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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.Upvote Share Tweet
The Mets expect the 33-year-old right-hander to begin throwing in six weeks and to be ready for opening day.Upvote Share Tweet
Newest Mets embrace change of sceneryTravis 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Young excited for fresh start in PhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Phillies introduced new third baseman Michael Young at a Tuesday afternoon news conference at Citizens Bank Park.Upvote Share TweetThe Phillies announced on Tuesday that left-hander John Lannan passed his physical and agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Dec 18, 2012NEW YORK (AP) -- The Mets have obtained outfielder Collin Cowgill from the Oakland Athletics for minor league infielder Jefry Marte.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets acquire outfielder Cowgill from A'sThe Mets helped fill their need for right-handed-hitting outfielders Tuesday, picking up Collin Cowgill in a trade with the A's.Upvote Share TweetAs 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…Upvote Share Tweet
1980 Royals get World Series revenge on Phillies playing ‘Family Feud’ (Video)yahoo.com Updated Dec 18, 2012It 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: Jets can't ignore Sanchez's struggles as they look to 2013; ma…Dec 18In the wake of the long football weekend's news:
Evan Moore of Seattle Seahawks released -- sourceDec 18The Seattle Seahawks have released tight end Evan Moore, according to a source.
Don Banks: Peterson, Peyton astound, but don't forget these other comeback…Dec 18The epic seasons being turned in by Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson and Denver quarterback Peyton Manning have deservedly sucked up all the oxygen in the comeback player of the year debate, but there are other notable comebacks unfolding around t…