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9:40 PM ET, November 14, 2012


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Jon Heyman / Sports News …:
Marlins' Loria explains deal: ‘We have to get better ... We have to take a new course’  —  Happier times: Ozzie Guillen and Loria during Guillen's introductory news conference last season.  (Getty Images)  —  CHICAGO — On his way into the baseball owners meetings here, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria …
Joe Frisaro / The Fish Pond:
Marlins not intending to trade Stanton  —  MIAMI — Major turnover is taking place with the Marlins, but a player not being shopped is Giancarlo Stanton.  —  The Marlins have no intention to trade their All-Star right fielder.  According to a source, the slugger pretty much remains untouchable, at least for 2013.
Fox Sports:
Could trade lure Cox to Blue Jays?  —  So, about that job opening in Toronto ...  One managerial vacancy remains in the major leagues, and it just so happens to be in the dugout of the franchise that pulled off one of the biggest blockbusters in baseball history.
Richard Griffin / Toronto Star:   Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos reels in prized Marlins in bid to become contenders: Griffin
Nick Cafardo / Boston Globe:
Red Sox fall behind early in offseason
Discussion: Over the Monster, ESPN and HardballTalk
Fox Sports:
Sources: Marlins, Jays make epic deal
Sources: Jays set to acquire Reyes, 4 others
Craig Calcaterra / HardballTalk:
Torii Hunter signs a two-year, $26 million deal with the Tigers  —  It's not 100% done yet — it's pending a physical — but Ken Rosenthal reports that the Tigers have signed Torii Hunter to a two-year deal.  The deal is for $26 million.  —  Hunter and the Tigers are a perfect fit.
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Fox Sports:
Sources: Hunter, Tigers reach deal  —  The first big free agent is off the board.  —  Right fielder Torii Hunter reached agreement Wednesday with the Detroit Tigers on a two-year contract, according to major-league sources.  —  The deal, pending a physical, will give the American League champions …
Wayne Coffey / NY Daily News:
NY Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey could cap career year with Cy Young Award  —  Dickey goes 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA, pitching to a .769 percentage for a team that played at .457 (74-88), and lead the NL in innings (233.2), strikeouts (230, complete games (five), shutouts (three) and quality starts (27).
Dave Cameron / ESPN:
Mets must re-sign R.A. Dickey
Discussion: ESPN, Mets Today and Metsblog
Tracy Ringolsby /
Will fourth time be the charm for Weaver?
Sean Lynch / Merced Sun-Star:
Merced's Fuentes announces retirement from baseball  —  MERCED — As the pennant race began to heat up, Brian Fuentes found his mind wasn't on baseball.  —  The reliever, a product of Merced High and Merced College, unexpectedly found himself in St. Louis after the Oakland A's released him in early July.
Jon Heyman / Sports News …:
Mariners may look to Hamilton to cure offensive woes  —  CHICAGO — The Seattle Mariners are weighing a run at superstar outfielder Josh Hamilton, team president Chuck Armstrong confirmed.  Though he cautioned that they are still formulating their free-agency plans.
Richard Durrett / ESPN:
Rangers to play at Alamodome  —  The Texas Rangers are expected to play one or two exhibition games in the Alamodome in San Antonio prior to the 2013 season, the first time a big-league baseball game will be played in an arena that wasnt originally built with baseball in mind.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Statistical Case Against Cabrera for M.V.P.  —  On Thursday, the American League will announce the recipient of its Most Valuable Player award.  The winner is likely to be Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers star who won the league's triple crown by leading in batting average (.
Discussion: and HardballTalk
Randy Medina / The Apple:
Checkmate: How The Mets Used The All-Star Game To Slip A Price Increase Past Plan Holders  —  As the holiday season approaches it serves as a reminder that the 2013 baseball season is only a few months away.  That's right, another season of the whirling dervish of uncertainty that is Mets baseball …
Discussion: The Mets Police
Fox Sports:
Are teams' statements crossing line?  —  Though labor peace in baseball is assured through 2016, occasional skirmishes between the players and owners are inevitable.  —  The clubs' conduct during the free-agent market, historically a source of conflict between the two sides, again is creating tension.
Discussion: HardballTalk and MLB Rumors
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