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8:05 PM ET, November 13, 2017


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Yankees OF Aaron Judge signs deal to be Pepsi spokesperson  —  Aaron Judge is racking up the endorsement deals.  —  The New York Yankees outfielder, who is a virtual shoo-in to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday night, has signed a multiyear deal to be a national spokesperson for Pepsi.
Aaron Judge unanimous pick as AL Rookie of the Year  —  Aaron Judge has won American League Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the first New York Yankees player to receive the award since Derek Jeter in 1996.  —  Judge won the award unanimously in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America …
Fox Sports:
Judge unanimous pick as AL Rookie of the Year  —  Aaron Judge has won American League Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the first New York Yankees player to receive the award since Derek Jeter in 1996.  —  Judge won the award unanimously in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, announced Monday on MLB Network.
Jill Disis / CNNMoney:
Yankees star Aaron Judge signs deal with Pepsi
Discussion: New York Times
ESPN:   Best rookie season ever! Looking back at Aaron Judge's greatest hits
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
DeJong finishes second in rookie voting; Cards shop for relief  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  • Any other year one of the best years ever by a Cardinals rookie shortstop would have been enough to win the National League Rookie of the Year.  —  This year, Cody Bellinger happened.
Gabe Lacques / Arizona Republic:
Cody Bellinger before the Dodgers … For the first time since they captured five consecutive National League Rookie of the Year awards from 1992-96, the Los Angeles Dodgers have won the top rookie award back-to-back.  —  Monday, it was Cody Bellinger following in Corey Seager's footsteps …
Jon Heyman / FanRag Sports:
Cardinals looking at Darvish and Arrieta but eye trades 1st  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — The Cardinals are looking at high-end starters, including Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta , but are telling people they will first investigate the trade market before committing to a big-ticket free agent.
Fox Sports:   Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers named National League Rookie of the Year
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Rookie of the Year: How will Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger stack up to greatest duos ever?
Hot stove survey: Stanton to St. Louis?  Otani to the Bronx?  Insiders weigh in on the winter  —  As the Houston Astros decompress from their World Series celebration, the New York Yankees search for a manager, Derek Jeter charts the course of his new team and Scott Boras invents some entertaining …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Dodgers lead group of 6 MLB teams who must pay luxury tax for 2017 salaries  —  ORLANDO - The Los Angeles Dodgers, who topped Major League Baseball by spending $244 million in 2017 player salaries, are one of six teams expected to pay a luxury tax this year, according to year-end payroll reports submitted …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and Cubs Insider
Jon Heyman / FanRag Sports:
Heyman |  Dodgers and Cubs interested in Orioles closer Britton  —  ORLANDO — The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams that have spoken to the Baltimore Orioles about star closer Zach Britton, sources tell FanRag Sports.  It is believed that a couple other teams …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:   MLB GM meetings: Fact vs. fantasy on Giancarlo Stanton, J.D. Martinez and others
Atlanta Braves name Alex Anthopoulos new executive vice president and general manager  —  The Atlanta Braves hired former Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays executive Alex Anthopoulos as their executive vice president and general manager, the team announced Monday.
Associated Press:
Braves hire former Dodgers, Blue Jays exec Alex Anthopoulos as GM
Discussion: ESPN
Zach Dillard / Fox Sports:
Braves to name Alex Anthopoulos as next general manager
Carlos Beltrán / The Players' Tribune:
Muchas Gracias, Béisbol  —  Some of the best advice I have ever received in my life did not come from a ballplayer.  It came from a golfer, if you can believe it.  —  It was Chi Chi Rodríguez.  —  I have been in many conversations with Chi Chi.  He is a legend in Puerto Rico, and he is a very wise man.
Carlos Beltran ends 20-year career, announces retirement following World Series win
Discussion: Church of Baseball
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Group of N.F.L. Owners Warns Jerry Jones and Threatens Penalties  —  Several fellow owners of N.F.L. teams have given Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones a cease-and-desist warning, threatening to punish him over his efforts to block a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell …
Kevin Spain / USA Today:
Ned Yost's account of his injury shows it was more serious than first thought  —  Ned Yost says he's a lucky man, that he will be in a wheelchair for the next two months and that he expects to be moving around normally when the Kansas City Royals report to spring training, according to
Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:
Royals' analytics director joins Brewers but team adds an assistant general manager
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers agree to minor league deal with Mark Montgomery  —  ORLANDO — Right-handed reliever Mark Montgomery has agreed to a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.  —  The Free Press learned of the move during Monday's MLB General Manager Meetings.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   4 Detroit Tigers to watch at baseball's annual GM meetings
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Two ex-Yankees will be in next round of manager interviews … ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Boone and Hensley Meulens will be in the next wave of candidates interviewed to succeed Joe Girardi as Yankees manager, The Post has learned.  —  Brian Cashman said Sunday that the team was suspending …
Just how good is Shohei Otani, anyway?  —  Major League Baseball's free-agent market is expanding this winter with the addition of one of Japan's biggest stars, Shohei Otani of the Nippon Ham Fighters.  —  MLB's agreement with Nippon Professional Baseball made this a bit tricky …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation
Alex Butler / UPI:
Mookie Betts: Boston Red Sox OF bowls perfect game at World Series of Bowling  —  Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts is a two-sport superstar.  —  His other sport?  Bowling.  —  Betts took some of his free time this offseason to participate in the 2017 World Series of Bowling Sunday …
Discussion: USA Today, Boston Globe and
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Sam Henken / ESPN:
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John Shea / San Francisco Chronicle:
Giants, A's check in at GM meetings; Brandon Morrow possible SF target
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Sam Henken / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Twins interested in Raisel Iglesias?
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