Angel Pagan

Jason Grilli #39 of the Atlanta Braves. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

First Week Of The Season Always Means Change For Your MLB Fantasy Roster

Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.


Giants Vs. Tigers: Five Things You Didn’t Know From Game 2 Of The World Series

Another game of the World Series is in the books, and more unpredictable action has taken place. After the Giants earned an improbable win in Game 1, they extended their series lead with a Game 2 victory. Here are five things you didn’t know about the game.


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Mike Baxter Assumes Leadoff Spot As Torres Gets Much-Needed Night Off

Center fielder Andres Torres will get the night off on Tuesday night in the Mets’ contest against the Pirates, and no, Kirk Nieuwenhuis won’t take his place at the top spot of the order. The leadoff hitter will be … wait for it … Mike Baxter!


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Pagan Homers In Return To Citi Field, Giants Top Mets In 10

Hector Sanchez hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning off Frank Francisco, and the San Francisco Giants came back after blowing the lead in the ninth and just hung on to beat the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night.


Andres Torres rounds the bases on Opening Day. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Mets’ Andres Torres Re-Injures Left Calf, Heads To Disabled List

New Mets center fielder Andres Torres is headed to the disabled list and back to the team’s spring training facility in Florida after re-injuring his left calf on Thursday in New York’s season-opening 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.


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New Center Fielder Andres Torres Keeps The Faith, Says Mets ‘Can Win’

Keeping the 2012 Mets in contention? Now there’s a tall order for New York’s new center fielder.


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Keefe To The City: Mets Make Moves To Salvage Mess

The Mets responded to the departure of Jose Reyes with a busy Tuesday night in which they traded Angel Pagan and signed a pair of free agents. Rich Coutinho joined Neil Keefe for an epic email discussion to talk about the moves and to try and make sense out of the crazy week for the Mets.


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Mets’ Collins: Alderson ‘Rebuilt Our Bullpen In One Day’

Walking across the hotel lobby, Mets manager Terry Collins smiled. “Good, solid arms,” he said. “We’ve got some depth now.”


Jon Rauch (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images) and Frank Francisco (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) will anchor the back end of the Mets' bullpen.

Coleman: 2 Big Arms Shore Up Mets’ Biggest Need

It didn’t take long. After enduring heavy criticism for letting Jose Reyes escape, the Mets moved swiftly and decisively on Tuesday night.


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Coutinho: Make No Mistake About It, Mets Have New And Improved Bullpen

Clearly there is still much work to do, but Sandy Alderson gets rave reviews on a night in which he both reshaped and strengthened the Mets’ bullpen.


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Sweeny: Alderson Rings Changes While Cashman Waits

Sandy Alderson didn’t tip his hand that he was onto some big moves when he spoke to reporters Tuesday afternoon, but he got quite busy a few hours later acquiring three relievers and a new center fielder.


Angel Pagan

AP: Mets Trade Pagan To Giants, Sign 2 Relievers

People familiar with the deals say the New York Mets have made a series of transactions, trading center fielder Angel Pagan to San Francisco and signing free-agent relievers Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch.


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Mets’ Alderson: No Plans To Trade David Wright

Mets GM Sandy Alderson is hardly shocked that Jose Reyes is leaving. But with one homegrown star gone, what happens to the other?


Jose Reyes

Coleman’s Corner: Breaking Down Mets Free Agent Options

Ed Coleman discusses the Mets’ chances of holding onto Jose Reyes and various free agent options for the Amazins.


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Coutinho Memo To Mets: Play With Some Pride

I have sat and watched the Mets the past week and – for the first time this season – it seems the effort is not there and it is sad to see.