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Ever since it was first bedazzled by Bobby Parnell’s 100-mph heater, Mets brass was convinced it had a potentially dominant closer in the righthander. The problem was convincing Parnell himself he had that in him.Upvote Share Tweet
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Every University of Miami baseball player underwent testing recently for performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.Upvote Share Tweet
Phillies, righty Cruz decide to part waysMLB.com Feb 13, 2013The Phillies and right-hander Juan Cruz mutually rescinded their agreement to a Minor League contract. He became a free agent immediately.Upvote Share TweetMets owner Fred Wilpon said after two years of dispiriting financial news, the team is ready to spend more to make the team competitive.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Feb 13, 2013Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle will live apart from his wife and two children this baseball season because of the family's pit bull -- and the trade from the Marlins.Upvote Share TweetNew York Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon said his family is free and clear of past financial woes and that general manager Sandy Alderson has the financial flexibility to make major free-agent signings in upcoming offseasons.Upvote Share Tweet
Alderson Talks About Mejia and Santananytimes.com Feb 13, 2013Pitcher Jenrry Mejia cannot leave the Dominican Republic, Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said, and the team is reviewing whether to allow Johan Santana to pitch in the World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share TweetThis week, Cliff Corcoran will break down what to watch in each team's camp as part of SI.com's spring training preview. Teams are listed by their order of finish from 2012. Note: The Big Prospect is a player who will be in major league camp but has not…Upvote Share Tweet
NY Mets not signing Michael Bourn and holding on to draft pick may help Sandy Alderson, but it does nothing for manager Terry Conydailynews.com Feb 13, 2013Terry Collins was sound asleep when his phone rang Monday night with Sandy Alderson calling to deliver more discomforting news on the eve of the lame duck Mets manager’s third spring training. “We didn’t get him,” Alderson said.Collins didn’t haUpvote Share TweetGOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Third baseman Scott Rolen declined the Cincinnati Reds' offer to attend spring training, but stopped short of saying he's ready to retire.Upvote Share Tweet
BBTN Special: Angels Spring TrainingFeb 13Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian report from Angels spring training.
Upton Brothers Unite With BravesFeb 13Braves outfielders Justin and B.J. Upton talk to Buster Olney about playing together in Atlanta.
Mets' Money Woes Over According To WilponFeb 13ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin reacts to the comments made by Fred Wilpon that the Mets are OK financially.
The Sports Guy's readers sound off on PEDsFeb 13The readers weigh in on one of sports' biggest issues.