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NY Mets' decision to keep or trade knuckleballer and Cy Young A…

NY Mets' decision to keep or trade knuckleballer and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey isn't a no-brainer

nydailynews.com grantland.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
Personal achievement aside, R.A. Dickey was thrilled to win the Cy Young Award as a way of erasing the stigma of knuckleballers as trick-pitch artists who can’t be trusted as part of an organizational blueprint for success.
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  • Girardi won't count Jeter out for Opening Day

    Girardi won't count Jeter out for Opening Day

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Yankees are not certain if they will have Derek Jeter at shortstop by Opening Day, manager Joe Girardi said on Thursday.
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  • The Baseball Writers' New VP Pulled The Ol' Switcheroo With His…

    The Baseball Writers' New VP Pulled The Ol' Switcheroo With His American League MVP Vote

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    On September 30, LaVelle E. Neal III, the Twins beat writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, wrote an impassioned summation of why Angels super-rookie Mike Trout should be considered the clear favorite for American League MVP. It's short, but it's actu…
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  • Hahn exploring numerous options at third base

    Hahn exploring numerous options at third base

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Despite the desire to find an impact player at the hot corner, don't look for left fielder Dayan Viciedo to move back to third base.
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  • Sources: Red Sox to talk extension for Pedroia

    Sources: Red Sox to talk extension for Pedroia

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    According to several league sources, the Red Sox have already decided it would be in their best interest to begin discussions this winter about a possible long-term contract extension with veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
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  • Cabrera, Posey claim MVP awards

    Cabrera, Posey claim MVP awards

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera has a Most Valuable Player award to go with his Triple Crown. And Buster Posey has an MVP prize to put alongside his second World Series ring.
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  • 'Bucks' catches Series fever in San Francisco

    'Bucks' catches Series fever in San Francisco

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Three Giants fans made the most of their World Series experience during Game 2 on Oct. 25, when they starred in episode 29 of the hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond."
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  • NL MVP Buster Posey: Willie Mays 2.0

    NL MVP Buster Posey: Willie Mays 2.0

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    Comparisons to Johnny Bench, another catcher, are one thing. But did you realize that Buster Posey has actually been Willie Mays all over again? Yes, that Willie Mays. In case you missed her post on ESPN's Sweetspot in late October, Anna McDonald noted …
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  • Cone bartends to raise money for Sandy relief

    Cone bartends to raise money for Sandy relief

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    David Cone made an appearance as a guest bartender at a jam-packed Foley's New York Pub and Restaurant on Thursday night in Manhattan, with all proceeds from his shift going to benefit those victimized by Hurricane Sandy and the storms that affected the…
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  • Clemente musical honors life and work of legend

    Clemente musical honors life and work of legend

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Roberto Clemente's death literally served as an awakening for Alki Steriopoulos. When the charter plane carrying the future Hall of Famer and supplies he was taking to earthquake-stricken Nicaragua crashed over the Atlantic Ocean, it helped to save Ster…
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  • Boras ready to talk terms for Ryu

    Boras ready to talk terms for Ryu

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Scott Boras and general manager Ned Colletti will meet next week, during which they'll talk terms for 25-year-old lefty Ryu Hyun-jin.
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  • Braves host free-agent outfielder Upton

    Braves host free-agent outfielder Upton

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    After reaching a two-year agreement with veteran backup catcher Gerald Laird on Thursday morning, Braves general manager Frank Wren spent Thursday afternoon and some of the early evening courting free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton.
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  • The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole …

    The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole In Their Pocket

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Remember when the Red Sox traded Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto (ha, Nick Punto) to the Dodgers for some prospects, James Loney and salary relief? A quarter-billion dollars worth of salary relief? Look at all that spendable …
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  • Mark Buehrle's Pit Bull Is Illegal In Toronto

    Mark Buehrle's Pit Bull Is Illegal In Toronto

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Alex Anthopoulos thought he hit paydirt, ripping off the miserable Miami Marlins for most of their good players in Jeffrey Loria's latest fire sale. This sabermetric-darling GM, however, is about to learn that the stats can't tell you everything you nee…
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  • Report: Casey Affleck to direct Hamilton movie

    Report: Casey Affleck to direct Hamilton movie

    ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    Relativity Media has secured the rights for the feature film about free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton's life, which will be directed and written by Casey Affleck, according to a deadline.com report.
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  • Beltre third, Hamilton fifth in AL MVP balloting

    Beltre third, Hamilton fifth in AL MVP balloting

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre both had seasons that were worthy of Most Valuable Player consideration. They just weren't as good as the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera.
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  • Seattle’s new $10 million scoreboard will be the biggest in bas…

    Seattle’s new $10 million scoreboard will be the biggest in baseball

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    The professional sports experience sure is getting weird. The quality of today's televisions are attempting to turn our living rooms into ballparks and arenas and they're doing a pretty good job of it. Meanwhile, those same ballparks and arenas are tryi…
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  • Taking Talents From South Beach

    Taking Talents From South Beach

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson are gone, but believe it or not, the Marlins may not be done gutting their roster. Jay Jaffe looks at more players who could be on their way out of Miami.
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  • Selig must weigh timing, history in ruling on deal

    Selig must weigh timing, history in ruling on deal

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    It's not the nuts and bolts of the trade that have prompted Commissioner Bud Selig to take a second look. The problem with the trade is timing and history. South Florida baseball fans have been thorugh this before.
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  • Selig reviewing pending Marlins-Blue Jays trade

    Selig reviewing pending Marlins-Blue Jays trade

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he is examining the pending blockbuster trade between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays and is aware of the fan anger in South Florida.
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  • Manny homers on 1st pitch in Dominican debut

    Manny homers on 1st pitch in Dominican debut

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    Manny Ramirez homered on his first pitch of the Dominican winter league season.
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  • Phil Niekro, Godfather of Knucklers, Is Ready to Help

    Phil Niekro, Godfather of Knucklers, Is Ready to Help

    nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    Now that R.A. Dickey has knuckled his way to a Cy Young Award, could others be far behind? Phil Niekro would like to find out.
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  • Fall League's Stenson Award nominees set

    Fall League's Stenson Award nominees set

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Cardinals' Mike O'Neill has hit well this fall, but he and others were nominated for the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award for another reason.
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  • The first trade in baseball history took place 126 years ago to…

    The first trade in baseball history took place 126 years ago today

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    According to Baseball Reference's events calendar, today is the 126th anniversary of the first trade in baseball history. The swap: The Cincinnati Red Stockings of the American Association sent rookie catcher Jack Boyle and the tidy sum of $400 to the S…
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  • Commissioner to review Blue Jays-Marlins deal

    Commissioner to review Blue Jays-Marlins deal

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Commissioner Bud Selig will review the pending trade that would send several of the Marlins top players to the Blue Jays for a package of prospects, he said Thursday at the conclusion of the quarterly Owners Meetings at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
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  • Panama, Brazil set to square off in Classic qualifier

    Panama, Brazil set to square off in Classic qualifier

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Brazil and Panama will open the third World Baseball Classic qualifier in Panama City on Thursday, with Panamanian great Mariano Rivera slated to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
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  • A's McCarthy Cleared After Recovery from Scary Head Injury

    A's McCarthy Cleared After Recovery from Scary Head Injury

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy has completed an amazing comeback after being struck in the head by a line drive in September.
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  • Trout-Cabrera not only close MVP race

    Trout-Cabrera not only close MVP race

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Baseball Writers Association of America concludes its awards week Thursday night with the announcement of the winners of the Most Valuable Player awards in each league.
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  • New Zealand squad performs entertaining dance before World Base…

    New Zealand squad performs entertaining dance before World Baseball Classic qualifier

    yahoo.com MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Your browser does not support iframes. New Zealand faces an uphill climb in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers after a 10-0 mercy rule loss to Chinese Tapei on Thursday. If it were up to me, however, I'd give the Kiwis an automatic berth in next year…
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  • MLB donation will pay to feed needy on Thanksgiving

    MLB donation will pay to feed needy on Thanksgiving

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    MLB has donated $10,000 to the Mozel Sanders Foundation, which will provide Thanksgiving meals to about about 5,000 homeless people and families in Compton, Calif.
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  • Jose Reyes could end up paying $8 million more in taxes as a me…

    Jose Reyes could end up paying $8 million more in taxes as a member of the Blue Jays

    yahoo.com MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    It must be a weird feeling to be among the group of Miami Marlins that was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week. On one hand, they're escaping a weird situation with Jeffrey Loria that would have left them languishing at the bottom of the N…
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  • Hunter deal right move for both Tigers and Angels

    Hunter deal right move for both Tigers and Angels

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Angels made the right decision in letting Torii Hunter leave, and the Tigers made the right decision in welcoming Hunter aboard.
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  • Marlins feel trade will fill several need areas

    Marlins feel trade will fill several need areas

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Once the dust settles and emotions simmer from the still-pending blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays, the Marlins feel confident that they've addressed a number of their needs.
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  • Braves act quickly, sign backup catcher Laird

    Braves act quickly, sign backup catcher Laird

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Less than a week after losing David Ross, the Braves have filled their need for a backup catcher by reaching an agreement on a two-year deal with Gerald Laird.
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  • Broadway comes calling for Bronx Bombers

    Broadway comes calling for Bronx Bombers

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo announced Thursday that a theater project based on the Yankees has been commissioned. The show will be created in collaboration with both the Yanks and MLB.
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  • Giancarlo Stanton rebuffs Bryce Harper’s offer with funny obser…

    Giancarlo Stanton rebuffs Bryce Harper’s offer with funny observation

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    There has been no shortage of fans offering safe haven to Giancarlo Stanton should Jeffrey Loria slide into super-troll mode and heap his star player on the Miami Marlins' pyre this season. There also isn't a club among the other 29 teams that wouldn't …
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  • Indians front office sets standard for success

    Indians front office sets standard for success

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Plenty of front offices will be revered well in history. But the respect held for the Indians' management team of the past dozen years is paralleled in very few places, if any.
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  • Bruce seeking to finish his career in Cincinnati

    Bruce seeking to finish his career in Cincinnati

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is interested in adding another six years to his current deal. The timing might seem odd since he is already under a contract that is guaranteed through 2016.
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  • Video - Schaap Talk: New Idea Of Masculinity 01:29

    Schaap Talk: New Idea Of Masculinity

    Nov 15
    Jeremy Schaap discusses how Bears DB Charles Tillman and Mets P R.A. Dickey have helped show the changing attitude toward machismo.
  • Video - Buster Posey On Winning NL MVP 02:30

    Buster Posey On Winning NL MVP

    Nov 15
    Buster Posey stops by SportsCenter to talk about winning the NL MVP.
  • Video - Blue Jays-Marlins Deal Under Review 00:29

    Blue Jays-Marlins Deal Under Review

    Nov 15
    Bud Selig on the Blue Jays-Marlins deal being under review.
  • Video - Miguel Cabrera On Winning AL MVP 06:16

    Miguel Cabrera On Winning AL MVP

    Nov 15
    Miguel Cabrera stops by SportsCenter to talk about winning the AL MVP.

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 15
    Marc Stein xxxx.
  • Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chance

    Nov 15
    After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 15
    This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
  • Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBA

    Nov 15
    The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.