Smith embracing challenge of critical season

The flocks follow Peter Alonso everywhere he goes, snapping pictures, pining for sound bites, wondering whether he will make the team. Far more anonymous in the early days of camp has been Dominic Smith, spending the past two mornings swinging on a quieter back field.… Read More
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No more doubts: Wheeler confident in ability

Over his last 11 starts of the 2018 season, Zack Wheeler went 9-1 with a 1.68 ERA, challenging Jacob deGrom as the game's best pitcher over that stretch. He not only proved that he could be an effective big leaguer, but shattered the doubts.… Read More
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No more doubts: Wheeler confident in ability

Over his last 11 starts of the 2018 season, Zack Wheeler went 9-1 with a 1.68 ERA, challenging Jacob deGrom as the game's best pitcher over that stretch. He not only proved that he could be an effective big leaguer, but shattered the doubts.… Read More
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Mets ink SS Hechavarria to Minors deal

Continuing to stock their camp with veteran infielders, the Mets on Monday signed shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria to a Minor League deal with an invite to Major League Spring Training.… Read More
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‘I feel like I’m 25’: Cano joins Mets at camp

The list of position players productive at age 36 is small. At 37, even smaller. Beyond that, infinitesimal. So it was worth noting that shortly after Robinson Cano showed up to the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie for the first time, he stated: "I feel like I'm 25."… Read More
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Tebow makes it clear: ‘I’m all in on baseball’

Those who once dismissed Tim Tebow's transition from NFL quarterback to professional baseball player are officially on notice. Tebow is an outfielder first these days, the evidence plain to see in his slimmed-down body and shortened swing.… Read More
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Alonso looks to force Mets’ hand, crack roster

Fresh off a season in which he bashed 36 homers over two Minor League levels, including 19 in 67 games at Triple-A Las Vegas, Peter Alonso is arguably the Mets' best first-base option already. Unlike Atkins, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has said he will carry Alonso on New York's Opening Day roster if he proves his mettle this spring.… Read More
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