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Wilmer Flores (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Tulo Hopes Fading As Mets Appear Content To Stick With Flores

While the baseball landscape changed dramatically at this week’s winter meetings, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made only a pair of small moves.

12/12/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Says A-Rod Not At Spring Training Weight

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Matthew Krause, the team’s strength and conditioning coordinator, visited A-Rod on Wednesday in Miami.

12/11/2014

Joe Girardi calls to the bullpen (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Girardi On WFAN: Yankees In No Rush To Name Closer By Opening Day

Joe Girardi reiterated to Sweeny Murti that he’s “not too worried” about who will take over for David Robertson, if and when the team makes a final decision.

12/10/2014

David Robertson (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Happy With Pen And Pick, Yankees Never Made Offer To David Robertson

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman revealed Tuesday he had no interest in retaining Robertson once New York agreed Friday to a $36 million, four-year deal with Andrew Miller.

12/10/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: Collins’ Future Unfairly Tied To Mets GM’s Actions

After four years of failure, Terry Collins says the time is now to produce. If it doesn’t happen right away, if the Mets break slowly out of the gate, he knows he’ll be gone just as fast.

12/10/2014

Jon Lester (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jon Lester Agrees To 6-Year, $155M Deal With Cubs

Lester’s contract, agreed to on the second day of baseball’s winter meetings, contains an option for 2021 that, if it becomes guaranteed, would make the deal worth $170 million over seven seasons.

12/10/2014

David Robertson (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

David Robertson Agrees To 4-Year, $46M Deal With White Sox

The Yankees had prepared for the possibility of Robertson’s departure by agreeing last week to a $36 million, four-year contract with left-hander Andrew Miller.

12/09/2014

David Robertson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Re-Signing Robertson Would Be Yankees’ Best Move At Winter Meetings

Imagine. Andrew Miller in the seventh, Dellin Betances in the eighth, and David Robertson to close. It’s the type of pen a lot of teams only dream about.

12/08/2014

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Palladino: Alderson, Cashman Have Work Cut Out For Them At Winter Meetings

Both teams have much to do. If they have a successful Winter Meetings, or at least lay the groundwork for some post-meetings deals, then perhaps they can talk about the postseason in a serious manner.

12/05/2014

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Palladino: Count On It — Yankees Will Spend For Talent

Brian Cashman has holes to fill. He doesn’t have the farm talent to fill them all, or leverage for a trade. So that leaves free agency. It’s the Yankees’ way.

11/24/2014

Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

It’s Official: Giancarlo Stanton Signs Record $325M Deal

“He wants to be the man, and he’s good enough to assume that mantle,” Marlins president David Samson said Wednesday.

11/19/2014

Max Scherzer pitches at Yankee Stadium (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Heyman: Yankees Could ‘Revisit’ Plan, Make Run At Scherzer

Though still undecided about pursuing Scherzer, the Yankees could adjust their offseason approach after having “brief contact” with the two-time All-Star’s agent, according to CBS’ Jon Heyman.

11/18/2014

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 25, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Heyman: Marlins, Stanton Agree To Record 13-Year, $325 Million Extension

Heyman reports that the 25-year-old will have both an early opt-out clause and a no-trade provision in his contract.

11/17/2014

Jon Niese reacts after grounding out in the third inning against the Houston Astros on September 26, 2014 (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images); Mets manager Terry Collins (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Report: Niese Dropped F-Bomb On Manager During Final Start; Collins Denies It

Some are wondering why the dugout altercation is becoming an issue now, comparing the situation to R.A. Dickey’s tumultuous final weeks as a member of the Mets in 2012.

11/13/2014

David Robertson (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

David Robertson Reportedly Looking To Match Papelbon’s $50M Deal

The $15.3 million qualifying offer rejected by Robertson would have made him the highest-paid closer in baseball. It appears he’s still aiming for that distinction along with the security of a multi-year deal.

11/13/2014

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