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With way Mets are shaping out, Sandy Alderson may not have to s…

With way Mets are shaping out, Sandy Alderson may not have to spend much in offseason

nydailynews.com Updated 6 hours ago
It has been so decreed by Sandy Alderson that the Mets’ payroll for 2015 will not likely be increased much from its present estimated $84 million-$85 million and this, of course, has evoked howls of outrage from the legions of Wilpon critics convinced M…
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  • Domonic Brown's painful-looking catch robs Jedd Gyorko

    Domonic Brown's painful-looking catch robs Jedd Gyorko

    yahoo.com 7 hours ago
    There are two things hard to fathom about Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown's mesmerizing third-inning catch on Thursday night. That he caught the ball, and that he did not break his wrist or dislocate his shoulder in the process. Brown came up wincing …
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  • Erlin, Padres Bullpen Stifle Phillies 7-3

    Erlin, Padres Bullpen Stifle Phillies 7-3

    nytimes.com MLB.com 7 hours ago
    Robbie Erlin pitched six strong innings, Alexi Amarista and Will Venable homered and the San Diego defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday night.
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  • Rizzo's guidance has Nats soaring high into October

    Rizzo's guidance has Nats soaring high into October

    MLB.com 9 hours ago
    The Nationals have been moving steadily in the right direction, especially since Mike Rizzo took over the entire baseball operation in 2009. He was given his current title -- president of baseball operations and general manager -- last year.
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  • Gonzalez, Harper Lead Nationals Past Marlins, 6-2

    Gonzalez, Harper Lead Nationals Past Marlins, 6-2

    nytimes.com 10 hours ago
    Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night.
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  • 'Fortunate' Stanton says recovery going well

    'Fortunate' Stanton says recovery going well

    ESPN.com nytimes.com 11 hours ago
    Giancarlo Stanton still needs to have five teeth fixed or replaced, along with a procedure to assess how much blood remains in his sinus cavity, and he will be understandably leery the next time he grabs a bat.
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  • Fernandez could start throwing program in October

    Fernandez could start throwing program in October

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    Months of being on no-throw status could be coming to an end for Marlins ace Jose Fernandez. The 22-year-old spent Thursday in Los Angeles being examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache to see if he will be cleared to begin his throwing program on Oct. 1.
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  • iON offers Mets fans a view never seen before

    iON offers Mets fans a view never seen before

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    The iON videos gives fans a glimpse into the action from a point of view not typically available on regular broadcasts -- like playing catch in the outfield grass, catching a home run or throwing batting practice. The Mets installment of the series depi…
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  • Postseason Picture for Thursday, Sept. 18

    Postseason Picture for Thursday, Sept. 18

    MLB.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    Another day, another division. The Angels beat the Mariners on Wednesday night, the A's lost in excruciating late fashion to Texas, and Mike Scioscia's team was officially able to put a bow on its long-expected AL West title, joining the Nationals (NL E…
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  • Hamels Dominates Padres Again in Phillies 5-2 Win

    Hamels Dominates Padres Again in Phillies 5-2 Win

    nytimes.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    Cole Hamels dominated San Diego again as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing skid.
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  • Mets' Wilmer Flores is no Troy Tulowitzki, but can he be shorts…

    Mets' Wilmer Flores is no Troy Tulowitzki, but can he be shortstop of 2015?

    nydailynews.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    So Wilmer Flores looks like Troy Tulowitzki at the plate for a few days and suddenly it’s not so hard to picture the kid at shortstop next year for the Mets, after all. Funny how it works that way.
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  • Five reasons Nationals will win World Series

    Five reasons Nationals will win World Series

    MLB.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    The Nationals clinched the National League East for the second time in three seasons and are contending for the NL's top record heading into October. Here are five reasons they could go all the way and win their first World Series title in franchise his…
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  • Braves Fan Catches Foul Ball With Face

    Braves Fan Catches Foul Ball With Face

    deadspin.com Sep 18 (yesterday)
    See, this is why grown ass men should bring gloves to baseball games. When the foul ball comes your way—like it did to this unfortunate Braves fan at Turner Field—you are going to try and catch it. And if you are going to try and catch it, shouldn't you…
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  • Video - Nationals Run Past Marlins 00:53

    Nationals Run Past Marlins

    Sep 18
    The Nationals scored five runs in the top of the fourth and went on to beat the Marlins 6-2.
  • Video - Souza's First-Career Homer 00:12

    Souza's First-Career Homer

    Sep 17
    Nationals left fielder Steven Souza hit his first MLB home run in the Nationals' loss to the Braves.
  • Video - Shirt Grab Gets Ump Joe West One-Game Ban 02:27

    Shirt Grab Gets Ump Joe West One-Game Ban

    Sep 17
    Jerry Crasnick discusses umpire Joe West's one-game suspension without pay for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon's jersey.
  • Video - Nationals Clinch National League East 01:01

    Nationals Clinch National League East

    Sep 16
    The Nationals defeated the Braves 3-0 to claim their second National League East title in the past three years.

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