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Anthony DiComo, MLB.com
Brandon Lyon, 33, posted a 3.10 ERA in 67 appearances split between the Astros and Blue Jays last season and would give the Mets another option with significant closing experience.
Richard Dean, MLB.com
Designated hitter John Oropeza paced a 16-hit attack with four hits on Sunday, and the Mules defeated Arkansas Tech, 10-4, to win for the second consecutive night at Minute Maid Park.
NEW ORLEANS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a most eventful and entertaining Super Bowl XLVII in the Superdome, a 34-31 Baltimore victory over San Francisco in the kind of knock-down, drag-out battle that brothers always seem to…