Bryce Harper will earn a $21.65M salary in 2018 before he becomes a free agent. Over the next 18 months, as two trade deadlines and one offseason pass, all 30 teams in baseball will have one eye trained squarely on Las Vegas. For those who have yet to hear about the free-agent class of 2018-19, here’s a sampling: Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Clayton Kershaw, Josh Donaldson, Daniel Murphy, Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Blackmon, Andrew Miller, Zach Britton, Craig Kimbrel.
The Mets (19-24) play Game 2 of a three-game series against the Padres (16-31) on Wednesday night at Citi Field. The Mets defeated the Padres last night, 9-3. Michael Conforto became the first Mets player to record three RBI in the first inning last night after launching a leadoff homer and picking up a two-RBI single. He hit another solo shot in the fourth inning, finishing the day 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBI and two runs scored. He has five home runs and 10 RBI in his last eight games. Who is starting tonight for the Mets? Right-hander Robert Gsellman, (6.75 ERA/4.56 FIP, 1.73 WHIP), who is back in the rotation after being skipped last week. Gsellman was struggling as a starter,
With the first game streaming to Facebook last week, Major League Baseball will begin streaming games live to Twitter. The deal between the social media platform and MLB was announced last year. Financial terms were not released. The first game will stream on Friday between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 pm EDT. After that game, the schedule will shift to games each Tuesday. Here is the Tuesday night schedule of out-of-market MLB games streamed to Twitter (subject to change; blackout restrictions apply): 5/30: Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox, 8:10 pm EDT 6/6: Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs, 8:05 pm EDT 6/13: LA Dodgers vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:10 pm EDT 6/20: Washington