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- Rumor roundup: Mets reportedly pursuing Lucroy July 25, 2016The rumor mill was focused on Aroldis Chapman on Sunday night, with the Yankees reportedly nearing an agreement to trade their closer to the Cubs. But with the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline now a week away, many other potential deals are in the works as well. Here is a look at the rest of the developing news from around the league.Andrew Simon
- Szapucki among top prospect performers Sunday July 25, 2016Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.Mike Rosenbaum
- Thor faces Martinez as Wild Card race heats up July 25, 2016Noah Syndergaard touched triple digits on the radar gun and wiped away any arm fatigue concerns in his last start, and he'll look to build on that against Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals to open a three-game set at Citi Field on Monday night. Both New York and St. Louis are in the thick of the National League Wild Card race.Patrick Pinak
- Hall-time greats: Piazza joins elite in Cooperstown July 24, 2016The National Baseball Hall of Fame gathered to induct two legends of its grand game Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y., as Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza become the newest members of one of the most iconic groups in the world.Barry M. Bloom
- Matz earns 1st win since May with stellar start July 24, 2016Steven Matz put together just the start the Mets were hoping for in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Marlins. The command was on, and any suspicions that the bone spur in his left elbow had affected him recently were put to rest.Patrick Pinak
- Check out sights and sounds of Hall of Fame induction ceremony July 24, 2016The sights and sounds from the Induction CeremonyCut4 Staff
- Conforto makes sweet diving grab in first CF start July 24, 2016Michael Conforto made an immediate impact in his first career start in center field during the Mets' 3-0 win over the Marlins on Sunday at Marlins Park. It was almost as if he'd been playing there for years. In the first, Conforto tracked down Miami leadoff hitter Miguel Rojas' liner in the right-center-field gap, laying out and robbing him of […]Patrick Pinak
- Mets take crucial series in Miami behind Matz July 24, 2016The drought has finally come to an end for Steven Matz, and it came at an opportune time for the Mets. The lefty threw six dominant innings and struck out six on Sunday as New York blanked Miami, 3-0, at Marlins Park to take two of three in the series.Joe Frisaro and Patrick Pinak
- Family, fans at heart of Piazza's Hall moment July 24, 2016For 28 minutes, Mike Piazza kept a tissue wadded in the palm of his right hand, his fingers extended in a white-knuckle grip on the Clark Sports Center's wood-paneled podium. Behind him, roughly four dozen of baseball's greatest players sat rapt. In front of him, one of the three largest crowds in Hall of Fame history fanned themselves with cardboa […]Anthony DiComo
- Piazza's proud pop watches son's call to Hall July 24, 2016Mike Piazza was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, along with Ken Griffey Jr., and his devoted father, Vince, was in the forefront of the sun-drenched crowd as Mike gave his speech on the stage at the Clark Sports Center.Barry M. Bloom
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