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Feb 17

How the Evil Empire — or the Good Guys — took over this town

We do love our anniversaries so, and this baseball season will provide one, and an appropriate one given the restoration of the Yankees as the team with the biggest target on their backs in the whole sport. For 2018 represents the 25th anniversary of New York’s most recent conversion. For a solid

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Feb 17

This thunderous Yankees lineup needs a nickname (and an order)

TAMPA – With Giancarlo Stanton joining what already was the second-highest scoring offense in the majors, the Yankee lineup has everything. Except a nickname. We are here to try to change that and – before the Yankees get their greedy little hands on a…

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Feb 17

Knicks might not love Frank Ntilikina’s offseason plan

LOS ANGELES – After getting drafted by the Knicks in late June, Frank Ntilikina went back to France that night on a red-eye to play in the deciding Game 5 of the French League Finals for Strasbourg. It was quite the whirlwind. After spending a few days…

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Feb 17

Unsolved mysteries: The trades Yankees will make now and later

TAMPA — Think of this like a baseball mystery. We will assemble the clues to date and see if you wind up with the same solution as me: The Yankees are going to try to trade for an inexpensive third baseman, and save most of their better prospects and a…

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Feb 17

Clint Frazier to Aaron Boone: I can play center field

TAMPA — Clint Frazier’s hair is noticeably shorter this season — and that’s not the only difference the outfielder said he has made. “I think the biggest thing that was harmful for me coming here was that my whole life, I’ve been used to the spotlight being on me and when it’s not how

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Feb 17

Clint Frazier to Aaron Boone: I can play center field

TAMPA — Clint Frazier’s hair is noticeably shorter this season — and that’s not the only difference the outfielder said he has made. “I think the biggest thing that was harmful for me coming here was that my whole life, I’ve been used to the spotlight being on me and when it’s not how

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Feb 17

Adrian Gonzalez’s new plan for avoiding more back problems

PORT ST. LUCIE — Adrian Gonzalez’s back and bat are intertwined: If one is good, chances are so is the other. For now the back is fine, according to the 35-year-old first baseman. But the former All-Star, who has three bulging disks, also realizes it will take the grind of spring training and receiving

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Feb 17

Adrian Gonzalez’s new plan for avoiding more back problems

PORT ST. LUCIE — Adrian Gonzalez’s back and bat are intertwined: If one is good, chances are so is the other. For now the back is fine, according to the 35-year-old first baseman. But the former All-Star, who has three bulging disks, also realizes it will take the grind of spring training and receiving

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Feb 17

Will Judge or Stanton be No. 2 hitter for the Yankees?

TAMPA — You can expect a very large man hitting second in the Yankees’ lineup this coming season. First-year manager Aaron Boone said Friday there is a strong chance Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton will bat in the No. 2 spot when the games count. “I would say I certainly envision one of them hitting

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Feb 17

Will Judge or Stanton be No. 2 hitter for the Yankees?

TAMPA — You can expect a very large man hitting second in the Yankees’ lineup this coming season. First-year manager Aaron Boone said Friday there is a strong chance Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton will bat in the No. 2 spot when the games count. “I would say I certainly envision one of them hitting

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Feb 17

Will Judge or Stanton be No. 2 hitter for the Yankees?

TAMPA — You can expect a very large man hitting second in the Yankees’ lineup this coming season. First-year manager Aaron Boone said Friday there is a strong chance Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton will bat in the No. 2 spot when the games count. “I would say I certainly envision one of them hitting

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Feb 17

Jason Vargas signing rounds off strong offseason for the Mets

With Friday’s signing of Jason Vargas, the Mets have seemingly completed their busy offseason. As long as he passes his physical, the 35-year-old southpaw Vargas, guaranteed $16 million over two years, will join Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Reyes and Anthony Swarzak as winter reinforcements

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Feb 17

Jason Vargas signing rounds off strong offseason for the Mets

With Friday’s signing of Jason Vargas, the Mets have seemingly completed their busy offseason. As long as he passes his physical, the 35-year-old southpaw Vargas, guaranteed $16 million over two years, will join Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Reyes and Anthony Swarzak as winter reinforcements

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Feb 17

Center fielder forced to reinvent self as flame-throwing Astro

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Every once in a while you run into a spring training story that shows why this time of year is so different. And fun. It’s about following a dream, whatever it takes against long odds. If you have to reinvent yourself to survive in baseball like so many people have to do in

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Feb 17

Mets reveal plan to further nurture Juan Lagares’ new swing

PORT ST. LUCIE — Juan Lagares’ new swing has Mets officials intrigued. The next step is ensuring Lagares receives enough practice with it this spring. “He’s made some adjustments and it’s going to be interesting to see how he takes that into the game,” Mets hitting coach Pat Roessler said

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Feb 17

Frank Ntilikina era may be dawning for the Knicks

LOS ANGELES — There’s a possibility rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina will go from the no-defense Rising Stars game Friday at Staples Center straight into the Knicks’ starting lineup. The 19-year-old Frenchman, who hasn’t yet made a start, is hopeful. After the Knicks blew a 27-point lead

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