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New York is still a ways away from contending and a way for them to speed up the rebuild process is jettisoning ace knuckleballer R.A. Dickey this offseason.
The fact that negotiations will resume and neither side has released much information is a good sign that negotiations are serious.
There's a sliver of optimism as the league has reportedly made concessions on its make-whole provision.
The deal Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman signed last spring could offer some insight as to what David Wright is valued at on the open market. NY Post's Joel Sherman says it could amount to an seven-year, $127 million (plus option) pact.
The NHL on Friday canceled games through Nov. 30. The two sides don't have any meetings scheduled and it looks as if this lockout could get uglier before it gets any better.
What does Rasheed Wallace bring to the table after two years away from the NBA? No one really knows for sure.
With no talks scheduled and a league-imposed Oct. 25 deadline to save the full season, it's looking likely that at a minimum there will be a shortened campaign, if there's one at all.