MLB

Future Success

by Julian Atienza, JT Mercurio

Former Met Howard Johnson watches Brandon Nimmo's BP

The Futures Game should not be dismissed as a game of young flash-in-the-pan players. Many faces of MLB franchises have graduated from the Futures Game, their first step into stardom. Met captain David Wright and the Yankees best hitter Robinson Cano both played in 2004. This year the Mets had two players on the U.S. team and one on the World team and the Yankees were represented by one player on the World squad. Here’s a brief look at who might be the next studs in the Big Apple.

The Rehab from Hell

by Kenny Ducey

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When you get an update sent to your phone that one of Alex Rodriguez’s rehab games in AA-Trenton has been rained out, there’s a problem.

The injured Yankees third baseman has been a magnet to criticism ever since he managed just three hits in 25 ABs last postseason, yet somehow he’s turned into something of a good guy.

MLB.com’s Matthew Leach on One on One

by Nolan Silbernagel

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Nolan Silbernagel and Kris Venezia sat down with columnist for MLB.com Matthew Leach to talk about the state of the Yankees.  Leach weighed in on his thoughts about how the team has performed so far, what having Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter back will do for the Pinstripes, and who the first half MVP of the Bronx Bombers has been so far this year.