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1:15 PM 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.
Bobby Nightengale /
Cincinnati Reds seeking offensive upgrades in offseason after inconsistent year  —  Sports Pulse: Reporter Bob Nightengale predicts the MLB individual awards  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - When the Reds entered the offseason last year, their big focus was improving their starting pitching …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Redleg Nation
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.
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.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets ace Jacob deGrom wins NL Cy Young Award for second straight season in landslide vote
Discussion: Newsday
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.
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.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: MLB contacts Astros, Red Sox as sign-stealing investigation expands  —  Major League Baseball's investigation into illegal sign stealing is expected to expand beyond the 2017 Houston Astros and look into whether other teams, including the 2019 Astros, used technology to aid hitters …
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
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.
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 …
The Boston Globe:
Man suspected in Gardner museum heist set free  —  On a cold February day in 1999, David Turner and several accomplices, armed with a hand grenade and six guns, were on their way to rob an armored car depot in Easton when they were arrested in an FBI sting.Agents told Turner he was a suspect …
Discussion: New York Post, WHDH-TV and CBS Boston
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
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