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3:15 PM ET, November 30, 2020


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Dan Caesar / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Media Views: FSM to move ‘very quickly’ with its sports-betting plan  —  It has been a little more than a week since Sinclair Broadcasting Group made the blockbuster announcement that it will offer betting on games it shows on its regional sports networks, including Fox Sports Midwest …
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets' Steven Matz gets some special attention from Phil Regan  —  As an early step in an attempt to overcome his terrible 2020 season, Steven Matz got back to basics.  —  He spent five days late last month at the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, the professional baseball environment …
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets' Phil Regan reports Yankees' Domingo German looks ‘great’  —  Phil Regan, a 30-year veteran of coaching winter ball in Latin America, cut short his stay in the Dominican Republic this year for the same reason so much is different this year: the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Buster Olney / ESPN:
How this MLB hot stove season plays to Atlanta Braves' advantage  —  Because of Moneyball, Billy Beane's Oakland Athletics will forever be known as a club that sought to exploit market inefficiencies.  Andrew Friedman's Dodgers are renowned for drafting and developing, underneath their big-market money.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors and Talking Chop
Bill Madden / New York Daily News:
MLB players face a bleak winter as reality of pandemic revenue losses set in  —  Baseball's version of “bargains galore” black Friday will arrive this Wednesday — or to paraphrase Marie Antoinette: After Dec. 2, le deluge, as in the deluge of players being non-tendered by their clubs …
Dale Tafoya / New York Daily News:
Billy Martin had a rollercoaster ride of a relationship with the Yankees  —  This is an excerpt of “Billy Ball: Billy Martin and the Resurrection of the Oakland A's” by Dale Tafoya, printed with permission courtesy of Lyons Press.  Copies can be purchased here.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Justin Toscano /
Five things to know about former MLB pitcher and NY Mets GM candidate Chris Young  —  Sandy Alderson on Monday announced the Mets were pivoting: Instead of searching for a president of baseball operations, they will look for a general manager.  —  This should be interesting.
Warrior man falls to his death while taking photo in Smoky Mountains  —  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A man from Warrior Al fell to his death Tuesday afternoon while attempting to take a photo in the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.  —  Park Rangers responded around 1:40 p.m …
Discussion: New York Post
Andrew Willis / Globe and Mail:
Rogers Centre faces demolition as Blue Jays owner plans new stadium  —  The owner of the Toronto Blue Jays wants to demolish the Rogers Centre and construct a new stadium as part of a downtown Toronto redevelopment, according to sources involved in the project.
San Diego Union-Tribune:
Padres outfielder Tommy Pham sues Midway District club where he was stabbed  —  The lawsuit claims Pham suffered ‘catastrophic injuries’ that will cause him ‘significant economic damage’  —  San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham has sued a Midway District strip club where he was stabbed last month.
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