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4:15 PM 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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USA Today:
Justin Verlander, New York Mets reach agreement on two-year, $86.6 million deal
Alex Pavlovic / NBCSports.com:
Everything to know as Giants prepare for busy MLB Winter Meetings
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Rangers, Jacob deGrom agree to 5-year, $185M deal
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 …
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David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins, without Armstead, faced 49ers with backup tackles; SF's Nick Bosa goes on sack spree
Discussion: Mercury News and ProFootballTalk
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins remain firmly in control of playoff hopes with Chargers, Bills next
Discussion: Denver Post and ProFootballTalk
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
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 …
Jonas Shaffer / Baltimore Sun:
With QB Lamar Jackson injured, backup Tyler Huntley leads late TD drive as Ravens rally past Broncos, 10-9  —  Ravens' quarterback Tyler Huntley talks replacing a injured Lamar Jackson and conducting the winning drive.  (Baltimore Sun)  —  Backup quarterback Tyler Huntley scored …
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Alex Speier / The Boston Globe:
Red Sox made a three-year offer to José Abreu, but it didn't come close to what he signed for with the Astros  —  SAN DIEGO — While the Red Sox saw first baseman/designated hitter José Abreu as a great fit — a righthanded run producer in the middle of their order …
Discussion: NBCSports.com and masslive.com
Rob Bradford / audacy.com:
Rick Porcello finally re-emerges, officially retires  —  MARCO ISLAND, Fla. - It wasn't just the media that hadn't seen or heard from Rick Porcello.  It was virtually everyone in the baseball community.  —  That was evident by the reaction from some of Porcello's former teammates …
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 …
The Good Phight:
Phillies agree to terms with Trea Turner  —  The Phillies will reportedly have the All-Star shortstop for the next 11 years  —  According to Jeff Passan, the Phillies have agreed to contract terms with shortstop Trea Turner. … It looks like Turner is taking the Bryce Harper route …
 
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