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Dice-K To Return To Japan, Take His Mythical Gyroball With Him

Dice-K To Return To Japan, Take His Mythical Gyroball With Him

deadspin.com Updated 14 hours ago
After six seasons with the Red Sox and two with the Mets, Daisuke Matsuzaka is apparently returning to Japan, considering a contract with the defending champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. He'll always be remembered for the hype, and for his unhittable pitc…
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  • Ray Sadecki, Who Helped Cardinals Win World Series, Dies at 73

    Ray Sadecki, Who Helped Cardinals Win World Series, Dies at 73

    nytimes.com Nov 23 (2 days ago)
    Sadecki, a left-handed pitcher, won 135 games in his 18 seasons in the major leagues, finishing his career with the Mets.
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  • Marlins, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Athletics and Mets make early sp…

    Marlins, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Athletics and Mets make early splash, but what's next?

    nydailynews.com Nov 22 (4 days ago)
    It’s already been one of the busiest baseball Novembers in recent memory with the Marlins, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Mets and even the A’s (Billy Butler) all having made bold statements as to their playoff intentions for next season.
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  • Kevin Long, Mets’ Hitting Coach, Also Works From the Mound

    Kevin Long, Mets’ Hitting Coach, Also Works From the Mound

    nytimes.com MLB.com Nov 20 (6 days ago)
    The team is hoping that Kevin Long, who throws batting practice left-handed to lefty hitters, will help Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda.
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  • Sports of The Times: Mets' Biggest Off-Season Moves Involve the…

    Sports of The Times: Mets' Biggest Off-Season Moves Involve the Fences These Days

    On Tuesday, General Manager Sandy Alderson unveiled the pitching-rich team’s latest attempt to win more games than it loses: It moved in the right-center-field fence.
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  • Alderson: Soft innings cap for Harvey in '15

    Alderson: Soft innings cap for Harvey in '15

    ESPN.com Nov 18
    If the Mets reach the postseason in 2015, returning ace Matt Harvey will not face a Stephen Strasburg-like shutdown.
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  • Terry Collins thinks Mets will make playoffs in 2015

    Terry Collins thinks Mets will make playoffs in 2015

    yahoo.com Nov 16
    It's November, which means optimism is running wild around Major League Baseball. Yes, that even includes the New York Mets camp. Despite six straight losing seasons, there's a real feeling within the organization that they've finally turned the corner …
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  • After playoff prediction, Mets skipper Terry Collins must manag…

    After playoff prediction, Mets skipper Terry Collins must manage expectations

    Unlike Sandy Alderson, who never meant for last spring’s 90-win projection to be for public consumption, Terry Collins wanted fans everywhere on Thursday to hear him say the Mets should be “playing in October” next season.
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  • Specific plan not yet in place for Harvey

    Specific plan not yet in place for Harvey

    MLB.com Nov 13
    The Mets intend to have some sort of plan in place on how exactly to handle Matt Harvey and his usage in his return from Tommy John surgery, though the specifics are still in the works.
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  • Jon Niese said 'F-U' to Terry Collins, but that's not only reas…

    Jon Niese said 'F-U' to Terry Collins, but that's not only reason Mets might send him packing

    If Jon Niese has become the pitcher the Mets are most inclined to trade this winter, it’s not necessarily because he got into a dugout confrontation with Terry Collins during his final start of the season.
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  • Roundup: Alex Rodriguez May Be Out at Third as Yankees Pursue O…

    Roundup: Alex Rodriguez May Be Out at Third as Yankees Pursue Other Options

    nytimes.com Nov 11
    The team has continued talks to bring back the free-agent Chase Headley and has been exploring the trade market for an infielder who could take over the position Rodriguez has held for a decade.
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  • 'Nothing imminent,' but Amaro talking trades

    'Nothing imminent,' but Amaro talking trades

    MLB.com Nov 11
    On Tuesday at the General Managers Meetings in Phoenix, there were reports of the Royals being interested in Ryan Howard and the Mets investigating Jimmy Rollins' availability. Subsequent reports said there is little there. Get used to it. If a team dis…
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  • Mets' potential, Wright friendship brought Cuddy to NY

    Mets' potential, Wright friendship brought Cuddy to NY

    MLB.com ESPN.com Nov 11
    The lure of New York and the appeal of becoming a teammate of his childhood friend, David Wright, were two significant reasons Michael Cuddyer signed a two-year deal with the Mets.
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  • deGrom honored to march in Veterans Day Parade

    deGrom honored to march in Veterans Day Parade

    MLB.com Nov 11
    Less than 24 hours after earning National League Rookie of the Year honors, Mets phenom Jacob deGrom spent Tuesday morning honoring others at the 95th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade.
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  • Video - Mets Sign Michael Cuddyer 02:51

    Mets Sign Michael Cuddyer

    Nov 10
    ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin breaks down the Mets' signing of outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year deal.
  • Video - Jacob deGrom Named NL Rookie Of The Year 02:28

    Jacob deGrom Named NL Rookie Of The Year

    Nov 10
    Adam Rubin discusses Jacob deGrom being named the National League Rookie of the Year.
  • Video - LaRoche, Nats Top Mets 00:39

    LaRoche, Nats Top Mets

    Sep 23
    Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer in the Nationals' 4-2 win over the Mets.
  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Monday 04:36

    MLB Daily Download: Monday

    Sep 22
    Prim Siripipat recaps Sunday's action from around the league, including Jacob deGrom's and Corey Kluber's dominant starts on the mound and Matt Kemp staying hot at the plate.

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