New-look NL East suddenly baseball's deepest division

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — For years, the NL East has been soft as a bunt single. Not anymore. Even before Bryce Harper decided to stay inside the division, four o...

AP source: Mets, Hechavarria agree to minor league deal

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and the New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. ...

Agent of change: Van Wagenen vows winning culture with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — At first, the New York Mets reached out to Brodie Van Wagenen simply for recommendations. Preparing to begin a general manager search last summer, Mets chief operatin...

Mets say agent Brodie Van Wagenen agrees to GM deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say baseball agent Brodie Van Wagenen has agreed to become their general manager. Team spokesman Harold Kaufman confirmed Monday morning that chief ...

AP source: Mets, agent Van Wagenen getting closer to GM deal

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the New York Mets and Brodie Van Wagenen are getting closer to completing a deal that would make the high-profile age...

World Series: How the Dodgers and Red Sox match up

A position-by-position look at the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Fenway Park: ___ First Base: ...

Home for good: Yankees eliminated by rival Red Sox in ALDS

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees couldn't wait to get back home. Now, that's exactly where they're staying. CC Sabathia became the latest pitche...

Holt 1st with postseason cycle, Red Sox rout Yankees 16-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Holt became the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game and the Boston Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 16-1 on Monday night to grab a 2-1 lead in their best-of...

Open and shut: A's out early again with wild-card loss

NEW YORK (AP) — Other than opening with a reliever on the mound, nothing was any different about this October for the Oakland Athletics. They didn't last very long ... again. ...

Nobody better: Betts, Yelich clear choices for MVP awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that the regular season is finally in the books, time to bestow baseball's biggest individual prizes. It took one extra day to sort out the playoff bracket, but these debates have ...

Syndergaard gets 1st shutout, Mets top Marlins 1-0 in finale

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets ended this disappointing season the same way they want to start the next one. Powered by dominant pitching. S...

Mets captain Wright says goodbye, walks off to long ovation

NEW YORK (AP) — Much like the last few years of his truncated career, David Wright's finale was no fairytale at the plate. Adoration, appreciation, respect. Those were the tokens he ...

Wright walks off to long ovation in farewell game with Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright has left to a long standing ovation before a packed crowd at Citi Field in his farewell game for the New York Mets. The team captain went 0 for 1 with a ...

NL East champion Braves rally past Mets 7-3 for 6th straight

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Ozzie Albies homered in the eighth and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves rallied past the New York Mets 7-3 on Tuesday n...

Bad day in the Bronx: Didi hurt, Yankees lose to lowly O's

NEW YORK (AP) — The playoff-bound Yankees blew a three-run lead against the worst team in the majors Sunday — and then came the really bad news. New York shortstop Didi Gregorius has...