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8:45 PM ET, December 3, 2019


 Top News: 
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Wheeler will be a $100 million man; the market for Bumgarner and Castellanos; more notes  —  Oh, to be free-agent right-hander Zack Wheeler.  —  His stuff is elite.  His career innings total is low.  His recent durability is encouraging.  —  Any day now, he will be a $100 million man.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Ready to make a splash, White Sox going hard in pursuit of free agent Zack Wheeler  —  The Chicago White Sox, believing they can make a playoff push in 2020, are willing to pay a huge price for free agent starter Zack Wheeler, and have engaged in preliminary trade talks with the Los Angeles Dodgers …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Dodgers, White Sox Have Had “Preliminary” Trade Talks On Joc Pederson  —  For a second consecutive offseason, the White Sox are showing some interest in Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson, writes USA Today's Bob Nightengale.  Last winter's talks between the two sides (obviously) didn't lead to a deal …
Discussion: Dodger Blue and Al's Ramblings
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Mets Reportedly Looking To Move Bad Contracts  —  The Mets entered the winter in a bit of a payroll predicament.  Now, they're searching for a creative way to resolve it, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports (subscription link).  —  While the New York payroll limit isn't known publicly …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Evan Grant / Dallas Morning News:
Sources: Rangers meet with free agent 3B Anthony Rendon, agent Scott Boras
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Mookie.  Lindor.  Arenado?  Players who will (or should be) in MLB offseason trade talks  —  For the many thousands of hours executives have spent talking with their counterparts about potential trades since the end of the baseball season, there have been a grand total of four deals involving players …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and Cubs Insider
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Latest On Brewers' Offseason Plans  —  Having already trimmed a laundry list of notable players from their 40-man roster — some through free agency, others via trade, yet more through non-tender — the Brewers now face a wide open remaining offseason.  Just what course it'll take isn't really evident …
MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings …:
MLB Rumors: A scenario emerging where the Red Sox hang on to Mookie Betts?  —  Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer has much bigger decisions ahead.  —  It was reported months ago that the  —  Sox would attempt to move superstar  —  Mookie Betts this offseason, but it seems that things have taken a turn.
Discussion: Over the Monster and
Ben Badler / Baseball America:
2019-20 MLB International Reviews: Boston Red Sox
Discussion: Over the Monster
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Brewers Non-Tender Travis Shaw, Jimmy Nelson, 3 Others
Stefan Bondy / New York Daily News:
Ex-Celtic Kevin Garnett: Kyrie Irving didn't have the ‘cojones’ for Boston  —  Kevin Garnett was quick to answer whether he was surprised Kyrie Irving left Boston.  —  “No,” he said flatly before pausing for laughs and implying that Irving, who signed with the Nets for $144 million, didn't have the mental makeup for Beantown.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
The competition for Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg intensifies as they meet with Yankees, other teams  —  The Gerrit Cole sweepstakes are starting to accelerate.  The Stephen Strasburg sweepstakes, too.  —  The two free-agent pitchers, both represented by Scott Boras …
Jeff Wilson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Nothing earth-shattering at non-tender deadline, but still a busy day in Rangers' bullpen  —  Another of the annual MLB roster deadlines — the non-tender deadline — passed Monday night with the Texas Rangers committing to offer 2020 contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players.
Dalton Johnson / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
MLB rumors: Giants interested in free-agent slugger Nicholas Castellanos  —  Giants fans were scratching their heads and typing furiously Monday night when the team decided to part ways  —  with center fielder Kevin Pillar.  —  The veteran tied for the team lead in homers with 21 …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Ryosuke Kikuchi, Shun Yamaguchi Formally Posted  —  Major League Baseball has announced that infielder Ryosuke Kikuchi (Hiroshima Carp) and right-handed pitcher Shun Yamaguchi (Yomiuri Giants) are each formally available through the posting process.  Their posting periods opened this morning …
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