With the Mets struggling and failing to live up to playoff expectations, the front office may soon begin fielding offers on veteran talent in order to build towards the future. Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda and Neil Walker are among the names that have been reportedly floated around on the trade market.
The Mets began their West Coast swing with a stop in Los Angeles to play the Dodgers. LA was not kind to the Mets, as they were swept in a four-game series. The team's fortunes would change in San Francisco with an offensive outburst that powered an 11-4 win in the series opener Friday night. Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto, Lucas Duda and Asdrubal Cabrera each racked up three hits.
Speaking of Cabrera, he has battled through injuries and struggled defensively this season. He has been playing with diminished range at shortstop and the team officially asked Cabrera to make the move to second and/or third base. Cabrera was not happy with the request and has since asked to be traded.
Jacob deGrom would help make it two in a row for the Mets with a dominant eight-inning performance Saturday in a 5-2 win. He has now won each of his last three starts after a pair of rough outings.
The Mets finished off the sweep with an 8-2 victory over the Giants on Sunday. Rafael Montero allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings and picked up his first win since 2014.
Much has been made of manager Terry Collins and his questionable future with the team as his contract is due to expire at the end of the season. While Collin's may be on the hot seat, GM Sandy Alderson will see his deal expire as well. It remains unclear if ownership will look to retain the 70-year-old Alderson.
The Mets will conclude their road trip with a stop in Miami before returning home for a weekend series against the Phillies this week.
The Yankees were not able to snap out of their funk this week. After dropping two of three games to the Angels, the Yankees dropped two of three to the Rangers at Yankee Stadium. The team is scuffling and their lead in the AL East has been washed away as the Red Sox have rose up the standings to catch the Yankees.
Chris Carter was never quite able to find his groove this season and the Yankees designated him for assignment Saturday and recalled top prospect infield Tyler Austin. He is expected to see the majority of his playing time at first base in the absence of the injured Greg Bird.
After suffering a concussion on May 24, Jacoby Ellsbury has been sidelined. He passed the concussion protocol test this week and is expected to begin a rehab assignment soon.
Aaron Hicks will miss the next few weeks after being placed on the disabled list with an oblique injury. Starlin Castro will avoid the DL as he expects to play Monday after receiving a cortisone shot in his right wrist.
It appears the Derek Jeter will come up short in his bid with a team of investors to become part owner of the Miami Marlins. Former presidential candidate Jeb Bush was a part of Jeter's original group and has reportedly joined forces with a competitor as the Marlins continue to field offers.
The Yankees hit the road next week with a stop in Chicago for a four-game series against the White Sox before heading to Houston to take on the Astros over the weekend.
Phil Jackson may have fielded offers for rising star Kristaps Porzingis, but he never pulled the trigger to let him out of New York. The 21-year-old Porzingis remains with the Knicks, for now.
With the No. 8 overall pick in the draft, the Knicks selected French point guard Frank Ntilikina. Ntilikina, 18, was the MVP of the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in 2016 and is a two-time French League Best Young Player winner.
Sheldon Richardson feels that Jets head coach Todd Bowles has been stricter during offseason workouts compared to seasons past.
Bowles has been left with a young team following the team's roster purge. With his job possibly on the lien this season, he has been putting emphasis on hard work.
After parting ways with David Harris earlier in the offseason, he was has signed a two-year deal with the AFC East-rival Patriots.
President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jets' owner Woody Johnson as the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
With the signing of Brandon Marshall, the Giants trio of Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Marshall are showing promising signs during offseason workouts that they will be among the best receiving corps in football.
Eli Manning's trial for allegedly selling fabricated game-used memorabilia has been delayed.
Rookie QB Davis Webb is making the proper adjustments as he continues to learn a pro-style offense during team workouts. Drafted in the third round, the Giants are hopeful Webb can presume the role of backup and learn under Manning.
The Rangers made a big trade Friday as they sent Derek Stepan and Antti Raanta to Arizona for prospect Anthony DeAngelo and the seventh overall pick in the draft.
After months of speculation, the expansion draft finally happened and the Las Vegas Golden Knights selected forward Oscar Lindberg from the Rangers. While the Rangers admitted they are attempting to rebuild on the fly that might have started with the selection of Lias Andersson with the No. 7 pick. The front office would make several roster moves throughout the draft in order to revamp the roster.
Brady Skjei was named to the NHL All-Rookie team after having a strong 2016-17 season.
The Islanders had an interesting week as they were one of the most active teams outside of Las Vegas. On draft night, the Islanders traded forward Mikhail Grabovski, defenseman Jake Bischoff, a 2017 first-round pick and a 2019 second-round pick to have the Las Vegas Golden Knights select goaltender J-F Berube and stay away from their forwards.
In the draft itself, the Islanders selected Robin Salo (second round), Benjamin Mirageas (third round), Sebastian Aho (fifth round), Arnaud Durandeau (sixth round) and Logan Cockerill (seventh round).
With rumors swirling about the team's future home, owners John Ledecky and Scott Malkin are looking to sell a 15 percent stake in the Islanders.
The Islanders will host Buffalo on October 7 to being their season.
With the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, the Devils selected Swiss center Nico Hischier.
NYCFC won for the first-time ever at Red Bull Arena in a 2-0 victory over the Red Bulls in the first edition of the Hudson River Derby of 2017.
Jack Harrison found the back of the net in the first half and Ben Sweat put the game out of reach for good with a second-half goal.
NYCFC returns to actions Thursday when they host Minnesota United FC and the Red Bulls welcome the Philadelphia Union to Red Bull Arena on Wednesday.