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Mets To Trade NL Cy Young Award Winner

Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey could be leaving the New York Mets. A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Dickey and the Blue Jays have agreed on a new contract, clearing the way for the Mets to trade him to Toronto. The Mets would get prized catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud as the centerpiece of the multiplayer swap.

HEADLINES: Ex-Blazer Roy Not Thinking Retirement, Josh Hamilton Signs With Halos

FORMER BLAZER ROY NOT CONSIDERING RETIREMENT Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Brandon Roy says he never considered retirement after his latest operation. Roy was back at practice on a limited, non-contact basis with the Wolves on Thursday, almost one month after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.Read More »

Mariners Sign Free Agent Outfielder

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th December SportsMajor League BaseballSeattle Mariner
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Jason Bay has reached a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because there was no announcement by the team. The 34-year-old Bay is hoping to resurrect his career with the Mariners after three disappointing and injury-plagued seasons wRead More »

Historical Baseball Figure Dies

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th November SportsMajor League BaseballMarvin Miller
Marvin Miller, one of the most powerful men in the history of American sports, has died. As the leader of the baseball players union he revolutionized not only baseball but all of sports.Read More »

Major League Baseball Preview

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th October SportsMajor League Baseballplayoff preview
The San Francisco Giants have to figure out a way to win on their own field if they want to play in the World Series. The NL West champions dropped a 6-4 decision to the St. Louis Cardinals in last night's NLCS opener and are now 0-3 at home this postseason. The Giants also have to find a way to cool off Carlos Beltran, who belted his third home run of the playoffs in Game 1.Read More »

Unlikely Stars Shine In Baseball Postseason

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th October SportsMajor League Baseball
Quintin Berry lifted the Detroit Tigers with his speed. Miguel Gonzalez pitched a gem for the Baltimore Orioles. The Oakland Athletics used a reliever who was once a first baseman. The St. Louis Cardinals got a boost from a couple unheralded middle infielders. Throughout the first week of the postseason, unknowns and journeymen have enjoyed moments in the spotlight.Read More »

Preview: Busy Day Of Baseball

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th October SportsMajor League Baseballplayoff preview
All eight teams vying for advancement in the playoffs are in action today. There are two day games and two this evening. First up, in Washington, D.C., the National League East champion Nationals are enjoying their first-ever home playoff game. The Nats and Cardinals are tied at 1-1 after splitting the opening games of the best of five series in St. Louis.Read More »

Baseball Playoff Preview

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th October SportsMajor League Baseball
The Reds and Giants are first up on today's two-game postseason baseball schedule (2:37 p.m. Pacific). Cincinnati goes for a sweep on its home field after winning the opening two games of the best-of-five NL Division Series in San Francisco. The NL Central champions hand the ball to Homer Bailey.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Tigers Pitcher Sets Record for Consecutive Strikeouts

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th September SportsMajor League Baseballsports records
Tigers right-hander Doug Fister has struck out an American League-record nine batters in a row in Thursday's game against Kansas City. Fister struck out the last Royals hitter of the fourth inning, and his streak didn't end until Salvador Perez hit a routine grounder to the shortstop on a 1-2 pitch in the seventh - bringing out an audible groan from the Detroit crowd, which had become moRead More »

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