New York Teams

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on SiriusXM that Aroldis Chapman "is going to be costly. We're prepared to a degree to compete for that."Chapman told ESPN he is looking for a six-year deal.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah had two points and five rebounds in 24 minutes in his first game back following a 2-game absence due to an ankle injury. "I feel better but I still have a lot of work to do. Can't get frustrated with the process," he said. "Our team is definitely playing a lot better basketball right now. So just keep focusing on the positive and just keep focusing on my improvement." Noah remains confident that he will get healthy and be more productive as the season progresses. "It's going to come… no question," he says. He adds: "I know that I'm better than what I'm doing right now."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson expects to test Jose Reyes in the outfield during spring training. The Mets did not want to try that in-season last year. Alderson said the Mets will be doing that with minor leaguers this year as well so they are more flexible when they get to the majors.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson said David Wright is in California working with his surgeon's physical therapists and is ready to begin baseball activity this month. Asked who the Mets' third baseman is in 2017, Alderson unequivocally said: "David Wright."

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson says he has met with agents and teams on Monday. On the free agents, he is reviewing the entire "menu," but is focused on relief pitching. With respect to trading an outfielder, Alderson said the talks are still preliminary, but he doesn't believe he will need to eat salary as part of a trade to boost the return.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Through 20 games, Knicks are scoring 113 points per 100 possessions but allowing 119/100 possessions with Derrick Rose & Brandon Jennings on the floor, per NBA.com. Still, the Rose-Jennings pairing puts particular stress on a defense, as Rose notes:

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says "there were a few times yesterday that [Beckham] may have been interfered with." He says the team will have "plenty of use" this week of the process of sending plays to the league for explanations.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Curtis Granderson and Carlos Villanueva were elected by the MLB Players' Association Executive Board to serve two-year terms as Association Player Representatives. That's the highest elected position among the union membership, according to the MLBPA. Matt Harvey and Andrew Miller were elected as Alternate Association Player Representatives.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aroldis Chapman told ESPN's Marly Rivera he wants a six-year contract. I would be shocked if the Yankees gave him that. I'm not even sure they would go five years, but we'll see.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks will be looking to win their third straight game on Tuesday against Miami and will be up against a banged-up Heat team. Miami will be without Dion Waiters (groin), Justise Winslow (wrist) and James Johnson (rotator cuff). The Knicks hope to have starting SG Courtney Lee (ankle) back in the lineup after a two-game absence.

ESPN Stats & Info

BPI has little faith in the Nets

Brooklyn has the second-lowest win projection from ESPN's Basketball Power Index. Worse yet, the Nets' 56 percent chance at a top-three pick does not account for their pick swap with the Celtics (1 percent chance to pick top-three).

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo's most telling quote following the loss was, "We are who we are right now." Right now they are the NFL's 26th-ranked offense.

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Colts hoping to share AFC South lead with win over Jets (1:32)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Although it seems to make sense on the surface that the Red Sox would be interested in one of the Mets' lefty-hitting outfielders, don't look for a trade to occur. Boston is not eager to take on either the contract for Jay Bruce ($13 million) or Curtis Granderson ($15 million).

ESPN Stats & Info

Knicks not quite 50-50 to make playoffs

The Knicks have work to do to force their way into the playoff picture, per ESPN's Basketball Power Index. Their recent 8-3 run has to have helped their odds.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aroldis Chapman to me on whether the Cubs have reached out: "The Cubs have never expressed any interest in resigning me, as far as I know."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

I just spoke to Aroldis Chapman about his contract negotiations; told me he has not evaluated any offers yet and will do so this week. Chapman: "The only thing I have expressed is that I would like a six-year contract. I know that doesn't mean that I will get it, but that's what I would like to sign. There are rumors out there that I requested $100 million and that's not true at all. I believe he who deserves something, does not need to demand it."

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End of Fitzmagic in New York is nigh

Divorce seems almost imminent for the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick. One personnel evaluator told Mike Sando he thinks the veteran will be a backup somewhere else in 2017. Best QB options (Insider)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

One agent who has a fairly prominent reliever on the market says the Mets are "bottom feeding" with respect to bullpen help -- meaning looking for low-cost arms on one-year deals. That's fairly consistent with what Sandy Alderson said on Sunday night.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Add Rich Hill to the ever growing list of "Guys the Yankees aren't getting." Hill goes to the Dodgers, leaving the free agent starting pitching market very barren. Jason Hammel or Doug Fister could be possibilities.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have made it clear that they are interested in Aroldis Chapman, but at what level will they be willing to dive in. With Mark Melancon off the board to the Giants, the Yankees have less options if they don't sign Chapman. Even with that said, it still seems unlikely the Yankees would extend to five years at big money for Chapman. At four years, they could be in the ballpark, but it is not a certainty they would win a bidding war.

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Giants' run woes aren't going away

There are worse issues to have, but Big Blue's run game remains anemic. Perhaps Shane Vereen's return can help, but the best antidote might be weak opposing run defenses, Bill Barnwell writes. Contender kryptonite

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