This is the February 1, 2013 news archive. View today's NL East rumors and news.

NL East News and Rumors

  • Mets' Bullpen Continues to Be a Concern

    Mets' Bullpen Continues to Be a Concern

    nytimes.com Updated Feb 1, 2013
    Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson has added veterans on minor league contracts in recent days.Yet he remains less than confident about the state of the bullpen.
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  • Byrd agrees to minor league contract with Mets

    Byrd agrees to minor league contract with Mets

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Feb 1, 2013
    The New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Marlon Byrd, who served a 50-game suspension last season after testing positive in June for a performance enhancing drug while he was a free agent.
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  • Overbay signs a minor league deal with Red Sox

    Overbay signs a minor league deal with Red Sox

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    BOSTON (AP) -- An official with knowledge of the deal says the Boston Red Sox have signed first baseman Lyle Overbay to a minor league contract.
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  • After clearing waivers, Mattison sent to Triple-A

    After clearing waivers, Mattison sent to Triple-A

    MLB.com Feb 1, 2013
    Kevin Mattison will be with the Marlins in Spring Training after all. After clearing waivers, the Marlins on Friday outrighted Mattison to Triple-A New Orleans. The 27-year-old also will be at Spring Training as a non-roster invite.
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  • Video - State Of The Mets' Farm System 03:17

    State Of The Mets' Farm System

    Feb 1
    ESPN Insider Keith Law looks at the New York Mets' farm system and talks about its strengths and weaknesses.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- Marc Stein's Weekend Dime: Eight trade truths before the deadline

    Feb 1
    Marc Stein breaks down eight storylines to ponder ahead of the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
  • Super Bowl XLVII -- John Clayton's First and Goal

    Feb 1
    The Harbaugh brothers' lifelong competition moves to a very big stage.
  • Don Banks: Moss, Birk reunited in XLVII, but only one will get elusive rin…

    Feb 1
    NEW ORLEANS -- Have to admit, I'm a sucker for the sentimental stories that come forth every year during Super Bowl week. Jerome Bettis' quest to ride off into retirement with a ring. John Elway finally getting the big confetti shower for once (and then…
  • Peter King: Ravens-49ers a great, and very unpredictable, matchup

    Feb 1
    NEW ORLEANS -- I don't know what kind of game this is going to be, but this Super Bowl really has it all.