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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 indeedUpvote Share Tweet
Braves on the lookout for outfielder, bat off benchMLB.com Updated Dec 4, 2012While 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…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Dec 4, 2012Less 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.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Dec 4, 2012NASHVILLE, 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 TuesdayUpvote Share TweetWe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Ryan Howard plays ‘trash the dress’ with his brideyahoo.com Updated Dec 4, 2012Ryan 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share TweetNASHVILLE, 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Mr. Met look-alike spotted at meetings (Video)yahoo.com Updated Dec 4, 2012NASHVILLE, 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 yUpvote Share Tweet
Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activityyahoo.com Updated Dec 3, 2012We 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Animated Infographic: Watch As America's Stadiums Pile Up On The Backs Of Taxpayers Through The Yearsdeadspin.com Updated Dec 4, 2012When 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Winter Meetings: Trade BuzzDec 4Buster Olney discusses the trade market surrounding R.A. Dickey and Jason Kubel, and whether Curtis Granderson could be moved to create payroll flexibility.
Mets Moves From Winter MeetingsDec 4ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin with the latest on R.A. Dickey and David Wright.
Winter Meetings Afternoon ReportDec 4Jerry Crasnick and Keith Law discuss the teams interested in OF Shane Victorino and what the Marlins should do with disgruntled OF Giancarlo Stanton.
Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…Dec 4Week 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 4LANDOVER, 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 2012Dec 4Before 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 4LANDOVER, 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. "…