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Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies is tagged out during a home-plate collision with Dioner Navarro of the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Yer Out! MLB Plans To Ban Home Plate Collisions

Major League Baseball said Wednesday it intends to eliminate home plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. Not everyone is pleased.

12/12/2013

Jeff Wilpon (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Are The Mets Ready To Contend? Wilpon Says ‘We’re Still Building’

“I think we’re still building,” Wilpon said. “I mean, we’d like to win next season, of course. I know everybody feels it’s slow in coming, but these things sometimes take a little bit of time.”

12/11/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cashman: If I Were Cano, I Also Would Have Taken Seattle’s Offer

“If the numbers are right, he had 240 million reasons why he should go to Seattle,” Cashman said poolside at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel on Tuesday. “If I was him, I would’ve done the same thing.”

12/11/2013

Brian Cashman (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny At Winter Meetings: Brian Cashman Outlines His Plan

The Yanks are still looking for a second baseman/third baseman type and are trying to bring the lineup “back to the top two or three offenses in the game. We need more work there.”

12/10/2013

Curtis Granderson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Curtis Granderson: I’ve Heard ‘True New Yorkers Are Mets Fans’

“A lot of the people I’ve met in New York have always said that true New Yorkers are Mets fans,” Granderson said. “So I’m excited to get a chance to see them all out there.”

12/10/2013

Brett Gardner (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Sweeny At Winter Meetings: Should Yankees Trade Gardner?

Several people from other teams I’ve spoken to think the Yankees need Brett Gardner as insurance for an older and injury-prone outfield.

12/10/2013

Joe Torre at Yankees Old Timers' Day in 2011. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa Headed To Hall Of Fame

“I got choked up real quick,” Torre, who won four World Series titles managing the Yankees, said on WFAN radio Monday. “It’s something I’m sort of in a daze right now about.”

12/09/2013

Brett Gardner  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Reports: Yankees Could Trade Brett Gardner Or Ichiro Suzuki This Week

With the additions of Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury, the Yankees have a surplus of outfielders. So could a trade be in the works?

12/09/2013

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Pitching-Hungry Mets Meet With Bartolo Colon’s Agent

The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.

12/09/2013

Roy Halladay (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

2-Time Cy Young Award Winner Roy Halladay Retires After 16 Seasons

The 36-year-old right-hander signed a one-day contract Monday to retire as a member of the Blue Jays, where he spent the first 12 years of his career. He made the announcement at a news conference at the Winter Meetings in Orlando.

12/09/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: How Is The Market Shaping Up For Robinson Cano?

Is there a market for Robinson Cano beyond the New York Yankees? That is what we hope to learn at the Winter Meetings next week in Orlando.

12/03/2013

(credit: Twitter/@Mets)

Wright On! With New Contract, Mets Star Eyeing Championship

David Wright is here to stay, and he has great expectations for a Mets team that has struggled for respectability in recent years.

12/05/2012

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

Jeff Wilpon: Mets Owners Expand Budget, Give Alderson ‘Some Flexibility’

Though it hasn’t been a home-run offseason, Mets fans have certainly had some cause to celebrate. And for now some more good new$.

12/05/2012

Eric Chavez  (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images), Jeff Keppinger (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Options Dwindling: Chavez To Diamondbacks, Keppinger To White Sox

The Yankees need someone to step in at third base for Alex Rodriguez. But it won’t be familiar face Eric Chavez. Jeff Keppinger? He’s off the table, too.

12/05/2012

Curtis Granderson (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees ‘Quietly Shopping’ Granderson; More Mo In 2014?

The Yankees picked up the final year of Curtis Granderson’s contract this offseason. But will the Grandy Man be picking up his paychecks in the Bronx?

12/05/2012

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