include the implementation of a pitch clock, restrictions on defensive shifts and larger bases. The new rules sparked varied reactions from around the league. The Players Association had four seats on the 11-person … Read more

Mets can build off this much-needed victory

MIAMI — A chant of “Let’s Go Mets” briefly broke out during the fourth inning Saturday night as the visitors scored eight runs, and a sense of relief enveloped the Marlins’ loanDepot park, which at times like these seems more like a southern precinct of Queens. The Mets and their traveling or transported band of … Read more

MLB trade deadline superlatives: Weirdest trade, most improved teams, GMs who shined and more

Have you caught your breath yet? This trade deadline did not disappoint. We waited and waited and waited for moves, and then they came, fast and furious. Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 trade deadline and I’ve shared my grades for all 30 teams, let’s have some fun with deadline superlatives. So, … Read more

Sarris: Jordan Montgomery, José Siri and the five most intriguing of the MLB trade deadline

Yeah, maybe in one respect the Juan Soto deal was the most intriguing trade of the deadline — it certainly was the biggest. But his form was one that we’ve seen before: a big star for a bunch of top prospects. We know those sorts of deals, it just happened to be one of the … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline

It’s AJ Preller’s world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least one major move before Tuesday’s trade deadline at 6 pm ET. Will it be … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline

It’s AJ Preller’s world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least one major move before Tuesday’s trade deadline at 6 pm ET. Will it be … Read more

Carlos Carrasco’s gem, three homers propel the Mets past the Marlins

MIAMI — He’s one yummy cookie these days. Carlos Carrasco isn’t going to win any contests blowing away hitters, but the right-hander’s offspeed pitches and command — and most importantly, his health — have converged this season to give the Mets an invaluable rotation piece. On Saturday he gave his team 7 ²/₃ shutout innings … Read more

Carlos Carrasco’s gem, three homers propel the Mets past the Marlins

MIAMI — He’s one yummy cookie these days. Carlos Carrasco isn’t going to win any contests blowing away hitters, but the right-hander’s offspeed pitches and command — and most importantly, his health — have converged this season to give the Mets an invaluable rotation piece. On Saturday he gave his team 7 ²/₃ shutout innings … Read more

Rosenthal: How will qualifying offers affect free agents? Plus Mets, Braves battle for playoff bye

On Feb. 10, in the middle of the owners’ lockout, commissioner Rob Manfred announced the league agreed to eliminate draft-pick compensation for free agents who rejected a qualifying offer. The seeming concession, however, came with a caveat: The end of the qualifying-offer system needed to be negotiated with the Players Association as part of a … Read more

Rosenthal: How will qualifying offers affect free agents? Plus Mets, Braves battle for playoff bye

On Feb. 10, in the middle of the owners’ lockout, commissioner Rob Manfred announced the league agreed to eliminate draft-pick compensation for free agents who rejected a qualifying offer. The seeming concession, however, came with a caveat: The end of the qualifying-offer system needed to be negotiated with the Players Association as part of a … Read more