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10:40 AM ET, November 15, 2019


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Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Angels' star Mike Trout joins select company by winning his 3rd MVP award  —  Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels won the AL MVP for the third time in the past six years.  —  Trout, who also won the award in 2014 and 2016, is the sixth three-time MVP in the history of AL voting …
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Dodgers' Cody Bellinger wins MVP award  —  Dodgers' outfielder Cody Bellinger was named the National League MVP two years after he won the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year.  —  Bellinger is the 18th former NL Rookie of the Year winner (2017) to go on to win an MVP Award, most recently Kris Bryant …
David Pinto /
Early MVP  —  The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America announced the results of their MVP voting:  —  The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) announced the winners in its Most Valuable Player category Thursday, with the Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger winning …
Mark Townsend / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Cody Bellinger earns NL MVP after leading Dodgers to 106 wins
Discussion: AZ Snake Pit
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:   Angels' Mike Trout edges Astros' Alex Bregman for AL MVP
Bobby Nightengale /
Cincinnati Reds seeking offensive upgrades in offseason after inconsistent year
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.
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 …
US Food and Drug Administration:
Greenbrier International, Inc dba Dollar Tree MARCS-CMS 574706 — November 06, 2019  —  Delivery Method: … Product: … Warning Letter 320-20-07  —  Dear Mr. Philbin:  —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected your corporate headquarters, Greenbrier International …
Discussion: Mercury News and New York Post
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Jose Abreu Reportedly Weighing Multi-Year Offer From White Sox  —  Jose Abreu and the White Sox have been in talks about a long-term deal, and there's still a chance such a pact could be reached before today's 4pm CT qualifying offer deadline.  As per 670 The Score's Bruce Levine (Twitter link) …
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves Sign Will Smith  —  The Braves have signed closer Will Smith to a three-year contract, the team announced.  The three guaranteed years will pay Smith $39MM, and Atlanta has a $13MM club option for 2023.  That option contains a $1MM buyout, as per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal …
Gabriel Burns / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Alex Anthopoulos assesses Braves' rotation, bullpen  —  The Braves' offseason shopping list includes retaining third baseman Josh Donaldson (or replacing him), adding another catcher and upgrading their rotation.  They have no shortage of opportunities to do the latter.
Discussion: Talking Chop
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers, Edinson Volquez Discussing Minor League Deal  —  The Rangers are in talks with veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez about a minor league contract, reports T.R. Sullivan of (via Twitter).  If a deal is reached, Volquez would head to Spring Training in hopes of winning a spot in the team's bullpen.
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
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
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Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune:
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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Molina plans to play past current deal, possibly through 2022; La Russa, Pujols reunited with Angels
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors

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