Four-player swap between Mets and Reds; Mets acquire Tyler Naquin, Phillip Diehl

The New York Mets have acquired outfielder Tyler Naquin and left-hander Phillip Diehl from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-hander Jose Acuña and utility player Hector Rodríguez. The teams announced the trade on Twitter. This marks the Mets’ second notable trade of the month, joining the deal last week that netted them Daniel Vogelbach […]

Max Scherzer holds Reds scoreless in return from injury

New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer recorded a quality start on Tuesday in a loss against the Cincinnati Reds (box score) in his first big-league appearance since suffering an oblique injury in May. Scherzer departed when the game was tied at 0-0, meaning he did not factor into the decision. Scherzer’s final line saw him […]

Breaking down MLB’s divisional contenders’ strengths

With July almost here, this year’s MLB playoff picture is beginning to shift into focus, and in turn it’s becoming more and more clear which teams will be in contention for a division title come September. But as you start looking at the playoff picture, it’s important to remember that no two contenders are alike. […]