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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - New York Mets
Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre all were unanimous selections to the Hall of Fame on Monday. Could Davey Johnson join them in Cooperstown someday?
Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox spent decades trying to beat each other, no holds barred. On this day, however, they were a mutual admiration society.
All three won more than 2,000 games and were selected on all 16 ballots when the committee met Sunday ahead of baseball's winter meetings. Induction ceremonies will be held July 27 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
The 32-year-old Granderson comes over from the crosstown Yankees, giving the Mets much-needed power in their punchless outfield. He batted .229 with seven homers and 15 RBI this year, when injuries limited him to 61 games. But he surpassed 40 homers in each of the previous two seasons.
Curtis Granderson is heading across town, where the New York Mets hope his home run swing won't suffer at Citi Field.
Tony Clark said he's "blown away" that he is the first former major leaguer to become head of the baseball players' union.
Tampa Bay sent minor league pitcher Justin Choate and a player to be named to the Diamondbacks. Arizona dealt left-hander David Holmberg to Cincinnati.
Here is one guy's attempt at coming up with something for every team, as in the spirit of the holiday, we should all be thankful.
The Nationals made a minor move to bolster their pitching depth on Tuesday, re-signing veteran right-hander Chris Young to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Scott Boras had some words for the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, and they were far from kind. And he also backed the Tampa Bay Rays' desire for a new ballpark.
Marlon Byrd moved across Pennsylvania to Philadelphia.
Marlon Byrd cashed in on his comeback season.
Home plate collisions could become a thing of the past, along with blown calls on the bases.
Get ready for expanded instant replay for umpires' calls next year. Major League Baseball says it's virtually certain all the new systems will be in place for opening day.
Marlon Byrd is on the verge of cashing in on his rebound season.