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One blockbuster move for all 30 MLB teams

[ad_1] Teams have made their 40-man roster additions, the non-tender deadline passed on Monday, the winter meetings loom next week and there have already been a few signings and trades of note this MLB offseason. So let's play everyone's favorite party game: Blockbuster Deals for Humanity, because we all deserve a little transaction intrigue during the holiday season.The rules: We dream up one blockbuster signing or trade for every team
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Cole? Lindor? Rendon? The realistic guide to the Yankees’ offseason

[ad_1] In many ways, it was a decade of success for the New York Yankees: They had the most wins in the majors with 921, they hit the most home runs and scored the second-most runs, they never had a losing season and they played in more postseason games than any other American League team.The only fact that matters for Yankees fans, however: no World Series appearances. The 2010s were
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Sources — Yankees say Jacoby Ellsbury got unauthorized medical treatment

[ad_1] The New York Yankees do not intend to pay Jacoby Ellsbury the remaining $26 million due under his contract, contending he violated the deal by receiving unauthorized medical treatment, sources confirmed to ESPN's Buster Olney on Friday.According to multiple reports, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman sent a letter to Ellsbury and his agent, Scott Boras, informing them that the team had converted his contract to a nonguaranteed deal.2 RelatedThe
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Yankees release Jacoby Ellsbury, DFA Greg Bird

[ad_1] The Jacoby Ellsbury and Greg Bird eras in New York are officially over.The Yankees on Wednesday gave up on Ellsbury, cutting the oft-injured outfielder with more than $26 million left in his $153 million, seven-year contract.Ellsbury, who has not played since 2017, was released to clear a 40-man roster spot as New York added seven players to protect them from next month's Rule 5 draft.Ellsbury is owed $26,285,714 by
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The MLB genie — One wish for fans of all 30 teams … with a catch

[ad_1] 9:00 AM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"After much thought, the Giants fan finally asked the all-powerful baseball genie for his wish: That Tim Lincecum could still, in the year 2019, throw 97 mph for 200 innings a season, like Max Scherzer does."OK," the genie said. "What'll you give me for it?"The fan was confused. The
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Derek Jeter among 18 newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. He is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.A 14-time All-Star shortstop and five-time World Series champion, Jeter hit .310 with 3,465 hits in 20 seasons
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AL East offseason preview — Will Yankees add an ace? Will Red Sox really deal Mookie Betts?

[ad_1] With free agency underway, the offseason is going to pick up steam. What are the big questions facing all 30 teams?Here's a look at the AL East, which features two teams that won 96 or more games in 2019, two clubs that posted 95 or more losses this year ... and, right in the middle, the 2018 World Series champs.Team-by-team offseason previews: NL East | NL Central | NL
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MLB Awards Week — Verlander, deGrom earn their second Cy Youngs

[ad_1] MLB awards week is here, and that means it's time to hand out some hardware as baseball's best of 2019 vie for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year honors.Will Mike Trout hold off Alex Bregman for his third American League MVP award? Did Cody Bellinger separate himself from Christian Yelich and Anthony Rendon as the National League's most valuable player? Which Astros ace
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Twins’ Rocco Baldelli, 38, named AL Manager of the Year

[ad_1] Rookie skipper Rocco Baldelli led the Minnesota Twins to one of baseball's most surprising campaigns, a homer-happy season capped with Tuesday's announcement that he had won the 2019 American League Manager of the Year award.He narrowly beat out Aaron Boone of the New York Yankees. Both received 13 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed Tuesday night, but Baldelli got more second-place nods.The 38-year-old
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Twins’ Rocco Baldelli named AL Manager of the Year

[ad_1] Rookie skipper Rocco Baldelli led the Minnesota Twins to one of baseball's most surprising campaigns, a homer-happy season capped with Tuesday's announcement that he had won the American League Manager of the Year award.The other finalists were the Yankees' Aaron Boone and Tampa Bay's Kevin Cash.Baldelli, 38, had never managed before being hired by the Twins after last season to become the youngest skipper in the majors. With a