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  1. Dodgers get Colt Hynes from Indians for Duke von Schamann

    Apr 6, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT

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    Some 80-grade names in this minor trade executed Sunday between the Dodgers and Indians …

  2. Dodgers’ bullpen nearly coughed up the lead in 7-5 victory over the D-Backs

    Mar 23, 2014, 2:26 AM EDT

    Australia Baseball Dodgers Diamondbacks

    Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill couldn’t overcome his control issues and the Dodgers took advantage in the second and final game played at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Australia, winning 7-5. They fly back home having swept the D-Backs in the two-game overseas set. The Dodgers rallied for a two-out run in the first inning when…

  3. Mike Baxter, Dodgers avoid arbitration

    Nov 29, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Mike Baxter

    Black Friday door-buster deals! An outfielder for a mere $700k! OF Mike Baxter has agreed to 1-year contract with #Dodgers to avoid arbitration. — BHSC (@BHSCouncil) November 29, 2013   Baxter was claimed by the Dodgers off waivers from the Mets in October. He was arbitration eligible for the first time as a super two.…

  4. Dodgers claim Mike Baxter off waivers from Mets

    Oct 17, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Mike Baxter AP

    The Dodgers announced this evening that they have claimed outfielder Mike Baxter off waivers from the Mets. In order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the club has designated outfielder Alex Castellanos for assignment. Baxter is best known for saving Johan Santana‘s no-hit bid last June 1 by crashing into the left field…

  5. Mets recall Lucas Duda from Triple-A

    Aug 24, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

    Lucas Duda Getty

    The Mets announced this morning that they have recalled Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas. In turn, Mike Baxter has been optioned back down to the minors. Duda batted .235/.353/.438 with 11 home runs and 23 RBI through 68 games this season prior to landing on the disabled list with an oblique strain in late…

  6. Zack Wheeler sets career-high with 12 strikeouts as Mets win

    Aug 16, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

    New York Mets v San Diego Padres

    Mets rookie starter Zack Wheeler was on point tonight against the Padres, holding them to one run on seven hits and a walk over six innings. He eclipsed his previous career-best seven strikeouts, set in his Major League debut on June 18 against the Braves, getting number eight with a fourth-inning punch-out of Jedd Gyorko.…

  7. Motivated by failure against Marlins, Mets make sweeping changes

    Jun 9, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    The Mets were swept by the Marlins for the second consecutive weekend, and endured consecutive extra-inning losses as they fell 8-4 in ten innings this afternoon after losing 2-1 in 20 innings yeterday. Manager Terry Collins watched as his bullpen surrendered a 4-3 lead and put the game out of reach after imploding in the…

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

    May 10, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT

    Luke Scott, Ryan Roberts

    Rays 5, Blue Jays 4: A battle of reigning Cy Young winners decided by a bases loaded walk to an Obama birther. Good times. I watched most of this one. Price and Dickey were OK, but not great. It was, like, the third straight home Rays game I’ve watched where Dick Vitale was noted in…

  9. Mets get a walkoff grand slam to beat Dodgers in 10

    Apr 25, 2013, 12:14 AM EDT

    New York Mets Jordany Valdespin celebrates after hitting grand-slam walk-off home run to beat Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB game in New York

    Jordany Valdespin‘s first homer of 2013 was memorable; he delivered a grand slam off Josh Wall in the bottom of the 10th to give the Mets a 7-3 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday. It was the second walkoff slam of the year, with Baltimore’s Matt Wieters collecting the other. Valdespin, who earlier entered the…

  10. Mets name Collin Cowgill their starting center fielder

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Collin Cowgill AP

    After being acquired from the Athletics during the offseason, Collin Cowgill will open 2013 as the Mets’ full-time center fielder. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins made the announcement following this afternoon’s Grapefruit League finale against the Orioles. He’s planning to go with Cowgill in center field, flanked by…

  11. The Mets outfield could be historically bad

    Mar 22, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Rob Brantly

    ESPN’s Adam Rubin reports that Mets GM Sandy Alderson doesn’t have any plans to bolster a very weak outfield: Sandy Alderson said there is no cavalry coming to the rescue in the outfield. That means it will be Lucas Duda, Collin Cowgill, Marlon Byrd, Mike Baxter and Jordany Valdespin in the outfield in some configuration…

  12. New York’s wannabe cannibal cop was Mike Baxter’s high school teammate

    Feb 27, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT

    Mike Baxter

    Mike Baxter and Gilberto Valle combined to man the left side of New York City high school Archbishop Molloy’s infield in 2002. One went on to play outfield for the New York Mets. The other has been charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping after online chats indicated his desire to cook and eat women. The…

  13. Terry Collins is gonna have to find someone else to get mad at this spring

    Feb 5, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

    Terry Collins

    For the past two years, Terry Collins has made a big angry fuss about players showing up to spring training late.  Wait, that’s wrong: he’s made a big angry fuss about players showing up to spring training on time. In 2011 it was Luis Castillo. Last year it was Ruben Tejada. Each time Collins made…

  14. Report: Mets “very interested” in Grady Sizemore

    Dec 20, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

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    With Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mike Baxter and the newly-acquired Collin Cowgill as the top internal options on their 40-man roster, the Mets don’t have a legitimate everyday outfielder at this point. Now they are looking at someone who hasn’t played in the majors since September 22, 2011. SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt hears that the Mets…

  15. Catch of the year? Travis Snider robbed Mike Baxter

    Sep 27, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Sometimes when an outfielder makes a great catch that’s described as “robbing a homer” it’s really more like robbing a double off the top of the wall. This is not one of those times, as Pirates right fielder Travis Snider reached a good three feet beyond the outfield wall to take a sure homer away…

  16. Mike Baxter’s Saturday feat a first in nine years

    Aug 5, 2012, 12:57 AM EDT

    Mike Baxter

    Five-walk games typically happen once or twice per year, and Mike Baxter‘s Saturday against the Padres was even more unusual than most. Baxter, the Mets’ right fielder, became the first player since Florida’s Ivan Rodriguez on April 8, 2003 to go 0-for-0 with five unintentional walks in a game. The 27-year-old Baxter entered the night…

  17. Ramon Ramirez apparently hurt himself while celebrating Johan Santana’s no-hitter

    Jun 2, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    Mets celebration Getty

    UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by two people that it was Ramon Ramirez, not Elvin Ramirez, who got hurt in the no-hitter celebration. Sounds like Joel Sherman’s source mixed up his Ramirezes. 3:02 PM: Mike Baxter wasn’t the only casualty in Johan Santana‘s no-hitter last night. Apparently the newest member of…

  18. Jason Bay set to begin rehab assignment this weekend

    Jun 2, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

    Jason Bay Getty

    Jason Bay has missed well over a month with a non-displaced fractured rib, but he’s finally close to making his way back to the Mets’ lineup. According to Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York, Bay is set to serve as the designated hitter this weekend in rehab games with High-A St. Lucie. The hope is…

  19. What they’re saying about Johan Santana’s no-hitter

    Jun 2, 2012, 9:43 AM EDT

    Johan Santana no-hitter Getty

    No, it wasn’t a dream. Johan Santana made a little history last night by tossing the first Mets’ no-hitter as part of an 8-0 win over the Cardinals. Here’s some reaction from around the baseball world: R.A. Dickey, via New York Newsday: “We’re all talking about it,” referencing Mets manager Terry Collins. “What’s he going…

  20. Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets’ history

    Jun 1, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Reuters

    UPDATE: He did it! Johan Santana has done it. He has thrown the first no-hitter in Mets’ history. Unbelievable. 9:31 PM: Santana has now held the Cardinals hitless through eight innings. He got Tyler Greene to pop up to Kirk Nieuwenhuis for the first out and struck out Shane Robinson looking before issuing a two-out…

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

    May 21, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    If I missed something important in one of these it’s because I was less plugged-in than usual yesterday. My daughter Mookie had her dance recital. Both ballet and jazz, which required me to sit through two (2)  separate shows. I kid you not: four hours of sitting in an auditorium to watch eight minutes of…

  22. Brandon Morrow dominates Mets in three-hit shutout

    May 19, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow Reuters

    The Mets were particularly vulnerable this afternoon with David Wright out of the starting lineup and Blue Jays’ right-hander Brandon Morrow took advantage, tossing a complete game three-hit shutout as part of a 2-0 victory. Morrow struck out eight and walked one while throwing 76 out of 107 pitches for strikes. The Mets nearly had…

  23. Non-displaced rib fracture sends Jason Bay to disabled list

    Apr 24, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Jason Bay

    Jason Bay left the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader after injuring his ribs attempting a diving catch and today the Mets put him on the disabled list with a non-displaced fracture. No timetable yet for his return, but at the very least a non-displaced fracture is better than a displaced fracture and Adam Rubin of…

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

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:56 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 11, Mariners 5: According to Google Translate, a literal translation of “run support” in Japanese is サポートを実行する.  I have no idea if that covers the actual concept of run support, but I bet after last night Yu Darvish knows. He started out his major league debut by giving up four runs in the first inning…

  25. Jason Bay volunteers to play center field for Mets

    Mar 21, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

    Jason Bay

    With Andres Torres (calf) joining Scott Hairston (oblique) on the sidelines, Jason Bay volunteered to take over in center field for the Mets. Torres is still hopeful of being ready for Opening Day, but Hairston is probably DL bound. The Mets’ third-best option in center field, prospect Kirk Nieuwenhuis, is also nursing an oblique strain.…

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