Giants reportedly have interest in Jon Lester

McCovey Chronicles

The San Francisco Giants have made no secret about their plans to upgrade a starting rotation that finished 15th in Wins Above Replacement (per Fangraphs) and ninth in FIP in 2020.

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Rays’ Randy Arozarena allegedly arrested after attempting to abduct daughter in Mexico

DRays Bay

Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena, whose recent historical postseason performance put him in a national spotlight, has reportedly been involved in a domestic dispute in Mexico.

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Ha-Seong Kim To Be Posted On November 25

Yonhap News Agency

 South Korean All-Star shortstop Kim Ha-seong will be made available for interested major league clubs this week via posting.

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Pros and cons for the big 3 FA shortstops

MLB.com

In any other year, this would be a boon time for teams looking to sign a shortstop.

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Red Sox, Cubs explored Kris Bryant trade during summer

The Score

The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs discussed a deal involving star third baseman Kris Bryant during the summer, sources told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.

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A look at potential Chicago Cubs trade partners

Chicago Tribune

Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber provide an array of value for the Chicago Cubs.

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Mets could use Robinson Cano savings on Michael Conforto

New York Post

The initial reaction to Robinson Cano being suspended for the entire 2021 season for a failed drug test was the Mets had a little more than $20 million extra to spend on free agents.

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Blue Jays interested in reunion with J.A. Happ

Sportsnet

The Toronto Blue Jays are in the market for starting pitching, and a familiar name might be one of their targets.

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Angels Add Three To Front Office

Orange County Register

Alex Tamin, who had been an assistant general manager along with Perry Minasian in Atlanta, has been hired to work under the Angels’ new general manager, a source confirmed Sunday, Nov. 22.

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Angels’ Scott Schebler: Signs minors deal with Angels

CBS Sports

Schebler signed a minor-league contract with the Angels on Saturday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Red Sox Finalize Coaching Staff

MLB Trade Rumors

The Red Sox finalized their 2021 coaching staff on Friday (relayed by Chris Cotillo of MassLive). As expected, Will Venable comes over from the Cubs to be Alex Cora’s bench coach. Also joining the staff is former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, who will step into the newly-created game planning coordinator role. Varitek has worked in various positions in the Boston organization since wrapping up his playing career in 2011. His new job will make him a full-time member of the coaching staff for the first time, Cotillo notes.

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Phillies look to WS champs for GM candidate

MLB.com

MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding potential manager and general manager changes around the Majors.

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Washington joins the party: Nationals interested in DJ LeMahieu

Bleacher Report

After missing the playoffs in 2020, the Washington Nationals are reportedly looking to upgrade their roster with one of the top free agents on the market.

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Looking For A Match In A Nolan Arenado Trade

MLB Trade Rumors

Nolan Arenado’s future in Colorado — or perhaps the lack thereof — will be one of the main storylines throughout the 2020-21 offseason. The 29-year-old has publicly voiced dissatisfaction with the organization in the past, and another poor season followed comments from owner Dick Monfort that foreshadow a tight-budgeted winter don’t figure to improve the relationship.

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Dodgers Interested in Trading for Nolan Arenado

MLB.com

The Dodgers acquired Mookie Betts barely more than nine months ago, then signed him to a 12-year, $365 million contract extension through 2032. Amid the short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dodgers maintained the National League’s largest payroll this year.

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Rival execs think Cubs could engage in ‘heavy restart’ with roster

The Score

It appears Theo Epstein's sudden departure was only the first shoe to drop for the Chicago Cubs.

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ESPN to broadcast four MLB games on Opening Day 2021

ESPN

The Los Angeles Dodgers will begin defense of their World Series championship on the road against the Colorado Rockies as part of an Opening Day quadrupleheader to be broadcast on ESPN on Thursday, April 1.

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Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman says advisor stole $3M and spent it on exotic dancer, lavish lifestyle

Sports Casting

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman may want to spend the offseason looking for a new financial advisor.

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Mets’ Robinson Cano banned for year due to PED

ESPN

New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug and will be suspended for the entire 2021 season, sources told ESPN.

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Ron Fowler Steps Down As Padres’ Chairman; Peter Seidler Named Control Person

San Diego Union-Tribune

The man who has guided the Padres through a transition from perennial loser to playoff team no longer will be in charge of the franchise’s day-to-day operation.

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10 Teams That Could Heat Up MLB’s Chilly 2020-21 Free-Agency Market Bleacher Report

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Theo Epstein: 10 Potential Landing Spots

The Big Lead

Theo Epstein is stepping down as president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs. After winning World Series with the Cubs and Boston Red Sox, Epstein would be right to take some time off to weep if he sees no more worlds to conquer, but in this economy, at just 46 years-old, he needs a job and he can probably have any one he wants in any field. Here are 10 potential destinations for the free agent.

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Which top MLB free agents fit best on Blue Jays’ roster?

Sportsnet

One year after signing Hyun-Jin Ryu to the biggest pitching contract in the history of the franchise, the Toronto Blue Jays are once again positioned to be active in the free-agent market.

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3 reasons Yadier Molina might stay, 3 he might go

MLB.com

Yadier Molina’s first at-bat of his career was on June 3, 2004. He was batting seventh, between Hector Luna and So Taguchi, for the best Cardinals team of my lifetime, and in that first at-bat, he popped out to the second baseman against Pittsburgh left-hander Oliver Perez, one of three players in that game who is still an active Major Leaguer. (Albert Pujols is the other.) He was wearing No. 41 and backing up Mike Matheny, the current manager of the Kansas City Royals.

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Padres’ Mike Clevinger to undergo Tommy John surgery, signs 2-year deal

TSN

The San Diego Padres have signed right-handed pitcher Mike Clevinger to a two-year contract through the 2022 season, the team announced Monday evening.

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