Mets bring in Citi Field fences, eye power surge (AP)

While not exactly tearing down this wall, the New York Mets are putting up a new fence at Citi Field that’s shorter and closer to home plate. In an effort to boost scoring at the pitcher-friendly ballpark, the Mets announced Monday they are cutting the field dimensions by as much as 12 feet next season, lowering the fence height to 8 feet all around and changing the fence color to blue with an…

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After 3 World Series titles, La Russa retires (The Canadian Press)

ST. LOUIS – Tony La Russa waited until after the championship parade and then called a team meeting with his players.

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Mets bring in Citi Field fences, eye power surge (PA SportsTicker)

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

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MLB Roundup: La Russa retires on top (Yahoo! Sports)

La Russa goes out on top Tony La Russa, who ranks third in career victories among major league managers, announced his retirement Monday, three days after his St. Louis Cardinals gave him his third World Series championship. “There isn’t one (factor) that dominates (the…

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Labor talks could impact top free agents (Yahoo! Sports)

Just as the baseball hot stove season began to heat up with questions on where big names like Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Jose Reyes would end up, a report indicated a snag in labor talks might cool things down. The collective bargaining agreement expires on Dec.

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AP source: Yankees make offer to Sabathia (The Canadian Press)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Yankees have made a contract offer to ace CC Sabathia, who has until Monday to decide whether to opt out of the US$92 million and four years remaining on his current deal.

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AP source: Yankees make offer to Sabathia (AP)

The Yankees have made a contract offer to ace CC Sabathia, who has until Monday to decide whether to opt out of the $92 million and four years remaining on his current deal. The offer was made over the weekend, the person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday, speaking on condition of anonymity because no details were announced.

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MLB squad arrives in Taiwan for five-game series (PA SportsTicker)

An All-Star team of major leaguers led by New York Yankees stars Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, less than 48 hours after the St. Louis Cardinals won Game 7 of a scintillating World Series.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 30, 2011

Jailed in Egypt since June, freed New Yorker told Mets won Series (Yahoo! Sports)

Imagine being Ilan Grapel, an Israeli-American law student from Queens, N.Y., and you’ve just been released from jail in Egypt after spending 4 1/2 months locked up on bogus spying charges. You’re not even free 24 hours, standing at a … Continue reading →

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on October 29, 2011

Mets name Tom Goodwin first base coach (AP)

The New York Mets have announced that Tom Goodwin will take over as first base coach. The 43-year-old Goodwin just finished his fourth year with the Red Sox organization and his third as the team’s minor league outfield and base running coordinator. He coached Class A Lowell in 2008, leading the Spinners to a 40-33 record.

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