Hey Syracuse, Step Right Up and Meet the Mets

The New York Mets acquainted themselves with the city of Syracuse Tuesday, home of the organization’s new triple-A affiliate.

The team held a free open workout at the Carrier Dome, the university’s arena which has seen greats like Donovan McNabb and Carmelo Anthony grace its floor since 1980. The workout featured almost everyone who will be on the Opening Day roster, however, one notable member of the team was not in attendance.

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Harper to the Phils: Why Each Side Could’ve Done Better

Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies made history yesterday, as a record-setting contract brought the 26-year-old slugger to one of his former divisional foes. The deal, at 13 years, $330 million, is the largest contract in the history of the four major North American sports. It also includes no opt-outs and a full no-trade clause.

So, what does this deal tell us about Harper and the Phillies?

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Radio Row Recap: Bob Papa and David Diehl

New York Giants legendary radio announcer, Bob Papa, and former offensive lineman, 2x Super Bowl champ, David Diehl, join me to talk about a bus ride that changed the ’07 season, why losing to New England in week 17 that year scared the Pats more than the Giants and the team’s current QB situation.

Bienvenido Mariano: Cooperstown’s First Unanimous Inductee

Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Tom Seaver. Just three of the now 230 Major League Baseball players who have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Those three, along with many others, had careers so incredible that it’d be hard pressed to find a writer who wouldn’t include them on his or her ballot. Still, some left them off.

That all changed yesterday as New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first player ever to receive 100 percent of the necessary votes to be enshrined in Cooperstown. 425 out of 425. Incredible.

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