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Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Blue Jays' Robbie Ray wins AL Cy Young Award  —  Robbie Ray was elected as the American League Cy Young Award winner, the fifth time a Toronto pitcher has won.  —  Other Blue Jays winners were Pat Hentgen in 1996, Roger Clemens in 1997 and '98 and Roy Halladay in 2003.
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Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Brewers' Corbin Burnes wins tight Cy Young race  —  Milwaukee Brewers' right-hander Corbin Burnes narrowly edged the Philadelphia Phillies' Zack Wheeler to win the National League Cy Young Award.  —  The 10-point margin of victory is the closest in the National League and tied …
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.
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.
Jesse Yomtov / USA Today:
Blue Jays lefty Robbie Ray wins American League Cy Young Award  —  Toronto Blue Jays starter Robbie Ray was named the 2021 American League Cy Young Award winner Wednesday, receiving 29 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
ESPN:   Sources: Houston Astros keep ace Justin Verlander with one-year, $25 million deal
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 …
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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
New York Mets' search for new GM set to land on Billy Eppler, sources say
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News:
Yankees prefer to sign stopgap at shortstop over star free agent, sources say  —  The MLB offseason has been dominated by speculation.  —  Speculation about the impending lockout, speculation about labor issues affecting free agency signings, and especially, speculation about where the top shortstops on the market will land.
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
New York Yankees' Hal Steinbrenner talks free agency, praises Aaron Boone, Brian Cashman  —  CHICAGO — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday the team is “not going to be afraid to get into the free-agent market” and suggested the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal …
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.
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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.
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 …
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 …
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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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 …
 
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