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NY Mets' decision to keep or trade knuckleballer and Cy Young A…

NY Mets' decision to keep or trade knuckleballer and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey isn't a no-brainer

nydailynews.com grantland.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
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.
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  • Cabrera, Posey claim MVP awards

    Cabrera, Posey claim MVP awards

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    NEW 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.
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  • Braves host free-agent outfielder Upton

    Braves host free-agent outfielder Upton

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    After 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.
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  • Mark Buehrle's Pit Bull Is Illegal In Toronto

    Mark Buehrle's Pit Bull Is Illegal In Toronto

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Alex 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…
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  • Taking Talents From South Beach

    Taking Talents From South Beach

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    Jose 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.
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  • Selig reviewing pending Marlins-Blue Jays trade

    Selig reviewing pending Marlins-Blue Jays trade

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    ROSEMONT, 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.
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  • Phil Niekro, Godfather of Knucklers, Is Ready to Help

    Phil Niekro, Godfather of Knucklers, Is Ready to Help

    nytimes.com Nov 15, 2012
    Now 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.
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  • Commissioner to review Blue Jays-Marlins deal

    Commissioner to review Blue Jays-Marlins deal

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Commissioner 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.
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  • Jose Reyes could end up paying $8 million more in taxes as a me…

    Jose Reyes could end up paying $8 million more in taxes as a member of the Blue Jays

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    It 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…
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  • Marlins feel trade will fill several need areas

    Marlins feel trade will fill several need areas

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Once 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.
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  • Braves act quickly, sign backup catcher Laird

    Braves act quickly, sign backup catcher Laird

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Less 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.
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  • Giancarlo Stanton rebuffs Bryce Harper’s offer with funny obser…

    Giancarlo Stanton rebuffs Bryce Harper’s offer with funny observation

    yahoo.com Nov 15, 2012
    There 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 …
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  • Video - Schaap Talk: New Idea Of Masculinity 01:29

    Schaap Talk: New Idea Of Masculinity

    Nov 15
    Jeremy Schaap discusses how Bears DB Charles Tillman and Mets P R.A. Dickey have helped show the changing attitude toward machismo.
  • Video - Blue Jays-Marlins Deal Under Review 00:29

    Blue Jays-Marlins Deal Under Review

    Nov 15
    Bud Selig on the Blue Jays-Marlins deal being under review.
  • Video - Buster Blog: Fan Unrest In Miami 02:33

    Buster Blog: Fan Unrest In Miami

    Nov 15
    Buster Olney blogs about the level of unhappiness Marlins' fans have with ownership.

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 15
    Marc Stein xxxx.
  • Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chance

    Nov 15
    After 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 & 10

    Nov 15
    This 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 NBA

    Nov 15
    The 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.