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Anthony DiComo

Mets mum on 2019 payroll, Thor trade talk

Speaking Friday at a "Metsgiving" charity event in Queens, Mets chief operating owner Jeff Wilpon said he didn't want to discuss whether his payroll would increase or decrease with new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen making decisions.

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Jim Callis, Jonathan Mayo and Mike Rosenbaum

30 ROY candidates for 2019 -- 1 for each team

In 2018, Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr. entered the season as Rookie of the Year contenders, if not front-runners, in each league. But sometimes Rookies of the Year come on unexpectedly. With that in mind, here is a potential ROY candidate from each organization.

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Heart surgery for Jansen; should be OK for camp

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said he will undergo heart surgery on Nov. 26 to correct an irregular heartbeat. The best-case scenario is a two-week recovery, but it might take as long as eight weeks. Either way, Jansen is expected to be ready for the beginning of Spring Training.

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World Series MVP Pearce re-ups with Sox

The Boston Red Sox on Friday signed first baseman Steve Pearce to a one-year contract through the 2019 season.

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Bryan Hoch

Cashman: Yanks may be 'big-game hunters'

A year ago, Brian Cashman was still elbow-deep into conducting an extensive managerial search, which delayed the Yanks' entry into what proved to be a slow-moving offseason market. There is no such distraction now, which is fortunate, because the Yankees general manager says that he has lots to do.

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Jim Duquette

5 players whose free agency could linger

As we've seen over the last couple of offseasons, the Hot Stove calendar has evolved. While there once was a time when all top free agents would be signed before the New Year, recent offseasons have seen players wait until well into Spring Training in search of the best possible deal.

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Will Leitch

10 best players still seeking an MVP nod

The 10 best players who are still looking for an MVP nod, how close they've come and whether they're likely to get one someday.

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History shows what Eovaldi can expect in FA

One of the best Trade Deadline additions any team made in 2018, Nathan Eovaldi posted a 3.33 ERA over 12 regular-season appearances (11 starts) with the Red Sox before shining in the postseason for the World Series champions. Having boosted his stock considerably, Eovaldi should draw significant interest on the free-agent market. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the right-hander.

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Richard Justice

Betts, Yelich win first career MVP Awards

Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts was named the 2018 American League Most Valuable Player on Thursday, adding an appropriate finishing touch to a magical year for a team that won a franchise-record 108 regular-season games and its fourth World Series in 15 seasons, and Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich earned the NL MVP honors after leading Milwaukee to an NL-best 96 wins and a return to the playoffs for the first time in 2011.

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Will Leitch

Free age-nts: Older players with market value

Here's a look at seven free agents in their late 30s and 40s who have plenty left to give. They might not be the young turks anymore, but they're not riding off into the sunset, either.

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Mark Feinsand

Manfred's contract extended through 2024

Major League Baseball's clubs voted on Thursday to extend the contract of Commissioner Rob Manfred through the 2024 regular season.

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David Adler

These 5 teams need Eovaldi's elite velocity

Nathan Eovaldi's velocity makes him stand out from nearly all starting pitchers -- but especially from the others in this free-agent class. Eovaldi's fastball averaged 97.1 mph in 2018, much faster than the other top available starters. Here are five teams that would be a perfect home for Eovaldi's electric fastball.

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LIVE: MLB can end trip on high note

MLB's All-Star squad aims to wrap up its series in Japan with a win. Watch the action live on MLB Network now, with a repeat airing at 8 p.m. ET.

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The case for each NL MVP finalist

The finalists in the 2018 National League Most Valuable Player Award race include a perennial MVP candidate and a pair of stars who ascended to superstar status last season.

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The case for each AL MVP finalist

The 2018 American League Most Valuable Player Award race has yielded three tremendous all-around players as finalists in Mookie Betts, Jose Ramirez and Mike Trout. Each slugged more than 30 home runs while stealing more than 20 bases, as well as playing strong defense at his respective position. It's no easy decision to name one MVP from this trio, but that's exactly what will happen when the winner is announced Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network. Here's the case for each...

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Anthony Castrovince

deGrom, Snell rise to top as 1st-time Cy winners

Rays left-hander Blake Snell was named the 2018 American League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Wednesday night, topping Justin Verlander of the Astros and Corey Kluber of the Indians. The National League Cy Young Award is up next.

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Bryan Hoch

Yankees weighing Machado's off-field comments

The Yankees' interest in Manny Machado is serious, and as the club continues to gather information and evaluate his potential fit in pinstripes, managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said it is "essential" to hear an explanation for the free-agent slugger's October commentary.

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Red Sox, Cora agree on new deal through '21

The Boston Red Sox and manager Alex Cora today agreed to new terms on a contract, including a one-year extension through the 2021 season, with a club option for 2022. President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

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Mike Petriello

How speed may affect these over-30 free agents

What can Sprint Speed tell us about free agents Andrew McCutchen, Mike Moustakas, Brian Dozier, and Daniel Murphy? Maybe a lot. Let's take a look through each of their cases.

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Anthony Castrovince

Players who didn't win awards, but deserved to

Like every other element of the entertainment business, MLB is awash in awards. There are awards for pitching prowess, defensive deftness and straight-up slugging. There is a trophy given to guys who give to the community. There is an honor designated for designated hitters. There are rewards reserved for rookies and relievers. And perhaps the most valuable award of all is the one that goes to the Most Valuable Player in each league.

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