Michael Conforto represented the Mets in the All-Star Game and finished 1-for-2 with a single. At 24, Conforto was the youngest Met to appear in the Midsummer Classic since Jose Reyes.
Amed Rosario and Dominc Smith are doing their part to force Sandy Alderson into some difficult decisions. The two are ranked among the top prospects in baseball and could round out the infield by seasons end.
After undergoing a procedure in May to remove a blood clot, Jeurys Familia has begun a throwing program and has his hopes set on a 2017 return. Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey are not far behind Familia as both pitchers are expected to begin programs of their own soon as they work back from injuries.
The Mets handed the ball to Jacob deGrom to open up the second half against the Rockies. His recent momentum carried over from the break, fanning 11 over eight innings in the Mets' 14-2 win. The offense pounded 19 hits behind deGrom, with Conforto hitting a home run and driving in four runs. Seth Lugo led the charge Saturday, keeping the Rockies in check over 6 2/3 innings and bashing his first career home run in an 8-2 win.
Unfortunately, the Mets were unable to complete the sweep Sunday as Steven Matz was knocked around for seven runs over just one-plus innings of work in a loss.
While Tim Tebow might be garnering national attention for his play in Single-A, Alderson does not foresee a situation in which he receives a September call-up.
The Mets welcome the Cardinals and A's into town this week.
Aaron Judge left his mark on the Home Run Derby, hitting a total of 47 long balls on his way to winning the contest. His first-half performance has caught the eye of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who said that Judge has a chance to become the face of baseball.
None of the four players representing the Yankees made an impact in the American League's 2-1 win over the National League in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Miami. Judge and Gary Sanchez each went hitless, Dellin Betances worked a scoreless inning and Luis Severino did not enter the game.
The Yankees received bad news prior to their second-half opener. Michael Pineda has a UCL tear and is facing the possibility of Tommy John surgery. On top of that, Greg Bird is not making progress in his attempt to return from an ankle injury and may need to undergo surgery to correct the issue. It wasn't all bad news as Matt Holliday and Starlin Castro returned from the disabled list.
Aroldis Chapman was unable to shut the door on a one-run lead in the second-half opener against the Red Sox in Boston on Friday. He continues to deal with command issues and walked in the winning run with the bases loaded in a 5-4 loss. The Bronx Bombers would rebound Saturday, outlasting the Red Sox in a 16-inning classic, 4-1.
In a day-night doubleheader Sunday, CC Sabathia threw seven shutout innings in Game 1 in a Yankees' 3-0 win. Boston would bounce back in the nightcap to earn a series split with the Yankees.
After his initial group fell apart, Derek Jeter has formed a new team of investors that is bidding to buy the Miami Marlins. This time around he will have Michael Jordan in his corner headlining the group.
The Yankees hit the road this week with stops in Minnesota and Seattle.
Perry previously worked as an executive with the Kings. The Knicks sent a 2019 second-round pick to Sacramento in exchange for releasing Perry from his contract.
Mills and Perry are now poised to make the ultimate decision regarding the fate of Carmelo Anthony. Anthony is under the belief that he will be traded this summer and reports are that the Rockets and Knicks are working toward a deal that may involve other parties.
The Nets acquired forward DeMarre Carroll and a pair of draft picks from the Raptors in exchange for center Justin Hamilton this week. One of the picks from Toronto is a 2018 first-round protected lottery pick.
Brandon Marshall reportedly requested his release from the Jets knowing the team would tear down their roster and rebuild this season. He signed with the crosstown-rival Giants during the offseason, where he felt he had the best chance of winning a Super Bowl.
Head coach Todd Bowles has a supporter in former Jets quarterback Chad Pennington. He feels Bowles should be given longevity to see the Jets through their rebuilding process to turn the team around.
The G-Men are hopeful that they can convert rookie defensive tackle Jarron Jones to an offensive tackle. Jones was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent and the team believes his size and skillset would be better served on the offensive side of the ball.
Henrik Lundqvist said that he feels he has some "great hockey" left in him and that he is not near the end of his career. The king has four years remaining on his deal with the Rangers.
The never ending battle for the Islanders to find a home continued this week. Long Island legislators from Nassau and Suffolk County hosted a jointed news conference to urge the Islanders to return once more to the Nassau Coliseum. Officials have assured the Islanders that the necessary stadium modifications to reach NHL mandates will be made if the team were to return.
New Jersey inked the No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to a three-year deal Saturday. The Devils are hopeful that Nischier will be a cornerstone franchise player for years to come.
The Red Bulls defeated the New England Revolution on Wednesday, 1-0. They will return to action Wednesday when they host Minnesota FC.
New York City FC had the week off and will host Chicago on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
Legendary UConn women players Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will reunite as WNBA All-Stars.