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4:20 PM ET, November 14, 2023

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Nathaniel Percy / Daily News:
Mayor asks downtown LA businesses to work remotely while 10 Freeway is closed  —  Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has asked businesses in downtown to have their employees work remotely, if practical, while crews continue assessing a repair to the 10 Freeway after it was significantly damaged by fire over the weekend.
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Dreading LA's 10 Freeway closure?  To avoid traffic jams, consider taking a bus or train  —  Authorities Sunday urged commuters to plan ahead to avoid major delays caused by the closure of a stretch of the 10 Freeway in Downtown Los Angeles after it was damaged by a fire.
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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Jeff Passan's 2023-24 MLB offseason preview and predictions  —  In the 12 days since Major League Baseball's free agent season commenced, not one player has signed with a new team.  Nobody will mistake the MLB offseason for the NFL or NBA's, when early frenzies turn free agency into events …
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Braves willing to pay for free agent starting pitcher.  Is Aaron Nola a fit?  —  One of the remarkable things about the Atlanta Braves is that none of their players signed long-term has a salary of more than $22 million.  But for the right starting pitcher in free agency, the Braves are willing to go higher.
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Brian Cashman realistic about Giancarlo Stanton's injury woes  —  While not always on point, Brian Cashman had plenty of lengthy explanations when it came to addressing questions about analytics and player development at the GM meetings last week.  But the subject of Giancarlo Stanton …
Darragh McDonald / MLB Trade Rumors:
Padres Owner Peter Seidler Passes Away  —  The Padres have announced that owner and chairman Peter Seidler has passed away at the age of 63.  —  “The Padres organization mourns the passing of our beloved Chairman and owner, Peter Seidler,” said Padres CEO Erik Greupner.
Evan Drellich / The Athletic:
Oakland Athletics' move to Las Vegas expected to be approved by MLB owners this week: Sources  —  A report overseen by Major League Baseball's relocation committee on the Oakland Athletics' proposed move to Las Vegas is in the hands of all 30 club owners and is said to pose questions about the viability of the market.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Nightengale's Notebook: What happened at MLB GM meetings ... besides everyone getting sick  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. − They came to the resort full of energy, elated by the perfect weather, mesmerized by the views and palm trees swaying in the breeze.  —  Three days later, they departed dehydrated …
Janis Carr / Orange County Register:
Clippers fall to Memphis, slip to 0-4 with James Harden  —  LOS ANGELES - Maybe it was the time of day.  Historically, the Clippers have never done well in afternoon games.  —  Maybe it was their first home game after a three-game eastern trip that saw the Clippers lose three in a row.
Joel Sherman / New York Post:
The center field calls the Yankees should make before diving in on Cody Bellinger  —  Brian Cashman said he wanted two outfield bats this offseason.  One import must be a center fielder.  —  Jasson Dominguez is iffy to stay in center field, and he is going to miss the first half of the 2024 season …
 
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