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6:55 AM ET, December 1, 2020


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Associated Press:
Indians sold reliever Adam Cimber to Marlins for $100,000  —  CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians sold side-arm reliever Adam Cimber to the Marlins on Monday for $100,000, and Miami designated right-hander José Ureña for assignment.  —  Ureña, the Marlins' opening …
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
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
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: Talking Chop and MLB Trade Rumors
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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