The Yankees have yet to begin contract talks with David Robertson, who is a free agent at the end of the season. Since taking over the closer's role from Mariano Rivera, Robertson has posted a 2.50 ERA with 26 saves in 2014. Robertson has stated he would like to remain in New York.
The Mets are still open to trading Bartolo Colon, though no deal is imminent as MLB's Trade Deadline approaches. The club is willing to eat a portion of Colon's 2014 salary, but don't want to pay any of the $11 million he is owed in 2015. Colon has a 4.03 ERA in 20 starts this season.
Jets linebacker Calvin Pace praised the team's defense Monday, calling it the "best" in the NFL. Pace is the latest in a series of Jets players to boast about the team's credentials. The Jets defense ranked 11th in the NFL last campaign, but Pace believes they will be better this season.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin expressed his frustration at Odell Beckham's continued absence from practice Sunday. The rookie wideout tweaked his hamstring last week and has missed four days of practice since. The Giants are hopeful Beckham will return to full health this week.
After hitting his 18th home run of the season in Sunday's win, Lucas Duda further cemented his value within the middle of the Mets' lineup. The 28-year-old is now batting .259/.356/.500 in 2014, and has gotten on base at a .395 clip since June 15 as his confidence grows.
Jets first-rounder Calvin Pryor is being treated for a concussion he suffered in training camp Saturday. The rookie safety will now go through the NFL's concussion protocol before returning to practice. Pryor is expected to start at safety for the Jets once the season begins.
Mets rookie Jacob deGrom has pitched well since his big league debut in May, and July was his best month yet. The righty allowed five earned runs over 32 1/3 innings, going 4-1 and lowering his ERA to 2.79. deGrom blanked the Brewers over 6 1/3 innings in his final July start Sunday.