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10:20 AM ET, November 14, 2019


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Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Mets' Jacob deGrom cruises to landslide victory to take 2nd straight Cy Young Award  —  Jacob deGrom was named the National League Cy Young Award winner for the second consecutive season.  —  DeGrom becomes the 20th pitcher to win multiple Cy Young Awards, a list that features seven …
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Justin Verlander edges Astros teammate to win 2nd Cy Young Award  —  Justin Verlander outpolled his Houston Astros teammate, Gerrit Cole, to win the American League Cy Young Award.  —  This is the first time in the history of AL Cy Young voting that teammates have finished first and second on the ballot.
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Rangers have two quality starting pitchers.  Free agency may yield a third, maybe a fourth  —  For all the talk that has been generated about the Texas Rangers' need for a third baseman, the postseason again showed unequivocally that quality starting pitching rules the day.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets ace Jacob deGrom wins NL Cy Young Award for second straight season in landslide vote  —  Jacob deGrom entered this year with a natural — but daunting — question looming over him: After winning the 2018 National League Cy Young Award with a historically great season, what could he possibly do for an encore?
Discussion: Newsday
Mark Townsend / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Jacob deGrom joins elite company after winning second straight NL Cy Young award  —  Jacob deGrom has gone back-to-back.  —  The New York Mets ace was named the National League's Cy Young award winner again on Wednesday after a vote by the  —  Baseball Writers Association of America.
The Athletic:
The Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 — part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball  —  There is a broad story about this era of baseball that has yet to be told.  —  To this point, the public's understanding of sign stealing mostly rests on anonymous second-hand conjecture and finger-pointing.
The Athletic:
Three major-league managers are connected to Astros' sign stealing  —  Major League Baseball's investigation into the Astros and sign stealing is virtually certain to include interviews with three current managers — the Astros' AJ Hinch, the Red Sox's Alex Cora and the Mets' Carlos Beltrán.
Jim Salisbury /
Phillies touch base with agent Scott Boras on Mike Moustakas and free-agent pitchers  —  SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Scott Boras, baseball's most high-powered agent, has forged an undeniable chemistry with the Phillies and owner John Middleton, in particular, over the last two years.
Jon Paul Morosi /
Market for Zack Wheeler could be robust
Ryan Wormeli / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Does Davey Martinez's snub highlight problems with Manager of the Year award?
Discussion: Federal Baseball and Talking Chop
Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Padres plan to work on contract for Tatis; coaching staff interviews continue  —  Padres would like to buy out a couple years of Fernando Tatis Jr.'s eventual free agency; Cubs GM talks about Andy Green  —  Amid the flurry of moves they expect to make this offseason via trade and free agency …
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:   Pete Alonso wins 2019 National League Rookie of the Year honors
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Qualifying offer thoughts; Contemplating Yelich's future in Milwaukee; Hamels is the new Happ; more notes  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In August, when the Brewers were still barely above .500, a rival executive suggested the team soon might need to trade right fielder Christian Yelich …
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Molina plans to play past current deal, possibly through 2022; La Russa, Pujols reunited with Angels  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Originally, Yadier Molina's plan was to play through the end of his current contract, trade in his pads and catcher's mitt maybe for a fungo bat and some time as a coach …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Bobby Nightengale /
Adding some pitching remains a priority for the Cincinnati Reds this offseason  —  Sports Pulse: Reporter Bob Nightengale predicts the MLB individual awards  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - After the Reds scored the fourth-fewest runs in the National League this season, it's clear the Reds …
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