Two weeks ago, the Mets signed veteran outfielder Chris Young to a one-year deal worth .25 million.Young, who has extensive experience playing center field, would presumably handle a corner outfield position with Juan Lagares in center. Alderson and his lieutenants met with Jhonny Peralta at last month’s general managers’ meetings, but the Mets were never serious contenders for the veteran shortstop, who last week signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals worth million.The Mets moved into a tie with San Francisco atop the NL wild-card standings, with St. Granderson is the first Met ever to homer twice in extra innings in the same game, according to ESPN Stats and Info. He's dangerous.''Granderson pulled a 3-2 pitch from left-hander Ryan O'Rourke (0-1) down the right-field line to win it, getting mobbed at home plate by teammates.He was in a 1-for-26 slump before his first shot.''He never gets down,'' manager Terry Collins said. Byron Buxton hit a soaring homer for a 2-1 lead in the 11th, Granderson tied it 2-all leading off the bottom half against closer Brandon Kintzler." data-reactid="38"After Minnesota's Byron Buxton hit a soaring homer for a 2-1 lead in the 11th, Granderson tied it 2-all leading off the bottom half against closer Brandon Kintzler.In a world where basketball players like Dennis Rodman think that they can serve as decent U. diplomats, it’s nice to see good role models can still be found in American sports.
Wilson first became a Christian at the age of 14 and has never looked back.Gabby Douglas Sport: Gymnastics Team: USA Olympic Team Website: Who can resist the smile that belongs to Gabby Douglas? The film, and she plans to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games, too.Before the last summer Olympics, Gabby placed first in the Olympic trials which earned her the only “guaranteed” spot for the Olympic team.The Mets made contact with Granderson’s agent last month to express initial interest.The 32-year-old outfielder is seeking a four-year deal, according to a major league source.The meeting occurred in San Diego, where Alderson still owns a home.