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Fine Line on How Mets Will Use deGrom

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images) You do not need to be a doctor or journalist to read between the lines on how the Mets are going to use Jacob deGrom. The Mets did not give a specific date when their ace would be back from the injured list. All …

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In Moment of Truth, Rangers Stars Play Like Stars

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) If any Rangers fan wondered why they haven’t seen their team hoist the Stanley Cup since 1994, it’s because their best players never came through in a big moment in the playoffs. Their core players never had the goods to get it done, especially Henrik Lundqvist in …

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Decency and Winning Were Stringer’s Calling Card

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo Credit from the 2007 Final Four: Jay L. Clendenin/NCAA Photos via Getty Images) I covered Big East’s Women Basketball Media Day at the now-defunct ESPN Zone in 2006. It was an opportunity to interview Rutgers basketball coach Vivian Stringer. I always wanted to get a chance to talk to her about …

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McNeil in Good Place

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO Photo credit: Sarah Stier/Getty Images The Mets and Jeff McNeil figured there was no place to go but up after a hideous last season. McNeil hit .249 with seven home runs and 35 RBI while striking out 58 times. He was known for getting into it with Francisco Lindor inside the clubhouse, …

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