With a 95 mph fastball and wipeout slider, right-hander Matt Harvey gives the New York Mets hope for the future.
Joe Mauer and Team USA, minus David Wright, face Puerto Rico in Friday night's WBC elimination game in Miami.
David Wright was a late scratch for Team USA on Thursday night, and his status for the rest of the WBC is up in the air.
David Wright has some Mets records in his sights, but the third baseman's long-term outlook in New York remains uncertain.
Jason Bay's first year with the Mets was a nightmare. He struggled from the start, and then suffered a season-ending concussion in July. Do better days await in 2011?
Sure, the Mets have a host of key players coming back from injuries, but the keys to the team won't be in the lineup. Its fate lies in the middle of the rotation.
Being on the New York stage has gobbled up many a player, but Brett Gardner and Daniel Murphy are both ready for the challenge.
Bobby Abreu has reached preliminary agreement on a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, a baseball source said.
Free-agent outfielder Bobby Abreu is in serious talks toward a one-year agreement with the Angels, two baseball sources told ESPN.com.
It's not known who it will be and when it will happen, but spoilers are bound to cause either the Twins, White Sox, Phils, Mets or Brewers to stumble.
The Mets-Phillies weekend series was a showcase of two of the teams' star players: Chase Utley and David Wright.
Who'll sign A-Rod? What about Barry Bonds? We surveyed 15 GMs, assistants and other assorted personnel.
While it's only one win in a long season ahead, the Mets certainly enjoyed defeating the Cardinals in Sunday's season opener.
When Carlos Beltran plays like he is now, it's easy to see what the fuss was about when the Mets signed him, writes Jerry Crasnick.
The Mets have serious playoff aspirations this year, and on Opening Day they played like a team ready for the October stage.
Leading with the defending champion White Sox, Jerry Crasnick picks the six division favorites as spring training gets underway.