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August 22, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Just activated Mets reliever Billy Wagner could soon be headed to another team. Several reports said a team placed a waiver claim on Wagner - and more than one report indicated the team was Boston. ESPN.com reported that the Mets have until early Tuesday afternoon to work out a deal. The Red Sox would have to assume about $3.5 million owed to Wagner. If no deal is reached, the Mets can either let Wagner leave on the claim or pull him off waivers. If the latter happens, they would not be able to trade him this season.
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November 25, 2000 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
The Phillies are now batting .500 in the free-agent season. General manager Ed Wade received a phone call from agent Danny Horwits yesterday informing him that lefthanded reliever John Franco decided to remain with the Mets rather than accept the Phillies opportunity to become their closer. The news came one week after the Phillies announced they signed free-agent righthander Joe Mesa. Even then, however, Wade acknowledged Mesa was not promised what role he would be used in and that the team would continue to pursue Franco to be used in save situations.
SPORTS
August 6, 2010
  Friday at 7:05 p.m. New York LHP Jon Niese (7-5, 3.78 ERA ) vs. RHP Joe Blanton (4-6, 5.86).   Saturday at 7:05 p.m. New York LHP Johan Santana (8-6, 3.20) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (7-7, 3.56).   Sunday at 1:35 p.m. New York RHP R.A. Dickey (7-4, 2.36) vs. RHP Roy Halladay (13-8, 2.17).
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October 24, 2000 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Mets found themselves back in a hauntingly familiar place yesterday, and it wasn't that unappealing monstrosity they call home. As the scene for New York's World Series shifted from the Bronx to Queens, the Mets walked into Shea Stadium for yesterday's workout with their backs collectively pinned to the wall. Though you would never know it by the line of questioning in both clubhouses, the Mets have a much bigger problem than whether Roger Clemens' sawed-off bat toss in Mike Piazza's direction on Sunday was a heinous crime or a heat-of-the-moment reaction.
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July 12, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Matt Franco insists there's no special reason for his pinch-hitting success this year. Franco was at it again last night, delivering a two-run double in a four-run eighth inning that carried New York to a 9-7 win over host Atlanta, the Mets' fifth straight win. "I don't know of a secret," Franco said. "It just a matter of getting good pitches to hit. I knew I hit it hard. " A day after the Mets rallied against John Smoltz from a 5-1 deficit, they overcame a 5-1 deficit against Tom Glavine.
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January 26, 1992 | By Bob Klapisch, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The neighborhood is known as South Central - Los Angeles at its toughest. This is not some pretty suburb, or beach, not even downtown, where the office buildings stand tall. This is inner-city Los Angeles, where you can feel the attitude all over the neighborhood. This is Darryl Strawberry country. "Man, you are in the ghetto now," he said with a smile. He pronounced it "ghet-TO. " Strawberry surveyed the streets, which are filled with broken- down cars and phone-equipped Mercedes.
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May 6, 1991 | by Howard Blatt, New York Daily News
A little more than a season after being nudged out the door by the franchise that his professionalism helped transform into a winner, Keith Hernandez came back to Shea Stadium for the first time as an ex-Met yesterday. Hernandez shared the box next to the Mets' dugout with owner Nelson Doubleday, visited with his ex-teammates after the game and resisted being overcome by memories. "It was strange," the lightning rod of the 1986 champs said. "I haven't watched a game from the box seats since I was a kid. " At 37, he's no longer a kid. Looking a few pounds heavier than when he was charging bunts and driving in key runs, recovering from the April back surgery that will keep him out of the Cleveland Indians' lineup for all of 1991, Hernandez seemed at peace with the possibility that his playing days might be over.
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July 18, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
The sharp crack of the bat silenced the stadium. With two outs, bases loaded, and the game tied in the seventh inning, the Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera smacked a line drive. Leftfielder Cody Asche ran toward center, then slid. When he popped up, ball in his glove, fans erupted. Asche set an example as the Phillies beat the Mets, 4-2, Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park. Asche finished 1 for 3 with an RBI and a walk and was aided by the aggressiveness of veterans Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz.
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July 17, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
Pete Mackanin tried to keep a straight face Friday afternoon, hours before the season's second half began with a 5-3 loss to the Mets, when he asked a question to which he well knew the answer. "What are we out of the wild card?" the Phillies manager said. Six games, an onlooker in his office replied. "Six games?" Mackanin said. "Why not? Let's set our sights high. " He stifled laughter. This was not to insult his team, which has been outscored by 89 runs in 91 games and overachieved in almost every area, but out of incredulity that it even served as a talking point in mid July.
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July 16, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - Tyler Goeddel remembers when he realized he could do it, too. He remembers the radar guns and the pro scouts hogging views behind home plate. Sometimes it was hard for parents to get seats. And Tyler remembers who was standing on the mound. Before his teens, Tyler watched his older brother, Erik, dominate the high school baseball circuit. And he saw the letters that came from "every college in the nation. " "That's what motivated me to know I want to go the same path," Tyler said.
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June 18, 2016 | By Nick Cristiano, Staff Writer
It wasn't until Bonnie Bishop gave up on her dream that it came true. The Texas native had spent 12 years scuffling as an independent singer-songwriter without making much headway, even after having two of her songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt and another performed on the prime-time TV soap Nashville . It got to the point where she couldn't even afford Christmas presents for her family. So she retreated to her parents' home in the Lone Star State to regroup. "I couldn't keep doing it the way I was doing it," the 37-year-old says over the phone from Nashville.
NEWS
June 6, 2016
With the recent opening of Moore College of Art & Design's juried alumni exhibition, consider the story of the first visual arts college for women in the United States: Moore's antecessor, the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (PSDW). Founded in 1848, PSDW was the first of several such institutions to appear in Boston, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati. However, art for art's sake was not the goal of philanthropist and PSDW founder Sarah Worthington Peter. At the time of the school's inception, thousands of unmarried and widowed women worked from home, which - in the 19th century - did not mean telecommuting in one's pajamas.
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June 5, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, Classical Music Critic
So it finally happened: After years of speculation, the Metropolitan Opera appointed Yannick Nézet-Séguin to replace James Levine as music director. Naturally, the opera world wants to know what that will look like. And they want to know now - although he doesn't fully take on the position until 2020-21 and opera companies work four years in advance. Nonetheless, in a Thursday-morning video interview from Osaka after a Philadelphia Orchestra tour concert, he says he'll be working with the Met as early as this fall.
NEWS
June 3, 2016
By David Patrick Stearns FOR THE INQUIRER The time in Osaka was 11 p.m. Thursday as Yannick Nézet-Séguin faced a live video interview to announce his Metropolitan Opera appointment to a still-waking-up United States. On the Philadelphia Orchestra's current tour of the Far East, he had an early concert time - 7 p.m. - but a substantial program anchored by the Brahms Symphony No. 2 . No wonder he sounded more weary than ecstatic when he said, at 10 a.m. East Coast time, "I can't recall a day in my life when I've been more joyful.
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June 3, 2016 | By David Patrick Stearns, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
If global classical-music prominence were a horse race, Yannick Nézet-Séguin - with the just-announced Met appointment, in tandem with his continuing tenure with the Philadelphia Orchestra - would easily be out in front among his particularly charismatic peers. At 41, Nézet-Séguin is part of a generation of what some call "rock star" conductors who emerged late in the last decade, headed by the meteoric Gustavo Dudamel, 35, now music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (he's also the basis of the  Mozart in the Jungle  TV character played by Gael García Bernal)
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June 3, 2016 | By Peter Dobrin, CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC
How can Yannick hold both jobs at once? What makes him a good fit for the job? Will he stay committed to Philadelphia? Consolidating his young but flowering career, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will assume the podium of the Metropolitan Opera in New York while remaining music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Nézet-Séguin, 41, will phase in his Met duties gradually, becoming music director-designate in the 2017-18 season with two productions, and music director in 2020-21 leading five, the opera company announced Thursday.
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April 22, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Peter Bourjos stepped out of the batter's box Wednesday night and watched his high fly ball drift toward the stands. David Wright charged over from third base, positioning himself to grab the third out of the 11th inning. Bourjos had seen Wright make this play before. The inning was over, he figured. Wright reached for the ball, but it landed just out of his reach, bounced off a metal advertisement box and fell into the crowd at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies had hope. And a pitch later they had a 5-4 win over the New York Mets as Bourjos beat out an infield single, scoring Freddy Galvis from third.
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