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Past articles by Marc:

Baseball weaves history into its uniforms — even for the Toronto Giants – The Athletic

When a free agent signs, what solidifies the new beginning for the public isn’t the contract, but the ceremonial jersey presentation. → Read More

The $750 million teens: The untold story of Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and the remarkable 2009 under-18 U.S. national team – The Athletic

They’d go on to become heroes and villains, dreamers and realists, inspirations and addicts, famous and anonymous. → Read More

Carig: Ronald Acuña Jr., the Mike Trout of the NL, has been surrounded by talent, and Braves are reaping rewards – The Athletic

The Braves have added the necessary pieces around Acuña to keep them in the title mix for years to come. → Read More

‘I just had the ass’: An appreciation of ‘red ass,’ baseball’s most colorful turn of phrase – The Athletic

The red ass dates back to the days of Babe Ruth, and while a precise definition may be elusive, players know it when they see it. → Read More

‘Ready to strike tomorrow’: How one $20 toy belt captures the strife within a $10 billion industry – The Athletic

"The Belt" has been an urban legend of sorts. Its existence, confirmed by The Athletic, is a symbol of MLB's growing labor tension. → Read More

‘Cold Hard Cash’: How Brian Cashman played the long game and used analytics to transform the Yankees’ culture – The Athletic

“If you’re turning the clock back, when we started making some changes, I’d say we were in the crawling, infancy stage," Cashman said. "But I’d like to think right now, we’re sprinting.” → Read More

‘Now, you can come in and feel comfortable’: In Yankees clubhouse, rookies thrive as veterans adopt a more modern approach – The Athletic

Miguel Andújar and Gleyber Torres are among the rookies that have produced for the Yankees after veterans welcomed them into the clubhouse -- a departure from the old-school mentality. → Read More

‘If I’m going to fail, I’d rather fail my way.’ The untold story behind the rise of Aaron Judge – The Athletic

After some initial pushback on Judge's revamped swing, the Yankees are embracing how the star is doing things in his own way -- along with his personal hitting coach. → Read More

Mets' Steven Matz throws five perfect innings, Seth Lugo goes six in rehab outings

PITTSBURGH — Reinforcements soon may be coming for the beleaguered Mets.Steven Matz posted an impressive line on Sunday with Triple-A Las Vegas, tossing five perfect → Read More

Get the picture? These Mets pitchers could be something special

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The members of the Mets’ vaunted starting rotation form an impressive cluster of stars, though they’re seldom aligned. While their → Read More

Mets’ Matt Harvey has blood clots in bladder, will start Opening Day

Matt Harvey said he will start on Opening Day against the Royals, even after a tortured few days of battling a mystery ailment, which he → Read More

Mets’ Matt Harvey has blood clots in bladder, will start Opening Day

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Matt Harvey said he will start on Opening Day against the Royals, even after a tortured few days of battling → Read More

Mets ace Matt Harvey scratched from scheduled Tuesday start

Mets ace Matt Harvey has been scratched from his scheduled Tuesday start, Terry Collins announced Monday. → Read More

Matt Harvey named Mets’ Opening Day starter

For the first time in his career, Matt Harvey will be the Mets’ Opening Day starter. The righthander will begin his season the way he → Read More

Yoenis Cespedes trades the diamond for the rough at golf course

Consider this round of golf, a made-for-television spectacle. → Read More

Yoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard ride horses to Mets’ camp

Since last week, Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard had been pleading with slugger Yoenis Cespedes to bring a few of his horses from his ranch to → Read More

Yoenis Cespedes’ latest car: Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The unofficial job of team recruiter usually falls to Mets captain David Wright. In the past, he has been at → Read More

Yoenis Cespedes’ Lamborghini goes on round waffle-maker run

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Here’s something the Mets have learned about Yoenis Cespedes: He has a few endearing quirks. For example, he likes waffles, → Read More

Matt Harvey open to contract extension with Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Matt Harvey seemingly left the door open to the possibility of signing a contract extension with the Mets.“I think whatever → Read More

Jenrry Mejia suspended for life by MLB after third positive drug test

It's his third violation of the MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy. → Read More