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Mariners Sign RHP Steve Cishek To Two-Year, $10 Million Deal

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Mariners Sign RHP Steve Cishek To Two-Year, $10 Million Deal

The Seattle Mariners have reached agreement on a two-year, guaranteed $10 million contract with free agent right-hander Steve Cishek to be their new closer, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. The deal is pending completion of a physical exam. Cishek’s agreement includes incentives for games finished that could increase his overall payout to $17 million, a […]

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Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

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Featured Article: Becerra, Rivera, Bowman Are Potential Rule 5 Selections

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America put together a list of players he believes could potentially get selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Among them he includes three Mets prospects who could be at risk. Wuilmer Becerra, OF, Mets (21): It’s hard to see how a team could keep Becerra on the big league roster […]

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A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

An article by posted on 08/12/2015 0 Comments
A Disappointed John Ricco Says Mets Will Move Forward

A very dejected John Ricco spoke with reporters at the Winter Meetings and admitted he was disappointed at how the Ben Zobrist situation unraveled. Ricco said Zobrist called him with his decision and said ultimately it was not about the money, but it was his desire to be closer to home and his connection to […]

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12 Teams Have Checked In On RHP Steve Cishek Including Mets

An article by posted on 07/12/2015 0 Comments
12 Teams Have Checked In On RHP Steve Cishek Including Mets

Latest Update Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 Radio is reporting that as many as a dozen teams have checked in with former Marlins closer Steve Cishek. Cishek, 29, has been getting a lot of attention and generating a lot of buzz since he was non-tendered by the St. Louis Cardinals last week. The New York […]

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NL East Report: Nationals Shakeup Expected At Closer Role

An article by posted on 23/11/2015 0 Comments
NL East Report: Nationals Shakeup Expected At Closer Role

After last season’s second half debacle, the Nationals are expected to have a new closer in 2016. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that both Jonathan Papelbon and Drew Storen are likely to be traded as Washington looks to make major changes to its bullpen. Papelbon, who was acquired from the Phillies in a […]

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Look For Jeurys Familia To Be Difference-Maker In World Series

An article by posted on 24/10/2015 0 Comments
Look For Jeurys Familia To Be Difference-Maker In World Series

A fascinating report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York who looks back at the incredible journey by Jeurys Familia who started the season as the third option for the team’s closer role and ended the year as one of the game’s best while smashing some records along the way. “He saved us,” Terry Collins […]

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Oh, What A KNIGHT! Harvey Speaks To Reporters…

An article by posted on 18/10/2015 0 Comments
Oh, What A KNIGHT! Harvey Speaks To Reporters…

Kudos to Newsday on this spectacular back page in today’s paper that perfectly describes the super-charged atmosphere at Citi Field, no doubt fueled by a dominant pitching performance by right-hander Matt Harvey. After the game, Harvey spoke to reporters and fielded questions. Was cold weather a factor in setting up your secondary pitches, making it […]

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Mets Set Rotation For Their Division Title Push

An article by posted on 23/09/2015 0 Comments
Mets Set Rotation For Their Division Title Push

One step closer. Despite the Mets having lost five of their last seven games, including last night’s 6-2 loss against the Atlanta Braves, they are now one game closer to clinching the division. Their magic number was trimmed to six games with the Washington Nationals losing 4-1 to the Baltimore Orioles. Thanks, O’s… In the […]

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Thumbs Down For Drew Storen

An article by posted on 12/09/2015 0 Comments
Thumbs Down For Drew Storen

Thumb’s down for Washington Nationals setup man Drew Storen, literally… He will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken thumb in a fit of anger after the New York Mets swept them earlier this week. Storen hurt himself by slamming his locker in frustration after serving up the go-ahead homer to Yoenis Cespedes in the […]

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Nationals Are Running Out Of Time As Mets Magic Number Improves To 25

An article by posted on 02/09/2015 0 Comments
Nationals Are Running Out Of Time As Mets Magic Number Improves To 25

While a sizable contingent of Mets fans still cower in fear over the Ghost of September Past and another 2007 style collapse, the Mets Magic Number improved to 25 last night even though they lost 14-8 to the Phillies at Citi Field. Credit the Washington Nationals who lost 8-5 in gut-wrenching fashion to the St. […]

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