Latest NL East News

Mets coaches: Sherlock reunites with Showalter for 3rd time

Jan. 21, 2022 13:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Sherlock will be the New York Mets' bench coach this season, reuniting for the third time with new manager Buck Showalter. The Mets announced their staff Friday. Eric Chavez will be the hitting coach, with Wayne Kirby coaching first base and...

Georgia celebrates title at stadium, Smart plans repeat

Jan. 15, 2022 17:02 PM EST

Georgia coach Kirby Smart told a near-capacity crowd at Sanford Stadium on Saturday the Bulldogs don't plan to wait another 41 years for their next national championship. “It’s moments and events like this that allow us to look back and allow us to look forward,” Smart said....

Travis Snider retires after 8 big league seasons

Jan. 13, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Travis Snider says he has retired after eight major league seasons. “I have contemplated this day for for a while but the time has finally come for me to hang up the spikes,” he wrote Thursday on Instagram. “I have spent many waking hours and sleepless nights trying to find a...

Keith Hernandez stunned by Mets jersey retirement news

Jan. 12, 2022 17:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Hernandez was startled to see Mets owner Steve Cohen calling out of the blue Tuesday, then put at ease when the pair spent 10 minutes talking about New York's splashy offseason. “Then he said, ‘That’s not the reason I'm calling,' and then he dropped the...

Mets to retire Keith Hernandez's No. 17 in July

Jan. 11, 2022 19:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Hernandez will have his No. 17 retired by the New York Mets this summer to honor his seven seasons as a player and nearly three decades as a beloved broadcaster with the franchise. The Mets announced Tuesday that Hernandez will become the fourth player to have...

AP source: Mets hiring hitting coach Chávez away from Yanks

Jan. 06, 2022 23:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are set to hire Eric Chávez as hitting coach, luring him away from the crosstown Yankees as the team begins to put together a staff under new manager Buck Showalter. Chávez and the Mets have an agreement in place, according to a person familiar...

Former Mets acting GM Zack Scott acquitted of DUI charges

Jan. 06, 2022 13:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott was acquitted Thursday of drunken-driving charges stemming from his arrest last August after he attended a fundraiser at team owner Steve Cohen’s house, his attorney announced. “Today, after hearing and...

Cameron Maybin retires after 15 major league seasons

Jan. 03, 2022 21:16 PM EST

Outfielder Cameron Maybin is retiring after 15 major league seasons. “Although my journey as a professional baseball player ends here with the announcement of my retirement, my work in this game is just getting started,” Maybin wrote in a statement on Twitter on Monday. “I'm...

Column: Another socially distanced Newby Awards for 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 03:00 AM EST

We had hoped the Newby Awards could return to a bit of normalcy this year. Ohhh, how we'd love to stroll down the imaginary red carpet, pretend to dole out some statuettes, and make-believe we're attending a train wreck of an after-party at Kanye West's new house before he tears it...

Lockout hurts Braves' chance to cash in on championship

Dec. 30, 2021 12:04 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — World Series champions for the first time in 26 years, the Atlanta Braves were all set to cash in. With young stars like Ronald Acuña Jr., to go along with a swanky ballpark and surrounding entertainment district, they had everything in place. Then a...