At the 2011 trade deadline, the New York Mets almost acquired Brown as the centerpiece in the Carlos Beltran trade instead of Zack Wheeler. Considering the Mets' lack of hitting prospects even then, Brown would have been a welcome addition.
While it's unlikely that college baseball will be able to contend with the dominance of football and basketball anytime soon, the market is growing steadily.
Josh Wetzel didn't set out to be a hero. Rather, like many young men before him and many young men who will follow him, he sought out to find direction in his life.
The National Pastime might seem out of synch with the high-end art world. Clean well-lit indoor galleries that serve free wine to an elite client base seems to be the polar opposite of an outdoor stadium overcharging for watered-down beer sold to the masses. But like many a muse, baseball captures the imaginations of plenty of artists and, as some art galleries in Los Angeles are finding out, wealthy art collectors as well.
Met fans have gotten to a point where they'd be thrilled just to have a .500 season, let alone a post season. Yet management allows the Mets to get worse and worse and to fans it appears they don't seem to care.
While Mike Baxter and Andrew Brown, perhaps, deserve a chance to start this season, the Mets need to sign to-be free agent Shin-Soo Choo this coming off-season.
I have found that a simple distinction appears to lie at the heart of whether athletes are able to rise to the occasion and perform their best when it...
The Mets' farm system is relatively weak in terms of natural second basemen (i.e. Daniel Muno and Branden Kaupe), but the front office has prudently pushed offense-first Wilmer Flores to learn the position at Triple-A this season.
It wasn't too long ago that Nate McLouth was one of the more exciting, young outfielders in baseball. In 2008, McLouth-in his fourth major league season-posted a 125 OPS+, 26 HR, and 23 SB campaign for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
There really can be no debate or argument about who has been far and away the most successful pure investor in the past 100 years or may be forever. There have been few fortunes as large as the one amassed by Warren Buffett.
MLB admits that the umps blew a home run call in Cleveland Wednesday night despite the use of a video review. But even though the call was wrong it stands.
Big data solutions can help teams filter out specific types of players, but it often doesn't go nearly deep enough when evaluating a player's potential. With the current model in place, it's not cost-efficient to see all players who meet a team's specific criteria.
Among Mets fans, Daniel Murphy is a contentious player. They are generally split on how to view the 28-year-old infielder.
As the old sports cliché goes, "the games aren't played on paper," and expectations for this squad have to be tempered -- not because they've struggled out of the gate, but because it has been a really, really long time since playoff baseball was played at the Rogers Centre.
The infatuation that Jews have with Jewish baseball players has led to books dedicated to the topic as well as entire sets of baseball trading cards.
Upton was the first overall pick in the 2005 draft. After dominating at all levels in the minors, the Arizona Diamondbacks promoted the 19 year-old to the show -- where he became a fixture in the Diamondbacks outfield for the next five seasons.