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1:50 PM ET, November 18, 2012

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Michael Silverman / Boston Herald:
Cabrera tale far-reaching  —  + Recent Articles + Recent Blog Entries + Email  —  Buehrle's career record at Fenway Park [map] is 3-3, with a 5.60 ERA.  At the new and old Yankee Stadium combined, Buehrle is 1-3 with a 4.93 ERA.  At Camden Yards, he is 2-2, 3.07; at Tropicana Field, 6-2 …
Discussion: Metsblog and HardballTalk
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Nick Cafardo / The Boston Globe:
Miguel Cabrera the worthy MVP, despite complaints  —  The old-school/new-school debate is raging again after the old-school Giants beat the equally old-school Tigers in the World Series to win their second championship in three years and then sabermetric favorite Mike Trout lost to Miguel Cabrera in the American League MVP balloting.
Discussion: Bucs Dugout
Jonathan Mayo / MLB.com:
Awaiting big trade, Marisnick dons Blue Jays jersey  —  Jake Marisnick wore his Blue Jays jersey in the AFL title game as he awaits approval of a trade with the Marlins.  (MiLB.com)  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jake Marisnick found out he was going to be able to play in Saturday's Arizona Fall …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Michael Silverman / Boston Herald:
Cabrera tale far-reaching  —  + Recent Articles + Recent Blog Entries + Email  —  There are plenty of good reasons why Miguel Cabrera should not have won the American League MVP award this season, but there is no doubt that the Venezuelan slugger is the man of the year in Major League Baseball.
Fox Sports:
Sources: Marlins broke promises  —  Miami Marlins fans are not the only ones feeling betrayed by ownership's decision to break up the club.  —  Shortstop Jose Reyes and left-hander Mark Buehrle, two of the five Marlins headed to Toronto in a pending blockbuster, are upset …
Globe and Mail:
Report: Blue Jays sign free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera
Discussion: Bats
Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Rays' Joe Maddon doesn't worry about Toronto Blue Jays' moves  —  Joe Maddon has been chilling out in California recently, which has worked out even better given the Jill Kelley circus playing out near his Tampa house.  —  He and executive VP Andrew Friedman have started chatting …
Discussion: Metsblog, HardballTalk and MLB Rumors
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ESPN.com:
Sources: Toronto close to naming new manager  —  The Toronto Blue Jays are close to announcing their next manager less than a month after John Farrell left for the same position as part of a trade with the Boston Red Sox, sources have told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.
Jonathan Mayo / MLB.com:
Salt River, Peoria set to clash for AFL championship  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Fall League is known, first and foremost, as a developmental league, a place where the game's top prospects can work on becoming big leaguers in a low-key setting.  But if you think that those here don't want to win …
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Jonathan Mayo / MLB.com:
‘Under-the-radar’ McGuiness named AFL MVP  —  First baseman led the league with 27 RBIs  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Chris McGuiness is the kind of player who prefers to be more of an under-the-radar kind of prospect.  He may have blown his cover by winning the Arizona Fall League's Joe Black Most Valuable Player Award this fall.
Discussion: HardballTalk and Lone Star Ball
Fox Sports:
Mets may be close on offer to Dickey  —  The New York Mets could be on the verge of a breakthrough in their negotiations with National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.  —  Or, maybe not.  —  The Mets plan to offer Dickey a two-year contract extension, according to major league sources.
ESPN:
Maryland, Rutgers to Big Ten?  —  The University of Maryland is in serious negotiations to join the Big Ten Conference, sources told ESPN.com on Saturday.  —  If Maryland goes to the Big Ten, Rutgers of the Big East is expected to follow suit.  The addition of Maryland and Rutgers would give …
Discussion: The Big Lead, Deadspin and SBNation.com
Fox Sports:
Market heats up for B.J. Upton  —  The full-court press is on for free-agent center fielder B.J. Upton.  —  Upton not only met with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, but also spoke with the Philadelphia Phillies earlier in the week, according to major-league sources.
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Adam Kilgore / Nationals Journal:
Nationals have talked with B.J. Upton
 
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