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7:45 PM ET, November 16, 2021

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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.
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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.
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: baseballmusings.com
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 …
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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 …
ESPN:
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: baseballmusings.com
Robert Murray / FanSided:
Around the Horn: Notes and MLB trade rumors for 11 teams  —  Coming out of the annual GM meetings, Around the Horn takes a spin around the league looking at MLB trade rumors and offseason buzz for 10 teams.  —  Everyone, and I mean everyone, in the industry expect the owners to lock …
ESPN:
Julio Lugo, shortstop for 2007 champion Boston Red Sox, dies at 45  —  MLB, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Rays, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies  —  Julio Lugo, who played for seven teams in a 12-year major league career and was the shortstop …
MLB.com:
Phillies announce Baseball Operations additions  —  The Phillies have added the following personnel to the staff in Baseball Operations:  —  Howie Kendrick has been named special assistant to the general manager.  Kendrick, 38, played in 1,621 games over parts of 15 seasons in the majors …
Discussion: NBCSports.com
From the Corner of Edgar & Dave:
Mariners Announce 2022 Major League Coaching Staff  —  Tony Arnerich (Hitting Coach), Kristopher Negrón (First Base Coach) and Andy McKay (Major League Coach & Sr. Director of Baseball Development) added to Big League staff; Manny Acta, Trent Blank, Jarret DeHart, Perry Hill …
Associated Press:
Miami Marlins acquire RHP Louis Head from Tampa Bay Rays  —  MLB, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays  —  MIAMI — The Miami Marlins acquired right-hander Louis Head from the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday for either a player to be named later or cash.  —  Head made 27 appearances for the Rays this past season, two of them starts.
Discussion: baseballmusings.com
 
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