New York Rangers reveal 2018 Winter Classic jerseys (Photos)

The Buffalo Sabres already revealed their look for the 2018 Winter Classic earlier this week, and on Friday the New York Rangers gave us our first look at what their uniforms will look like for the Jan. 1 game to be played at Citi Field in New York. The 2018 Winter Classic is scheduled for a 1 p.m. ET faceoff at Citi Field in New York, the home of the New York Mets.

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This post was written by NBC Sports on November 24, 2017

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Should Mets consider a reunion with Neil Walker?

The Mets' infield holes are glaring and while much of the second base buzz early in the offseason has centered on the trade block, they will also be considering a number of available free agents, though the market is relatively weak at this position. Generally considered the top second baseman available, Neil Walker remains an intriguing reunion possibility the Mets will be looking at. Walker put up strong numbers in his year and a half in a Mets uniform, with a .275/.344/.462 slash line with 33 home runs across 186 games. These represented improvements from his production with the Pirates as well as improvements on the production provided to the Mets by his predecessor (back when Daniel Murphy

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This post was written by SNY on November 24, 2017

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Blevins believes in the Mets, excited to get to work with Callaway

Jerry Blevins and his teammates hoped to win a World Series in 2018 even before the team replaced manager Terry Collins with Mickey Callaway and a new coaching staff. "We still have great talent," Blevins told SiriusXM's The Leadoff Spot on MLB Network Radio. "We still feel strongly as an organization that we can put forth a championship caliber team." That said, Blevins is looking forward to working with a manager that was once a pitcher, which is something he's never experienced before in his career. "I'm excited to get to work and see what these guys bring to the table," he added. Blevins could have been a free agent this winter. However, in early October, the Mets picked up his one-year,

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This post was written by SNY on November 22, 2017

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Lowdown: Here Comes Otani

Negotiations lingered well beyond Monday night's deadline, but by the time the dust settled on Tuesday, an agreement had finally been reached that paves the way for Japanese sensation Shohei Otani to make his way stateside this offseason. MLB and its Players Association settled on using the existing NPB posting system this year, so $20 million is all it will take for the rights to bring Otani aboard on a minor-league deal. In Japan, Otani starred on the mound and at the plate.

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This post was written by Rotoworld on November 22, 2017

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Should the Mets trade for Ian Kinsler?

The Mets had preliminary trade talks with the Detroit Tigers regarding second baseman Ian Kinsler, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported late Monday. According to the NY Post's Mike Puma, while the Mets have discussed acquiring Kinsler, they are also considering other options in their effort to acquire a second baseman. The Tigers have reportedly also been in talks to send Kinsler to the Angels. Morosi's report could mean the Mets have a fair and open shot at Kinsler. But, it could also mean talks between the Angels and Tigers have stalled and, by leaking Alderson's interest to Morosi, Detroit is hoping the Angels add one final piece to their offer to get a deal done. In regards to Kinsler as a player,

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This post was written by SNY on November 22, 2017

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Are the Mets better off trading Matt Harvey, signing Lance Lynn?

To be successful again, Matt Harvey must shed his past, move on from the Dark Knight persona and adjust to being the best pitcher he's currently capable of being, Mets manager Mickey Callaway told SNY during an interview on Mets Hot Stove earlier this month. "I think that's the key, to make sure you're not trying to get him back to anything," Callaway explained. "You want to get the most potential out of who he is today. ... We don't need the Dark Knight, we need Harvey to be Harvey on a daily basis and be comfortable with who he is." Mets GM Sandy Alderson has repeatedly said he expects to tender Harvey a contract for 2018. However, former Mets GM and current SiriusXM host Steve Phillips said

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This post was written by SNY on November 22, 2017

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Should the Mets consider a pursuit of RHP Lance Lynn?

The Mets are in the market for starting pitching and perhaps one of the better bang-for-your-buck options in free agency this year will be Lance Lynn. The towering right-hander is coming off a strong run with the Cardinals and is expected to net a 3-to-4 year deal with an average annual value around $15 million. Lynn was a big question mark going into 2017 after missing all of 2016 due to Tommy John surgery, but he saw great success in his return, putting up a 3.43 ERA over 186 1/3 innings with a 1.229 WHIP. Like most of baseball, he saw his home run numbers rise, but not at an alarming rate. His walks were a bit high, not unusual for a pitcher settling in after a long hiatus, but he showed he

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This post was written by SNY on November 21, 2017

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Mets reportedly have preliminary trade talks with Tigers regarding Kinsler

The Mets had the talent to compete in 2017, but no team could ever overcome the number of games they played this past season without their best players, former Mets manager Terry Collins told WFAN's Mike Francesa this past weekend at an event in New York. "It was hard, Mike, it really got to be tough," Collins admitted. "You can handle it if they're only out two weeks, but they were out four months," he continued. "To ask guys to fill in for the Syndergaards and Harveys it was just a lot to ask. And, we just couldn't bounce back from it. Then when we lost Cespedes for a long time, which is a pretty big whole to fill." Following seven seasons as manager of the Mets, Collins stepped down this past

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This post was written by SNY on November 20, 2017

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Guillorme among four prospects Mets protect from Rule 5 Draft

Mets infielder Luis Guillorme is among four prospects the team added to its 40-man roster to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. The Mets also added RHPs Tyler Bashlor, Gerson Bautista and Corey Oswalt to the 40-man roster, which stands at 39. The team did not protect Jhoan Urena from the Rule 5 Draft, which takes place Dec. 14. Prospects who have been part of a team's organization for five seasons are eligible to be drafted through the Rule 5 process if they are not on the 40-man roster.  Guillorme, 23, is considered the 11th-ranked prospect in the Mets organization, according to MLB.com. He hit .283/.376/.331 with one home run and 43 RBIs in 128 games with Double-A Binghamton last season, his fifth

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This post was written by SNY on November 20, 2017

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Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Johan Santana Among 2018 Hall of Fame Ballot Newcomers

The 2018 Hall of Fame ballot was released by the Baseball Writers Association of America on Monday afternoon and features former All-Star sluggers Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel as well as pitchers Jamie Moyer and Johan Santana among a class of

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This post was written by Sports Illustrated on November 20, 2017

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