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9:25 PM ET, December 3, 2022

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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 …
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Padres have met with top free-agent shortstop Trea Turner twice ahead of Winter Meetings  —  SAN DIEGO — The Padres have met with free-agent shortstop Trea Turner twice in person ahead of next week's Winter Meetings in San Diego, major-league sources told The Athletic, signaling …
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Astros' Justin Verlander reluctance could open door for other teams  —  Word is, the Astros and Justin Verlander are “far apart” in talks.  Verlander seeks $130 million for three years (the Max Scherzer deal), and the Astros, with their deep rotation, seem pessimistic on Verlander …
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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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.
Ken Rosenthal / MLB - The Athletic:
Aaron Judge's contract likely to be for nine years, sources say  —  The way the free-agent market for Aaron Judge is developing, it appears increasingly likely the winning bid will be for nine guaranteed years, sources involved in the negotiations say.  —  A nine-year deal for Judge …
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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Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Hot Stove ignites with return of MLB Winter Meetings; Cardinals seek their first spark  —  SAN DIEGO — Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, like so many of his industry peers, often remarks how deadlines spur action.  Trade talks can idle or yo-yo, simmer or dwindle …
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
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 …
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.
Discussion: Redleg Nation
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:
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 …
Discussion: Denver Post
Julia Poe / Chicago Tribune:
6 takeaways from the Chicago Bulls' blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns, including Devin Booker's explosive 51-point performance  —  PHOENIX — The Chicago Bulls suffered a 132-113 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night as Devin Booker scored 51 points in only three quarters.
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