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The Athletic:
The Mets' real target remains David Stearns, whoever they hire as GM this winter: Sources  —  CARLSBAD, Calif. — While the Mets are moving closer to naming their next general manager, New York has bigger plans for its head of baseball operations.  Sources say the Mets' primary target remains …
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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: The Good Phight and Sportsnet.ca
Thomas Harrigan / MLB.com:
'21 Silver Slugger Award winners announced  —  After a season filled with some unforgettable offensive performances, MLB's top hitters were recognized Thursday night when the Silver Slugger Awards were announced on MLB Network.  —  The World Series-champion Braves led the way with four winners …
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
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 …
Sahadev Sharma / The Athletic:
Cubs continue to turn over coaching staff as they seek impact through collaboration  —  CARLSBAD, Calif. — For the Cubs and any team across the game, the free agents signed and trades made this offseason will garner the most attention this winter.  Bringing in a new GM …
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
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
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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Rob Bradford / Audacy:
Red Sox were in attendance at Justin Verlander's showcase
Discussion: NESN.com, NBCSports.com and CBS Boston
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
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 …
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
 
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