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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aroldis Chapman to me on whether the Cubs have reached out: "The Cubs have never expressed any interest in resigning me, as far as I know."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

I just spoke to Aroldis Chapman about his contract negotiations; told me he has not evaluated any offers yet and will do so this week. Chapman: "The only thing I have expressed is that I would like a six-year contract. I know that doesn't mean that I will get it, but that's what I would like to sign. There are rumors out there that I requested $100 million and that's not true at all. I believe he who deserves something, does not need to demand it."

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End of Fitz-magic in New York is nigh

Divorce seems almost imminent for the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick. One personnel evaluator told Mike Sando he thinks the veteran will be a backup somewhere else in 2017. Best QB options (Insider)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

One agent who has a fairly prominent reliever on the market says the Mets are "bottom feeding" with respect to bullpen help -- meaning looking for low-cost arms on one-year deals. That's fairly consistent with what Sandy Alderson said on Sunday night.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Add Rich Hill to the ever growing list of "Guys the Yankees aren't getting." Hill goes to the Dodgers, leaving the free agent starting pitching market very barren. Jason Hammel or Doug Fister could be possibilities.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have made it clear that they are interested in Aroldis Chapman, but at what level will they be willing to dive in. With Mark Melancon off the board to the Giants, the Yankees have less options if they don't sign Chapman. Even with that said, it still seems unlikely the Yankees would extend to five years at big money for Chapman. At four years, they could be in the ballpark, but it is not a certainty they would win a bidding war.

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Giants' run woes aren't going away

There are worse issues to have, but Big Blue's run game remains anemic. Perhaps Shane Vereen's return can help, but the best antidote might be weak opposing run defenses, Bill Barnwell writes. Contender kryptonite

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Block party in NYC

Kristaps Porzingis blocked five shots and Joakim Noah blocked four in last Monday's loss to the Thunder. Sunday, Porzingis and Kyle O'Quinn each blocked four shots in a win over the Kings. Prior to those games, the Knicks had only two games total since 2000 where two players each blocked four shots. (Elias Sports Bureau)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are hosting a coat drive on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the team store at Citi Field. Fans donating one or more new or gently used coats will receive a voucher for two tickets to a Mets home game in April, excluding Opening Day.

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If the regular season ended today...

...the Giants would still comfortably make the playoffs as the NFC's fifth seed. They still have a 1.5-game cushion in the wild-card race as well as a small shot at the NFC East title. Playoff picture

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ereck Flowers is now tied for third in NFL with 12 penalties after two on Sunday vs. Steelers. Eight are for holding. It's a problem. Josh Norman still leads league with 15.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Major League Baseball is honoring beloved Mets PR person Shannon Forde. Forde passed away earlier this year from cancer at the age of 44. She and her husband had two young children. MLB is creating a field in her hometown, Little Ferry, NJ. To raise money, they have created a cool auction this week which you can find at MLB.com/Shannon

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz played 26 snaps. Roger Lewis played 29. Cruz wasn't even targeted. Was clearly frustrated after the loss.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Baseball America released its top-10 Mets prospects Monday. Here's their list: 1. Amed Rosario, ss; 2. Dominic Smith, 1b; 3. Justin Dunn, rhp; 4. Desmond Lindsay, of; 5. Brandon Nimmo, of; 6. Gavin Cecchini, 2b/ss; 7. Robert Gsellman, rhp; 8. Thomas Szapucki, lhp; 9. Gabriel Ynoa, rhp; 10. Tomas Nido, c

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

There was optimism last night with JPP's injured groin that it was not anything serious. MRI on Monday though.

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1927 Yankees diary

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