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  1. Odrisamer Despaigne loses his no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning

    Jul 20, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    Odrisamer Despaigne

    Odrisamer Despaigne is attempting to do something no Padres pitcher has ever done: throw a no-hitter.

  2. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  3. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 8, 2014, 6:56 AM EDT

    Manny Machado

    There were fireworks in the 11th inning in Washington last night, but there were also five shutouts around the bigs as the new era of the pitcher continues.

  4. Mets hitting pitcher eighth for first time in team history

    Jun 16, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

    Jacob deGrom Getty

    The Mets will hit pitcher Jacob deGrom eighth and Eric Young, Jr. ninth this evening against the Cardinals. This will be the first time in team history that they have hit the pitcher eighth.

  5. Curtis Granderson out of lineup for third straight day with calf injury

    Jun 14, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    Curtis Granderson AP

    Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson has turned his season around after a slow start, but he’s currently sidelined with a left calf injury.

  6. 40-year-old Bobby Abreu had his first four-hit game since 2011 last night

    Jun 14, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

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    40-year-old Bobby Abreu was released by the Phillies at the end of spring training, but he continues to be a surprising contributor for the offense-starved Mets.

  7. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 9, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Jordan Zimmermann

    Jordan Zimmermann was on point and the Nationals have won seven of their past nine and are now tied for first place.

  8. 2014 MLB Draft: Round 3-5 Wrap – Twins get reliever happy

    Jun 6, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    Michael Cederoth

    The Twins made it a clean sweep of relievers in Rounds 3-5, while the Phillies drafted a guy just coming off a DUI arrest.

  9. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT

    Dallas Keuchel

    1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.

  10. Steve Cishek’s save streak suddenly snapped

    Apr 26, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Steve Cishek

    Steve Cishek’s save streak snapped. Will he now have to sell seashells by the sea shore?

  11. Update: Luis Avilan loses Aaron Harang’s no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning

    Apr 18, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

    Aaron Harang

    One of the most unlikely pitchers to throw a no-hitter is working on a no-hitter.

  12. Curtis Granderson rocking “Thank You Jackie” cleats

    Apr 15, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Curtis Granderson is not in the Mets’ starting lineup against the host Diamondbacks because of minor rib cage, forearm, and knee injuries that he sustained in a collision with the outfield wall on Monday, but he will be sporting these custom cleats on the bench …

  13. The Mets suffered two costly injuries last night

    Apr 15, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

    Curtis Granderson

    The Mets’ outfield may be two men down for a little while.

  14. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 15, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    The Braves-Phillies game was GONZO with a capital X. In no small part because Dan Uggla was the hero.

  15. Curtis Granderson has confrontation after being touched by a fan in right field

    Apr 12, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT

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    Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson was startled after fan reached out into the field of play to touch him during last night’s game against the Angels.

  16. Must-click link: The lost art of the baseball signature

    Mar 29, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

    Martin Perez AP

    Tyler Kepner of the New York Times has a really interesting story today about the seemingly lost art of the baseball signature. While signatures from most marquee players were once easily-identifiable, it’s increasingly difficult to to tell one from the next. Seriously, look at the baseballs in the story and try to figure out who…

  17. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Zack Wheeler Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…

  18. Juan Lagares may be the odd man out in the Mets’ outfield

    Feb 14, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Cincinnati Reds

    The Mets made a splash this off-season, signing Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million contract. They also picked up Chris Young on the cheap, and manager Terry Collins views him as a starter. That leaves one spot in the outfield between Juan Lagares and Eric Young, Jr. According to Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger,…

  19. Should Nelson Cruz take a one-year deal?

    Jan 5, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    nelson cruz ap

    We’re about a week into January and free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz is still without a home. The reasons are plentiful: he is tied to draft pick compensation, he has a history of involvement with performance-enhancing drugs, he has been prone to injuries, he is 33 years old, and he provides no value on the…

  20. Orioles and Mets have been discussing potential trade ideas

    Jan 4, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

    Ike Davis

    The Orioles and Mets tossed around trade ideas involving not just first baseman Ike Davis, but second baseman Daniel Murphy, and left fielder/first baseman Lucas Duda as well, reports Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun. He writes that the two teams couldn’t reach an agreement because the Mets wanted Orioles top pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez…

  21. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  22. Report: The Mariners are still interested in Nelson Cruz

    Dec 12, 2013, 12:03 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    After shocking the baseball world by agreeing to a 10-year, $240 million contract with second baseman Robinson Cano last week, the Mariners reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with Corey Hart today while picking up Logan Morrison in a trade with the Marlins. However, they aren’t done attempting to remake their offense. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick…

  23. UPDATE: Orioles haven’t made offer to Nelson Cruz

    Dec 11, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT

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    The Orioles have been pretty quiet at this week’s Winter Meetings in Orlando, but it sounds like that could change soon. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Orioles have made offers to outfielder Nelson Cruz and closer Grant Balfour. No word on the specifics, but the thought is that they are willing to offer…

  24. Curtis Granderson: “A lot of people have told me real New Yorkers are Mets fans”

    Dec 10, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

    Curtis Granderson

    Curtis Granderson was just formally introduced as the newest New York Met. And, having just left the employ of the New York Yankees, lobbed a bomb that you know the tabloids are going to run with like crazy: “A lot of people have told me real New Yorkers are Mets fans” Granderson is smart and…

  25. Sandy Alderson expects to start 2014 with Ruben Tejada at shortstop

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Mets' Ruben Tejada reacts after he was picked off second base by Yankees during their MLB interleague baseball game in New York

    Speaking to the media earlier today, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he expects to start the 2014 season with Ruben Tejada at shortstop, tweets Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. The Mets were reportedly interested in Jhonny Peralta before he signed with the Cardinals. With Stephen Drew leading the class of remaining free agent shortstops, the…

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