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Associated Press:
As winter meetings arrive, a look at the top MLB free agents  —  Paul Goldschmidt and Robinson Cano have already switched teams this offseason, going to the Cardinals and Mets in major trades.  —  As for Manny Machado and Bryce Harper — the jewels of the free agent market — they're still waiting.
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David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Complete guide to baseball's winter meetings  —  The winter meetings are baseball's version of the small-town carnival that pops up over a random weekend in the summer.  There is much anticipation as the carnival sets up shop, the whole town eagerly attends, everyone says hello to each …
Jorge Castillo / Kansas City Star:15 minutes ago
Dodgers could be a busy player on Vegas scene  —  Last winter, the Los Angeles Dodgers were a prosperous behemoth in hibernation.  They committed just approximately $4 million to two free agents and the motivation behind the only major trade they completed - acquiring Matt Kemp from the Atlanta Braves …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
MLB winter meetings in Vegas: Perfect for the Bryce Harper free agency show  —  LAS VEGAS — You get off the plane, pick up your bags at McCarron Airport, jump in a cab, and it hits you.  —  It's not the bright lights of the Strip.  —  It's those billboards.
Discussion: The Athletic and Cubs Insider
Andy McCullough / Los Angeles Times:   Bryce Harper, Manny Machado set for spotlight as Winter Meetings hit Las Vegas
miamiherald:
Chili Davis hired as Mets hitting coach  —  LAS VEGAS  —  Chili Davis has been hired as hitting coach of the New York Mets after spending last season in the role with the Chicago Cubs.  —  Davis was hitting coach for Oakland manager Bob Melvin (2012-14) and Boston manager John Farrell …
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Mets round out Mickey Callaway's staff ahead of MLB Winter Meetings  —  LAS VEGAS — The Mets have named former Yankee World Series champion Chili Davis as their hitting coach and finalized their major league coaching staff for 2019.  —  They have also added Chuck Hernandez as the bullpen coach …
Rob Longley / Toronto Sun:
No place for Blue Jays among the winter meetings high rollers  —  LAS VEGAS — Figuratively at least like their brethren in Major League Baseball the Blue Jays will have a seat at the high rollers table for the annual winter meetings swap and sign fest here in Sin City this week.
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
White Sox and Cubs have long shopping lists as the winter meetings begin  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Adding free-agent superstar Bryce Harper wouldn't be enough to shore up all of the holes on the young White Sox roster.  —  And even a successful trade for left-hander Cole Hamels on July 27 …
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Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   Column: Kris Bryant could see Las Vegas buddy Bryce Harper land on the South Side of town
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:
5 questions for the White Sox at the winter meetings
Discussion: South Side Sox
Mark Gonzales / Chicago Tribune:   5 questions for the Cubs entering the winter meetings
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   Column: Winter (meetings) wonder: The Cubs are watching their wallets while the White Sox suddenly have money to burn
Associated Press:
Harold Baines, Lee Smith elected to Baseball Hall of Fame  —  MLB, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs  —  LAS VEGAS — Smooth-swinging Harold Baines and longtime closer Lee Smith were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.  —  “Very shocked,” Baines said on a conference call.
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Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
George Steinbrenner, Lou Piniella both fall short in Hall of Fame bids  —  LAS VEGAS — It looks like Mariano Rivera will be the most prominent pinstriper going into Cooperstown this summer.  George M. Steinbrenner, the legendary former Yankees owner, and former Yankee player and manager Lou Piniella …
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
What to watch as the Cincinnati Reds head to the Winter Meetings  —  LAS VEGAS - Front office executives from all 30 Major League teams and agents representing the long list of free agents arrived in Las Vegas on Sunday for the 2018 edition of the Winter Meetings.
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Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Will Giancarlo Stanton memories keep Yankees from Manny Machado?
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Mark Fischer / New York Daily News:
Manny Machado free agency takes form with Yankees keeping an eye out
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Will Rangers keep young core players in tact until best pitching prospects blossom?  —  Here's something to chew on while chewing on the Texas Rangers' rebuild:  —  The club likes its core group of position players, many of whom are 26 or younger.  Everyone should know their names by now …
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Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Why these winter meetings are as much as about 2020 for Rangers as they are next season
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks hunting for value, not more trades as winter meetings begin  —  LAS VEGAS - With Paul Goldschmidt gone, the assumption for many is that the Diamondbacks have begun an all-out rebuild, and that Zack Greinke, Robbie Ray and others will follow Goldschmidt out the door.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Darren Hartwell / NBCSports.com:
Red Sox one of eight teams interested in David Robertson  —  The MLB's winter meetings are here.  Now, let the free agent frenzy commence.  —  The Red Sox have already re-signed two World Series heroes in Nathan Eovaldi and Steve Pearce, but there are still decisions left to make.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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Daily Record:
Weighing the New York Yankees options in the free agent relievers market
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Ronald Blum / Associated Press:
APNewsBreak: Sunday night games an hour earlier in 2019  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year.  —  ESPN plans to announce it will move up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Dodgers Hire Jeff Kingston As VP/Assistant GM  —  The Dodgers have hired Jeff Kingston as their new vice president and assistant general manager, as per a club announcement.  Kingston held those same titles with the Mariners before resigning to take the job in Los Angeles.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Tigers pick 5th in MLB Rule 5 draft.  Here are 5 prospects to watch  —  We unearthed thousands of Free Press photo negatives and one sports writer's score book to tell the tale of baseball's greats.  “Bless you, boys.”  —  CONNECT  —  And with the No. 5 pick in Thursday's MLB Rule 5 draft, the Detroit Tigers select ...
 
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