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Ike Davis and David Wright of the New York Mets. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Coutinho: A Big Early Season Road Trip For The Mets

The Mets’ six-game road trip will be a test of their character and could define their season.


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Coutinho: Keep It In Perspective, Mets Fans

Rich Coutinho urges Mets fans to keep things in perspective as the Mets prepare to finish their divisional stretch.


R.A. Dickey #43 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 13, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets won 5-2. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Coutinho: For The Mets, A Big Early Season Win

Not many Mets fans thought they would be 5-2 after seven games with a win over Cliff Lee highlighting the season’s first week. It sounds cliché but that is why we play the games.


Jason Bay

Bay Watch Ends: Outfielder’s Homer Helps Mets Past Phillies

R.A. Dickey threw seven sharp innings, Jason Bay hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Friday night.


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Coutinho: Mets Face Early-Season Test In Philadelphia

Coming off two lackluster games offensively, the Mets will need a big series from the middle of the lineup, with or without David Wright.


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Vance Worley Worthy Of Recognition As Part Of Phillies’ Vaunted Rotation

Vance Worley might remain in the shadows of the Big Three, but if he can continue his success, it’s doubtful that either he or the Phillies will mind.


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Keidel: Us, Evil Empire? And You? When Yankees Hating Becomes Insincere

Go ahead, hate us. You’ll find a Yankees fan unfazed by the vitriol. In fact, he or she may even invite you to squat on the bandwagon, take the pinstripes for a spin.


Hideki Matsui and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees celebrate after their 7-3 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Hideki Matsui And Yankees A Likely Match

Since trading away Jesus Montero, the Yankees need to acquire an additional DH. Hideki Matsui could fill that role and bring some clutch back to the Yankees.


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Hartnett: Yankees Right To ‘Play It Cool’ With C.J. Wilson

C.J. Wilson may be the most talented starter on the free agent market but the Yankees should turn to other targets if his salary demands are too high.


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Hartnett: CC Sabathia Proves Once Again He’s ‘The Anti A-Rod’

By agreeing to an extension without opting out, CC Sabathia again demonstrated why he’ll be remembered as a beloved Yankee and not a mercenary — like Alex Rodriguez.


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Sweeny Says: Yankees Must Keep CC Sabathia

Assuming he exercises his opt-out clause, can the Yankees afford to re-sign CC Sabathia? The better question is: can they afford not to?


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Keidel: Girardi Is No Ordinary Joe

Managing the Yankees is a thankless job because most of you reasonably assert that if you toss $200 million against the wall, something must stick. And no one will feel sorry for a squad that can flex its checkbook and buy the best players.


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Keidel: Pinstripe Pride

If it’s possible, if you can see over the pyramid of cash and the titanic $200 million payroll, the Yankees were overlooked this year, the presumed bridesmaids in the AL East.


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Dillon Gee: Phillies’ Rout Of Mets ‘Probably The Worst Game Of My Life’

Dillon Gee’s impressive start seems a long way back. Gee gave up eight runs and seven hits in 3 2-3 innings against the Phillies on Monday, increasing his ERA from 3.92 to 4.37.


Cliff Lee

Nightmare Night In Philly For Gee, Mets

Cliff Lee threw seven sharp innings, John Mayberry Jr. and Hunter Pence each hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 10-0 Monday night.