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10:10 AM ET, November 13, 2020


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Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Former Rookie of the Year José Abreu adds the AL MVP  —  Chicago White Sox first baseman José Abreu is the 10th former AL Rookie of the Year Award winner (2014) to go on to win an MVP Award.  —  The others were Fred Lynn in 1975 and Ichiro Suzuki in 2001, the only players to win both awards in the same season.
Al Mvp / ESPN:
Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu wins AL MVP award  —  Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu won the American League MVP award Thursday after helping power the team to its first playoff berth in 12 years.  —  The 33-year-old slugger received 21 of 30 first-place votes and 374 points …
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman wins NL MVP  —  Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves won the NL MVP, becoming the 16th first baseman to win the award in the NL.  —  The list includes three-time winner Albert Pujols (2005, 2008, 2009), Frank McCormick in 1940, Dolph Camilli in 1941 …
Gordon Wittenmyer /
The unbelievable story behind Ryan Tepera's MVP vote  —  Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is one of the most respected baseball writers in the country, with a baseball-coverage resumé spanning more than 40 years, a 2007 induction into the writers' wing of the Hall of Fame …
Tim Healey / Newsday:
NL Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer honored by Mets' interest; Jacob deGrom third in voting  —  Jacob deGrom did not win the National League Cy Young Award this year, but the Mets have the attention of the guy who did.  —  Trevor Bauer, a free agent who helped the Reds to the playoffs …
Discussion: Metsmerized Online
Trevor Bauer becomes first Cincinnati Reds pitcher to win Cy Young Award  —  The Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer won the National League Cy Young Award, giving Cincinnati its first winner of the honor.  —  Bauer topped fellow finalists Yu Darvish of the Chicago Cubs and Jacob deGrom …
Jon Paul Morosi /
Lindor likely to be dealt in offseason (sources)  —  Francisco Lindor probably won't be a member of the Cleveland Indians by Opening Day.  —  But it could take several weeks — or longer — to learn which uniform he'll wear in 2021.  —  Multiple industry sources said this week that the Indians …
New York Post:
Yankees open to Gary Sanchez trade as they mull other options  —  This time the Yankees are at least contemplating a trade of Gary Sanchez.  —  Sanchez endured a terrible 2020 season, getting replaced as the starting catcher in the playoffs by Kyle Higashioka.
The Athletic:
Russell Westbrook wants a trade and that's just the start — An inside look at the Rockets  —  The Houston Rockets' offseason has become quite raucous — again.  —  Nearly two months after the bumpy departure of former coach Mike D'Antoni and a month after former general manager Daryl Morey's …
Buster Olney / ESPN:
As NL East rivals improve, ‘small-minded’ Philadelphia Phillies are adrift  —  The Phandemics stood out from all of the baseball aficionados shut out of ballparks this year, and to fully understand why, you need to understand where Citizens Bank Park is located.
Tom Westerholm / Union-News:
Boston Celtics' Vincent Poirier clarifies comments on role, future: 'I don't want to leave'  —  When Boston Celtics big man Vincent Poirier sat down for a Zoom interview with MassLive on Wednesday evening, he was sporting an enormous beard and a green Celtics hoodie — appropriate attire …
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Tony La Russa, appearing incoherent during arrest, said 'I'm a Hall of Famer' to officer  —  Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa flashed a ring at a police officer arresting him for driving under the influence and said “I'm a Hall of Famer baseball person” while being placed into the back of a cruiser …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
White Sox manager Tony La Russa charged with DUI stemming from February arrest
Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa charged with DUI stemming from February arrest, court docs show
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