Preview of the World Championship in Queens? The Mets and Yankees renew their Subway Series rivalry

Well-rested, New York Mets manager Buck Showalter returned from his All-Star break last week with the post-season on his mind. “I took my grandchildren to Schwartz at the FAO, it was a mistake,” the 66-year-old told reporters of an expensive trip to the toy store. “I’m going to need some extra money.” Fortunately, as reward-hungry … Read more

MLBPA rejects MLB’s proposal for international draft, leaving qualified bid system in place

The Major League Baseball Players Association rejected the MLB’s “final” proposal for an international draft on Monday, meaning the current qualifying bid system would remain in place. Talks over an international draft nearly spoiled negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement, which came amid a prolonged owner-imposed shutdown that lasted until March 10. In an … Read more