These five players and their onerous contracts are a stern reminder to MLB general managers that there's no such thing as a sure thing.
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso burst onto the major league scene with a record rookie season in 2019. Not only did the “Polar Bear” set the Mets single-season home run record with his 42nd homer on August 27, but he went on to break the MLB rookie record, as well, with his 53rd long ball on September 28. In honor of Alonso’s exceptional performance in his first season as a pro, here’s a look at five other athletes who achieved some of the best rookie seasons in sports history.
The National League is where our focus rests for Friday, September 13, as the Nationals host the Braves and the Dodgers head to New York to face the Mets.
A pair of moneyline wagers are our plays in the MLB for Thursday, September 12.
Runs should come in bunches in New York with the Phillies in town, while home/road splits give the Twins an advantage against the Indians.
Jacob deGrom's Cy Young campaign is officially picking up steam. The New York Mets ace has seen his odds to win the award shorten significantly from +800 on August 7 to +200 on September 3. DeGrom went 2-1 with a 2.18 ERA during that stretch and surrendered two runs or less in four consecutive starts.
We've got a pair of moneyline wagers as our baseball plays for Wednesday, September 4, when the Mets take on the Nationals and the Giants face the Cardinals.
Get ready for a NL East grudge match this afternoon as the New York Mets tangle with the Washington Nationals in D.C. Meanwhile, over in Milwaukee, Gerrit Cole will try to one-up teammate Justin Verlander one day after his latest no-no when he takes the mound against the Brewers.
It's a battle for NL East bragging rights tonight as the Phillies host the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Meanwhile, over in the American League, The Red Sox put their two-game winning streak on the line against the floundering Angels.
Runs could come in bunches in Philadelphia on Tuesday, and the Cubs should jump out to a big lead against the Mets.