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Mets’ Invitation of Jose Valverde to Camp Could Be Invitation to Trouble

Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports It was bound to happen. The Mets, in their quest to bolster the perpetually-in-need-of-bolstering setup corps of their bullpen, have turned to Jose Valverde as a non-roster invitee for spring training. Because the Mets franchise always follows specific pathologies when it comes to roster construction, More...

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By Jason Radowitz On Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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Mets: Forever Kiner’s Korner

At age 91, Mets famous broadcaster and Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner passed away on Thursday due to natural causes in his home in Rancho Mirage, California, along side his daughter K.C. Freeman. Although signs More...

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By Guy Kipp On Friday, February 7th, 2014
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New York Mets Lose An Icon in Ralph Kiner

(AP Photo) Pitchers and catchers haven’t even reported for spring training yet, and the New York Mets already have one loss. Ralph Kiner, 91, died on Thursday after an almost unbelievably full and fascinating More...

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By Guy Kipp On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Piazza Misses Out on Hall of Fame vote; Mets Snubbed Again

(AMY E. CONN/AP) Mets fans might be happy to know that a former Mets pitcher will be inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown in 2014, and that there is a very strong possibility that another former More...

Missouri vs. Hofstra
By Gregg Snyder On Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
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2013 Double G Sports Awards Announced

Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year, Olivia Galati (Image courtesy of Hofstra Athletics) After weeks of nominations and finalist voting, the 2013 Double G Sports award recipients have been announced. Teams and More...

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By Guy Kipp On Saturday, December 7th, 2013
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Mets Finally make Real Winter News, Sign Granderson for $60M

Yes, the Mets’ front office does have a pulse. After weeks of hand-wringing, and an acquisition of one declining outfielder that excited absolutely nobody, the Mets have put themselves on the hot stove transaction More...

The Yankees signed Brian McCann to a five-year, $85MM contract. (Kevin Liles/USA TODAY Sports)
By Gregg Snyder On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
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Early Off-Season Update on Yankees and Mets Heading Into Thanksgiving Weekend

The Yankees signed Brian McCann to a five-year, $85MM contract. (Kevin Liles/USA TODAY Sports) The Major League Baseball offseason as a whole has gotten off to a slow start, as usual. Things don’t always pick More...

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By Guy Kipp On Thursday, November 21st, 2013
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Mets Bullpen Needs Better Arms, Fewer ‘nice stories’ In 2014

(Joe Camporeale – USATODAY Sports) The New York Mets this week learned that free agent 41-year-old relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins had accepted a contract with the Colorado Rockies for 2014. Hawkins this past season More...

Gary Carter, Darryl Strawberry, and Keith Hernandez. (Ray Stubblebine/Associated Press)
By Guy Kipp On Monday, October 21st, 2013
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1988 Anniversary: The most unloved 100-win team in Mets history

Gary Carter, Darryl Strawberry, and Keith Hernandez. (Ray Stubblebine/Associated Press) When the Dodgers fell apart on Friday night with the best pitcher in the league on the mound for them, it assured them of a More...

Matt Harvey will miss the 2014 season after having Tommy John surgery. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
By Guy Kipp On Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
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Surgery for Harvey, but Mets rotation still a team strength

Matt Harvey will miss the 2014 season after having Tommy John surgery. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) It almost seemed as though Matt Harvey was the last to figure out what the rest of the world already seemed certain More...