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9:55 PM ET, November 14, 2017


 Top News: 
Chad Jennings / Boston Herald:
Don't bet on Red Sox trading for Giancarlo Stanton  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — From the sound of things in sunny Florida, it might be time to rain on the Red Sox' offseason parade.  At least when it comes to the biggest name on everyone's mind at this year's general managers meetings.
Associated Press:
Red Sox great Bobby Doerr dies at 99  —  Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman dubbed the “Silent Captain” of the Boston Red Sox by longtime teammate and life-long friend Ted Williams, has died.  He was 99.  —  Doerr died Monday, the Red Sox said Tuesday in a statement.
Kyle Brasseur / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Carlos Santana, Logan Morrison on Red Sox's radar?
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Cards, others know Stanton has all the power
Minnesota Twins' Paul Molitor named 2017 AL Manager of the Year  —  Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday.  —  Molitor, 61, orchestrated an impressive turnaround in Minnesota that saw the Twins jump from 59-103 and a fifth-place finish …
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo wins Manager of the Year in debut season  —  Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks won the National League Manager of the Year after his first year as a major league manager.  —  This election marked the seventh time overall and the fourth year in a row …
UPI:   Arizona Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo chosen as 2017 NL Manager of the Year
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Already a Hall of Fame player, Twins' Paul Molitor wins Manager of the Year
Discussion: River Avenue Blues
Expert picks: Manager of the Year
Chicago Tribune:
Criticism of Cubs manager Joe Maddon ‘comes with the territory’: GM Jed Hoyer  —  Photos of Joe Maddon, the 2015 NL Manager of the Year.  —  Chicago Tribune  —  Cubs manager Joe Maddon drew criticism in the National League Championship Series for some of his moves, including the fateful decision …
Chelsea Janes / Chicago Tribune:
How the Nationals and Cardinals ‘accidentally’ traded pitching coaches  —  Washington Post  —  The St. Louis Cardinals had almost finished interviewing candidates to be their new pitching coach when a surprising new option became available.  As the Nationals parted ways with Dusty Baker …
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   Cubs seeking leadoff man for 2018
Paul Sullivan / Chicago Tribune:   Are the Cubs looking to trade Jason Heyward? ‘Not at all’
Jesse RogersESPN / ESPN:
Offseason moves the Cubs should make to keep their playoff streak alive
Kyle Brasseur / ESPN:
Rumor Central: Padres to make run at Eric Hosmer?  —  The San Diego Padres could be a surprise suitor in this winter's Eric Hosmer sweepstakes.  —  The Pads are internally discussing the idea of pursuing the coveted free-agent first baseman, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:
Eric Hosmer remains Royals' top priority this winter ... if the price is right  —  The meeting will come soon, if it hasn't happened already, and it does not figure to last long.  It will focus on the basics — the plan, the dollars, the years, and more — and then the offseason will continue.
Rustin Dodd / Kansas City Star:   Royals GM Dayton Moore says he left Braves decision in 'Mr Glass's hands'
Fox Sports:
Girardi says he was ‘a little shocked’ when Yanks let him go  —  ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Joe Girardi expected to be back for an 11th season as New York Yankees manager.  —  “I was a little shocked,” he said of his dismissal Tuesday after attending a meeting of Major League Baseball's competition committee.
New York Daily News:
Why former Yankees manager Joe Girardi is at the GM meetings
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley and The Comeback
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers to target starting pitching, relievers in free agency  —  ORLANDO, Fla. - It seemed weird, how, as general managers and agents from across Major League Baseball packed into the Waldorf Astoria during this week's GM meetings - with many meetings about free agent players scheduled - the Tigers were a bit of an afterthought.
Anthony Fenech / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez expected to return for 2018 season
Discussion: Bless You Boys
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers, Bush to discuss pathway to rotation; Andrus honored  —  Matt Bush continues to express a desire to transition from the Texas Rangers' bullpen to their starting rotation, and club officials are planning to sit down with him after Thanksgiving to discuss the move in more detail.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:   Rangers need bullpen help, but will they open checkbook?
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Should a team allow Ohtani to be a two-way player?  —  The question that continues to pop up here at the GM meetings, especially to the general managers but even beat writers, is if a team would allow Shohei Ohtani, the Babe Ruth of Japan, to play both ways.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:   From 7,000 miles away, Shohei Ohtani - Japan's Babe Ruth - has MLB teams dreaming big
Fox Sports:
‘Go-Go’ Chisox outfielder ‘Jungle Jim’ Rivera dies at age 96  —  CHICAGO (AP) “Jungle Jim” Rivera, an outfielder on the 1959 “Go-Go” White Sox pennant-winning team, has died.  —  He was 96.  The team says he died Monday night in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  —  The AL leader in triples in 1953 …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
The Mets are taking the first steps towards planning a future without David Wright as their Opening Day third baseman  —  ORLANDO — The Mets are assuming David Wright will not be their Opening Day third baseman.  That may be a no-brainer for most Mets fans since Wright has not played a game since May 2016 …
Rick Hummel / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Schoendienst, 94, now is oldest living Hall of Famer  —  LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  • The death Monday of former Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr at age 99 leaves former Cardinals infielder and manager Red Schoendienst the oldest living Baseball Hall of Famer at 94.
Boston Red Sox great Bobby Doerr dies
Oscar De La Hoya: ‘Can take out Conor McGregor in two rounds’  —  It remains to be seen whether Oscar De La Hoya is truly serious, but he said Monday he has been “secretly training” and called out UFC star Conor McGregor for his comeback fight after nearly a decade in retirement.
Kyle Lesniewski / Brew Crew Ball:
Brewers Free Agent Targets: Tyler Chatwood  —  He's been called “this year's Charlie Morton.”  —  The annual General Manager meetings are currently taking place in Orlando, Florida, and while there may not be any significant moves that happen this week, it's only a matter of time until baseball's hot stove starts really heating up.
Discussion: FanGraphs Baseball
GM: Giants must improve, even if that means moving Hunter Pence to part-time role  —  ORLANDO, Fla. — As the San Francisco Giants contemplate additions to their outfield this offseason, some old faces might have to get used to new roles in 2018.  —  The Giants have already laid the groundwork …
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Texas A&M prepared to pursue Florida State's Jimbo Fisher
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Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Blue Jays, Mets Showing Interest In Lorenzo Cain
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Associated Press:
More than 1,000 on hand to celebrate life of late Roy Halladay
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Twins like Darvish and Arrieta — but Darvish tops list
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
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Marc Topkin / Tampa Bay Times:
Should the Rays consider tanking? Recent history says ‘maybe’
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Kyle Brasseur / ESPN:
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