New York Teams

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard looked very good in six innings of work vs. the Astros today. He allowed one run, four hits, zero walks and struck out five. Only blemish was allowing four Houston steals, an issue that has plagued him in the past.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Keenan Robinson's new deal with Giants is believed to come with a $3 million cap figure. He can earn up to $4 million with bonuses and incentives.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Another beautiful day in Port St. Lucie. Mets vs. Astros with New York ace Noah Syndergaard on the hill.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Johnathan Hankins is an unrestricted free agent. That gives him some say in his situation. Most players get that once or twice in a career, if they're lucky. At this point, his choices are (a) take one of the offers he doesn't like or (b) wait for one he does. It's march 24 – nearly two months before NFL teams begin their offseason programs. What's the rush? Hankins believes, based on his performance, that he should get a multi-year deal at a certain salary level, and he's right. His problem is that the defensive tackle market isn't supporting his expectations, as guys like Bennie Logan and Dontari Poe have had to settle for one-year deals. But put yourself in his situation. With no real deadline to decide, would you be in a rush to accept the salary and contract terms the lever-pullers in your chosen profession have decided makes sense for you? Or would you stay true to your belief in yourself and your talents, and continue to try to get what you think you're worth? I'm sure there are people reading this who fall into either category, but I personally think it's admirable in some respects for Hankins to put himself in the latter one.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan DL Ryan Glasgow said he met with the Saints, Ravens and Giants. The Eagles are coming in to meet with him Monday. He will go to local pro day with the Bears and met with Colts today.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Not much has changed for the Knicks' lottery projections after their last 2 losses. They have a 31% chance of landing a top-5 pick and a 21% chance of getting a top-3 pick, per ESPN's BPI. NY is virtually guaranteed a top-10 pick (99.9%). There are 8 teams 'competing' for top lottery seeding. The Knicks have the fourth toughest remaining schedule among that group of 8, per BPI.

Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

All three apparel shops at First Data Field have been sold out of Tim Tebow shirts/jerseys for weeks. Another batch was ordered at some point but hasn't arrived.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Staring at about six screens trying to figure out how the Nets have more wins in this mad, mad March (six) than the Cavaliers (five) ...

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The first man to fall in the Yankees' starter competition is Luis Cessa. Cessa was out-righted to Triple-A after a poor spring. This leaves Bryan Mitchell, Luis Severino, Adam Warren, Chad Green and the emerging Jordan Montgomery competing for the 4th and 5th spots.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are showing interest in the draft's top quarterback prospects -- hardly a surprise. They've already held a private workout with Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer, a source confirmed, and they're planning a workout with North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky. No word yet on Clemson's DeShaun Watson and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles, continuing his scouting tour of the Big Ten Conference, is attending the Michigan pro day on Friday. Talent evaluators say the Wolverines could have as many as 12 players drafted, including DE Taco Charlton and S Jabrill Peppers -- potential first rounders. Yesterday, Bowles scouted Ohio State, another school loaded with defensive talent. Detect a trend?

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Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Yes, that is $110 million Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes turning double plays at second base. He also took reps at third and looked smooth, with the exception of one early drop.

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Jackson Alexander ESPN Editor 

Mets relievers Jeurys Familia, Rafael Montero and Josh Smoker go through a lively fielding drill before Friday's spring training game vs. the Astros.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants have 71 players signed and are $9,389,876 under the salary cap, per NFLPA records. For what? Hmm. There is a defensive tackle on the market they wouldn't mind re-signing.

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Taylor Hall spent the first seven seasons of his career with the sad-sack Edmonton Oilers. Now with the New Jersey Devils, he's on course to miss the playoffs yet again. That's some tough luck.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

According to the Orange County Register, Knicks team president Phil Jackson will be in Los Angeles on Friday, attending the unveiling of the Shaquille O'Neal statue at Staples Center. Also on Friday: the East Regional at MSG and the UCLA-Kentucky game in Memphis. Knicks GM Steve Mills, and not Jackson, will reportedly attend the game in Memphis.

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