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Phil Hughes and Ruben Tejada - and there's a live chat today

New York Mets second baseman Ruben Tejada #11

(Credit: Christopher Pasatieri)

I have some early, long travel this morning, and then we'll catch up at 3:00 for the live chat. So, very briefly:

--Here's my column on Phil Hughes, from whom the Yankees want a big improvement from last year.

--Hank Steinbrenner, who is not at all involved with the running of the Yankees, spoke about the team.

--Terry Collins complained that Ruben Tejada is not yet in camp, even...

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Jose Reyes, Ruben Tejada, A.J. Burnett and wild-card race updates

Good story by David Lennon on Jose Reyes and Ruben Tejada, who will work out together this winter even though they might not be teammates anymore next year.

Not much more to say on the Reyes front right now. The 22 non-playoff teams will take October to start formulating gameplans for the winter - and even the eight playoff teams will multi-task - and we'll see how strong the market is for...

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CC Sabathia, Francisco Cervelli and the Mets' botched wheel play

Sorry, just the basics this morning:

At the Yankees' victory in Boston, I wrote about CC Sabathia's performance and what it means - as much as we can derive from one game, at least.

The classic question on Sabathia and the Red Sox this season has been, naturally, "Why can't he beat them?!" and all along I've believed the answer to that is, simply, "Because they're...

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Ike Davis, Steve Garrison and Lenny Dykstra

Pretty quiet here at the Trop, but the game itself will bring some intrigue, as we see whether Bartolo Colon can rebound after two poor outings.

The Yankees did make a move, putting Sergio Mitre (right shoulder tendinitis) on the disabled list and calling up lefty Steve Garrison from Trenton. Garrison gives the Yankees some long-relief protection tonight, as normal long reliever Hector Noesi...

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