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  1. 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…

  2. Frank Francisco undergoes minor elbow surgery

    Dec 18, 2012, 8:51 PM EDT

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    From ESPN New York beat reporter Adam Rubin comes word that Mets closer Frank Francisco underwent surgery Tuesday afternoon to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The procedure was deemed an intial success and the right-hander is expected to begin a throwing program in six weeks. He should be fine for the start…

  3. Quote of the Day: R.A. Dickey is happy to be with an organization that’s “committed to winning”

    Dec 18, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT

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    Normally I wouldn’t think much of it, but after a week of some snippy back and forths between the Mets and R.A. Dickey, I’m gonna assume that his comments at his introductory presser with the Blue Jays —  were a slam at the Mets: “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a…

  4. New Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard tweeted an anti-gay slur

    Dec 18, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

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    Probably not the way Noah Syndergaard, the pitching prospect included in the R.A. Dickey deal, wanted to be introduced to Mets fans and the New York media: he tweeted — and then deleted — an anti-gay slur from his Twitter feed. Andy Martino has the tweet. It’s the “f” word. No, the other “f” word. It…

  5. Blue Jays, Mets finalize seven-player R.A. Dickey trade

    Dec 17, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey, Travis d'Arnaud

    R.A. Dickey passed his physical, clearing the final hurdle for his trade to Toronto. Here’s the official transaction: Blue Jays acquire RHP R.A. Dickey, C Josh Thole and C Mike Nickeas from the Mets for C Travis d’Arnaud, C John Buck, RHP Noah Syndergaard and OF Wuilmer Becerra. The final two names — those of Nickeas and…

  6. Ken Davidoff answers his critics in the wake of his R.A. Dickey column

    Dec 17, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

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    Over the weekend, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post wrote a column in which he criticized departing New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey, calling him a “handful,” saying he was not well-liked by his teammates and generally painting a picture of a self-absorbed self promoter. It was surprising for a couple of reasons. First,…

  7. Report: Dickey, Blue Jays agree to an extension, trade to be finalized today

    Dec 17, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal reports that the extension is two-years and $25 million, which is what he wanted from the Mets. 11:29 AM: Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star reports that the R.A. Dickey trade — which was awaiting Dickey’s agreement to an extension with Toronto — is gonna go down: Sources are now saying that negotiations…

  8. Twins set to sign Mike Pelfrey for $4 million

    Dec 16, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey’s Jon Heyman is reporting that the Twins and Mike Pelfrey have come to terms on a one-year deal worth $4 million. The deal includes $1.5 million in incentives for the rehabbing right-hander. The soon-to-be 29-year-old Pelfrey had a 2.29 ERA in three starts for the Mets last season before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He…

  9. Mets and Blue Jays agree “in principle” on seven-player trade involving knuckleballer R.A. Dickey

    Dec 16, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

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    We’re finally nearing the finish line, folks. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Mets and Blue Jays have agreed “in principle” on a seven-player trade that will send knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and a (non-elite) prospect to Toronto in exchange for catcher Travis d’Arnaud, right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard, catcher John Buck…

  10. Yankees considering trade for Angels’ Vernon Wells?

    Dec 15, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal provides the scoop: The Yankees, sources say, are among the possibilities for [Vernon] Wells — the teams discussed him at the winter meetings, and Wells could fill the Yankees’ need for a right-handed hitting outfielder. Wells has batted just .222 with a .667 OPS over the past two seasons and is owed…

  11. Mets on verge of trading R.A. Dickey to Blue Jays

    Dec 15, 2012, 3:08 PM EDT

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    SUNDAY, 2:09 PM: The seven-player trade has been agreed to in principle. Bang it HERE for more. ************** SATURDAY, 9:45 PM: Sherman says the trade, as it now stands, will send Dickey, Thole and a non-elite prospect to the Blue Jays for d’Arnaud, Syndergaard, Buck and a non-elite prospect. Sherman guesses that the swap might not be…

  12. R.A. Dickey was “appreciated but far from beloved” by his teammates

    Dec 15, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

    R.A. Dickey AP

    Earlier this week R.A. Dickey spoke with reporters about his contract situation at the Mets’ holiday party. The team wasn’t thrilled about how he handled the situation and we suddenly heard a report that the Mets were concerned that Dickey was becoming “too absorbed by his new celebrity.” That’s small potatoes compared to what Ken…

  13. Signs point to the Mets trading R.A. Dickey

    Dec 14, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    Ken Rosenthal tweets: All signs point to #Mets trading Dickey. Little progress with extension, 1 yr./$5M looks more attractive by the day. #Rangers still in mix. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 14, 2012   The two sides aren’t too far apart on extension talks, but Rosenthal later tweeted that the Mets do not seem inclined…

  14. Manny Acosta signs with Japanese team

    Dec 13, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Manny Acosta‘s agent, Gene Mato, announced on Twitter this afternoon that his client has signed a one-year contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Central League. He’ll make $1.65 million guaranteed in 2013 and could earn an additional $500,000 with possible incentives. Acosta was non-tendered by the Mets late last month after posting a 6.46…

  15. Shocker: Josh Hamilton signs a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels

    Dec 13, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

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    The hot stove season always takes unexpected turns, and this afternoon it took the most unexpected turn we’ve seen in some time.  Seemingly out of nowhere the Los Angeles Angels swooped in and signed Josh Hamilton.  Legendary L.A. radio man Joe McDonnell had the first news that a deal with close. Within an hour it…

  16. Giants sign Andres Torres after trading him for Angel Pagan

    Dec 13, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

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    As if getting Angel Pagan from the Mets last offseason in exchange for Andres Torres wasn’t enough of a victory for the Giants now Andrew Baggarly of reports that they’ve signed Torres to a one-year, $2 million deal as a free agent. He was non-tendered by the Mets after hitting .230 with a .664…

  17. Would David Wright have signed with the Mets had they not moved the fences in?

    Dec 13, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

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    David Wright was on NBC SportsTalk last night. A good interview overall, but the best part comes when Eric Kuselias asks Wright if he would have signed with the Mets had they not brought the fences in at Citi Field. Judging by Wright’s reaction, one gets the sense that (a) no one has asked him…

  18. The Mets accuse R.A. Dickey of “becoming too absorbed with his new celebrity”

    Dec 12, 2012, 4:44 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    We’ve noted all the back and forth between R.A. Dickey and the Mets. It’s a hard negotiation. The part that tickles me the most is where, yesterday, the Mets made it clear that they were not pleased by Dickey going after the Mets in the press. Because they’d never do that, right? The Mets, meanwhile,…

  19. Now the Mets are unhappy with R.A. Dickey

    Dec 11, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    The Mets have yet to meet R.A. Dickey‘s pretty reasonable demands. So R.A. Dickey took his case to the media at the Mets Christmas party thing today. Now the Mets, angered that Dickey used that event to beef about contract things, are taking their case about that to the media: Mets are “not happy” according…

  20. R.A. Dickey is not pleased with the Mets

    Dec 11, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

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    Wait, so you’re telling me that being an elf doesn’t smooth everything over? I’m shocked: Very pointed comments from R.A. Dickey. Said he likely would be a goner after 2013 season as free agent if Mets just let extension play out. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) December 11, 2012 Rubin went on to tweet that Dickey…

  21. The Mets up their offer to R.A. Dickey to three years, $25 million

    Dec 11, 2012, 8:24 AM EDT

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    R.A. Dickey reportedly wants a two-year, $26 million extension that, along with the $5 million he’s owed for 2013, will give him a three-year $31 million deal. The Mets have been pussyfooting around an offer for Dickey, but Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that they are now offering a two-year extension at $10…

  22. Now that Zack Greinke is in the fold, the Dodgers could try to lock up Clayton Kershaw

    Dec 10, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

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    It’s possible that Zack Greinke‘s six-year, $147 million deal won’t be the biggest contract the deep-pocketed Dodgers give out this offseason. According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said during the press conference for left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu earlier today that it’s possible the club could explore extension talks…

  23. The Yankees are close to bringing back Ichiro Suzuki

    Dec 10, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

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    We saw a premature report out of Japan late last month, but it appears that Ichiro Suzuki will indeed be back with the Yankees next season. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Yankees are “moving closer” to an agreement with Ichiro and that a deal is expected to be done within the next few days.…

  24. Great Moments in Reading the Tea Leaves: R.A. Dickey Edition

    Dec 10, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey reacts to the crowd after getting his 20th win of the season after the Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    R.A. Dickey is doing a nice thing tomorrow. He’s playing an elf to John Franco’s Santa in the Mets’ annual holiday party for schoolchildren. Adam Rubin notes that this year’s party will bring in students from Far Rockaway who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Ian O’Connor thinks it means something: On R.A. Dickey appearance at…

  25. Rangers in talks with Mets about R.A. Dickey trade, but an extension now seems more likely

    Dec 9, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT

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    Couple of developments on the R.A. Dickey front. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Rangers “expressed willingness” to include prospect Mike Olt in a trade for the 38-year-old knuckleballer but were told by the Mets front office that it’s going to take more. In related news, Martino writes that the…

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