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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. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  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. Quote of the Day: Sandy Alderson encourages you to ignore the Internet and drink a beer

    Jun 14, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson offers some advice regarding Internet trade speculation.

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

    May 28, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes Jose Bautista

    Eight wins in a row have the Blue Jays jumping for joy.

  7. 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.

  8. Play of the Day: Nolan Arenado makes a ridiculous mid-air toss to get the out at third base

    May 4, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Nolan Arenado

    Nolan Arenado is having a heck of a great start to the year. He made an early case for the Gold Glove award with a mid-air assist to third base.

  9. Craig Kimbrel struggles in return from right shoulder issue, apologizes for reaction to being pulled

    Apr 20, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Craig Kimbrel was called on Saturday for the first time since complaining of discomfort in his shoulder last Monday. The appearance did not go smoothly.

  10. Boomer Esiason apologizes for his comments about Daniel Murphy taking paternity leave

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:12 AM EDT

    Boomer and Carton

    Good on Boomer Esiason for issuing a sincere and heartfelt apology.

  11. Jimmy Rollins leaves Phillies to be home for birth of child

    Apr 2, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins

    Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is out of the lineup tonight against the Rangers in Texas because he left the team and traveled back home to be with his wife for the birth of their child.

  12. Some Mets fans are not happy Daniel Murphy is taking paternity leave

    Apr 1, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Daniel Murphy Getty

    And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon, little boy blue and the man in the moon, when you comin’ home dad, I don’t know when, but we’ll get together then, son, I know we’ll have a good time then …

  13. All the Mets are sick and Daniel Murphy is missing Opening Day because his wife is in labor

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Daniel Murphy Getty

    Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy won’t be in the Opening Day lineup because his wife went into labor with their first child, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Murphy played all but one game last season, logging 697 plate appearances to rank sixth in the league. (Also: Congrats!) And because these things always seem…

  14. Daniel Murphy slowed with calf injury

    Mar 22, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

    Daniel Murphy Getty

    Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will miss his sixth straight Grapefruit League game today due to a right calf injury. He hurt his calf while touching the second base bag on a double last Sunday. The original plan called for Murphy to return to the lineup today, but he’s not 100 percent yet. He told…

  15. Bobby Parnell faces hitters for first time since last July

    Mar 1, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

    Bobby Parnell Getty

    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets closer Bobby Parnell faced hitters today for the first time since last July 30. Parnell, who had surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck, threw batting practice against a group of teammates including Daniel Murphy and David Wright. Parnell has been bothered…

  16. The Mets are not screwing around with Ike Davis this spring

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

    Terry Collins

    Kevin Kernan of the New York Post sat down with Mets manager Terry Collins and talked about a number of challenges and decisions facing the team this spring. First and foremost: first base. Where Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are set to battle it out. It sounds like it’ll be a good battle. Collins says…

  17. 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…

  18. Mets, Padres, Yankees ask about Mariners’ Dustin Ackley

    Dec 10, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

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    With second base now off limits for a good decade or so, the Mariners have to be open to moving Dustin Ackley and/or Nick Franklin. According to CBS Sports.com’s Jon Heyman, the Mets, Padres and Yankees have already inquired about Ackley. Ackley, the second overall pick in the 2009 draft, has hit a modest .245/.315/.354…

  19. Report: Mets pushing “very hard” to trade Daniel Murphy

    Dec 9, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    Daniel Murphy Getty

    It’s been suspected all offseason that the Mets would shop second baseman Daniel Murphy and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports hears that they are pushing “very hard” to move him at this week’s Winter Meetings. Nothing appears imminent, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Orioles are among the teams who…

  20. David Wright helped bring Curtis Granderson to the Mets with a text message

    Dec 6, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    David Wright AP

    The Mets made their big off-season move earlier today, signing free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million deal. GM Sandy Alderson had promised to make some news, especially compared to the prior off-season when the Mets were among the least active teams. Per Newsday’s Marc Carig on Twitter, Alderson had some assistance…

  21. Alderson: 2014 will be “a new day” for the Mets

    Nov 16, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson

    Mets GM Sandy Alderson recently said he won’t target players expected to take home a nine-figure contract, like Jacoby Ellsbury or Shin-Soo Choo, but he did state that the 2014 season will be “a new day” for the franchise. Newsday’s Marc Carig writes that Alderson spent 45 minutes on the radio, between WFAN and ESPN…

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

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:51 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Indians 5, White Sox 4: Unbelievable. Chris Perez blows a save in the top of the ninth and the ancient Jason Giambi picks him and the Indians up in the bottom, smacking a two-run walkoff homer. Still life in that old bat. Still life in the Indians, who remain in wild card position. Rangers 3,…

  23. Davey Johnson thinks Bryce Harper’s ailing knee might have contributed to last night’s lack of hustle

    Aug 31, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Getty

    After Nationals manager Davey Johnson bowed out of last night’s game due to dehydration, bench coach Randy Knorr took over and quickly made his voice heard. As D.J. Short described earlier, Harper weakly grounded out to Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. Assuming it was a routine out, Harper hung his head and ran at a…

  24. Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr questions Bryce Harper’s hustle

    Aug 31, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper AP

    Bryce Harper‘s hustle (or lack thereof) was the big topic of conversation following the Nationals’ 3-2 loss to the Mets last night at Nationals Park. With two runners on and two out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Harper hit a weak grounder to Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. Assuming that he would be…

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