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The most hyped prospect ever for all 30 MLB teams

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Of course we love Major League Baseball prospects. Maybe it’s not fair that we pay so much attention and make silly comments like comparing a young player to Ken Griffey Jr. or saying this kid throws harder than Nolan Ryan, thus implying he might be the next Nolan Ryan. But......
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Dwight Gooden’s magical Mets debut included awkward security guard confrontation

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Five innings. Three hits. One run, earned. Two walks. Five strikeouts. And one dustup with a security guard. Dwight Gooden’s major league debut, which occurred 36 years ago Tuesday at the (still standing!) Astrodome, didn’t fully prepare us......
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MLB, union focused on plan that could allow season to start as early as May in Arizona

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12:15 AM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May and has the......
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What New York-area sports owners have given to coronavirus fight

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here As the novel coronavirus has wrecked the New York area, sports owners with deep pockets have emerged to help in the fight to battle this deadly pandemic. Here’s a look: James Dolan The Madison Square Garden chairman, who......
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Mets’ Steven Matz donates to coronavirus relief

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here Long Island native Steven Matz lives in Nashville now, but the Mets left-hander remains supportive of New York’s first responders, especially now, with the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the city and surrounding area so hard. On Friday, Matz announced......
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Brodie Van Wagenen bullish on Mets’ rotation despite Noah Syndergaard loss

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here When the Mets added Michael Wacha and Rick Porcello to their rotation in December, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen made a bold proclamation: “I think we’re probably the deepest starting rotation in baseball.” Now that Noah Syndergaard is......
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Sidd Finch April Fools article: 1985 New York Mets prospect

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Jamie Lisanti When readers received the April 1, 1985, issue of Sports Illustrated, they opened the magazine to read an article about a young, unknown New York Mets prospect who could throw a baseball 168 mph. The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch,......
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Ex-Yankee, Met Al Leiter has challenge for MLB in shortened season

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here If there is a baseball season, Al Leiter sees opportunity for those running the game to implement new ideas. Whether that involves an expanded playoff structure, a regular season that stretches through October and World Series games at......
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The biggest one-hit wonders for every National League team

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One of the beautiful aspects about Major League Baseball: Great seasons can come from nowhere. The line between great and mediocre is smaller in baseball than other sports. A few extra strikes a game. A couple of extra swing-and-misses. A few more hits each month or a couple extra home......
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MLB managers on how they’re helping team, family deal with pandemic

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9:30 AM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. Dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic is not only changing the fabric of Major League Baseball, but it’s also redefining the role of major league managers. This global public health crisis has......
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The best pitching performance ever for all 30 teams

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Editor’s note: The original version of this story ran on June 27, 2018. As part of ESPN’s Strikeout Saturday on March 28, 2020, David Schoenfield updated his evaluations, particularly of who’s most likely to beat each team’s best-ever pitching performance. On May 4, 2018 Gerrit Cole pitched one of the......
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Steven Matz reacts to Mets’ life without Noah Syndergaard

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New York Post – For more and to sign up click here It’s anyone’s guess when — or if — baseball will be played this season due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Steven Matz says he believes the Mets will still be able to contend, even after the loss of......
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New York Mets: Team still up for sale amid coronavirus pandemic

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Despite the coronavirus pandemic halting almost all of the sports world—and world at-large—the New York Mets are still up for sale.  According to The Athletic’s Daniel Kaplan, “sports investment bankers say that the team’s adviser, Allen & Co.,......
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Today-would-have-been-Opening Day MLB Power Rankings

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Well, there are no flyovers, no cracks of the bat, no peanuts or Cracker Jack. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be Power Rankings. On what would have been Opening Day, we compile the votes of ESPN’s baseball reporters, writers and editors and unveil our rankings for all 30 teams,......
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The best MLB defensive plays we ever saw

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This was supposed to be opening week, the time when MLB fans everywhere look forward to making a season’s worth of memories. Since we won’t have games to get excited about for a while, we thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane by reliving some......
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The 10 best Home Run Derby performances of all time

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This would have been the opening week for Major League Baseball, but instead we wait for normalcy to return. In the meantime, you can get your baseball fix by checking out some past Home Run Derbies on ESPN2 (March 26, starting at 6 p.m. ET) — you can rewatch all......
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Stars around globe lend support to medical world

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James taped a message of support and gratitude for UCLA health care workers Wednesday, joining a trend of athletes finding ways to support medical staffers on the front lines of the coronavirus. Athletes from around the world, from Pete Alonso to Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Stephen......
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Pete Alonso’s Heartfelt Message to Nurses and Doctors Battling Coronavirus

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTY4MDA3OTYyMDMyNjEyNjI1/pete-alonso-wavejpg.jpg Bill Enright Professional athletes are cheered for and loved by millions of fans around the world. They’re worshipped liked super heroes, called role models and referred to as legends. But as we are seeing now with a global pandemic like the coronavirus virus, the sports world is put on......

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