New York Teams

Tough road ahead for the Mets

Of our 23 baseball analysts surveyed, only six have New York making it past Los Angeles in the NLDS. Does anybody see the Mets making it to the World Series? Playoff picks

Keuchel keeps the ball down (0:58)
Carter on Sabathia: Every day will be a fight (3:25)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes calls it a "privilege" to participate in the postseason with the Mets before Tuesday's workout (through interpreter).

Low expectations for Yanks in playoffs

Of our 23 baseball analysts surveyed, none have New York making it past the ALDS this postseason. There aren't many that have the Yankees winning Tuesday's wild-card game, either. Playoff picks


How to bet Astros-Yankees

Our experts would take the Astros if this was a long series, but in a one-game, winner-take-all setting, the bullpens could dominate a low-scoring game. Betting strategy (Insider)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Something to watch for if the wild card game is close. The Yankees have put Rico Noel on their roster to be a base stealer late in games. He was 5-for-7 stealing bases this season. He only batted twice in his 15 games in the majors.

SVP applauds CC Sabathia for getting help (2:23)
Smoltz: Mets mishandled Harvey down the stretch (0:30)
Smoltz on what he's looking for in Astros-Yankees (1:09)
Olney: There was something off with CC (1:30)
Olney: Yankees may sit big stars against Astros (1:05)