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7:50 AM ET, November 14, 2017


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Associated Press:
Judge, Bellinger unanimous picks as Rookies of the Year  —  The only major question was whether it would be unanimous — and it was.  —  Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger are baseball's Rookies of the Year, after their record-setting home run binges left no need for any dissenting opinions.
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge unanimous winner for 2017 AL Rookie of Year  —  The verdict was a unanimous one as New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was named the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year on Monday.  —  Judge received all 30 first-place votes in the voting conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Dodgers 1B Cody Bellinger earns NL Rookie of the Year honors  —  Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger was named the unanimous winner of the National League Rookie of the Year award Monday, beating finalists Josh Bell of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Paul DeJong of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:   Dodgers' Cody Bellinger unanimous choice for NL Rookie of the Year
Jill Disis / CNNMoney:   Yankees star Aaron Judge signs deal with Pepsi
Fox Sports:   Judge unanimous pick as AL Rookie of the Year
Gabe Lacques / Arizona Republic:   Cody Bellinger before the Dodgers
ESPN:   Aaron Judge unanimous pick as AL Rookie of the Year
Fox Sports:   Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers named National League Rookie of the Year
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cards, others know Stanton has all the power  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  • As the clock ticked toward baseball's Aug. 31 trade deadline and his staff gathered for seafood and yellow rice at his house, Detroit general manager Al Avila dispatched two trusted colleagues to go to an address and wait, a sheet of paper at the ready.
Fox Sports:
Marlins have Stanton on the market as GM meetings start  —  ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) For sale: 28-year-old chiseled slugger who led the major leagues with 59 home runs, the most in 16 years.  —  Price: $295 million over a decade.  —  Complication: Giancarlo Stanton only goes where he wants to …
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.
Clark Spencer / miamiherald:
Giancarlo Stanton ‘running the show’ on any potential trades
Discussion: and FanRag Sports
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Yankees will keep at least one familiar face in the dugout  —  Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild (right) looks on as Masahiro Tanaka warms up.  —  MORE FROM: … ORLANDO, Fla. — The Yankees will have a new manager but will keep continuity with at least the same pitching coach.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Yankees to interview Hensley Meulens, ex-Bomber and current Giants bench coach, for manager job
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Pitching coach Larry Rothschild to return to Yankees, may be only coach from Joe Girardi's staff to be retained
Chicago Tribune:
Japanese star Shohei Otani is the talk of the GM meetings  —  Chicago Tribune  —  The Shohei Otani Show was the talk of the general managers meetings Monday, and it figures to have staying power this winter.  —  Otani, a standout pitcher and hitter in Japan, is hoping to do both in the majors …
Mike Mazzeo / New York Daily News:   Brian Cashman appears intrigued with adding a two-way player — such as Shohei Otani — to Yankees' roster
Steve Buffery / Toronto Sun:   'Can't imagine a better fit': Blue Jays GM trying to acquire Shohei Otani
Just how good is Shohei Otani, anyway?
Discussion: Bleacher Nation
Kevin Spain / USA Today:
Dave Martinez to make around $1 million per season to manage Nationals  —  Dave Martinez's contract to manage the Washington Nationals is a three-year deal for $2.8 million, according to the Washington Post.  —  The Post reports there is a fourth year option for $1.2 million.
Discussion: Federal Baseball
UPI:   Atlanta Braves name Alex Anthopoulos new executive vice president and general manager
Associated Press:
Braves hire former Dodgers, Blue Jays exec Alex Anthopoulos as GM
Discussion: ESPN
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Dodgers lead group of 6 MLB teams who must pay luxury tax for 2017 salaries
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Astros' Luhnow savors overdue title  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  • Jeff Luhnow wasn't always sure.  The Houston Astros' general manager admitted Monday that doubt occasionally would creep into his mind that the tear-it-down, build-it-back-up process designed to lead his team to a championship …
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
Chris Kuc / Chicago Tribune:
White Sox GM Rick Hahn on trading Jose Abreu or Avisail Garcia: ‘Everything is in play’  —  Photos of White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Rick Hahn didn't watch much of the postseason, but when he did tune in, the White Sox general manager saw plenty of familiar faces.
ESPN:   White Sox GM says Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia not off table
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 …
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