Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Gabe Kapler wins NL Manager of the Year after leading Giants to 107 victories — Gabe Kapler, who guided the Giants to a franchise-record 107 victories, was named National League Manager of the Year. Kapler jumped from eighth place on the 2020 ballot to the top spot in 2021.
Discussion: Brew Crew Ball, True Blue LA, McCovey Chronicles, Talking Chop and baseballmusings.com
-Jp / Brew Crew Ball: Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell finishes second in NL Manager of the Year vote
Eric Stephen / True Blue LA: Dave Roberts finishes 5th in Manager of the Year voting
Brady Klopfer / McCovey Chronicles: Gabe Kapler wins Manager of the Year
David Pinto / baseballmusings.com: Kapler Captures Manager of Year
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Reds' Jonathan India nearly unanimous as NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year — Reds second baseman Jonathan India received 29 of 30 first-place votes to win the National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award. — India and runner-up Trevor Rogers were the only players named on every ballot.
Discussion: Fish Stripes, MLB Trade Rumors, NBCSports.com, Talking Chop and baseballmusings.com
Ely Sussman / Fish Stripes: Offishial news, 11/16/21: Mets to hire Eppler; Beloit Sky Carp; Rogers gets runner-up
Tim Stebbins / NBCSports.com: Wisdom, Schwindel left off both Chicago ROY ballots
Kris Willis / Talking Chop: Jonathan India, Randy Arozarena take home 2021 Rookie of the Year Awards
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Rays' Randy Arozarena wins Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year after previous postseason success — Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena was named American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year. — Arozarena played in 25 postseason games the previous two seasons but maintained his rookie status in 2021.
Discussion: Plain Dealer, Bleacher Nation, DraftKings Nation, MLB Baseball News … and baseballmusings.com
Paul Hoynes / Plain Dealer: Rays' Randy Arozarena named AL Rookie of the Year; Cleveland's Emmanuel Clase fifth
Brett Taylor Chicago Cubs / Bleacher Nation: Why Schwindel Got ROY Votes, the New Coach, State of Streaming, and Other Cubs Bullets
Benjamin Zweiman / DraftKings Nation: Randy Arozarena wins AL Rookie of the Year award
Jack Baer / MLB Baseball News, Scores …: Randy Arozarena's legend continues to grow as Rays star wins AL Rookie of the Year
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Rays' Kevin Cash wins back-to-back Manager of the Year honors, a first in the AL — Kevin Cash of the Rays was named American League Manager of the Year, making him the first in the AL to win the award in consecutive seasons. — Bobby Cox won the award in consecutive seasons with the Braves, in the National League, in 2004 and 2005.
Discussion: Jeff Wilson's Texas … and baseballmusings.com
Jeff Wilson / Jeff Wilson's Texas Rangers Newsletter: Wednesday Newsletter time: Did Noah Syndergaard's one-year deal set bar for Texas Rangers' pursuit of Clayton Kershaw?
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Noah Syndergaard, Los Angeles Angels reach 1-year, $21 million deal — Right-hander Noah Syndergaard and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a one-year, $21 million deal, pending a physical, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. — Syndergaard, 29, spent the first seven seasons of his career …
Owen Crisafulli / Chowder and Champions: Javier Baez could be the Boston Red Sox solution at second base
Sam Blum / The Athletic: Angels make high-risk investment in Noah Syndergaard, hoping for high-reward return in 2022
Emma Baccellieri / Sports Illustrated: Noah Syndergaard's Signing Signals an Active Market for Starters
Danny Abriano / MLB Baseball News, Scores …: Noah Syndergaard didn't give Mets chance to match offer from Angels
Kevin Henry / Call to the Pen: New York Mets broadcaster's perfect tweet about free agency, offseason
David Pinto / baseballmusings.com: Will He Last 40 Days? — The Angels go biblical, signing Noah Syndergaard to a one-year, $21 million contract:
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
New York Mets' search for new GM set to land on Billy Eppler, sources say — The New York Mets' long and winding search for a new head of baseball operations finally ended Monday. — Billy Eppler, the former Los Angeles Angels general manager who previously spent more than a decade …
Discussion: Sports Illustrated and baseballmusings.com
Wall Street Journal:
Boston Red Sox Owner Fenway Sports in Talks to Buy Pittsburgh Penguins — Deal for the NHL franchise could be finalized later this week — Fenway Sports Group LLC, the holding company that owns the Boston Red Sox, is in advanced talks to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team, according to people familiar with the matter.
Hooks Orpik / PensBurgh: Report: Penguins “in talks to be sold” to Fenway Sports Group, Lemieux to retain small portion?
Tim Benz / Greensburg Tribune-Review: Penguins players grasp recent struggles — now it's time to follow their own advice
The Athletic: Fenway Sports Group, owner of Red Sox and Liverpool, in talks to buy Penguins: Reports
Ian Oland / RMNB: Report: Penguins' Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux close to selling team to Fenway Sports Group
Jon Sorensen / NoVa Caps: Report: Fenway Sports Group In “Advanced Talks” To Purchase Pittsburgh Penguins
Mario Tirabassi / Bleacher Nation: Report: Boston Red Sox Ownership Group Looking to Buy Pittsburgh Penguins
Steve Hewitt / Boston Herald: Fenway Sports Group reportedly in serious talks to purchase NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins
Michael Silverman / The Boston Globe: Fenway Sports Group reportedly in talks to acquire Pittsburgh Penguins
Detroit Free Press:
Michigan State working on historic 10-year, $95 million contract extension for Mel Tucker — Chris Solari David JesseDetroit Free Press — If all goes as planned, Mel Tucker will become the highest-paid coach in the Big Ten. And Michigan State will make a major show of strength that it plans …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation, FanSided and Sports Illustrated
Luis Medina / Bleacher Nation: Ex-Bears Defensive Coordinator Mel Tucker is Reportedly on the Cusp of a $95M Extension from Michigan State
Braulio Perez / FanSided: Michigan State closing in on historic extension for Mel Tucker worth nearly $100 million
Chris Haynes / Yahoo Sports:
DeMar DeRozan opens up about free agency move: ‘I felt like going to the Lakers was a done deal’ — LOS ANGELES — DeMar DeRozan had multiple conversations with LeBron James in the offseason. His agent, Aaron Goodwin, worked feverishly behind the scenes with the San Antonio Spurs' front office …
Elias Schuster / Bleacher Nation: DeMar DeRozan Thought His Sign-And-Trade with Lakers Was a “Done Deal,” Which, Wait ... What?
Austin Carroll / Pippen Ain't Easy: Chicago Bulls: DeMar DeRozan making strong case for MVP
Jacob Rude / Silver Screen and Roll: DeMar DeRozan thought it was ‘done deal’ that he was joining the Lakers in offseason
Sanjesh Singh / LeBron Wire: Lakers player grades: L.A. blown out at home by Bulls; Anthony Davis ejected
John Hollinger / The Athletic: Rebuilt Bulls ride into L.A., Kings vs. Kangz, scouting Jaime Jaquez Jr., Brandon Boston: Hollinger's Week That Was
Bryan Kalbrosky / USA Today: How the Lakers could have actually had a team with DeMar DeRozan, Buddy Hield and Alex Caruso
Source: Toronto Blue Jays, right-hander Jose Berrios reach 7-year, $131 million extension — Jose Berrios has reached agreement on a seven-year, $131 million extension with the Toronto Blue Jays, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports. — The deal is pending a physical.
Discussion: Jays Journal and baseballmusings.com
Sam Dean / Los Angeles Times:
Goodbye, Staples Center. Hello, Crypto.com Arena — Staples Center is getting a new name for Christmas: Crypto.com Arena. — The downtown Los Angeles venue — home of the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks — will wear the new name for 20 years under a deal between the Singapore cryptocurrency exchange …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation, New York Post, Variety, Sports Illustrated, Silver Screen and Roll, Boston.com, Clips Nation, Sportico, Hoops Rumors and LeBron Wire
Brett Taylor Chicago Bulls / Bleacher Nation: The Staples Center is Becoming Crypto dot Com Arena on Christmas Day
Harrison Faigen / Silver Screen and Roll: Reports: Staples Center to be renamed Crypto.com Arena in 20-year, $700 million deal
Greg Beacham / Boston.com: Staples Center is changing its name to Crypto.com Arena
Sabreena Merchant / Clips Nation: STAPLES Center will be renamed Crypto.com Arena
Barry M. Bloom / Sportico: Crypto.com Buys Naming Rights to Staples Center in Los Angeles
Luke Adams / Hoops Rumors: L.A.'s Staples Center To Become Crypto.com Arena
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Yankees face AL East competition in Justin Verlander pursuit — MORE FROM: — He hardly pitched for two seasons after Tommy John surgery and yet had his team place a qualifying offer on him. — If you were playing this “Jeopardy!” style and responded, “Who is Noah Syndergaard?” That would be correct.
Discussion: NBCSports.com and MLB Trade Rumors
Vinnie Duber / NBCSports.com: Sox said to be among many teams interested in Verlander
Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors: Astros To Re-Sign Justin Verlander