New York Mets


NEW YORK – Jon Lester seems like the last guy who would believe in magic tricks or want to play dress-up on road trips.


Simon Winthrop isn't sure if his impromptu magic performance in the Cubs' locker room before Tuesday's victory was his doing, but he's sure enjoying it.


NEW YORK – Either the Cubs are that much closer to building a pitching staff for October, or the New York Mets are that far away from putting together a playoff-caliber lineup.   


NEW YORK – Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein have big egos, strong opinions and multimillion-dollar contracts.


Anthony Rizzo is quickly becoming one of the best hitters in the MLB, but that's not stopping him from acting like a regular human being.