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Giants' moves should pay off early

New York's spending spree could wreak havoc on the cap in a few years, but Dan Graziano is focused on the present right now. For 2016, the pricey new arrivals should be a big help. Moves with immediate impact

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Youth is served as McCullers beats Yanks

Lance McCullers struck out 10 in the Astros' win over the Yankees on Wednesday. Over the last 40 years, only three pitchers have beaten the Yankees while recording 10 or more K's at a younger age than McCullers (22 years, 299 days old), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

  • Moose Haas (21 years, 355 days on April 12, 1978)
  • Mark Prior (22 years, 274 days on June 8, 2003)
  • Matt Moore (22 years, 96 days on Sept. 22, 2011)

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Jets' late signing will pay dividends

How important was it for the Jets to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick? Well, Dan Graziano pegs it as one of the 20 most impactful moves of the offseason. Moves with immediate impact

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Pugh told me he's at 320 pounds, the most he's ever been. Credited new strength and conditioning coach Aaron Wellman and his program. You can see the difference in Pugh. He looks bigger and more solid

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'Everybody wins' with Fitzpatrick deal (1:37)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

In case you're wondering, Ryan Fitzpatrick's $12 million salary on his one-year deal puts him 23rd among quarterbacks based on average per year, per ESPN data. The 22nd guy is Tom Brady ($15 million).

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Fantasy expectations for Ryan Fitzpatrick (1:13)
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Thursday's Mets-Rockies lineups

Here are the lineups for Thursday's series opener between the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins is not confident Jose Reyes will be able to return to the lineup on Friday, which had been the hope. Reyes suffered a strained intercostal muscle on his left side on Tuesday. "He was pretty sore last night when he left here," Collins said.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says the day off for Yoenis Cespedes is more than a prudent day off. The balky right quadriceps muscle has flared up. "My leg's pretty sore tonight," Cespedes told Collins late Wednesday. Collins said it's possible Cespedes' absence could last beyond one day.

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Piazza: No one goes into HOF alone (2:02)
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Brandon Marshall makes high-stakes bet with Antonio Brown (0:29)
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Kellerman: Fitzpatrick has never been a good QB (1:44)
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Rare blown lead for Jeurys Familia, Mets

The Cardinals pass the Mets in the wild-card standings after New York -- for the first time this season -- loses a game it led after eight innings.

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Wednesday's longest home runs

Yoenis Cespedes' nine-pitch showdown against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in the seventh inning ended in a 447-foot homer that ranked as the day's longest. Meanwhile, Giancarlo Stanton had yet another big blast.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Landon Collins says goal is to be Top 10 defense. Giants using being 32nd last season as motivation

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, speaking to ESPN by phone from a doctor's office as he waited to take his physical, said he expects to practice today. On the five-month contract dispute: "It definitely was a long process. After coming to the realization that it wasn't going to get done right away and that it was going to take some time, I tried my best to put it out of my mind and tried to live life normally. But it was hard with people coming up to me and asking about the contract, people texting me. It was hovering ... looming over my head for five months. In the end, I'm happy the way it turned out." He said he walked into last night's first team meeting "one second" before it started. He told Todd Bowles, "Sorry I'm late." He said some players seemed shocked to see him.

1927 Yankees diary

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  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.