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March 7, 2012 | By Don McKee, Inquirer Columnist
Never reluctant to stick his nose into somebody else's business, super-agent Scott Boras said the owners of the New York Mets are hurting baseball and should sell the team. Boras even pretended he gave a hoot about the poor deprived Mets fans, when he really wants a big-wallet owner in the nation's biggest market, who will join in the bidding for his free-agent clients. (Do you really think he wanted Ryan Madson to land in Upper Kentucky, a.k.a. Cincinnati?) Boras began his campaign a month ago, quipping that the Mets and Dodgers "used to shop in the steaks aisle and now they're in the fruits and nuts section.
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March 20, 2014
Former Phillie Vance Worley allowed 11 hits and seven earned runs in Minnesota's 11-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in Fort Myers, Fla. Worley's spring ERA rose to 13.50, and he didn't get through the third inning. He is battling for the Twins' final rotation spot.   Niese returns Jonathon Niese was relieved to be back at spring training with the New York Mets after receiving a relatively good medical report. The lefthander had an MRI exam of his pitching elbow in New York on Monday, and the scan revealed he had some inflammation but no damage.
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September 21, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's been an up and down season for Jimmy Rollins, but the Phillies shortstop is finishing the year strong. Rollins entered Friday's game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park hitting .433 (13 for 30) with eight runs scored and six walks in his previous eight games. Overall, he entered Friday batting .252 with 6 home runs, 38 RBIs, and 60 runs scored. "I would love for my season to have gone better, but it kind of went along with what the team did," Rollins said before the game.
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April 16, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a good time to reflect on what's great about sports and athletics - how we are lifted up and reminded of the better part of our nature. So runners can challenge themselves to run 26.2 miles and we gather to cheer their acomplishment - and no murderous act, for whatever addled motive, can do anything other than redouble our appreciation and strengthen the resolve to strive for our best. So a baseball player can change his society by playing the game at the highest athletic standard, while gracefully dealing with racist vitriol and disparagement.
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May 27, 2015 | Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Severino Gonzalez, who has seen two of his four major-league starts end without a strikeout, began his outing Monday against the New York Mets on a curious run. Each of the 22-year-old righthander's first seven outs for the Phillies were recorded via strikeouts. Juan Lagares stood looking at an 89-m.p.h. fastball. Wilmer Flores and Anthony Recker swung through low-90s heaters. Michael Cuddyer, Danny Muno and Bartolo Colon each whiffed on sliders. Curtis Granderson struck out swinging on a sinker to lead off the third.
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April 27, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
FOR JUSTIN Turner and the New York Mets, this was a true walk-off win. Turner drew a bases-loaded walk in a sensational 13-pitch at-bat and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Mets rallied past Heath Bell and the Miami Marlins, 3-2, Thursday. Pitching for the first time in a week, and working in a steady drizzle, Bell (0-3) couldn't find the plate and sent the Marlins to their fifth straight loss. The All-Star closer walked four and threw a whopping 46 pitches.
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December 1, 2012 | Associated Press
David Wright and the New York Mets agreed Friday to a $138 million, eight-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The deal, the richest in franchise history, replaces Wright's $16 million salary for next season and includes $122 million in new money, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement was not yet final. A homegrown fan favorite and the face of the franchise, Wright is the club's career leader in several major offensive categories including hits, RBIs, runs and walks.
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October 17, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - When Sandy Alderson hired him to lead the New York Mets in November 2010, Terry Collins hadn't managed in the major leagues in 11 years. His last such gig, leading the Anaheim Angels, had ended miserably, Collins resigning with 29 games left and his team, overrun by injuries and a volatile clubhouse, 28 games out of first place. Then-Angels general manager Bill Bavasi tabbed Collins' bench coach of three years as the team's interim manager. That bench coach was Joe Maddon, the eccentric Chicago Cubs skipper whose team will face Collins' in the National League Championship Series that begins Saturday night at Citi Field.
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August 24, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Vance Worley woke up Tuesday at 1:51 p.m. in his South Jersey hotel room that doubles as home during this baseball season, he put his feet on the floor. Almost instantaneously, the room began shaking. There must be some fun stuff going on next door , Worley thought at first. But then the room swayed and the 23-year-old from Sacramento, Calif., knew what was happening - barring some crazy hallucination from sleeping in so late. "That's different," the Phillies righthander said.
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October 13, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - On the eve of a pivotal Game 3 of the National League division series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, Major League Baseball announced it suspended Chase Utley for Games 3 and 4 for his illegal slide during Saturday night's Dodgers win. Utley will appeal the suspension, meaning he might still be eligible to play Monday night. In a statement, Utley's agent, Joel Wolfe, called the suspension "outrageous and completely unacceptable. " The late, double-play-disrupting takeout slide by Utley, the longtime Phillies star now playing for the Dodgers, resulted in a broken leg for Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.
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