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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 …
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.
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Keith Law / The Athletic:
The 10 MLB prospects who just missed Keith Law's top 100 ranking: Abel, Jones and more  —  Every year that I produce a top-100 ranking, I go through an iterative process where I start with more than 100 players, circulate the first cut to industry sources, move some guys around …
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 …
Alden Gonzalez / ESPN:
Sources: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers reach agreement  —  Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers have reached agreement on a new contract, ensuring that one of the greatest players in franchise history will remain with the only organization he has ever pitched for, sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.
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Jake Fischer / Yahoo Sports:
Andrew Wiggins appears to be Warriors' biggest trade chip, but a deal remains a challenge  —  If you haven't been to Warriors games in a minute, let us say it's quite easy to forget the pregame spectacle that still comes with Stephen Curry's joyful warmup.  His schoolyard routine …
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.
Daniel Myrick / Front Office Sports:
Las Vegas Mayor: A's Plans 'Don't Make Sense'  —  Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman applauds the city's rise as a sports destination with one exception: the Oakland A's.  Mayor Goodman told Front Office Sports that she believes the team's plans at the Tropicana site don't make sense and that the team ought to stay in Oakland.
Lynn Worthy / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Here's why Zack Thompson's success or failure as a starter may loom large for Cardinals  —  Cardinals left-hander Zack Thompson did an admirable job keeping his internal dialogue to himself during Winter Warm-up last month at Busch Stadium.  He probably wanted to emphatically swat away …
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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.
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 …
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 …
 
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