Atlanta Braves: Should Greg Maddux Be First Unanimous Hall of Famer? (Yahoo Contributor Network)

The New York Mets' Tom Seaver holds the record for being the player with the highest percentage of hall of fame votes at 98.84 percent, or 425 of the 430 ballots cast. In 2014, the Hall of Fame will welcome one of its most prestigious classes in history when the Atlanta Braves will likely send Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox to Cooperstown. But Maddux was different. In this prime, Maddux was downright filthy.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 29, 2013

Why every MLB team should be thankful this Thanksgiving (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)

Some Major League Baseball franchises are more fortunate than others, that's just the way it is. Some teams will celebrate this year's Thanksgiving holiday with a lot more to be thankful for.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 27, 2013

Angels, RHP Joe Smith complete $15.75M, 3-yr deal (The Associated Press)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Joe Smith and the Los Angeles Angels have completed a $15.75 million, three-year contract.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 27, 2013

Chris Young, Mets complete $7.25 million deal (The Associated Press)

Chris Young thinks he's a New York kind of guy. So when the Mets approached his representative shortly after the start of free agency, the 30-year-old outfielder was eager to reach a deal rather than test the market. ''It did give a peace of mind that I was looking for,'' Young said Tuesday after completing a $7.25 million, one-year contract with New York. Mets captain David Wright and manager Terry Collins helped recruit him.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 26, 2013

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas headline Hall of Fame ballot (The SportsXchange)

Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, each a 300-game winner, and first baseman-designated hitter Frank Thomas are among 19 new candidates on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot that is being mailed this week to more than 600 voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America They join 17 holdovers from the 2013 balloting that failed to produce a winning candidate for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time since 1996. The holdovers include a collection of steroid-tainted players -- Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Results will be announced Jan. 8 and inductions held July 24 at Cooperstown.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 26, 2013

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 26, 2013

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

Nov 25 (The Sports Xchange) - The Oakland A's will remain at O.co Coliseum for at least two more years under a proposed lease extension that was expected to be approved Monday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. That would eliminate the possibility of the A's playing their 2014 home games at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Major League Baseball threatened to use its anti-trust exemption powers to force the Giants to share AT&T Park with the A's in the event an agreement with the Coliseum board is not reached. - - The A's acquired left-handed relief pitcher Fernando Abad from the Washington Nationals in exchange for minor league outfielder John Wooten.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 25, 2013

Mariners name new coaching staff (The SportsXchange)

The Seattle Mariners announced their coaching staff Monday under new manager Lloyd McClendon.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 25, 2013

Matt Harvey, David Wright and other New York Mets sing in cringeworthy holiday video (Big League Stew)

Your browser does not support iframes. Our theory about why the New York Mets released a holiday video with its players singing "Sleigh Bells?" Whatever moves the team makes this winter won't look as bad as this. The 54-second long video — in which Matt Harvey, David Wright and a few other Mets butcher a Christmas classic — is as cringe-worthy as the annual Kardashian Christmas card . About as stiff too. As bad as it is, though, we can't stop watching it. In fact, we've watched the Mets holiday video enough to have decided the five most wonderful things about it: 1. The jolliness of Justin Turner Seriously, this guy was just so into it. We wonder if he still believes in Santa. 2. David Wright's eyebrows Woah there. Next time he breaks a bat, he can peel one of those suckers off his face and swing it. 3. Matt Harvey legit wanting to impress us with his vocal talents Is Matt Harvey going to release an album during his Tommy John rehab? He sounded like he was trying out for "The Voice" when we brought that bassy twang to the party. 4. Dillon Gee carrying this thing Dillon Gee gives us some shoulder swaying and he has the longest part of the song, so he's obviously the workhorse here. How long before he gets fed up and tries to go solo? Here's hoping he calls himself Gee-Funk and it happens tomorrow. 5. Travis d'Arnaud is dead inside He may have been steering the reindeer than ran over Grandma. - - - - - - - Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @MikeOz

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 25, 2013

Chris Young Signing Continues Old Worries for New York Mets Fans (Yahoo Contributor Network)

COMMENTARY | Perhaps the best thing that can be said of the New York Mets' first significant signing of the 2013 offseason is that if it doesn't pan out, the deal won't last very long. Desperately needing some outfield upgrades, the Mets turned to free agent Chris Young on Friday, November 22. Young Is a Good Outfielder, But the Mets Need Offense A very good defensive player with impressive speed, Young will certainly improve New York's outfield.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - MLB - New York Mets News on November 25, 2013