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9:25 AM ET, February 6, 2024


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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: Bobby Witt Jr. agrees to 11-year, $288.8M deal with Royals  —  Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. and the Kansas City Royals are in agreement on an 11-year, $288.8 million contract extension, sources told ESPN, a staggering guarantee that will keep the young star in Kansas City as the Royals attempt …
Keith Law / The Athletic:
Top 100 MLB prospects 2024: Keith Law's rankings, with Jackson Holliday at No. 1  —  Welcome to this year's ranking of the top 100 prospects in baseball.  I've been compiling and writing such rankings for 17 years now, and those of you who've read them before will find the format here similar to those from the recent past.
Michael Scotto / HoopsHype:
NBA Trade Deadline Intel: Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Cavs, Mavs, Nets, Pistons, Wizards, Grizzlies, Wolves  —  With the start of NBA trade deadline week upon us, here's the latest intel gathered by HoopsHype on the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers …
Robert Murray / FanSided:
MLB Insider: What I'm hearing on Bobby Witt Jr., Gary Sanchez, Joey Gallo, Angels  —  Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. and the Kansas City Royals have had conversations about a contract extension, according to sources familiar with the situation.  —  The Royals have been one of baseball's …
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
How 2024 Caribbean Series was influenced by MLB legend Ralph Avila |  Nightengale's Notebook  —  The center of the baseball universe these days is the Caribbean Series in Miami, the first time in its glorious history that tournament is being played in a Major League Stadium at loanDepot Park.
Chris Creamer / SportsLogos.Net News:
Exclusive: New MLB 2024 Spring Training Caps by New Era Released  —  There's just a touch more spring in the air this morning, thanks to the launch of the brand new 2024 Major League Baseball New Era Spring Training on-field caps, a release exclusive to SportsLogos.Net.
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Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Zack Greinke's 2024 plans, 2 players happy to be in Oakland and more  —  Remember how Brad Pitt, playing Billy Beane, described the Oakland A's low-revenue predicament in the 2011 film “Moneyball?”  —  “The problem that we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams,” Pitt said.
Ken Rosenthal / The Athletic:
Brewers, RHP Jakob Junis agree to one-year, $7 million contract: Sources  —  He won't replace Corbin Burnes.  But the Milwaukee Brewers are on the verge of signing a free agent who succeeded in limited action as a starter last season.  —  The team has reached agreement on a one-year …
Darragh McDonald / MLB Trade Rumors:
Yankees Acquire Caleb Ferguson From Dodgers  —  The Dodgers and Yankees swapped left-handed relievers on Monday.  New York acquired Caleb Ferguson for Matt Gage and minor league right-hander Christian Zazueta.  —  Ferguson, 27, joins a new organization for the first time in his career.
MLB Power Rankings: Who's No. 1 on our winter list?  —  Players soon will be reporting to camps, and yet, some of the top free agents still haven't signed.  So while we wait, let's take a look ahead toward the start of the 2024 season.  —  Where does every team stand heading into spring training?
David Laurila / FanGraphs Baseball:
Sunday Notes: Pittsburgh Proud, David Bednar Steps on the Gas and Attacks  —  David Bednar was an unproven San Diego Padres pitcher when he was first featured here at FanGraphs in March 2020.  The burly right-hander had made just 13 big-league appearances, all in the previous season …
Sources: Twins, first baseman Carlos Santana agree to deal  —  The Minnesota Twins added a veteran bat on Friday, agreeing to a deal with free agent first baseman Carlos Santana, sources confirmed to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez.  —  Santana's contract is for one year and worth $5.25 million, according to multiple reports.
Jeff Howe / The Athletic:
What I'm hearing about Senior Bowl QBs' slow starts, Baker Mayfield's future, Pats GM  —  MOBILE, Ala. — Don't stress over the quarterbacks' performances during the week of Senior Bowl practices.  —  They struggled, yes, but that's the expectation.  They arrived in Mobile for the first phase …
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