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Jacob deGrom, Blake Snell voted Cy Young Award winners

Baseball / MLB Nov 15, 2018

Jacob deGrom, Blake Snell voted Cy Young Award winners

After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner. The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, a reward for a historically fruitless season. The right-hander had just 10 victories, the fewest ever by ...

Kazuo Matsui says career with Lions led by destiny

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 28, 2018

Kazuo Matsui says career with Lions led by destiny

Former major leaguer Kazuo Matsui said Thursday he feels "destined" to end his storied career with the Seibu Lions, where he started his professional baseball journey 25 years ago. In a news conference at MetLife Dome to announce his retirement, the 42-year-old player-coach said he ...

Mets give up on hurler Harvey

Baseball / MLB May 5, 2018

Mets give up on hurler Harvey

The New York Mets said nighty-night to the Dark Knight. Matt Harvey, once regarded as a premier pitcher who could have joined Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden among the Mets' greats, refused a minor league assignment and will be designated for assignment Saturday. The 29-year-old lost ...

Bryce Harper shatters bat, powers Nationals past Mets

Baseball / MLB Apr 17, 2018

Bryce Harper shatters bat, powers Nationals past Mets

The shear power of Bryce Harper was startling. The late comeback by the Washington Nationals? Yep, that was shocking, too. Harper hit an eye-popping, broken-bat homer early, then grounded a key single during a six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent the Nationals past ...

Longtime MLB slugger Rusty Staub dies at 73

Baseball / MLB Mar 29, 2018

Longtime MLB slugger Rusty Staub dies at 73

The New York Mets have announced that former slugger Rusty Staub has died at 73. The team said in a statement he died Thursday after an illness in a hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida, hours before the start of the baseball season. A team ...

Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya returning to team

Baseball / MLB Dec 23, 2017

Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya returning to team

Omar Minaya is returning to the New York Mets as a special assistant to Sandy Alderson, who replaced him as general manager after the 2010 season. Minaya was the Mets' senior assistant GM from September 1997 until February 2002, when he joined the Montreal Expos ...