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10:50 AM ET, December 6, 2022


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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 …
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 …
Sources: New York Mets, Justin Verlander reach agreement  —  MLB, New York Mets, Houston Astros  —  Three-time Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander has agreed to a two-year, $86 million deal with the New York Mets, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Monday.  —  The deal includes a vesting third-year option, a source told ESPN.
USA Today:
Justin Verlander, New York Mets reach agreement on two-year, $86.6 million deal
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
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.
Discussion: Boston Herald, Padres and USA Today
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.
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins remain firmly in control of playoff hopes with Chargers, Bills next  —  SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — Sunday's loss against the San Francisco 49ers was a disappointing one for the Miami Dolphins, especially since the Kansas City Chiefs also lost, meaning the Dolphins would've been up to No. 1 in the AFC had they won.
Discussion: Denver Post and ProFootballTalk
David Furones / Sun-Sentinel:
Dolphins, without Armstead, faced 49ers with backup tackles; SF's Nick Bosa goes on sack spree
Discussion: ProFootballTalk and Mercury News
Jonas Shaffer / Baltimore Sun:
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson ‘week to week’ with knee injury, but ‘less likely’ to play vs. Steelers  —  Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is “week to week” after injuring his knee Sunday against the Denver Broncos and is considered unlikely to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, coach John Harbaugh said Monday.
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 …
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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.
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
Mets pursuing Andrew Benintendi in Brandon Nimmo hint  —  SAN DIEGO - The Mets are among the teams talking with free agent Andrew Benintendi, The Post has learned.  —  The Yankees would like to reunite with Benintendi and he is a much more natural fit with them or the Astros or several other clubs pursuing the lefty swinger.
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.
Rob Bradford /
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 …
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.
Bradford Doolittle / ESPN:
Fred McGriff elected to Hall of Fame by contemporary era committee
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 …
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
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