Outfielder Brandon Nimmo is believed to be slated to start the 2015 season with Triple-A Las Vegas. The 21-year-old is considered to be the Mets' best position-player prospect. Nimmo hit .278/.394/.426 last season while splitting time between Class A and Double-A.
With the Jets on the verge of shaking up their front office, owner Woody Johnson is reportedly bringing Charley Casserly on board as a consultant. Casserly won't decide the fates of John Idzik or Rex Ryan, but he will advise the team in searching for their replacements if they are needed.
Both Patrik Elias and Martin Havlat missed practice on Monday due to illness. With a mumps outbreak afflicting the NHL, the Devils appear to have avoided the virus for now. When asked if the two were suffering from the mumps, a team spokesman responded, "Not to our knowledge."
Nets point guard Deron Williams' play has taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks. After scoring 17.8 points per game and shooting 45.3 percent from the field in November, Williams is averaging 12.2 points and making just 32.1 percent of his shots in December.
Despite countless injuries and suffering through a seven-game losing streak earlier in the season, the Giants are finishing the 2014 campaign strong. Big Blue is currently riding a three-game winning streak and quarterback Eli Manning appears to have shaken off his slow start.
The Yankees have joined the many teams in the market for shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. New York could offer a package including recently acquired Nathan Eovaldi, prospect Luis Severino and reliever Dellin Betances. Tulowitzki hit .340/.432/.603 in 91 games last season.
After being snubbed the previous two years, Mike Piazza is inching closer to gaining entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Piazza currently appears on 86 percent of the 39 ballots that have been made public. A player must appear on 75 percent of the 571 ballots to be inducted.