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1:30 PM ET, December 6, 2022

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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets agree to two-year, $86 million deal with Justin Verlander  —  SAN DIEGO — The Mets have their ace.  —  Just one day into the winter meetings the Mets are reportedly in agreement on a two-year contract with right-hander Justin Verlander.  According to ESPN's Jeff Passan …
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Ken Rosenthal / MLB - The Athletic:
What I'm hearing at MLB Winter Meetings 2022  —  In recent weeks, one of the rumors circulating throughout baseball was that Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer did not like each other, dating to their time with the Tigers from 2011 to 2014.  —  The buzz prompted me to call two other members …
USA Today:
Justin Verlander, New York Mets reach agreement on two-year, $86.6 million deal
Matt Gelb / MLB - The Athletic:
How the Phillies landed Trea Turner: Inside their months-long quest that ended in a $300M deal  —  SAN DIEGO — John Middleton spent Sunday afternoon where he spends many Sunday afternoons in the fall.  He sat with his wife, Leigh, alongside Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie in the executive suite at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Source: Phillies, SS Trea Turner reach 11-year, $300M deal  —  SAN DIEGO — Shortstop Trea Turner and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed on an 11-year, $300 million contract Monday, sources told ESPN, adding the best power-speed player in baseball to the National League champions' already-potent lineup.
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Phillies agree to terms with Trea Turner
Sean Gregory / Time:
Athlete of the Year … SEE FULL LIST  —  When Aaron Judge stood in the Yankee Stadium batter's box in late September, he couldn't quite shake the silence.  Some 45,000 voices hushed, as if they were at a basilica, not a ball field.  As fans anticipated a landmark moment in sports …
Sun-Sentinel:
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LATEST SHOW  —  Dolphins Deep Dive: How will Miami fare in meaningful December games that kickoff vs. 49ers?  —  Dolphins Deep Dive: How will Miami protect Tua after Armstead and Jackson's injuries?  —  Dolphins Deep Dive: What should we expect as Mike McDaniel returns …
Discussion: Denver Post
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Yankees' interest in Brandon Nimmo may go beyond Aaron Judge insurance  —  SAN DIEGO — The Yankees are expected to meet with Brandon Nimmo here in San Diego.  They are seeking two outfielders, so theoretically, they could sign both Judge and Nimmo — though that could possibly bloat their budget.
Ira Winderman / Sun-Sentinel:
Grizzlies sit starters and still roll 101-93, as Heat fail to reach .500  —  The takeaway from these first two months of the Miami Heat's season has been the lament of being less than whole.  —  The lesson Monday night from the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum is that doesn't always matter.
Alex Speier / The Boston Globe:
Red Sox in advanced talks with pitcher Tommy Kahnle, who could choose his team Tuesday  —  SAN DIEGO - The Red Sox are among the teams involved in advanced talks with free-agent reliever Tommy Kahnle, who is expected to make a decision about a team as soon as Tuesday, according to multiple major league sources.
ESPN:
Sources: Tommy Kahnle, Yankees reunite on two-year deal  —  Right-hander Tommy Kahnle and the New York Yankees are in agreement on a two-year, $11.5 million contract, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan.  —  Kahnle pitched for the Yankees for four seasons (2017-20) …
Jon Heyman / New York Post:
Carlos Rodon remains Yankees' pitching priority despite heavy competition  —  SAN DIEGO — While the Yankees' main priority remains superstar Aaron Judge, they remain in daily contact with Carlos Rodon's camp, and preferred him as a rotation option all along to Justin Verlander or certainly Jacob deGrom …
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Chris Perkins / Sun-Sentinel:
Grading the Dolphins' 33-17 loss to 49ers; plus stock up, stock down  —  Sun Sentinel columnist Chris Perkins and reporter David Furones discuss QB Tua Tagovaila's play and what went wrong in Dolphins loss to San Francisco 49ers. (, , /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Discussion: Boston Herald and USA Today
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David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins remain firmly in control of playoff hopes with Chargers, Bills next
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
San Francisco Giants' confidence is quietly growing in Aaron Judge sweepstakes  —  SAN DIEGO — The San Francisco Giants' confidence is growing in their hopes of signing American League MVP Aaron Judge, with team officials divulging Monday that they have become ultra-aggressive in their talks to land the New York Yankees star.
 
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