• Why Brodie Van Wagenen is unlikely to make major Mets splash at trade deadline

    Why Brodie Van Wagenen is unlikely to make major Mets splash at trade deadline

    Don’t expect any big splashes from Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen before next Monday’s trade deadline. Van Wagenen, who traded prospects for Marcus Stroman at last year’s deadline, said Monday he expected a quieter deadline around MLB — and in Queens, as teams figure to be cautious due to the uncertainty of the season. …
  • MLB trade deadline fears could prevent deals: Sherman

    MLB trade deadline fears could prevent deals: Sherman

    Place competitive people in a competitive environment and they historically act competitively. Which is why one AL assistant GM, when asked if he thought there would be a lot of action before the Aug. 31, 4 p.m. deadline, said, “I think there will be. Teams have holes, and there is still an expectation that you …