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11:00 AM ET, November 17, 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.
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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Loyola University Chicago Athletics:
Loyola Athletics To Join Atlantic 10 Conference in 2022-23 Academic Year  —  Ramblers will renew rivalries with four former conference foes  —  Loyola University Chicago has accepted an invitation from the Atlantic 10 Conference, it was announced today by University President Dr. Jo Ann Rooney and Director of Athletics Steve Watson.
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 …
 
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