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Ichiro Suzuki #51 of Japan holds up the championship trophy with his team after defeating Korea during the finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Japan Going For 3rd WBC Title In A Row; Can Team USA Stop Them?

They’ll play in the Far East and the Far West — and in the Caribbean, too. Wherever they are, Miguel Cabrera and R.A. Dickey and dozens of All-Stars in the World Baseball Classic know the team to beat: two-time WBC winner Japan.

02/28/2013

Johan Santana (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Jonathon Niese (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images), Shaun Marcum (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images) and Matt Harvey  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Without Dickey, Mets’ Rotation Will Be Depended Upon To Deliver Innings, Wins

Coming off their fourth straight losing season, the Mets enter spring training with a projected rotation of Johan Santana, Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey and Dillon Gee, a quintet that combined to go 35-34 with a 3.26 ERA last season.

02/14/2013

Shaun Marcum (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Coleman: Healthy Marcum Ready To Make Impact In Mets’ Rotation

Marcum officially signed with the Mets on Wednesday and is healthy and ready to go. Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi drafted Marcum when he was Toronto’s GM back in 2003, and Marcum saw the Mets as a good fit for himself some 10 years later.

01/31/2013

Shaun Marcum (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Mets’ Marcum Says Replacing R.A. Dickey A Team Effort

Despite the possible pressure of being seen as Dickey’s replacement, Marcum felt comfortable coming to New York thanks to a couple of familiar faces.

01/31/2013

Zack Wheeler (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Trio Of Mets Crack Top 30 In MLB’s Prospect Rankings

The Amazin’s have three players on MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospect List, each ranking in the top 30. Most notably are catcher Travis d’Arnaud (ranked sixth) — who was snatched up in the R.A. Dickey deal — and Zack Wheeler (ranked eighth).

01/30/2013

Andy Pettitte (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Andy Pettitte Decides To Pass On Participating In World Baseball Classic

Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte will not pitch for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed.

01/29/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees GM: There’s A ‘Chance’ A-Rod Could Miss 2013 Season

“Yeah,” Cashman replied when asked if there was a chance that A-Rod could miss the entire season. “I think because (of) the serious nature of the surgery and the condition that he’s trying to recover from, you know, there is that chance.”

01/25/2013

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Alderson On Offseason: ‘It’s An Incomplete, But There’s Still Time In The Semester’

“There are a number of things that we’re currently involved in pursuing, and we’re hopeful that we’ll have some additions before spring training starts,” AIderson said. “I expect that we will have some additions.”

01/17/2013

David Wright (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images) and Mark Teixeira (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Teixeira, Wright Highlight Team USA’s Star-Studded Roster; Pettitte To Pass On WBC

Team USA released its provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic on Thursday, and both New York baseball teams will be represented. First baseman Mark Teixeira is the only Yankee on the roster, and David Wright is the only Met.

01/17/2013

R.A. Dickey and David Wright (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Report: Dickey, Wright, Pettitte, Teixeira On Team USA Roster For WBC

R.A. Dickey will join forces with David Wright one more time as they team-up to take on the world at the 2013 World Baseball Classic in March.

01/13/2013

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Blue Jays GM: R.A. Dickey Didn’t Get ‘The Respect He Deserved’

New Toronto ace R.A. Dickey said Tuesday he’s thrilled to join a team that’s “all in” to win the World Series and thankful the Mets did not meet his contract demands.

01/09/2013

Carl Pavano (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Mets, Right-Hander Carl Pavano Have ‘Mutual Interest’; Talks Are ‘Very Preliminary’

Right-hander Carl Pavano — who is no stranger to the Big Apple — is on the Mets’ radar. The 36-year-old’s agent told the Newark Star Ledger that there is “mutual interest” between both sides. However, talks are “very preliminary,” the newspaper reported.

01/07/2013

Owner Fred Wilpon (L) and his son, Jeff Wilpon, of the Mets (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Report: Mets Owners Refinance $450 Million In Loans, Gain Some Financial Relief

According to the New York Post, owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz have refinanced $450 million in loans that were borrowed against SportsNet New York, the cable network which airs the vast majority of Mets game throughout the season.

01/03/2013

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Coutinho: The Mets Are On The Rise, And The First Steps Will Take Place In 2013

I am not promising a World Series or even a playoff appearance in 2013, but this team is on the rise and will make you proud in the coming years. And the first steps toward that journey will take place in 2013.

01/02/2013

Manager Joe Girardi and GM Brian Cashman of the Yankees. (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hartnett: 2013 Brings Uncertainty For Aging Yankees

2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.

01/01/2013

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