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Dickey on trade: 'Important for me to grieve'

Dickey on trade: 'Important for me to grieve'

CNNSI.com MLB.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Dec 18, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) -- R.A. Dickey picked up his phone on Saturday, and New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told the NL Cy Young Award winner he had 72 hours to negotiate a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
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  • Mets Closer Francisco Has Elbow Surgery

    Mets Closer Francisco Has Elbow Surgery

    nytimes.com MLB.com Dec 18, 2012
    The Mets expect the 33-year-old right-hander to begin throwing in six weeks and to be ready for opening day.
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  • Newest Mets embrace change of scenery

    Newest Mets embrace change of scenery

    MLB.com Dec 18, 2012
    Travis d'Arnaud, the centerpiece of the deal that sent R.A. Dickey from the Mets to the Blue Jays, joined catcher John Buck and pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard in an introductory conference call on Tuesday.
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  • Young excited for fresh start in Philadelphia

    Young excited for fresh start in Philadelphia

    MLB.com Dec 18, 2012
    The Philadelphia Phillies introduced new third baseman Michael Young at a Tuesday afternoon news conference at Citizens Bank Park.
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  • Lannan excited about chance to pitch for Phils

    Lannan excited about chance to pitch for Phils

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 18, 2012
    The Phillies announced on Tuesday that left-hander John Lannan passed his physical and agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
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  • A's trade Cowgill to Mets, sign Nakajima for SS

    A's trade Cowgill to Mets, sign Nakajima for SS

    CNNSI.com Dec 18, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Mets have obtained outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Jefry Marte.
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  • Mets acquire outfielder Cowgill from A's

    Mets acquire outfielder Cowgill from A's

    MLB.com Dec 18, 2012
    The Mets helped fill their need for right-handed-hitting outfielders Tuesday, picking up Collin Cowgill in a trade with the A's.
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  • Dale Murphy’s son draws great cartoon in support of Hall of Fam…

    Dale Murphy’s son draws great cartoon in support of Hall of Fame dad

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Dec 18, 2012
    As he faces his 15th and final year of eligibility on the writers' Hall of Fame ballot, Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy has received a lot of social media campaigning from his eight children. Eldest son Chad wrote a letter to the BBWAA (before getting…
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  • 1980 Royals get World Series revenge on Phillies playing ‘Famil…

    1980 Royals get World Series revenge on Phillies playing ‘Family Feud’ (Video)

    yahoo.com Dec 18, 2012
    It took the Kansas City Royals five years to return to the World Series, and win it, after falling to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980. But did you know it took the Royals less than one offseason to avenge their defeat in '80 by whooping the Fightins o…
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