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11:10 AM ET, December 5, 2022

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Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
MLB Winter Meetings return with prospect of pandemonium on the horizon  —  SAN DIEGO — It's another gorgeous, serene day in San Diego, but stroll inside the Manchester Grand Hyatt, there is turbulence and a lobby full of folks running for cover.  —  It's the annual MLB Winter Meetings …
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MLB - The Athletic:
Padres have met with top free-agent shortstop Trea Turner twice ahead of Winter Meetings
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
What to watch for from the Mets at MLB's Winter Meetings
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Baseball Hall of Fame:
Fred McGriff unanimously elected to Hall of Fame  —  (SAN DIEGO, Calif.) - Five-time All-Star and 1995 World Champion Fred McGriff earned election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday via the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee process, it was announced today on MLB Network.
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Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Fred McGriff elected to Hall of Fame by contemporary era committee  —  MLB, Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
What to know about Hall of Fame's Contemporary Baseball ballot, veterans committee voting
Ryan McFadden / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson exits game vs. Broncos with knee injury; ‘not season-ending,’ John Harbaugh says  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 33  —  Ravens' Broderick Washington (#96) celebrates after Broncos kicker (#8) Brandon McManus' 63-yards field goal attempt came up short in the fourth quarter.
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Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
Aaron Rodgers — in a quieter performance — builds on his legacy vs. Chicago Bears: 'You never know when it's going to be your last time playing at a place'  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 42  —  Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields …
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Colleen Kane / Chicago Tribune:
Week 13 recap: Justin Fields returns, but Chicago Bears lose their 6th straight game — and 8th straight to Green Bay Packers  —  ExpandAutoplay  —  1 of 42  —  Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) embrace after a Packers victory …
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 …
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins fall to 49ers and backup QB Brock Purdy, ending Miami's five-game win streak  —  SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA — The pupil could not top the mentor, even as the mentor lost his starting quarterback.  —  It went from a win that would be difficult to pull off on the road against a really good team …
Buster Olney / ESPN:
How Jacob deGrom decided to ditch New York and become a Texas Ranger  —  Chris Young, the head of baseball operations for the Texas Rangers, called Bruce Bochy on Thursday with news that stunned the new manager.  “Jacob wants to come with us,” Young said.  —  Bochy's response: “Are you kidding me?”
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.
The Athletic:
What we're hearing on the Cubs, Dansby Swanson and others ahead of the Winter Meetings  —  Several agents laughed when asked to define what the Chicago Cubs mean by “intelligent spending.”  As the president of baseball operations at Wrigley Field, Jed Hoyer preaches patience and pragmatism …
 
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