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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
What to watch for from the Mets at MLB's Winter Meetings  —  The Winter Meetings begin Sunday in San Diego and it may finally bring some clarity to the Mets' ongoing roster retool.  With Jacob deGrom still unsigned it could provide an opportunity to finally get him signed.
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Ken Rosenthal / MLB - The Athletic:
What I'm hearing on the MLB Hot Stove about the Dodgers, Brewers and more  —  The Dodgers are capable of pivoting in virtually any direction, which is just how they like it.  —  Including the return of Clayton Kershaw, whose deal is pending a physical, the Dodgers are about $45 million under …
Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rays To Sign Zach Eflin To Three-Year Deal  —  The Rays are dipping into the free agent pitching market, agreeing to terms with right-hander Zach Eflin on a three-year deal.  It's reportedly a $40MM guarantee for the O'Connell Sports Management client.  Eflin will make $11MM in each of the next …
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Tampa Bay Rays, Zach Eflin reach agreement on 3-year, $40M deal
Jason Mackey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Sources: Bryan Reynolds requests trade as his situation takes odd turn before Winter Meetings.  —  Bryan Reynolds' standing with the Pirates took an odd an expected turn on Saturday afternoon, as sources confirmed to the Post-Gazette that the outfielder has requested a trade.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Rangers, Jacob deGrom agree to 5-year, $185M deal  —  MLB, Texas Rangers, New York Mets  —  Two-time Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom agreed to a five-year, $185 million contract with the Texas Rangers, sources told ESPN, bringing the most talented pitcher in baseball …
Brad Biggs / Chicago Tribune:
QB Justin Fields takes a step toward starting Sunday for the Chicago Bears versus the Green Bay Packers  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 171  —  Bears quarterback Justin Fields warms up before the game against the New York Jets on Nov. 27, 2022, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)
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Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
With Justin Fields still feeling out if he can play with a left shoulder injury, Chicago Bears add fourth QB as a precaution
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Predicting where top MLB free agents will land with winter meetings looming  —  MORE FROM:  —  The nine top free agents, all likely to command nine-figure deals, remain on the board.  But if history is a guide, they may start signing soon — maybe at the winter meetings, beginning this weekend.
Pete Thamel / ESPN:
Rose Bowl agrees to deal allowing early CFP expansion in '24  —  The last remaining obstacle to expanding the College Football Playoff to 12 teams in the 2024 and 2025 seasons has been cleared.  —  The Rose Bowl reached an agreement that officially paves the way for the College Football Playoff …
Pete Thamel / ESPN:
Notre Dame QB Drew Pyne decides to enter the transfer portal  —  Notre Dame quarterback Drew Pyne tweeted Friday that he is entering the NCAA transfer portal.  —  Pyne, who will have three years of eligibility at his next destination, is not planning to play in the team's bowl game, sources told ESPN on Friday.
Hayes Gardner / Baltimore Sun:
State knocks $600,000 off Orioles' annual Camden Yards rent for team's reconstruction of left field wall  —  It's nearly impossible to quantify all the effects a deeper, taller left field wall at Camden Yards had on the Orioles' 2022 season.  —  The wall — which the team built …
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Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Former Red Kyle Farmer, named 2022 team MVP, reflects on an era gone by  —  As former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer reflected on the trade that sent him last month to the Minnesota Twins, he got a FaceTime call from former Reds outfielder Jesse Winker.
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