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Mets ownership, Andy Pettitte, Robinson Cano and Chase Utley

Huge day for the Mets ownership, as the Wilpons and Saul Katz settled their legal differences with Madoff trustee Irving Picard.

You could argue that the Wilpons got lucky, that they wouldn't have fared well in a jury trial and that some of Picard's witnesses would've been particularly compelling. But it's moot now. Just as Ryan Braun prevailed in his rather different legal battle, no...

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Friday Five: Favorite pitching seasons

SINGLE-SEASON ERA BY A STARTER: DWIGHT GOODEN (1985),

(Credit: Paul J. Bereswill)

Justin Verlander starts tonight for the Tigers against the challenger White Sox, and Detroit's ace looks to raise his record to 21-5. This Verlander season just feels special, fairly or not, and it brings up personal memories of other dominant pitching campaigns.

So here are my five favorite such seasons. To be clear, this is a personal, visceral list. I could've gone to Baseball-Reference.com...

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