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NY Mets :

  • Voting underway to decide Hank Aaron Awards September 29, 2014
    Voting is underway through Sunday exclusively at MLB.com to help decide the 16th annual winners of the Hank Aaron Award, given by "The Hammer" himself during the upcoming 110th World Series to the outstanding offensive performer in each league.
    Mark Newman
  • Mets' 2015 plan includes small but impactful changes September 29, 2014
    The Mets have no grand plans to change much over the winter. When pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., four and a half months from now, the roster will not look markedly different from the one that populated Citi Field last Sunday. But the Mets have reason to believe that with even modest improvements, they can be significantly better.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Rookie arms dazzled, but Mets fell short of goals in '14 September 29, 2014
    When Matt Harvey decided to undergo Tommy John surgery last October, a bit of optimism leaked out of the Mets' 2014 season. The Mets still genuinely believed they could achieve a playoff berth -- that's why general manager Sandy Alderson originally brought up the topic of 90 wins as a benchmark. But even with the seasons of Jacob deGrom and Jeurys […]
    Anthony DiComo
  • Colon posts 15th win, reaches 200 innings in Game 162 September 29, 2014
    Bartolo Colon completed his eighth season of at least 200 innings and his eighth with at least 15 wins with the Mets' 8-3 victory on Sunday. And he did it all at age 41.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Mets close season optimistic for next year September 28, 2014
    Bartolo Colon's six innings of three-run ball made him a 15-game winner at age 41, and Lucas Duda's career-high 89th and 90th RBIs put the Mets ahead for good, before his 30th homer iced the Mets' 8-3 victory on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Duda caps breakout year with 30th home run September 28, 2014
    In the bottom of the eighth inning on Sunday, Lucas Duda walloped a changeup from Michael Foltynewicz into the right-center-field bullpen, his 30th home run of the season, to score Daniel Murphy and solidify the Mets' 8-3 victory over the Astros. That capped off a two-hit day that included a two-run double in the fifth, giving him 92 RBIs for the year. […]
    Jake Kring-Schreifels
  • Abreu exits to ovation, savors last moments in uniform September 28, 2014
    It was a moment 18 years and 2,425 games in the making. In the fifth inning Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, with a line-drive single to left, Bobby Abreu recorded his final big league hit. He waved his batting helmet to acknowledge a standing ovation from the fans at Citi Field and received the ball he hit before departing for a pinch-runner.
    Tim Healey
  • Worth the wait: Duda's walk-off HR in ninth lifts Mets September 28, 2014
    Lucas Duda waited until the Mets were down to their last out to put his team ahead, his two-run home run off the foul pole in right field giving New York a dramatic 2-1 win over the Astros on Saturday night.
    Tim Healey
  • McHugh returns to Citi a success story September 27, 2014
    Handshakes and hugs awaited Collin McHugh when the Mets'-turned Astros' pitcher showed up at Citi Field this weekend, having just completed a breakout rookie season. Rising through the Minors alongside Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom and others, McHugh debuted at Citi in 2012 but struggled. The Mets later traded him to the Rockies, who ultimately design […]
    Anthony DiComo
  • Familia prime candidate for Rookie of Year votes September 27, 2014
    Jacob deGrom may not be the only Mets player to garner National League Rookie of the Year votes. Though reliever Jeurys Familia earned his first taste of the big leagues in 2012, he did not pitch enough innings in '12 or '13 to expend his rookie eligibility. That means his 2.27 ERA in 75 1/3 innings entering Saturday's play -- plus five saves […]
    Anthony DiComo

NY Yankees:

  • Yanks fall short of playoff goal in Jeter's farewell season September 29, 2014
    Four-fifths of the Yankees' rotation went down with injuries, and some of the bats they planned to rely on, like Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira, also dealt with lingering issues. Derek Jeter provided plenty of memorable moments in his farewell season, but the Yankees did not fulfill their ultimate goal with a postseason berth.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Yanks could look to market to fill out lineup in '15 September 29, 2014
    The last two times that the Yankees finished the regular season without the gates opening for a playoff game, they adhered to what can be called the Steinbrenner playbook: open the checkbooks and chase the biggest fish in free agency, stealing the headlines for the winter.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Girardi feels playoff letdown, but excited for '15 September 29, 2014
    Derek Jeter's final farewell to baseball consumed the Yankees' last weekend of play, delaying all the usual emotions that come with ending a season before October. Speaking to reporters from his usual perch at Yankee Stadium on Monday, manager Joe Girardi -- still recovering from the excitement of the Captain's exit -- delivered a dose of real […]
    Jake Kring-Schreifels
  • Voting underway to decide Hank Aaron Awards September 29, 2014
    Voting is underway through Sunday exclusively at MLB.com to help decide the 16th annual winners of the Hank Aaron Award, given by "The Hammer" himself during the upcoming 110th World Series to the outstanding offensive performer in each league.
    Mark Newman
  • Yanks have quite a few players with uncertain futures September 29, 2014
    Derek Jeter walked out of a Fenway Park gate on Sunday afternoon, looking forward to a brave new world of summer barbecues, vacation travel and some choice business opportunities. Several of his Yankees teammates left the building with less certainty.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Jeter's career ends with love, emotion September 29, 2014
    The fans at Fenway Park were still chanting Derek Jeter's name throughout the ninth inning on Sunday, which tells you all you need to know. He was hours gone from his final game, and by and large they were Red Sox fans, but the love was universal.
    Barry M. Bloom
  • Girardi: Group effort needed to fill void left by Jeter September 29, 2014
    The last of the single-digit Yankees is gone now, and so when the team reports to Spring Training next season, uniform No. 11 -- currently issued to Brett Gardner -- will be the lowest one still remaining in circulation. For the first time since 2003, the Yankees are likely to begin their season without an official captain, and they may not have one for quit […]
    Bryan Hoch
  • Red Sox toast Jeter with exceptional ceremony September 29, 2014
    On the last afternoon of his big league career, Derek Jeter received one more sendoff from the Red Sox and several fellow captains of the Boston sports scene, paying their "RE2PECT" prior to the last game of the regular season.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Final act: Jeter collects RBI single, then exits September 29, 2014
    It ended on a high chopper to the left side of the infield, and Derek Jeter ran hard down the first-base line, just as he has done countless times before. He reached safely, without a throw, and then motioned to the dugout that it was time to go. The Yankees' captain legged out an RBI infield single in his final at-bat on Sunday afternoon in the third i […]
    Bryan Hoch
  • Having done baseball proud, Jeter's legacy will endure forever September 28, 2014
    Derek Jeter said goodbye the way we always figured he might. That is, he did his job. Isn't that the thing that defined him for 20 seasons? When he takes a deep breath and reflects on all of it, he's sure to look back and take pride in always being part of a great whole, a team.
    Richard Justice

Philadelphia Phillies :

  • Voting underway to decide Hank Aaron Awards September 29, 2014
    Voting is underway through Sunday exclusively at MLB.com to help decide the 16th annual winners of the Hank Aaron Award, given by "The Hammer" himself during the upcoming 110th World Series to the outstanding offensive performer in each league.
    Mark Newman
  • Phillies know changes coming after last-place finish September 28, 2014
    The Phillies lost to the Braves in their 162nd game, 2-1, to finish 73-89, their same record as last season. It is the organization's third consecutive season without a winning record, and their first last-place finish in the National League East since 2000.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Phillies still discussing potential coaching changes September 28, 2014
    Changes are coming, but it is unclear if they are coming to the Phillies' coaching staff.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Diekman closes out season with 100th strikeout September 28, 2014
    Phillies left-hander Jake Diekman planned a long drive back to his native Nebraska on Sunday. But he hit the century mark in strikeouts before he left town.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Howard hasn't considered future outside of Philly September 28, 2014
    Ryan Howard said Sunday morning he has not considered his future in Philadelphia, which means he had not given much thought to the possibility Sunday could be his final game with the Phillies.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Phillies come up short in Burnett's final outing September 28, 2014
    Ryan Howard homered and drove in two on a 3-for-4 night, but it wasn't enough as A.J. Burnett allowed four runs in his final start of the season as the Phillies lost, 4-2, to the Braves at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Review confirms call as Utley ruled out at plate September 28, 2014
    Chase Utley was thrown out at home by Justin Upton, and a crew chief review to see whether Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt blocked the plate confirmed the call.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Utley reflects on season's downturn, discusses future September 28, 2014
    Chase Utley finds sanctuary in the batting cages at Citizens Bank Park, and he used that spot Saturday afternoon to talk about a 2014 season that left him frustrated on many fronts.
    Todd Zolecki
  • After Phils erase four-run deficit, Pap notches save September 27, 2014
    The Phillies mounted a tying two-out rally in the sixth before pulling ahead in the seventh en route to a 5-4 win over the Braves on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Asst. scouting GM Wolever won't return to Phillies '15 September 27, 2014
    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. promised significant changes in the offseason, but he started Friday when he announced assistant general manager of amateur scouting Marti Wolever will not return in 2015.
    Todd Zolecki

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