Jonathon Niese to resume throwing – ESPN

ESPNPORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — An MRI of New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese’s pitching shoulder has come back “clean,” and the southpaw will resume throwing within a couple of…

Another day, another Nick Franklin trade rumor – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesSeattle could use starting pitching or outfield help. The Rays rumors broke when Franklin was participating in the Mariners’ intrasquad game Tuesday. He had two at-bats in the…

Report: New York Mets interested in Seattle Mariners infielder Nick Franklin – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)Franklin, 22, enamored Seattle fans when he was first called up from Triple-A Tacoma last May. He got off to a hot offensive debut in the major…

RHP Justin Masterson, Indians agree at $9762500 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Pitcher Justin Masterson and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract worth $9,762,500 and avoided a salary arbitration hearing. The agreement Tuesday was…

Phillies likely out on Burnett, will look at Madson – New York Mets

New York MetsPHILADELPHIA — Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday morning he will continue to look for ways to improve the Phillies’ roster, but with pitchers and catchers holding their first…

Granderson Excited For New Start – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Curtis Granderson slipped on a No. 3 jersey and began his New York Mets career with a playful zinger directed at the fans of…

MLB banning home plate collisions starting in 2014 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Home plate collisions, the type of plays that wrecked the career of former All-Star Ray Fosse and injured Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila in…

Curtis Granderson jabs Yankees, excited to join Mets – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The New York Mets trumpeted Curtis Granderson’s gregariousness and comfort with the news media as some of the qualities that made him so appealing…

Curtis Granderson, Mets finalize four-year deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets have completed a $60 million, four-year contract. The deal with the three-time All-Star outfielder is the…

Crosstown traffic: Curtis Granderson joining Mets – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe New York Mets have reached agreement with Curtis Granderson on a four-year, $60 million deal, according to a person with direct knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke…

Mets-Granderson talks intensify – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Talks between the New York Mets and Curtis Granderson’s representatives intensified late Tuesday, and a source familiar with the negotiations told ESPNNewYork.com the organization is working to…

Athletics to sign Scott Kazmir to a 2-year deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIn adding a veteran starter to their youthful rotation, the Oakland Athletics are almost certainly subtracting another one. The two-time defending American League West champions have agreed with left-hander…

Anna Benson: Baseball Wives Star Arrested After Pulling Gun On Husband Kris Benson

Anna Benson is the very hot star of the TV show Baseball Wives, who’s now proving that orange is the new black. Anna Benson was arrested on Monday night in…

Gary Carter Passes At 57: Baseball Great Falls To Cancer

Wow. 55, 50, 48, and 57. All of those numbers belong to friends and famous people this blogger knows who’ve died this year, and all before they reached the age…