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Former NY Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey shows up to Toronto Blue Jay…

Former NY Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey shows up to Toronto Blue Jays spring training camp with higher expectations

nydailynews.com Updated Feb 12, 2013
Maybe you remember R.A. Dickey. He used to pitch for the Mets. He’s the guy who climbs mountains and rescues sex slaves and writes books, and who has turned reinvention into an art form, and there he was Tuesday morning, in the hazy sunshine of Florida
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  • Hudson plans to make the most of 2013 season

    Hudson plans to make the most of 2013 season

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    Tim Hudson wants to end his career with the Braves, but as he enters the last year of his contract, he understands that this could be his final season in Atlanta.
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  • Get into spring training mood with Phillies workout set to stee…

    Get into spring training mood with Phillies workout set to steel drums (Video)

    yahoo.com Feb 12, 2013
    Your browser does not support iframes. As The 700 Level points out, the best part of this video might be the glimpse we get of Carlos Ruiz wearing a "Fake Tough" T-shirt, which references the Cole Hamels diatribe Nationals GM Mike Rizzo made l…
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  • Mets closer Francisco has elbow inflammation

    Mets closer Francisco has elbow inflammation

    ESPN.com Feb 12, 2013
    New York Mets closer Frank Francisco is being held back from throwing because of right elbow inflammation.
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  • Mike Piazza Once Hired A "Karate Guy" To Teach Him Ho…

    Mike Piazza Once Hired A "Karate Guy" To Teach Him How To Beat Up Roger Clemens

    deadspin.com Feb 12, 2013
    After Roger Clemens threw a large part of a shattered bat at Mike Piazza in Game 2 of the 2000 World Series, the Mets catcher's first instinct was to beat him up. Piazza thought better of it, though, for plenty of reasons: It was the first inning of a g…
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  • Santana and Mets Have a Decision to Make

    Santana and Mets Have a Decision to Make

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Feb 12, 2013
    Pitcher Johan Santana's health will be a consideration as he and the Mets decide whether he should pitch for Venezuela at the World Baseball Classic in March.
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  • Nats' Gonzalez again denies ever using PEDs

    Nats' Gonzalez again denies ever using PEDs

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Feb 12, 2013
    Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez denied again Tuesday that he had any connection with the South Florida anti-aging clinic that is under investigation for allegedly supplying PEDs to a number of Major League Baseball players.
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  • Bourn and the Mets: What Was That All About?

    Bourn and the Mets: What Was That All About?

    nytimes.com Feb 12, 2013
    There was always an air of unreality about the Mets' pursuit of outfielder Michael Bourn, who is going to Cleveland on a four-year, $48 million contract.
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  • Position battles hold some answers for Phillies

    Position battles hold some answers for Phillies

    MLB.com Feb 12, 2013
    Phillies pitchers and catchers hold their first official workout Wednesday at Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Fla., and the club hopes to start answering some of the lingering questions from the offseason.
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  • Video - Breaking Down The Bourn Deal 00:59

    Breaking Down The Bourn Deal

    Feb 12
    Buster Olney discusses how the Michael Bourn deal went down.

Sports Columnists

  • Kobe Bryant says chastising fan on Twitter was 'right thing to do'

    Feb 13
    Kobe Bryant welcomes challenges, which explains why he chastised a fan on Twitter for using a homophobic slur. "It's the right thing to do," Bryant told ESPN.com. "I couldn't help myself. I saw it, I was like, 'I can't help myself. I have to respond.'"
  • Don Banks: Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Offseason Preview

    Feb 12
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
  • Adande/Gutierrez: Comparing LeBron James to Michael Jordan

    Feb 12
    Our experts discuss whether LeBron James can reach or surpass Michael Jordan's level of greatness.