Mets move in fences at Citi Field for 2nd time (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets are moving their fences in at Citi Field for the second time.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm



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Indians sign pair of pitchers (The Associated Press)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have signed free agent pitchers Shaun Marcum and Dustin Molleken to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to training camp.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 18, 2014 at 12:15 pm



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Jason Heyward deal a classic baseball trade that makes sense for both clubs (Yahoo Sports)

The Braves are re-evaluating their place in the NL East, while the Cardinals are focused on winning it all.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm



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Terry Collins thinks Mets will make playoffs in 2015 (Big League Stew)

It's November, which means optimism is running wild around Major League Baseball. Yes, that even includes the New York Mets camp. Despite six straight losing seasons, there's a real feeling within the organization that they've finally turned the corner after winning 79 games and tying for second place in the NL East in 2014. A feeling manager Terry Collins is so confident about, he's already planning on playing games beyond the first weekend in October next season. From the New York Daily News:   “We should be playing in October,” the manager said this week, not referring to the four regular-season October games the Mets have in 2015. “Our young guys are starting to grow, with the addition of some offense, and ... we’re not done. I don’t think (GM) Sandy (Alderson) by any means (is done)... we’re going to make some more moves before spring training starts,” Collins said. “I think 2015 is going to be a good year for us.” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson pulled off the first stunning move of the offseason, signing Michael Cuddyer to a two-year, $21 million deal on Nov. 10. Committing that money to a 35-year-old outfielder - and giving up a draft pick for a qualifying free agent - was a clear indication Alderson and company feel they're just a few pieces away from contending in the short term. Where they look next for offensive help will be interesting to see. They're rumored to be seeking a trade for a proven shortstop, with names like Troy Tulowitzki and Alexei Ramirez being connected. New York already has a pair of offensive cornerstones locked in at the corners with All-Star David Wright at third and Lucas Duda emerging at first base. Of course, it's New York's strong core of young pitching that really has people excited. Jacob deGrom moved to the head of that class by earning NL Rookie of the Year honors in 2014. Zack Wheeler, 24, is another young arm who performed well in his first full season, posting a 3.54 ERA. They also fully expect to get a healthy Matt Harvey back following Tommy John surgery in October 2013. That trio, along with veterans Bartolo Colon and Dillon Gee, makes for a respectable rotation. You read Collins' comments and your instinct might be to shrug them off. However, New York may be positioned as well as anyone to take the next step toward 85-90 wins. They aren't there quite yet. Not with the Washington Nationals holding firm atop the division, the Atlanta Braves still hanging around, and the Miami Marlins improving. But another big move, or two, may be all that's needed. Indeed, optimism abounds. And that's why we so enjoy the game of baseball.  More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: - - - - - - - Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm



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MLB concerns grow after Taveras’ death (The Associated Press)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- In the last hours of St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras' life, a video posted to social media shows him behind the wheel of a flashy new car, grinning alongside his girlfriend.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 14, 2014 at 4:15 pm



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MLB concerns grow after Taveras’ death (The Associated Press)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- In the last hours of St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras' life, a video posted to social media shows him behind the wheel of a flashy new car, grinning alongside his girlfriend.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm



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Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Everyone expected Clayton Kershaw to pitch a shutout, and he did - a unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young Award.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 12, 2014 at 7:13 pm



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Carter, Herrera, Mejia eligible for arbitration (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Houston designated hitter Chris Carter, Kansas City reliever Kelvin Herrera and New York Mets closer Jennry Mejia are among 26 players with less than three years of major league service who have qualified for salary arbitration.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 12, 2014 at 12:15 pm



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Tigers GM says signing Martinez is top priority (The Associated Press)

PHOENIX (AP) -- Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski says the Tigers' top priority is re-signing Victor Martinez now that the slugger is a free agent after declining the team's qualifying offer.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 11, 2014 at 6:53 pm



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Cuddyer eager to team up with pal Wright on Mets (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Cuddyer frequently hears from longtime pal David Wright in the offseason, often about potential trades in their fantasy football leagues.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 11, 2014 at 4:13 pm



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