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MLB, Players Union Closing in on New Rule for Sliding into Second Base
February 9th, 2016 at 12:37 AM
A few years ago, a brutal injury to San Francisco Giants' catcher Buster Olney led to a rule change designed to protect catchers by making the act of running over the catcher illegal. That rule has helped to reduce injuries to backstops, but now the focus of injuries has shifted...

New York Mets Weigh in on Super Bowl Matchup
February 7th, 2016 at 2:20 PM
Today is the Super Bowl, one of the biggest days on the sports calendar. The matchup between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers is a fascinating one, with split opinions on how it will play out everywhere. That is no different for members of the New York Mets' organization, who...

New York Mets Targeting July 1st Return for Zack Wheeler
February 5th, 2016 at 2:51 PM
The New York Mets already possess a dominant quartet of starting pitchers. The group, featuring righties Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, and Jacob deGrom along with lefty Steven Matz can gain another dominant youngster at mid-season. Zack Wheeler, who was slated to be the team's number two starter last year before...

Alderson: New York Mets Have Room to Add Payroll During Season
February 3rd, 2016 at 2:58 PM
The New York Mets capped their strong offseason this afternoon, when they held a press conference for the return of Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes' three year deal contains a 27.5 million dollar salary in year one, pushing the Mets' payroll north of 140 million dollars. While the Mets have limited their...

New York Mets Trade Darrell Ceciliani to Toronto Blue Jays for Cash
February 2nd, 2016 at 3:50 PM
The New York Mets waived Darrell Ceciliani last week in order to make room for Yoenis Cespedes on their 40 man roster. Ceciliani will now have a new home, as ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports the Mets will trade him to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations. In...