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2:20 AM ET, November 15, 2012


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
Discussion: and Fish Tank blog
Fox Sports:
Could trade lure Cox to Blue Jays?
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
Adam Rubin / ESPN:
Mets' Dickey 1st knuckleballer to win Cy Young  —  Two years after R.A. Dickey was the first player cut by the New York Mets in spring training, the knuckleballer now has a Cy Young award on his résumé.  —  Dickey won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, becoming the first knuckleballer to receive the award.
Discussion:, and Associated Press
Wayne Coffey / NY Daily News:
NY Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey could cap career year with Cy Young Award
Fox Sports:
Sources: Wright offered extension
Discussion: MLB Daily Dish
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
Discussion: MLB Rumors and River Avenue Blues
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.
Mark Bowman /
On comeback trail, Beachy eyeing mid-June return  —  Recovering from Tommy John surgery, Braves righty regaining arm strength  —  ATLANTA — When Brandon Beachy celebrates Thanksgiving next week, he will be five months removed from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery and approximately seven months away …
Discussion: HardballTalk
Adam McCalvy /
Brewers sign catcher Lalli to Minor League deal  —  MILWAUKEE — The Brewers have signed 29-year-old catcher Blake Lalli to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training camp.  —  Lalli has spent most of his seven professional seasons in the Cubs' organization …
Discussion: Al's Ramblings
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
Donnie Collins / The Times-Tribune:
ALL ABOARD!  It's the RailRiders  —  The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees officially are history.  —  Turns out, they were run out of town on a Rail.  —  During an event billed as one of the most important in the history of the franchise, team officials Wednesday night announced the area's Triple …
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
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.
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.
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