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6:50 AM ET, November 16, 2022

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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
What I'm hearing about MLB free agency with Justin Verlander, Anthony Rizzo and more  —  What I'm hearing:  —  • The market for free-agent starting pitchers is quite active, and the early asks from the three biggest names — Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander and Carlos Rodón— are, to no one's surprise, quite high.
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Ken Rosenthal / MLB - The Athletic:
Will Dodgers, Yankees show more restraint in free agency?  —  Scott Boras probably is right.  The Major League Baseball's free-agent market figures to be a carnivore's market, at least based on the evidence at hand.  —  Teams historically spend freely in the first year of a new collective-bargaining agreement.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Former MLB Player Agrees to Plead Guilty to Felony Charge for Lying to Federal Agents Investigating Illegal Gambling Operation  —  LOS ANGELES - A former Major League Baseball (MLB) player has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge for lying to federal law enforcement officials about bets …
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Associated Press:
Agent says ex-MLB star Yasiel Puig felt ‘rushed’ at probe with feds  —  NEW YORK — Former major league outfielder Yasiel Puig did not have a criminal attorney with him and felt compromised partly because of his mental health at an interview with federal agents investigating an illegal gambling operation …
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Mets' Buck Showalter wins Manager of the Year for the fourth time, with four different teams  —  Mets' manager Buck Showalter won the National League Manager of the Year, the first time he'd won in the NL after winning three times in the American League.  —  His previous victories were in 1994 …
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Kris Willis / Battery Power:
BBWAA Awards Roundtable: Who will win Manager of the Year?
Ryan Lewis / USA Today:
Guardians manager Terry Francona named American League Manager of the Year
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez wins AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year  —  Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez took 29 of 30 first-place votes on his way to winning the 2022 American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year.  —  Rodriguez, who was the only player to be named on every ballot …
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David Schoenfield / ESPN:
Braves' Michael Harris II edges teammate Spencer Strider for NL ROY
Jeff Fletcher / BBWAA:
Braves outfielder Michael Harris II wins battle of teammates for NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year
Associated Press:
Owner: Royals considering several sites for new stadium  —  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals have selected several potential sites to build a replacement for aging Kauffman Stadium, owner John Sherman said Tuesday.  —  In a letter to fans posted on social media, Sherman said the sites …
Press Enterprise:
2 killed, 2 hurt in crash between Moreno Valley and San Jacinto  —  MORENO VALLEY — Two people died Sunday and two more were injured in a head-on collision in the Moreno Valley area.  —  Traffic Collision:rpt@9:00 p.m. Gilman Springs Road X Bridge Street, west of San Jacinto.  Two vehicles and four victims.
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Sources: Angels, LHP Tyler Anderson agree to 3-year deal  —  MLB, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers  —  The Los Angeles Angels, once again in need of a starting pitcher to slot near the top of their rotation, have agreed to a three-year contract with Tyler Anderson, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Will Sammon / The Athletic:
Mets rumblings: Why Andrew Heaney might fit the rotation, plus the team's search for depth  —  When asked about the Mets' success in 2022 and outlook ahead, executives around the league opined that the depth New York accumulated for the active roster last season was impressive.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Inside the champion Astros' behind-the-scenes turmoil  —  In the six days between the Houston Astros winning a World Series and getting rid of their general manager, members of the organization, from players to coaching staff to front office, called one another trying to piece together what was happening.
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Gordon Wittenmyer / NBCSports.com:
Free agency predictions for Abreu, Contreras, dozen more … If you weren't sure how serious the Cubs were about landing one of the four big-name shortstops in free agency this year, you have't been listening to team president Jed Hoyer talk about competing next year and his conversations with ownership about …
 
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