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Sandy holds line on knuck-knuck jokes Updated Nov 8, 2012
PALM SPRINGS - Sandy Alderson made his first appearance at the GM meetings Thursday and immediately went into Alfred E. Neuman “What me worry?” mode. Ya think the Mets’ prospective outfield of Lucas (Furniture Man) Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and God K
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  • Dodgers, Mets can spend more this offseason Nov 8, 2012
    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) With baseball awash in record revenue as the signing season starts, Scott Boras compares the habits of teams to families sifting through supermarket shelves.
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  • Marlins hire Tino Martinez as new hitting coach Nov 8, 2012
    MIAMI (AP) Tino Martinez has been hired as the Miami Marlins' hitting coach and will work with new manager Mike Redmond.
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  • Phillies tab Burris as Triple-A pitching coach Nov 8, 2012
    Ray Burris will be the new pitching coach at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and Class A Williamsport manager Andy Tracy has been elevated to Minor League hitting coordinator, general manager Ruben Amaro said on Thursday.
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  • Astros unveil schedule for 2013 Spring Training Nov 8, 2012
    The Astros released their 2013 Spring Training schedule Thursday, with the club's spring opener coming Feb. 23 against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla.
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  • GM trying to sign Dickey, won't rule out trade Nov 8, 2012
    New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Thursday that he expected R.A. Dickey to become the Mets' first Cy Young Award winner in more than a quarter century.
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  • How winter winners since 2000-01 fared Nov 8, 2012
    Baseball has four seasons: spring training, the regular season, the postsesason and the offseason. The last is the only one that doesn't involve playing games, but there is nonetheless plenty of attention given to winners and losers.
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  • Joe Sheehan: As Angels and Marlins learned, winning the winter means little Nov 8, 2012
    Last year the Angels and Marlins joined a group of teams said to have "won the winter." As they found out, that rarely translates to winning in the summer. Joe Sheehan explains why.
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  • GMs discuss replay, September roster expansion Nov 8, 2012
    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- In between trade talks and early negotiations with free agents, baseball general managers considered some wide-ranging changes that include broader use of instant replay by umpires, changed roster limits for September and pr…
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  • Mets, Bay part ways ahead of schedule Nov 8, 2012
    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- Jason Bay and the New York Mets ended their unproductive relationship after three miserable seasons when they agreed Wednesday to terminate the outfielder's contract with one guaranteed season remaining.
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  • Video - AL/NL Cy Young Preview 05:36

    AL/NL Cy Young Preview

    Nov 8
    Jim Bowden and Jayson Stark preview the AL/NL Cy Young Awards.
  • Video - AL/NL Rookie Of The Year Preview 04:40

    AL/NL Rookie Of The Year Preview

    Nov 8
    Jim Bowden and Jayson Stark preview the AL/NL Rookie of the Year award.
  • Video - GM Trying To Sign Dickey, Won't Rule Out Trade 03:03

    GM Trying To Sign Dickey, Won't Rule Out Trade

    Nov 8
    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says team is trying to re-sign R.A. Dickey, but would consider trade.