|Francisco Alvarez hits first home run of spring training to power Mets to 3-1 win over Astros. The Mets got their first win of the Grapefruit League season on Sunday, beating the Houston Astros 3-1.
|Elite prospect Spencer Jones loudly shows why Yankees are big believers. More From: Jon Heyman 10 reasons to believe in Yankees after optimistic start to spring training Mets' looming talks with Francisco Alvarez, agent Bad Bunny have luxury tax problem MLB's major-market teams not addressing their missing pieces How Yankees' stance on Blake Snell recently changed Justin Verlander still miffed by 'diva' Mets characterization TAMPA — Yankees wunderkind Spencer Jones sent a long and loud message in his very first at-bat in big league camp, hitting a 470-foot homer off Tigers big league right-hander Morgan Englert at Joker Marchant Stadium. The strike to right field was a bomb. The message to the Yankees was clear: You did right by not trading me. There's a lot to like
|Mets' looming talks with Francisco Alvarez, agent Bad Bunny have luxury tax problem. The Mets are expected to talk to Francisco Alvarez and agent Bad Bunny at some point about a long-term deal. But unless Alvarez wants to sign very cheap (unlikely), it's hard for a team over the fourth-tier luxury-tax threshold to do anything long term early. 3 Francisco Alvarez could soon talk about a long-term deal. Corey Sipkin for the NY POST 3 Bad Bunny attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets at Crypto.com Arena. Getty Images The Yankees are at the threshold, too, lessening the chances for a Gleyber Torres extension. Plus, the Yankees haven't seemed convinced about Torres — he's often on the trading block. … Kodai Senga's arm was a concern from Day
|What we know about Mets, Francisco Alvarez contract extension talks. Pump the brakes on the Francisco Alvarez contract extension discourse. There will certainly come a time, perhaps even shortly, in which the Mets and their promising young catcher hammer out a long-term deal to keep him in Queens for the foreseeable future, but that time is not now. On Tuesday, Hector Gomez reported that the Mets and the 22-year-old were “close” to signing an extension, but multiple reports have refuted that since then. It's no secret at this point that both the Mets and Alvarez are open to signing an extension — this has been something floating around since December and Newsday's Tim Healey further confirmed that on Tuesday.
|'As of right now, there's nothing': Mets' Francisco Alvarez addresses rumors of extension. According to Francisco Alvarez, contract discussions between himself and the Mets beyond the rookie and arbitration years haven't been broached.