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Hartnett: A-Rod Could Have Been King, Instead Leaves Behind Shattered Legacy

No one is shedding a tear for A-Rod. Whether he misses 150 games or two seasons, engages himself in a long, bitter legal fight or finds himself with a Pete Rose-like lifetime ban, it doesn’t matter. His reputation cannot be restored.


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Ex-Mets GM: Mike Piazza Hall Of Fame Snub ‘A Travesty’

The BBWAA made its statement loud and clear Wednesday: suspicion reigns for baseball’s best from the Steroids Era. Including Mike Piazza.


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Forget ’11? Introduction Thursday For Boston’s Bobby Valentine

Yankees fans, you’ll have to get used to rooting against Bobby Valentine yet again.


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Bobby Valentine Gets ‘Terrific’ Endorsement From Ex-Mets GM Steve Phillips

When Terry Francona left the Red Sox, he said they needed “a new voice” in the manager’s office. Well, they’ve certainly chosen a brash one. Right, Mets fans?


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Bobby Valentine Could Soon Be Yankees’ New Bane In Boston

For the first time since before the 2004 season, the Yankees are without a nemesis at the helm in Boston. Enter former Mets manager Bobby Valentine?


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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.


Frank Cashen (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Steve Phillips (Jamie Squire/Allsport/Getty Images), and Omar Minaya (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Schwei By The Numbers: Climbing The Charts

Omar Minaya is fast approaching a milestone as the Mets’ chief baseball decision-maker; the second-longest tenure in that position in club history.