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NY Mets :

  • Lagares named finalist for Gold Glove Award October 24, 2014
    In his second Major League season, the Mets' Juan Lagares was recognized for his defensive prowess Thursday when he was unveiled as a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award among NL center fielders.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Mets tab Long as hitting coach October 24, 2014
    The Mets did not need to look far to find their new hitting coach, taking him from just across town. The team on Thursday announced that recently dismissed Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long will fill that role for them in 2015. Long replaces Lamar Johnson, who took over when the Mets dismissed Dave Hudgens in May.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Mets' Mazzilli motors around basepaths at AFL October 21, 2014
    L.J. Mazzilli, a second baseman in the Mets organization, tripled and scored two runs Monday night in Scottsdale's 7-3 victory over Glendale at the Arizona Fall League.
    Spencer Fordin
  • Sporting News gives deGrom top rookie honors October 20, 2014
    Mets standout Jacob deGrom has been named the National League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News magazine, with the hope of adding the BBWAA's award to his mantel in the coming weeks.
    Joey Nowak
  • Mets' strong crop of shortstop prospects on display at instructs October 17, 2014
    While shortstop has been an unsettled spot in the Mets' lineup in recent years, the club is amassing remarkable depth at the position in the Minor Leagues.
    Teddy Cahill
  • Work begins on right-center-field fence at Citi Field October 15, 2014
    Construction is underway to move portions of Citi Field's outfield fence closer to home plate for the second time in three years. The Mets on Wednesday released pictures of their initial stages of fence reconstruction, revealing a modified wall in right-center field.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Defensive-minded den Dekker an able fourth outfielder October 15, 2014
    Matt den Dekker's offensive contribution will be important to him and the Mets going forward, but his outstanding Gold Glove Award-caliber defense and above-average speed can be the most useful tools on a roster balanced with outfielders who hit for more power.
    Bernie Pleskoff
  • Mets prospect Reynolds breaks AFL tie with HR in extras October 12, 2014
    Matt Reynolds, the Mets' No. 20 prospect, finished the game 3-for-5 with a double and two runs to go with his homer. After starting the Arizona Fall League 0-for-7, the 23-year old shortstop said he has started to feel better.
    Teddy Cahill
  • Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins October 7, 2014
    Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.
    Teddy Cahill
  • Ten finalists named for Frick broadcasting award October 3, 2014
    The 2015 Ford C. Frick Award finalists are Richie Ashburn, Billy Berroa, Rene Cardenas, Dizzy Dean, Dick Enberg, Ernie Johnson Sr., Ralph Kiner, Ned Martin, Joe Nuxhall and Jack Quinlan. The award is presented annually "for excellence in baseball broadcasting" by the Hall of Fame.
    Joey Nowak

NY Yankees:

  • Yanks' Austin starts late rally in Fall League win October 21, 2014
    For six innings Tuesday, Glendale right-handers Francellis Montas and Parker Bridwell silenced Scottsdale's offense. Despite some wildness that led to two runs, the pair held the Scorpions hitless, allowing the Desert Dogs to open a four-run lead.
    Teddy Cahill
  • Sabathia nearly '100 percent,' ready to anchor rotation October 21, 2014
    Three months removed from season-ending right knee surgery, Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia said on Tuesday that he feels "pretty much back to 100 percent" and expects to be ready for a full workload of 32 starts and 200 innings in 2015.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Flying high in AFL, Bird named Player of the Week October 21, 2014
    Up-and-coming Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird was named the Arizona Fall League's Player of the Week, representing the Scottsdale Scorpions, on Monday. In four games, he hit .353, had a .421 on-base percentage, a .706 slugging percentage, a 1.130 OPS, two home runs, five RBIs, a pair of walks and three runs scored.
    Don Ketchum
  • Yankees Arizona Fall League overview October 21, 2014
    The longest stretch of baseball in 2013 first-round Draft pick Aaron Judge's life began when he reported to Yankees Minor League Spring Training in March. He played 131 regular-season games from April through August, then reported to instructional league in September. There's no rest in Judge's immediate future, because he's now in the Ar […]
    Jim Callis
  • Inbox: How will the Yankees upgrade the rotation? October 20, 2014
    Could a top-three free-agent pitcher wind up in pinstripes for 2015? How will Alex Rodriguez perform? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Spring Training schedule features 16 home games October 20, 2014
    The Yankees are scheduled to play their first Spring Training game of 2015 on March 3 against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., and will host Philadelphia the next afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Roberts hangs up spikes after 14 years in Majors October 18, 2014
    Second baseman Brian Roberts is retiring, according to The Baltimore Sun. The 37-year-old Roberts spent 13 of his 14 Major League seasons with the Orioles and played his last year with the Yankees.
    Cash Kruth
  • Yankees begin hitting coach search with Magadan, Davis October 17, 2014
    As the Yankees' professional scouting meetings wrap up this week at Yankee Stadium, the club has started its search for a new hitting coach, setting up interviews with former big leaguers Chili Davis and Dave Magadan about the vacancy.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Pipeline Perspectives: Judge is best of the big men in AFL October 16, 2014
    Aaron Judge didn't have the big season the Tigers' Steven Moya had in '14, but MLB.com's Jim Callis says the Yankees prospect has a brighter future in the big leagues
    Jim Callis
  • Bird displays power, plate vision at all levels October 14, 2014
    Yankees first-base prospect Greg Bird has raised eyebrows with his left-handed power, earning the team's Minor League Player of the Year honor in 2013 and posting strong numbers in '14.
    Bernie Pleskoff

Philadelphia Phillies :

  • Phils re-sign Sizemore to boost outfield depth October 23, 2014
    The Phillies need outfielders, and they believe Grady Sizemore can help in some fashion in 2015. They announced Thursday they have signed him to a one-year, $2 million contract.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Phillies Arizona Fall League overview October 23, 2014
    The switch-hitting Roman Quinn has the chance to be a top-of-the-order catalyst if it all comes together for him. Still only 21, his injury track record hasn't forced him behind the curve just yet. Quinn headlines a class of seven Phillies prospects in the Arizona Fall League.
    Jonathan Mayo
  • Phillies sign right-hander Williams to one-year deal October 21, 2014
    Jerome Williams made enough of a positive impression on the Phillies that they are bringing him back next season. The team announced Tuesday evening that they signed Williams to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, plus performance bonuses.
    Todd Zolecki
  • With team or not, Byrd a key to Phillies' future October 21, 2014
    The Phillies know they must improve their offense, and they'll look specifically to the outfield to do so. Marlon Byrd had a productive season and is still under contract, but the club may deal him to a contender in an effort to build depth in the organization.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Brown's future with Phillies uncertain after trying season October 15, 2014
    Domonic Brown entered this year confident and ready to build upon his 2013 breakout season. But he left Citizens Bank Park late last month with only questions about his future in Philadelphia.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Phils' phenom Quinn shows upside in AFL action October 14, 2014
    Roman Quinn, the Phillies' No. 5 prospect, finished Tuesday's game 2-for-6. He is hitting .200/.286/.200 in six games this fall.
    Teddy Cahill
  • Inbox: Do the Phillies need to deal Hamels in the offseason? October 13, 2014
    In the latest Phillies Inbox, beat reporter Todd Zolecki answers fans' questions on Cole Hamels' status on the trade block, Ben Revere's value and the situation at the hot corner.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Gwynn Jr. opts for free agency October 10, 2014
    The Phillies announced outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. refused his assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and has opted for free agency.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Former skipper Manuel to hold winter hitting camp October 10, 2014
    Charlie Manuel still loves to talk and teach hitting, and the former Phillies skipper and current senior advisor to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is hosting a baseball camp from Dec. 19-21 in St. Petersburg, Fla. A second camp is in the planning stages for Philadelphia shortly after New Year's Day.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Phillies tab Almaraz to be amateur scouting director October 8, 2014
    The Phillies have a replacement for former assistant general manager of amateur scouting Marti Wolever, whom they dismissed late last month. The team announced Wednesday that it has hired Johnny Almaraz, who was the Braves' international scouting director, to be amateur scouting director.
    Todd Zolecki

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