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Agent Scott Boras: Tanking, MLB's ‘competitive cancer,’ led to Atlanta Braves' World Series title  —  CARLSBAD, Calif. — Baseball's most influential agent said the sport was the victim of a “competitive cancer” caused by teams unloading veterans to accumulate draft picks …
Discussion: Sportsnet.ca and The Good Phight
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Associated Press:
New York Mets' Sandy Alderson says New York City a deterrent in team's GM search  —  CARLSBAD, Calif. — New York Mets president Sandy Alderson says the biggest impediment in the club's dragging search for a general manager isn't his presence nor owner Steve Cohen, but the spotlight created by the New York market.
Alex Speier / The Boston Globe:
METRO SPORTS BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY OPINION CORONAVIRUS SPOTLIGHT RHODE ISLAND POLITICS EDUCATION LIFESTYLE ARTS GLOBE MAGAZINE CARS REAL ESTATE EVENTS  —  CARLSBAD, Calif. — The Red Sox were among the many teams that gathered in Florida to watch Justin Verlander — who is recovering from Tommy John surgery — pitch in front of scouts.
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Tim Dierkes / MLB Trade Rumors:
2021-22 Top 50 MLB Free Agents With Predictions  —  MLB Trade Rumors is proud to present our 16th annual Top 50 Free Agents list!  For the entire list of free agents, plus the ability to filter by signing status, position, signing team, and qualifying offer status, check out our mobile-friendly free agent tracker here.
John Shea / San Francisco Chronicle:
How Farhan Zaidi sees the Giants rebuilding their rotation  —  CARLSBAD, San Diego County — Even with the retirement of Buster Posey and uncertainty of Brandon Belt's future with the team, the Giants' primary focus this offseason has nothing to do with seeking replacements at their positions.
Discussion: NBCSports.com
Mark Feinsand / MLB.com:
C. Seager's 6 most likely free agency suitors  —  With the offseason upon us, we're taking a close look at some of the most prominent players eligible for free agency.  —  Name: Corey Seager  —  Position: SS  —  Team: Los Angeles Dodgers  —  Age (as of Opening Day 2022): 27
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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
How big will Rangers go this offseason — Trevor Story, Carlos Correa, Corey Seager?; Reds' Wade Miley mess; more notes
John Shea / San Francisco Chronicle:
A's GM David Forst maps out blueprint to hire manager to replace Bob Melvin  —  CARLSBAD, San Diego County — The A's aren't in a rush to hire a successor to Bob Melvin, who left Oakland two weeks ago to become the Padres' manager.  —  On the first day of the general meetings in Carlsbad …
Erik Boland / Newsday:
Brian Cashman says Yankees haven't spoken with Aaron Judge about long-term deal  —  CARLSBAD, Calif. - Aaron Judge made his preference clear in the minutes after the Yankees' loss to the Red Sox in this year's American League wild-card game at Fenway Park.  —  “I want to be a Yankee for life.
Discussion: Sports Illustrated
Sahadev Sharma / The Athletic:
How Jed Hoyer can stay ‘nimble’ and leverage the Cubs' financial flexibility in his favor  —  CARLSBAD, Calif. — If there were any doubts remaining that these are Jed Hoyer's Cubs, the July trade deadline sell-off followed by an offseason that's seen Hoyer continue to shake up the front office should have squashed them.
Discussion: Bleacher Nation and Cubs Insider
Matt Eddy / Baseball America:
2021-22 Minor League Free Agents For All 30 MLB Teams  —  ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS  —  ATLANTA BRAVES  —  BALTIMORE ORIOLES  —  BOSTON RED SOX  —  CHICAGO CUBS  —  CHICAGO WHITE SOX  —  CINCINNATI REDS  —  CLEVELAND GUARDIANS  —  COLORADO ROCKIES  —  DETROIT TIGERS  —  HOUSTON ASTROS
Matt Breen / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Phillies will give prospect Bryson Stott chance to begin season as their starting shortstop  —  CARLSBAD, Calif. — Dave Dombrowski stopped last week in Arizona to see some of the team's top prospects before continuing his travels to baseball's annual general managers meetings here.It was a chance …
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Pedro Feliciano, workhorse Mets reliever, dies at 45  —  Pedro Feliciano, a lefthanded bullpen stalwart for the 2000s Mets, died unexpectedly in his sleep Sunday night or Monday morning, a Mets official confirmed.  He was 45.  —  The cause of death was not immediately known.  He was at his home in Puerto Rico.
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Shams Charania / The Athletic:
Ben Simmons trade talk, where things stand with the Sixers, plus more NBA notes: Shams Charania's Inside Pass  —  The NBA season is three weeks old and there have already been several significant developments we have kept close tabs on in the Inside Pass.  —  On the court, brilliant …
 
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