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10:40 PM ET, November 21, 2022

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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Mets speak with star free-agent Justin Verlander, sources said  —  Might Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, teammates with the Tigers from 2011 to 2014, be headed for a reunion?  —  It is at least a possibility.  —  The Mets, dealing with several holes in their rotation …
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Mike Puma / New York Post:
Mets believe Jacob deGrom prefers to stay if contracts are similar  —  A tie — or close to it — goes to the Mets.  —  That, at least, is the organizational belief as Mets brass consider Jacob deGrom and whether the ace right-hander will return next season.
Ken Rosenthal / MLB - The Athletic:
Will Cody Bellinger sign one-year deal?  Plus Brandon Nimmo's potential and more  —  Cody Bellinger is a free agent at 27, an ideal age for a player to hit the open market.  But his agent, Scott Boras, sounds as if he wants Bellinger to sign only a one-year deal.
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Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
From MVP to cut free: Dodgers release Cody Bellinger, just three years after he won NL MVP  —  Cody Bellinger is just 27 years old and ostensibly entering his athletic prime.  Yet suddenly, he's no longer a Los Angeles Dodger, just three years after he was the National League's Most Valuable Player.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins remain in holding pattern with Byron Jones as cornerback may not return this season  —  MIAMI GARDENS — The odds that Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Jones doesn't play during in the 2022 season continue to increase.  —  The Dolphins returned from their bye week without an update on Jones …
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Peter King / ProFootballTalk:
FMIA Week 11: Chiefs Stay Dominant With A Little Déjà Vu; Bills Survive the Storm With Help From “Squirrel”  —  History repeated itself Sunday night at SoFi Stadium.  —  Unbelievably.  —  If you stayed up for the end of Kansas City's tense AFC West match at the Chargers …
Jonas Shaffer / Baltimore Sun:
‘It felt like Ravens football’: Dominant defense leads the way in 13-3 win over Panthers  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 47  —  Ravens' Calais Campbell, right, celebrates his sack against Panthers quarterback with Roquan Smith (#18) in the fourth quarter.  Ravens defeated the Panthers, 13-3, at M&T Bank Stadium.
Khobi Price / Orlando Sentinel:
Magic fall to Pacers in another close game on second night of back-to-back  —  INDIANAPOLIS — One day after the Orlando Magic took a step toward resembling their full squad in their win over the Bulls in Chicago, they were back to fewer options for their road game vs. the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Eric Stephen / True Blue LA:
2023 Hall of Fame ballot includes Andre Ethier among the newcomers  —  “Anyway, here's Wonderwall”  —  The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2023 ballot on Monday, with Scott Rolen the top returner from last year's ballot and Carlos Beltran headlining the newcomers.
Alex Speier / The Boston Globe:
J.D. Martinez and other big hitters pulling for the return of opposite-field success  —  Want to find a power hitter this offseason?  Good luck.  —  Several longtime power hitters found in 2022 that blasts that customarily landed several rows into the stands instead expired well shy of the wall.
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
Zach LaVine frustrated after being benched late in the Chicago Bulls' loss: ‘You play a guy like me down the stretch’  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 33  —  Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) walks away from Orlando Magic players as they celebrate a 108-107 win at United Center on Nov. 18, 2022, in Chicago.
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Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Los Angeles Angels acquire 3B Gio Urshela from Twins  —  The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran infielder Gio Urshela from the Minnesota Twins on Friday, a move that helps the team's desire to add more major league-quality depth to its roster.  The Twins received 19-year-old starting pitcher Alejandro Hidalgo in exchange.
 
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