New York Teams

Boone, Cora, Hinch open up on close friendship (3:02)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

How does Aaron Boone view the distance between his Yankees and the World Series champion Red Sox? "Obviously they were an unbelievable team this year and roster. But we also understand that although we're very much on level ground, we've obviously got areas that we need to improve to close that gap. We feel like when we're at our best, we're as good as any team there is."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Peter Alonso hit 36 home runs in the minors for the Mets and Mickey Callaway says the big first baseman has a chance to make the Opening Day roster — suggesting the Mets maybe won't worry about service time: "He's put himself in a position to make the team and maybe hit in the middle of the lineup."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Mets manager Mickey Callaway says there won't be anything fancy with the way the team uses Edwin Diaz: "He's our closer. ... It makes the most sense to keep him in that role." Diaz recorded 57 saves for the Mariners but entered before the ninth inning just three times. So expect to see him remain as strictly a one-inning guy.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone, speaking at the Winter Meetings about Gary Sánchez: "This is going to be a huge year of growth for him. The adversity he went through will help him." Sánchez, who had been rehabbing in Tampa from a recent shoulder surgery, is back training in the Dominican Republic. According to Brian Cashman, the "heavy lifting" portion of his rehab has concluded.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockies manager Bud Black was asked if Adam Ottavino would strike out Babe Ruth. "You know, Babe was pretty good down and in," Black said. "That breaking ball coming down and in to him, he might be able to get that at Yankee Stadium — or Coors Field, if Babe played at Coors."

1:01

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone talks about what was the biggest challenge in his first year as manager of the New York Yankees.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

These are the Yankees that Brian Cashman (off the top of his head, so could be others) cited as players who have drawn interest this winter from other clubs: Andújar Sánchez Torres Voit Hicks Ellsbury Betances Holder Green Gray Paxton Gardner Frazier

Kay on Syndergaard: I don't see this trade happening (1:01)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Cashman says the Yankees are currently "very engaged" with other teams and agents. But "where this leads? I couldn't tell you." Naturally, isn't discussing the reported pending multi-team trade, but did add he "likes to think we're aggressive and open-minded" to offers sent their way.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants left tackle Nate Solder surprised Hillside High School's Shadon Willis on Tuesday with the honor of 2018 USA Football Heart of a Giant award, presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery. Willis was recognized for his work ethic and passion for the game, which has helped him overcome hardships.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: QB Sam Darnold (foot) practiced fully — good news, considering he tweaked it on Sunday. Here's a potential problem: All three running backs sat out, so they had to use practice-squad RBs to get through practice. The biggest concern is Isaiah Crowell (toe), who was in a walking boot and said "the pain was excruciating" on Sunday. He's never missed a game in his career. That streak could be over.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold leads the NFL with 15 interceptions, but he vows it won't affect his aggressiveness. "I'm definitely not going to flinch," he said. Darnold (foot) practiced fully today.

McMenamin: LeBron was never joining Knicks (1:49)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets practice report (early version): QB Sam Darnold (foot, pictured) participated in the early portion of practice, but he split first-team reps with Josh McCown during the walk-through — a sign his foot could limit his participation. They're banged up on offense, as RB Isaiah Crowell (foot), RB Trent Cannon (undisclosed) and WR Quincy Enunwa (undisclosed) aren't practicing.

Clark: It's time for Giants to move on from Eli (0:54)

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

There is a lot of stuff slinging around Vegas in regards to the rumored Mets/Marlins/Yankees deal. With so many moving parts, it seems unlikely to move from rumor to reality, but you never know. It's been awhile since baseball had a great blockbuster three-teamer. The big clog in the machine: Would the Yankees really want to part with Miguel Andujar and a package of meaningful prospects for three years of Noah Syndergaard, who has started just 32 games over the last two years? Also, it still seems like any win-right-now scenario for the Mets would involve Thor, but Andujar and JT Realmuto would be an amazing return. Should be an interesting day in Vegas.

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Cashman cold on pursuing Harper, eyes Machado

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman downplayed Monday any chatter involving his team and Bryce Harper, the hard-swinging right fielder who has been the headliner of this year's free-agency period.

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