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  1. 2015 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 24, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Will the return of Matt Harvey and the offseason signing of Michael Cuddyer propel the Mets into contention?

  2. Mets manager Terry Collins: “If we play up to expectations… we’ll be playing in October.”

    Feb 21, 2015, 8:25 PM EDT

    Terry Collins

    Manager Terry Collins believes the Mets have what it takes to get back to the playoffs.

  3. Sandy Alderson believes the Mets have the potential to improve by 10 wins

    Feb 2, 2015, 9:12 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson AP

    The Mets have had a quiet winter, but GM Sandy Alderson thinks they have the potential to improve by 10 wins from 2014.

  4. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  5. Mets designate Gonzalez Germen for assignment

    Dec 15, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Gonzalez Germen Mets

    Germen spent parts of the past two seasons in the Mets’ bullpen, posting a combined 4.31 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 65 innings.

  6. Mets sign John Mayberry Jr.

    Dec 11, 2014, 11:34 AM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mayberry was traded from the Phillies to the Blue Jays in September and then non-tendered by Toronto last week.

  7. The Mets have John Mayberry, Jr. and Kyle Blanks on their radar

    Dec 4, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

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    Both players would fit with several teams in part-time duty or in a bench role.

  8. 2014 Non-tender Tracker

    Dec 3, 2014, 12:22 AM EDT

    Kris Medlen AP

    A list of all of the new free agents in advance of Tuesday’s midnight deadline.

  9. Report: Blue Jays, Astros discuss Dexter Fowler

    Dec 2, 2014, 9:58 PM EDT

    Dexter Fowler

    The Blue Jays appear to be planning for a future without Melky Cabrera.

  10. A veteran says enough is enough when it comes to tributes for the soldiers

    Oct 28, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

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    For 13 years, baseball has made a point to honor the troops in a more conspicuous way than it had before. Have we lost something as a result?

  11. Going all the way back to 1977

    Oct 11, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

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    Baseball, I’ve written before, will never stop being the game it was when you were 10 years old. That’s the charm. That’s the nostalgia. That’s the trap. I was 10 years old in 1977. The Kansas City Royals had the best record in baseball that year. The Baltimore Orioles were baseball’s paragon.

  12. Blue Jays acquire John Mayberry, Jr. from the Phillies

    Aug 31, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    John Mayberry Jr.

    The Blue Jays added an outfield bench bat, picking up John Mayberry, Jr. from the Phillies on Sunday.

  13. Royals might actually know what they are doing

    Aug 20, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

    gordonholland

    Joe Posnanski says the Royals’ plan is finally falling into place and has their fans believing they can get back to the glory days of the 1970s.

  14. Grady Sizemore drawing interest from several teams, including the Phillies

    Jun 20, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

    Things went south quickly for Grady Sizemore after he made his return to the big leagues in April following a two-year absence. The Red Sox recently released him, but Sizemore is drawing interest from several teams, including the Phillies.

  15. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 13, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Puig Out

    I took the kids to the Dodgers-Reds game and they saw Yasiel Puig flop about three feet from the second base bag on a caught stealing. Still: beats working.

  16. Jimmy Rollins on the Phillies’ struggles: “It’s getting out of control now”

    Jun 6, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins

    “Everyone is just looking in the mirror, looking around, trying to find that spark.”

  17. Kevin Frandsen still unhappy with how things ended with Phillies

    May 2, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Miami Marlins

    Kevin Frandsen was shockingly cut by the Phillies towards the end of spring training despite the club’s lack of depth. Frandsen is on a better team and performing well, but he is still upset about the way things ended in Philadelphia.

  18. 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?

  19. The Royals: A history of (no) power

    Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals single season home run record is 36, and Steve Balboni set it almost 30 years ago.

  20. Cliff Lee gives up 8 runs vs. Rangers, still gets win

    Mar 31, 2014, 6:25 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee AP

    Cliff Lee, it turns out, just knows how to win.

  21. Phillies outright Kevin Frandsen to Triple-A Lehigh Valley

    Mar 23, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

    Kevin Frandsen AP

    The Phillies, in a bit of a roster conundrum with the latest rash of injuries, have outrighted infielder Kevin Frandsen to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports. Frandsen has 72 hours to accept or reject the assignment. Zolecki adds that GM Ruben Amaro told Frandsen he still has a chance to make the Opening…

  22. Darin Ruf strains his oblique, is questionable to begin the season

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports the latest bad news from Clearwater. This about Darin Ruf: Ruf suffered a strained left oblique while taking batting practice before the Phillies’ split-squad game in Kissimmee on Thursday afternoon. He was scratched from the lineup and will be evaluated Friday. As Salisbury notes, this could be a big blow…

  23. The Astros are looking for a first baseman

    Mar 18, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

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    Jayson Stark reports that the Astros have been calling teams in an effort to acquire a first baseman. Stark says that among the potential targets are Mike Carp of the Red Sox, John Mayberry of the Phillies, and Tyler Moore of the Nationals. No word if they’d be in on Ike Davis, who we just noted…

  24. Ryan Howard isn’t fond of platoon talk

    Feb 15, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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    For several years, many have suggested that the Phillies ought to platoon first baseman Ryan Howard with a right-handed hitter who can handle lefties. In the past, John Mayberry, Jr. was one option and more recently, Darin Ruf seems tailor-made for the role. Per CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, Howard is keeping the mindset of an…

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