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11:45 PM ET, November 17, 2017


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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Giants make trade proposal for Giancarlo Stanton, other teams also in the mix  —  The trade offers are starting to roll in for National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton.  —  The San Francisco Giants have made a proposal to the Miami Marlins for Stanton, and the Marlins expect to receive …
Nick Ostiller / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Giants discussing J.D. Martinez in free agency?  —  As the San Francisco Giants attempt to rebound from a disastrous 2017, one name on their free agency radar is J.D. Martinez.  —  According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants “have had discussions” regarding the veteran slugger.
Baseball's hot stove season is here, so why hasn't anything happened yet?
Discussion: MLB on Yahoo! Sports
R.J. Anderson /   Marlins' Stanton could be third reigning MVP to be traded, second with ties to Jeter
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
‘All teams have plenty of money,’ says expensive MVP Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton: I want to be a Marlin but team needs pitching
Fox Sports:
John Hart leaves Braves after being stripped of power  —  ATLANTA (AP) John Hart left the Atlanta Braves on Friday, less than a week after being stripped of his role as president of baseball operations.  —  The decision was not unexpected given the hiring of general manager Alex Anthopoulos …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
John Hart Leaves Braves Organization  —  The Braves announced on Friday that former president of baseball operations John Hart has stepped down and is leaving the organization “to pursue other opportunities.”  Hart's departure comes less than two months after GM John Coppolella resigned …
Talal Ansari / BuzzFeed:
The NFL Is Investigating Jameis Winston For Allegedly Groping An Uber Driver In 2016  —  “The League has been informed that you may have been the victim of such a violation perpetrated by Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Jameis Winston.  The League takes allegations of this nature very seriously …
Nick Ostiller / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Diamondbacks open to bringing back Fernando Rodney?  —  Entrusting a 40-year-old pitcher to close games last season wasn't always smooth sailing, but the Arizona Diamondbacks liked enough of what they saw from Fernando Rodney in 2017.  —  According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and FanRag Sports
Associated Press:
Athletics hire former Diamondbacks, Nationals manager Matt Williams to coach 3rd base  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have hired former San Francisco Giants star Matt Williams as their new third base coach.  —  The A's announced Friday that Williams will join manager Bob Melvin's staff.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Scherzer credits college ball at Mizzou for his staying power  —  • At a ballpark in Nebraska, way back in 2005, a year before he was a first-rounder and 12 before he won his third Cy Young Award, Max Scherzer finished the seventh inning of a tense college game and told his coach he was spent.
Bradford DoolittleESPN / ESPN:   Hitting the reset button on starting pitcher wins
Barry Svrluga / Washington Post:
In first three Nats seasons, Max Scherzer has been a bargain. What will he be next?
Discussion: Federal Baseball
Roger Goodell has a Jerry Jones problem and nobody knows how it will end  —  THERE WAS A PAUSE.  It was Aug. 9, inside Roger Goodell's sixth-floor office at the NFL's Park Avenue headquarters in New York City — down the hall, past the executives' offices and his assistant's desk …
Sam Amick / USA Today:
Cavs' Isaiah Thomas on hip rehab: ‘I see what people say’ about my ability  —  The slow grind, as Isaiah Thomas calls it, is about to speed up.  —  If the Cleveland Cavaliers star has his way, he'll be on the court with LeBron James & Co. late next month and their play will answer all those questions that surround them.
Nick Ostiller / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Athletics eyeing White Sox OF Avisail Garcia as trade target?  —  The Oakland Athletics don't appear to be done working the phones after trading away Ryon Healy earlier this week.  —  According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A's have interest in Avisail Garcia of the Chicago White Sox.
Associated Press:
Aaron Boone interviews with Yankees for managerial vacancy  —  NEW YORK — Aaron Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees.  —  The 44-year-old interviewed Friday, becoming the fourth …
Tanya Wildt / Detroit Free Press:
WATCH: Justin Verlander talks about wedding to Kate Upon on ‘Today’  —  Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander visited the “Today” show Friday morning to talk about his two new rings — the one he got from his marriage to supermodel Kate Upton and the one he will receive for his World Series win with the Houston Astros.
Discussion: USA Today
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John Harper / New York Daily News:
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