Giants will go as far as Buster Posey carries them (Yahoo! Sports)

San Francisco can reclaim the NL West after a torturous season in which everything went wrong.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on January 30, 2012

Sandy Alderson kidding us, himself about Dominican fraud (Yahoo! Sports)

Leo Nuñez of the Miami Marlins is actually Juan Carlos Oviedo, and a year older than we thought. Fausto Carmona of the Cleveland Indians is really Roberto Hernandez Heredia — and three years older. Who will be the next Major … Continue reading →

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on January 29, 2012

Yankees Hot Stove is Boiling Over: A Fan’s View (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

With the signing of Prince Fielder’s contract, the one almost as big as he is, there’s not much else to analyze before teams gather their belongings and sojourn to Florida and Arizona, where the beginning of an eight-month journey toward the end of another baseball season…

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on January 27, 2012

Tuiasosopo agrees to minor league deal with Mets (AP)

Infielder Matt Tuiasosopo, whose father and brother played in the NFL, has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. The 25-year-old hit .226 with 14 homers and 77 RBIs in 439 at-bats last season with Seattle’s Triple-A Tacoma farm team. He has a .176 average with five homers and 15 RBIs with the Mariners from 2008-10.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on January 27, 2012

Mets seeking lefty outfielder ()

The New York Mets have a troubling financial situation, mostly thanks to the fact that owner Fred Wilpon was grossly swindled by his old pal Bernie Madoff. That hasn’t given them any room to seriously go after any kind of big-dollar free agents, including their former shortstop Jose Reyes, who is now, of course, with the division rival Miami Marlins.
ESPN has it that the team is on the hunt right now , though, as the free-agent marketplace starts to dry up (and the dollar requirements start to fall) for a left-handed hitting outfielder.
The team is monitoring the situation of such folks as Johnny Damon, Raul Ibanez, Kosuke Fukudome, Rick Ankiel, and Juan Pierre, the site notes.
So far in 2012 , the Mets have signed six free agents: shortstops Ronny Cedeno, Sean Kazman, and Omar Quintanilla, pitchers Miguel Batista and Fernando Cabrera, and right fielder Scott Hairston.
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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on January 27, 2012

John Franco to Be Inducted into New York Mets Hall of Fame: Fan Reaction (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

Congratulations, John! The New York Mets announced on Thursday, January 25, that John Franco, the team’s all-time saves leader with 276, will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in a ceremony to take place Sunday, June 3, prior to the team’s game against the St.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on January 27, 2012

MLB roundup: Fielder introduced as a Tiger (Yahoo! Sports)

Prince Fielder never thought it could happen, but it did. The Prince appeared at a Comerica Park news conference to announce his $214 million, nine-year contract, the fourth-largest deal in baseball history. “It’s awesome,” Fielder said.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on January 26, 2012

Three Restaurants to Visit While in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for Spring Training (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

It might be cold in New York, but when the Mets arrive in Port St. Lucia, Fla., for spring training, things will start to heat up. Traveling to watch the New York Mets prepare for the 2012 MLB season could be a blast, and after a day at the ballpark, you might be famished.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on January 26, 2012

Mets could see record payroll drop (Yahoo! Sports)

The New York Mets, once of baseball’s free-spending, big-market teams, could wind up with the largest one-year payroll trimming in Major League Baseball history, according to an ESPN.com report. General manager Sandy Alderson told the web site that the team lost $70 million…

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on January 26, 2012

John Franco to join New York Mets Hall of Fame (AP)

Closer John Franco will be inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame before the June 3 game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Franco saved a Mets-record 276 games from 1990-04 and finished with 424 saves overall, the most by a left-hander. He becomes the 26th member of the Mets’ Hall and the first to join since Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and former general manager Frank…

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on January 26, 2012