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8:50 PM ET, November 13, 2017


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Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Dodgers' Cody Bellinger unanimous choice for NL Rookie of the Year  —  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 …
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.
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:   DeJong finishes second in rookie voting; Cards shop for relief
Gabe Lacques / Arizona Republic:   Cody Bellinger before the Dodgers
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Dodgers lead group of 6 MLB teams who must pay luxury tax for 2017 salaries
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and Cubs Insider
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?
Jill Disis / CNNMoney:
Yankees star Aaron Judge signs deal with Pepsi  —  Pepsi ads through the years  —  Aaron Judge represents the new generation — for the New York Yankees, and now, for Pepsi.  —  The Yankees outfielder and finalist for the Rookie of the Year will serve as the new spokesperson for Pepsi, the soda giant announced Monday.
Discussion: New York Times
UPI:   New York Yankees' Aaron Judge unanimous winner for 2017 AL Rookie of Year
ESPN:   Aaron Judge unanimous pick as AL Rookie of the Year
Fox Sports:   Judge unanimous pick as AL Rookie of the Year
ESPN:   Best rookie season ever! Looking back at Aaron Judge's greatest hits
Steve Buffery / Toronto Sun:
'Can't imagine a better fit': Blue Jays GM trying to acquire Shohei Otani  —  ORLANDO — Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is looking to the Land of the Rising Sun to bring his club back into the World Series-contending light.  —  Atkins let it be known on Monday at the MLB GM meetings …
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Brian Cashman appears intrigued with adding a two-way player — such as Shohei Otani — to Yankees' roster  —  ORLANDO, Fla.—While Brian Cashman wouldn't address Shohei Otani directly—given that he's still under contract in Japan—the Yankees GM did address the possibility of having a two-way player on his roster.
Just how good is Shohei Otani, anyway?
Discussion: Bleacher Nation
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Tigers GM: Losing Romine ‘a tough call’ as team tries to get younger  —  ORLANDO, Fla. - It was the Detroit Tigers' biggest move this offseason.  —  A day after the World Series ended, the Tigers lost utilityman Andrew Romine on waivers to the Seattle Mariners.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler top of mind at general manager meetings  —  Avila has made no bones about it - he's looking to trade Kinsler and fielding calls.  —  CONNECT  —  ORLANDO, Fla. - Al Avila's phone was ringing.  —  The Detroit Tigers general manager was standing outside the Waldorf Astoria …
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:   Detroit Tigers agree to minor league deal with Mark Montgomery
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
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
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 …
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:
Yankees to interview Hensley Meulens, ex-Bomber and current Giants bench coach, for manager job  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — Add a new name to the Yankees' managerial search: ‘Bam Bam’ Meulens.  —  And add another name who would like to be considered for the job: Carlos Beltran.
Zach Buchanan /
At the GM meetings, the Reds offseason begins in wait-and-see mode  —  After a day at the general managers' meetings in Orlando, Fla., Cincinnati Reds GM Dick Williams could finally check off a box high up on his offseason checklist.  He and the Reds front office had finally touched base with every single one of the other 29 teams.
Sam Henken / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Twins interested in Raisel Iglesias?
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 …
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 …
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 …
White Sox GM says Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia not off table  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — After making news as Major League Baseball's most aggressive Hot Stove seller a year ago, Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn hasn't ruled out the possibility of another splash this winter.
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Sam Henken / ESPN:
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