Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes says he thinks he will be able to return this season following surgery on both heels last summer, but he doesn't know when he will be ready to play.
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Three and a half months after the pursuit started, here's where things stand with Harper, Machado and their suitors. Plus, updates on Craig Kimbrel, Nolan Arenado and other stars seeking paydays.
Mets ace Jacob deGrom isn't sure he'll receive a long-term offer from the Mets before Opening Day and didn't rule out limiting his 2019 workload to protect his personal future.
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If the owners' aim is to maximize return, why shouldn't the players do the same -- by protecting themselves, and their value?
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Feb. 14 holiday trivia - MLB players since 1900 with last name "Valentine" (Baseball-Reference.com): Bobby (LAD/CAL/SD/NYM/SEA IF/OF 1969-79), Corky (CIN P 1954-55), Ellis (MON/NYM/CAL/TEX 1975-83 & ‘85) Fred (BAL/WAS/BAL OF 1959 & ‘63-68) & Joe (CIN P 2003-05). Ellis was the only A-S & Bobby the only Mgr.
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The Mets don't expect to have an idea until sometime during the season when Yoenis Cespedes will return from surgery on both heels.
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