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NY Mets' decision to keep or trade knuckleballer and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey isn't a no-brainerUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share Tweet
Personal achievement aside, R.A. Dickey was thrilled to win the Cy Young Award as a way of erasing the stigma of knuckleballers as trick-pitch artists who can’t be trusted as part of an organizational blueprint for success.
Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera has a Most Valuable Player award to go with his Triple Crown. And Buster Posey has an MVP prize to put alongside his second World Series ring.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetAfter reaching a two-year agreement with veteran backup catcher Gerald Laird on Thursday morning, Braves general manager Frank Wren spent Thursday afternoon and some of the early evening courting free-agent outfielder B.J. Upton.Share TweetAlex Anthopoulos thought he hit paydirt, ripping off the miserable Miami Marlins for most of their good players in Jeffrey Loria's latest fire sale. This sabermetric-darling GM, however, is about to learn that the stats can't tell you everything you nee…Source: deadspin.com
Taking Talents From South BeachUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetJose Reyes and Josh Johnson are gone, but believe it or not, the Marlins may not be done gutting their roster. Jay Jaffe looks at more players who could be on their way out of Miami.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he is examining the pending blockbuster trade between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays and is aware of the fan anger in South Florida.
Phil Niekro, Godfather of Knucklers, Is Ready to HelpUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetNow that R.A. Dickey has knuckled his way to a Cy Young Award, could others be far behind? Phil Niekro would like to find out.Source: nytimes.com
Commissioner to review Blue Jays-Marlins dealUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetCommissioner Bud Selig will review the pending trade that would send several of the Marlins top players to the Blue Jays for a package of prospects, he said Thursday at the conclusion of the quarterly Owners Meetings at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.Share TweetIt must be a weird feeling to be among the group of Miami Marlins that was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week. On one hand, they're escaping a weird situation with Jeffrey Loria that would have left them languishing at the bottom of the N…Source: yahoo.com
Marlins feel trade will fill several need areasUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetOnce the dust settles and emotions simmer from the still-pending blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays, the Marlins feel confident that they've addressed a number of their needs.Share TweetLess than a week after losing David Ross, the Braves have filled their need for a backup catcher by reaching an agreement on a two-year deal with Gerald Laird.
Giancarlo Stanton rebuffs Bryce Harper’s offer with funny observationUpdated Nov 15, 2012 Share TweetThere has been no shortage of fans offering safe haven to Giancarlo Stanton should Jeffrey Loria slide into super-troll mode and heap his star player on the Miami Marlins' pyre this season. There also isn't a club among the other 29 teams that wouldn't …Source: yahoo.com
Schaap Talk: New Idea Of MasculinityNov 15Jeremy Schaap discusses how Bears DB Charles Tillman and Mets P R.A. Dickey have helped show the changing attitude toward machismo.
Blue Jays-Marlins Deal Under ReviewNov 15Bud Selig on the Blue Jays-Marlins deal being under review.
Buster Blog: Fan Unrest In MiamiNov 15Buster Olney blogs about the level of unhappiness Marlins' fans have with ownership.
Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles LakersNov 15Marc Stein xxxx.
Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chanceNov 15After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10Nov 15This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBANov 15The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.