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Sandy Alderson, NY Mets can be patient as trade market for R.A.…

Sandy Alderson, NY Mets can be patient as trade market for R.A. Dickey holds many different possibilities

Sandy Alderson set the bar high on Monday, saying he would have to get a “difference-maker’’ in any trade for R.A. Dickey. And while offers so far seem to fall below that level, plenty of people at these Winter Meetings seem to believe Dickey indeed
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  • Braves on the lookout for outfielder, bat off bench

    Braves on the lookout for outfielder, bat off bench

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    While the baseball world continues to wonder where free-agent outfielders Josh Hamilton and Michael Bourn might land, the Braves feel even better about the fact that they signed their new center fielder, B.J. Upton, before arriving for this year's Winte…
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  • Astros deal reliever Lopez to Rox for righty White

    Astros deal reliever Lopez to Rox for righty White

    MLB.com Dec 4, 2012
    Less than a week after the Astros nearly dealt Wilton Lopez to the Phillies, Houston traded the reliever to the Rockies on Tuesday for right-handers Alex White and Alex Gillingham.
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  • Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

    Source: Victorino, Red Sox near $39M, 3-yr deal

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Free agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox are close to completing a three-year deal worth $39 million, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday
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  • Davey has supreme confidence in Nationals

    Davey has supreme confidence in Nationals

    MLB.com yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    We begin this analysis of the Washington Nationals with a few words from the manager. "World Series or bust," Davey Johnson said on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings.
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  • Ryan Howard plays ‘trash the dress’ with his bride

    Ryan Howard plays ‘trash the dress’ with his bride

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    Ryan Howard married  longtime girlfriend Krystle Campbell in Hawaii on Saturday and the newlyweds celebrated by taking part in the newish "trash the dress" fad. The Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and the former Philadelphia Eagles cheerle…
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  • Nats may have gotten a steal in Haren

    Nats may have gotten a steal in Haren

    The Nationals seem to be betting that Dan Haren's down year resulted from a two-month slump, rather than the beginning of a decline phase. If they're right, they got quite a bargain on Tuesday.
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  • Wright, Mets agree to new $138M, 8-year deal

    Wright, Mets agree to new $138M, 8-year deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- David Wright and the New York Mets finalized a $138 million, eight-year contract Tuesday, the largest deal in the team's history.
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  • Mr. Met look-alike spotted at meetings (Video)

    Mr. Met look-alike spotted at meetings (Video)

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With good reason, I thought this guy was Mr. Met, the New York Mets' longtime ball-headed mascot. But no, (s)he is Homer, the mascot for the Miracle League of North Alabama, an organization that builds playgrounds enabling kids and y
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  • Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings act…

    Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activity

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    We kept a running list of trades and signings that went down during the winter meetings. Thanks for reading and come back for more signings and trades as the offseason continues! Thursday Twins send Ben Revere to Phillies for Vance Worley, Trevor May Fo…
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  • Animated Infographic: Watch As America's Stadiums Pile Up On Th…

    Animated Infographic: Watch As America's Stadiums Pile Up On The Backs Of Taxpayers Through The Years

    deadspin.com Dec 4, 2012
    When Jeffrey Loria decided to once again blow up his Marlins, it sparked a brief outrage over the $500 million in public money that had been spent on the team's brand new stadium. These outrages happen every couple years or so and are forgotten in time …
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  • Video - Winter Meetings: Trade Buzz 01:53

    Winter Meetings: Trade Buzz

    Dec 4
    Buster Olney discusses the trade market surrounding R.A. Dickey and Jason Kubel, and whether Curtis Granderson could be moved to create payroll flexibility.
  • Video - Mets Moves From Winter Meetings 01:59

    Mets Moves From Winter Meetings

    Dec 4
    ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin with the latest on R.A. Dickey and David Wright.
  • Video - Winter Meetings Afternoon Report 03:42

    Winter Meetings Afternoon Report

    Dec 4
    Jerry Crasnick and Keith Law discuss the teams interested in OF Shane Victorino and what the Marlins should do with disgruntled OF Giancarlo Stanton.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
  • Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012

    Dec 4
    Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…