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9:40 AM ET, February 23, 2021


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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
The logic behind the Tatis deal; Lindor next?  ; Giants' flexibility; more notes  —  Fernando Tatis Jr. could have gone year to year, become a free agent entering his age 26 season and signed for more than $340 million.  Extensions always come with a tradeoff: A player gains long-term security …
Jeff Howe / The Athletic:
High prices.  Patience needed.  What I'm hearing about Patriots' search for new QB  —  The New England Patriots have been aggressively perusing the quarterback trade market, but they have so far been thwarted by inflated prices in an offseason that is currently siding with the sellers.
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Diamondbacks on verge of adding veteran reliever Tyler Clippard  —  The Diamondbacks are on the verge of adding another veteran arm to their bullpen after agreeing to terms with right-hander Tyler Clippard on a one-year, $2.25 million deal with an option for 2022.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Grant Bronsdon / Lookout Landing:
Full Transcript of Mariners President Kevin Mather's Remarks to Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club  —  There is...a lot to eventually unpack here, but for now, here's the raw material for anyone who wasn't able to watch/hear the video  —  On Saturday night, Twitter users were alerted to the presence …
Associated Press:
Fernando Tatis Jr. cites legacy as reason for 14-year deal with San Diego Padres  —  SAN DIEGO — In discussing options for a long-term deal with electrifying young shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., the San Diego Padres brought up the concept of “a statue contract.”
Discussion: ESPN, Pinstripe Alley and Padres News
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Clayton Kershaw ‘absolutely’ considering return to Los Angeles Dodgers  —  Clayton Kershaw quelled some of the questions about his future with the Los Angeles Dodgers, saying Sunday he would “absolutely” consider the possibility of re-signing with the team after his contract ends this season.
Anthony Rieber / Newsday:
Francisco Lindor's arrival in Mets camp brings a smile to Luis Rojas' face  —  Francisco Lindor reported to camp on Sunday, which is as exciting for his new manager as it is for Mets fans.  —  “It's just great to see him in the uniform,” Luis Rojas said of Lindor, who took batting practice …
Buster Olney / ESPN:
Will MLB's trade market heat up during the season?  If so, here's who could be on the move  —  In the days leading up to Friday's podcast interview of Dr. Anthony Fauci, I canvassed team officials about what questions they might ask the infectious disease expert, and one staffer seemed …
Discussion: The Good Phight and
Bill Shaikin / Los Angeles Times:
Jared Walsh poised to supplant Albert Pujols at first base for the Angels  —  As Albert Pujols has struggled through the final seasons of his contract with the Angels, the team has struggled to find someone better to replace him.  The Angels believe they have developed a suitable first baseman in Jared Walsh.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets want David Peterson to compete for a rotation spot  —  David Peterson is competing for a spot in the Mets' rotation — or so club decision-makers want him to believe.  —  Coming off an abbreviated rookie season in which he made the jump directly from Double-A and had a 3.44 ERA in 10 games …
Keith Pompey / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Sixers, Flyers and Wells Fargo Center pitch Philadelphia officials on having up to 5,000 fans at games  —  The 76ers are trying to bring fans back to the Wells Fargo Center.They had up to 100 family members, staff members, and friends in attendance for Friday night's 112-105 win over the Chicago Bulls.
Max Goodman / Sports Illustrated:
Yankees' Prospect Austin Wells Is Already Turning Heads At Spring Training  —  In just a few days at Yankees camp, first-round pick Austin Wells has impressed his new manager Aaron Boone quite a bit.  —  Austin Wells is only a few days into his first Spring Training with a big-league club, but he's already making quite the impression.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
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