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New York Mets signing Tim Tebow is a stunt -- unless he can be the unicorn
By Roger Rubin, The Sports Xchange It was just a month ago that Tim Tebow issued invitations to a football-style showcase to all 30 Major League Baseball teams.
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Sizzling Yankees move within 1 game of Tigers
Austin belts walk-off homer        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Joe Girardi New York Yankees American League Major League Baseball International League Mark Teixeira New York Mets 2009 Major League Baseball season
Sizzling Yankees move with 1 game of Tigers
Austin belts walk-off homer        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Joe Girardi New York Yankees American League Major League Baseball International League Mark Teixeira New York Mets 2009 Major League Baseball season
Yankees’ new strategy for helping Aaron Judge snap slump
The Yankees coaching staff hasn’t been able to get Aaron Judge going since his call-up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Maybe the minor league staff will have better luck. Minor league hitting coordinator James Rowson has been with the Yankees this week and has seen Judge struggle before — though probably not to this extent. “He’s trying...
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Mets are the pushovers Tim Tebow was looking for
Is this the reason the Mets and Tim Tebow were a match? Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd reported that Tebow chose to sign a minor-league contract with the Mets on Thursday morning only because the front office agreed to let him miss a couple of days a week to uphold his other blossoming career: college football broadcasting...
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Tim Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets
Tim Tebow has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets that includes a $100,000 signing bonus. The Mets announced Thursday the former NFL quarterback will report Sept. 18 to the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida. "While I and the organization are mindful of the novel...
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Tim Tebow knows baseball: Ex-QB signs with New York Mets
The Sports Xchange Tim Tebow is officially a baseball player.
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What to know about Tim Tebow and the Florida Instructional League
The former Jets quarterback is headed to Port St. Lucie — three hours southeast of Gainesville, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 at the University of Florida — as the Mets’ newest free agent.
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New York Mets sign Tebow to minor-league contract
Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets.
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Tim Tebow signs minor league contract with N.Y. Mets
The Mets announced Thursday the former quarterback will take part in the Instructional League in Port St. Lucie, Florida        
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Tim Tebow signs minor league contract
The former Heisman Trophy winner worked out in front of MLB teams last week.         
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Angels appear to have found a good fit for ninth-inning role in well-traveled Bailey
With his first pitch at his first home Monday, the Angels’ Andrew Bailey fired an errant fastball. When he received the ball back from his catcher, he surreptitiously glanced at the radar-gun reading flashing near Oakland Coliseum’s left-field foul pole.  Angels second baseman Cliff Pennington...
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Five reasons Mets are better than 50-50 to make playoffs
CINCINNATI — Can they be the comeback kids for a second straight year? The mood was bleak outside the visitors’ clubhouse in San Francisco on Aug. 19 as Terry Collins conducted his postgame press briefing, after a fourth loss in five games had pushed the Mets two games below .500 and 5 ½ lengths removed...
91 points by New York Post | Florida Marlins New York Mets World Series Major League Baseball Curtis Granderson Atlanta Braves Detroit Tigers San Francisco Giants
Jose Reyes helps New York Mets record 14th straight win over Cincinnati Reds
By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange CINCINNATI -- Jose Reyes has hit six home runs in 40 games with the New York Mets, including a homer in each of the past two contests.
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Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t 'want any problems' with Lena Dunham
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. sidestepped the chance to ignite more controversy with Lena Dunham.
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How Mets-Nationals stack up in what may be best rivalry in 2017
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Did baseball’s best current rivalry hold a dress rehearsal Thursday at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches? No, Mets-Nationals can’t hold a finger to Yankees-Red Sox, Dodgers-Giants or Cardinals-Cubs when it comes to history and regalness. In 2017, though? Mets-Nationals has two critical attributes going for it: 1) It’s close....
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Will Mets announcers keep defying logic in praise of Cespedes?
Yoenis Cespedes is the world’s most influential human. He often causes otherwise fit and intelligent people to suffer temporary blindness, loss of memory and, put indelicately, episodic, on-demand stupidity. And the proof is arriving early this year. In last Sunday’s Post, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was interviewed by Steve Serby, who asked Alderson if...
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Bryce Harper isn’t laughing off Syndergaard’s ‘douche’ rip
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Mets’ rivalry with the Nationals got that much juicier Saturday thanks to Bryce Harper. When asked about Noah Syndergaard’s Instagram comment from New Year’s Eve – Thor dropped the “Douche’’ hammer on Harper — Harper responded with these serious words at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: “I don’t...
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Boy in critical condition after pit bull attack inside NYC home
A 5-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was mauled by pit bulls Friday night in Brooklyn, police sources said.
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The ‘oldest Met’ braces for daily grind of center field
PORT ST. LUCIE — Curtis Granderson is among those curious whether his soon-to-be 36-year-old legs can handle the grind of center field on a regular basis for the Mets in 2017. Last year, Granderson handled the position admirably over the final two months of the regular season, after Jay Bruce arrived at the trade deadline...
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Chris Christie: Phillies fans are 'bitter' and Citizens Bank Park is 'not safe'

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New York Mets' mascot has Twitter battle with Noah Synergaard
Alex ButlerFeb. 15 (UPI) -- Tall Texan Noah Syndergaard is known for overpowering hitters. It was his own squad dominating him on Valentine's Day.
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Nick Swisher, Alex Rodriguez returning to New York Yankees
Alex ButlerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- With 15 All-Star appearances, three MVP awards, and a couple of World Series rings between them, it wouldn't hurt the New York Yankees to add their experience.
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Atlanta Braves near deal to land Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips
The Sports Xchange The Atlanta Braves are close to landing three-time All-Star second baseman Brandon Phillips from the Cincinnati Reds, Fox Sports reported Saturday night.
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Baltimore Orioles acquire RHP Gabriel Ynoa from New York Mets
The Sports Xchange The Baltimore Orioles acquired right-hander Gabriel Ynoa from the New York Mets for cash considerations, the team announced Friday.
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Orioles add right-hander Gabriel Ynoa from Mets
The Orioles added a young pitcher to their stocks on Friday, purchasing New York Mets right-hander Gabriel Ynoa for cash on the eve of spring training.“Gabriel Ynoa is young, strong, durable and talented,” executive vice president Dan Duquette said in a statement. “Our scouts feel he can develop into a major league starting pitcher by developing a consistent breaking pitch. We look forward to his contributions to the Orioles this season and beyond.”
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NL East teams at the start of spring training
A team-by-team look at the National League East entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:___Washington NationalsManager: Dusty Baker (second season).2016: 95-67, first place, lost to Dodgers in NLDS.Training Town: West Palm Beach, Florida.Park: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.First Workout: Feb. 16/19.He's Here: CF Adam Eaton, C Derek Norris, LHP Enny Romero.
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Mets reliever not into roles but is ready to fill in for Jeurys Familia
PORT ST. LUCIE — Anytime, anywhere, any inning. Mets reliever Addison Reed watched the postseason closely and was thrilled to see how managers used their relievers, especially how Terry Francona utilized Andrew Miller. Reed likely will be the Mets closer to start the year because Jeurys Familia is expected to be suspended for violating MLB’s...
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Watch: David Wright displays fielding skills in New York Mets workout
Alex ButlerFeb. 7 (UPI) -- He has played in just 75 games in the last two seasons, but New York Mets fans are optimistic that its captain can return to glory.
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Mets in bizarre experiment: They didn’t actually add anyone
In re-signing Jerry Blevins and Fernando Salas last week, the Mets put the (apparently) finishing touches on what will go down as one of the odder offseasons in recent baseball history. To dumb it down: 1. They retained six players whom they could have jettisoned. They re-signed Blevins, Yoenis Cespedes and Salas as free agents;...
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David Wright's limited workout start of Mets getting some answers
At the first sighting of David Wright on the fields of the Mets' spring training complex, the speculation begins.
-2 points by Daily News | Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball José Reyes Port St. Lucie Florida New York Mets Baseball Field David Wright
David Wright’s fielding looks right, even if his arm doesn’t yet
PORT ST. LUCIE — The Captain was back on the field Monday with his teammates. David Wright took part in a brief workout with about 16 of his teammates on Field 2 at the Mets spring training complex. Wright did some light running and then fielded ground balls for about 10 minutes at third base....
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New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores win arbitration hearing
The Sports Xchange Infielder Wilmer Flores won his salary arbitration hearing with the New York Mets and was awarded $2.2 million Saturday.
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Wilmer Flores cashes in and beats Mets in arbitration
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Infielder Wilmer Flores defeated the Mets in New York’s first salary arbitration hearing since pitcher Oliver Perez won in 2008. Flores was awarded a $2.2 million salary Saturday by arbitrators Mark Irvings, Sylvia Skratek and Robert Herzog, who heard the case a day earlier. The Mets contended he should be paid...
23 points by New York Post | Baseball positions Major League Baseball Baseball Catcher New York Mets Illinois Chicago Infielder
Connecticut bigwigs court Islanders to move to Hartford
Two of Connecticut’s top elected officials – Gov. Dannel Malloy and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin – began courting the New York Islanders to make Hartford’s XL Center their new home if they decide to leave Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.The third-largest city in Connecticut was once home to the NHL’s Whale...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | National Hockey League American Hockey League New York City New York Islanders New York Bridgeport Sound Tigers Connecticut New York Mets
How a pitcher born in Ireland may be Mets’ next rising star
PORT ST. LUCIE — Erin go bragh. Following a magnificent minor league season, left-handed pitcher P.J. Conlon, who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1993, was invited to major league camp by the Mets and will arrive here next weekend. This will be a spring training of learning, but if Conlon someday achieves his...
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Discipline decision on Mets’ Familia expected by Opening Day
Baseball will make a decision on Jeurys Familia by Opening Day, MLB commish Rob Manfred said Friday.
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Tim Tebow turns to ex-Met as baseball mentor
HOUSTON – As part of his pursuit of becoming a future big-league Met, Tim Tebow has turned to a former Met. Tebow has been training this winter with former Mets and current Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy in Florida in preparation for spring training. Tebow said the two are “next-door neighbors” in Jacksonville, Fla., and...
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Neil Walker signing a roadblock for this Bronx-born Met
There’s no doubt Neil Walker’s return to Queens is good news for the Mets and their chances to get back to the postseason. For T.J. Rivera’s hopes of making the roster next season, however, Walker’s presence figures to be a considerable roadblock. When asked what his role might be in 2017 — given Walker will...
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SEE IT: Mets fans, T.J. Rivera pull off Mannequin Challenge
The MLB offseason is a time to lock down free agents, make trades and... participate in the Mannequin Challenge.
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Yankees shift focus to pair of familiar faces on DH market
Brian Cashman’s “Open to anything that improves the team’’ mantra broadened Thursday night, when Brian McCann was dealt to the Astros for two neophyte pitching prospects. Until then, other team officials and agents were informed by the Yankees general manager he needed to see if McCann, who had $34 million and two years remaining, could...
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Breaking down the two Yankees prospects in Brian McCann trade
Add their ages together and they don’t reach Bartolo Colon’s. Which means right-handers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman won’t be in position to help the Yankees at the major league level for a while, if ever. Abreu, 21, and Guzman, 20, were acquired from the Astros for Brian McCann and money Thursday. Abreu pitched for...
95 points by New York Post | Minor league baseball New York Yankees Houston Astros New York Mets Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves St. Louis Cardinals Baseball
Yankees trade catcher McCann to Astros for prospects
NEW YORK – The New York Yankees traded veteran catcher Brian McCann and cash on Thursday to the Houston Astros for a pair of young minor league pitchers.Houston sent right-handers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman to the Yankees.McCann is a seven-time All-Star, but his playing time diminished in the sec...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball Baseball New York Yankees New York Mets National League Babe Ruth World Series Boston Red Sox
Tigers announce 2017 spring training schedule
The Detroit Tigers released their 2017 spring training schedule on Thursday, and it includes 17 games at the renovated Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.        
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Sports of The Times: Good Bat? Cannon Arm? Jewish? Sign Him Up!
Players with a Jewish parent or grandparent are eligible for Israeli citizenship, which means they can play for the Israeli team at the World Baseball Classic qualifiers.
568 points by The New York Times | Major League Baseball Israel Baseball National League Minor league baseball New York Mets World Baseball Classic Catcher
Yoenis Cespedes robbed by Ender Inciarte as Mets fall to Braves
Terry Collins has gone all-in that his job solely is about winning games right now, benching slumping Jay Bruce and Travis d’Arnaud.
48 points by Daily News | Baseball statistics Florida Marlins Baseball Atlanta Braves Center fielder Major League Baseball New York Mets 2008 Major League Baseball season
Snitker wants to keep Braves managerial job

2 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Bobby Cox Management Atlanta Braves Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants National League Florida Marlins New York Mets
Mets send disastrous Jay Bruce right back to the bench
Jay Bruce is back on the bench. The woefully struggling Mets right fielder was left out of the starting lineup Wednesday for the third time in four games. Alejandro De Aza will play in center field for the series finale against the Braves, with Curtis Granderson getting the start in right. On Tuesday night, Bruce...
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Cubs' Jon Lester endorses Kyle Hendricks for NL Cy Young
Jon Lester was firm and candid in his endorsement of teammate Jake Arrieta nearly one month before Arrieta beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2015 National League wild-card game last October. And despite earning his league-leading 18th victory Tuesday night while lowering his ERA to 2.36 following...
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5 things to know today: Is the gas shortage in Ga. over yet?

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