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NY Mets need to treat knuckleballer R.A. Dickey like a Cy Young…

NY Mets need to treat knuckleballer R.A. Dickey like a Cy Young winner in contract negotiations, not just trade talks

nydailynews.com MLB.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
The Mets left the winter meetings on Thursday no closer to a solution regarding R.A. Dickey, and yet their time here sure did crystallize the double standard of a stance they’ve taken on their 20-game winner.
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  • Cliff Corcoran: Five cuts from winter meetings

    Cliff Corcoran: Five cuts from winter meetings

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    The hottest position of this Hot Stove season is the hot corner. Cliff Corcoran examines the thin third-base market, the lack of multi-year contracts for starting pitchers and more.
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  • D'backs ink Hinske, Nieves to one-year deals

    D'backs ink Hinske, Nieves to one-year deals

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks completed one-year contracts with free agent Eric Hinske and catcher Wil Nieves on Thursday.
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  • Fat Chipper Jones Has Divorced His Wife And Now Has A Playboy M…

    Fat Chipper Jones Has Divorced His Wife And Now Has A Playboy Model Girlfriend

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    Leave it to those sleuths of scuzz over at Busted Coverage to make a find like this. Chipper Jones has retired, finalized his divorce from his second wife, and now appears to be dating Taylor Higgins, better known to the world as Lexi Ray or Lexi Ray Ta…
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  • Wright, Mets donating $250K to NYC Mayor's Fund

    Wright, Mets donating $250K to NYC Mayor's Fund

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    Having grown up in Virginia, an area that's seen its share of hurricane damage, Mets third baseman David Wright could speak with authority on the topic when he returned to New York on Thursday, about a month after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the…
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  • With Haren locked up, Nats focus on LaRoche

    With Haren locked up, Nats focus on LaRoche

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Nationals went to the Winter Meetings determined to re-sign first baseman Adam LaRoche. The problem is, they still differ on the length of the contract. LaRoche wants a three-year deal, but the Nats don't want to give him more than a two-year deal.
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  • Johnson, NL's top pinch-hitter, stays with Braves

    Johnson, NL's top pinch-hitter, stays with Braves

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Reed Johnson, the top pinch hitter in the National League last season, rejoined the Atlanta Braves on Thursday with a one-year contract that includes a club option for 2014.
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  • Braves wrap up Meetings with Johnson signing

    Braves wrap up Meetings with Johnson signing

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    Braves general manager Frank Wren proved to be correct with his assumption that he would not make an impact transaction during this year's Winter Meetings. But Wren was able to bring back outfielder Reed Johnson on a one-year deal Thursday to bolster th…
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  • Twins trade Revere to Phillies for Worley and May

    Twins trade Revere to Phillies for Worley and May

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies have acquired outfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins for right-handers Vance Worley and Trevor May.
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  • Rockies select lefty Rosenbaum in Rule 5 Draft

    Rockies select lefty Rosenbaum in Rule 5 Draft

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Rockies selected left-handed pitcher Daniel Rosenbaum from the Nationals in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft and will thrust him into competition for a spot on the pitching staff.
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  • Inciarte selected by Phillies in Rule 5 Draft

    Inciarte selected by Phillies in Rule 5 Draft

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Phillies found at least one potential center fielder Thursday morning at the Winter Meetings. They selected Ender Inciarte from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Rule 5 Draft.
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  • Sources: Rangers, Phils talking Young deal

    Sources: Rangers, Phils talking Young deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies are talking about a trade involving Michael Young, sources confirmed on Thursday.
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  • Marlins look to tweak roster as they exit Nashville

    Marlins look to tweak roster as they exit Nashville

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Marlins exit the Winter Meetings in search of a third baseman. President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest makes it clear there is work to be done with the roster before Spring Training.
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  • Tom Verducci: It might finally be time for Upton, Diamondbacks …

    Tom Verducci: It might finally be time for Upton, Diamondbacks to part ways

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Justin Upton has MVP talent and the Diamondbacks have him under contract for three more years. So why might it be time for them to part ways? Tom Verducci explains in Three Strikes.
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  • Joe Lemire: Hot Stove hinges on Rangers' multiple interests

    Joe Lemire: Hot Stove hinges on Rangers' multiple interests

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke remained in play as several free agents struck deals Wednesday. Until the Rangers make a move, the anticipation continues to build, writes Joe Lemire.
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  • Video - Winter Meetings Afternoon Report 09:55

    Winter Meetings Afternoon Report

    Dec 6
    ESPN's Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian on the chances Michael Young gets traded and what teams have the best chance to land Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke.
  • Video - Winter Meetings Morning Report 03:15

    Winter Meetings Morning Report

    Dec 6
    Jon Sciambi and Buster Olney on where Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke may land, and the chances that Philadelphia acquires Michael Young.

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