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Topic - New York Mets
Curtis Granderson is heading across town, where the New York Mets hope his home run swing won't suffer at Citi Field.
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.
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.
Tony Clark said he's "blown away" that he is the first former major leaguer to become head of the baseball players' union.
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.
Baseball's annual gathering of general managers began Monday when $14.1 million qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams, a group that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.
Dave Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Billy Martin and Ted Simmons also are held over from the 2010 expansion era committee ballot, while Dave Parker and Dan Quisenberry have been added. Vida Blue, Ron Guidry, Al Oliver and Rusty Staub have been dropped.
For one night, the sports spotlight shined on St. Louis. It ended in a double disappointment.