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major league baseball executives wheeled their luggage through the lobby of the waldorf astoria on wednesday morning after three days of information gathering at the general managers meetings.most had smiles on their faces as their car services arrived, knowing they laid the groundwork for 2018.as they say every year, the meetings were a good starting point, but a lot of work remains before the 2018 roster machinations really get underway at next month’s winter meetings in this same town.cubs president theo epstein, like many of his peers, voiced optimism without divulging any specific information. his stump speech was basically the same as last year’s after the gm meetings in phoenix, where he began discussions with the royals that ultimately landed closer wade davis.“we had ordinary talk






winter confidential: day 3 with the twins at the winter meetings


winter confidential day 3lake buena vista, fla. – word spread on tuesday when it was learned that righthander tyler chatwood had a clause in his contract that calls for a $2 million salary increase, from $12 million to $14 million, if he received one — one! — vote for cy young.if chatwood made the all-star team and received a cy young vote in the same year, he would receive a $4 million bump in salary.it was a flashback to 2007 for media covering the winter meetings.that year, it was discovered that curt schilling had a similar clause in his contract. the baseball writers association of america, whose members vote on the cy young, passed a resolution making any player who stands to receive a bonus under such a clause ineligible. it creates the potential for a conflict of interest.the playe






cubs on the prowl for more pitching at baseball's winter meetings


the cubs have displayed a knack for striking it big at baseball’s winter meetings, as they did in december 2014 when they signed free-agent left-hander jon lester to a six-year, $155 million contract.and they can strike quickly, as they did a year later when they signed ben zobrist to a four-year, $56 million contract and traded infielder starlin castro in a span of less than two hoursbut after making a pre-winter meetings strike thursday with the signing of pitcher tyler chatwood, president theo epstein will try not to get caught up in the “frenzied environment” at the annual gathering that starts sunday at orlando, fla.“it’s important to remind yourself of that and step back and not get caught up in, especially in a moment, and try to recreate your own decision-making processes,” epstein






cubs on the prowl for more pitching at baseball's winter meetings


the cubs have displayed a knack for striking it big at baseball’s winter meetings, as they did in december 2014 when they signed free-agent left-hander jon lester to a six-year, $155 million contract.and they can strike quickly, as they did a year later when they signed ben zobrist to a four-year, $56 million contract and traded infielder starlin castro in a span of less than two hoursbut after making a pre-winter meetings strike thursday with the signing of pitcher tyler chatwood, president theo epstein will try not to get caught up in the “frenzied environment” at the annual gathering that starts sunday at orlando, fla.“it’s important to remind yourself of that and step back and not get caught up in, especially in a moment, and try to recreate your own decision-making processes,” epstein






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the offseason is beginning to heat up as we approach the winter meetings. the winter meetings are definitely the closest thing to christmas for most baseball fans. key free agents get signed and key players get traded. so, we have our last opportunity to rank players before some of them change uniforms. total points is the best expression of what players bring to the table offensively. it is an attempt to give fantasy baseball the gambling element of daily fantasy sports.however, more and more platforms are also using it in full season formats as well. each site has its own formula, so we will use are own to keep everything on the level. feel free to adjust accordingly. we are looking at the top 30 second basemen on the board according to total points and total points per game. the formula






what to expect from white sox at winter meetings


rick hahn has a plan in place for the white sox during the winter meetings next week in orlando, fla., it’s just that the general manager isn’t being very forthcoming about it.“i think we’d characterize our strategy as secretive,” hahn deadpanned when asked recently about the meetings.when pressed to elaborate, hahn reluctantly shared some insight into what the sox will target when it comes to talking trades and free-agent signings during the annual gathering of baseball’s movers and shakers.“we are going to be opportunistic when chances to improve ourselves both in the short and long term arise,” hahn said. “we have areas where we know we can get better. certainly, the pitching staff does need reinforcements after the moves we made last summer.”even if the team’s plan is shrouded in secre






first full day complete for the twins at the winter meetings


winter confidential day 2lake buena vista, fla. – the twins spent the first full day of the winter meetings talking to representatives of free agents, but they don’t appear to be close to any deals. “a lot of check-ins on day 1,” twins chief baseball officer derek falvey said.• with so many new staff members, the twins suite looks vastly different. player personnel head mike radcliff, pro scouting coordinator vern followell, senior scouting adviser deron johnson and assistant gm rob antony are some of the holdovers.• jake mauer has left the organization to pursue other interests; he was not fired by the twins. in fact, they offered him a roving instructor role so he could spend more time at home, but he declined. while working for the family auto dealership, mauer can spend time with his t






mariners gm jerry dipoto speaks for the first time since shohei ohtani signed wi


dipoto met with the media on the first day of the major league baseball winter meetings and discussed the player he coveted so much, but couldn't sign.orlando, fla. — jerry dipoto didn’t look like someone who had spent 24 hours in an unresponsive fetal position too distressed and disappointed to move. his words didn’t come through gritted teeth or obvious forced sentiment. there was no jilted scorn or melancholy regret in his voice.nope, the mariners’ general manager was the same energetic guy who had been filled with optimism and hope in the days and weeks before hitting-and-pitching sensation shohei ohtani signed with los angeles angels — dipoto’s former employer — on friday.with the majority of the baseball world descending on the swan & dolphin resort in walt disney world for the major






here's what angels will be shopping for at winter meetings after signing shohei


the angels committed only $22.315 million to earn the rights to japanese two-way sensation shohei ohtani for at least the next six seasons. thanks to major league baseball rules limiting bonuses to international free agents who have not yet turned 25, they paid a deeply discounted price for baseball’s best prospect.but all that money is an up-front cost, not spaced out as a traditional contract would entail. so, if the angels are to improve as manager mike scioscia promised at ohtani’s introductory rally saturday, they must extend themselves beyond past comfort levels.how far they go will be the focus of this week’s winter meetings, which begin monday here at the walt disney world swan and dolphin resorts. the team sorely needs a second baseman, and several clubs could benefit from dealing






cubs sign free-agent pitcher tyler chatwood to 3-year, $38 million deal


while the cubs continue to wait on japanese free agent shohei ohtani to pick a major-league organization, they seized a moment thursday to sign a much-needed starting pitcher in tyler chatwood.“there are times to strike quickly, and there are times to wait and get value,” cubs president theo epstein said after the announcement chatwood had signed a three-year, $38 million contract.“starting pitching is an area where there is more demand than supply, (whereas) in certain areas of the relief market there’s a lot of supply. we felt if we could get the right starter on a reasonable deal before the winter meetings, it was something we would like to do. it wasn’t something we felt we had to do.”chatwood, 28 later this month, provides a nice fit for now behind jon lester, kyle hendricks and jose






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ap source: jeter, sherman holding meetings at marlins park


miami (ap) — derek jeter and bruce sherman are holding meetings tuesday and wednesday at marlins park to ease the transition in their investment group’s pending purchase of the miami marlins, a person familiar with the discussions said.the person confirmed the meetings to the associated press on condition of anonymity because those involved have not commented.the person said marlins president david samson is not involved in the meetings. he has been with the marlins since 2002 and not expected to be retained. the meetings will involve heads of departments ranging from baseball operations to marketing and sales.a signed $1.2 billion agreement was submitted to major league baseball last month to sell the marlins to a group led by sherman, a venture capitalist who will be the controlling owne






marlins have stanton on the market as gm meetings start


orlando, fla. (ap) — the miami marlins will spend this week’s general managers’ meetings shopping giancarlo stanton, the pricey slugger who led the major leagues with 59 home runs but does not fit into the plans of the new payroll-paring baseball operations staff headed by former new york yankees star derek jeter.as the meetings began monday, marlins president of baseball operations mike hill said, “i think over the next few days i’ll get a feel for what the marketplace is for our players.”stanton, who turned 28 last week, is owed $295 million over the final decade of his record $325 million, 13-year contract. he has a full no-trade provision, so he can determine his destination.hill said, “i do have a sense, and we’ll keep that internal, and at the appropriate time we’ll discuss whatever






ohio writer wins baseball's spink award; reusse among three finalists


harmon killebrew was on the ballot for four years before being elected to the national baseball hall of fame. so perhaps he and patrick reusse have something in common.reusse, named in july as one of three finalists for the j.g. taylor spink award, the most prestigious honor in baseball writing, was a runner-up for the honor this year, the baseball writers association of america announced tuesday at the winter meetings. sheldon ocker, who covered the indians for three decades at the akron beacon journal, was chosen the winner by a vote of the bbwaa and will be honored during hall of fame weekend in cooperstown, n.y., next july.reusse, a star tribune columnist who has covered sports in minnesota for 51 years, was attempting to become the first minnesota twins beat reporter to be included in






falvey, levine ready for second gm meetings as twins bosses


even before they arrive in orlando for this week’s mlb general managers meetings, derek falvey and thad levine know what they’ll be bringing home.sticker shock.“my experience is that we’ll all jump into the free-agent market, and we’ll find the demands are very high. so we’ll turn to the trade market,” said levine, the twins general manager. “then we find the trade demands are too high, so we go back to the free-agent market. there’s going to be a few swings of this pendulum before we see some real action. but we have to start swinging that pendulum.”they will do that starting monday, in three days of meetings at the waldorf astoria orlando, just a mile away from the site of next month’s winter meetings at the disney world dolphin resort. officials from all 30 teams will meet in general se






under new leadership, twins pitchers reaping reward of advanced stats


jason castro remembers what pregame meetings were like when he entered professional baseball nearly a decade ago: that guy is a good fastball hitter. this guy likes to swing at the first pitch. their cleanup hitter grounded out on a changeup last night, so maybe try that again.“lots of generalities back then,” the twins catcher said. “and you never shifted your defense, except for maybe one guy per team. it’s nothing like what we have today.”yes, scouting meetings are so intricately detailed now, they’re practically entertainment, at least to a baseball junkie like paul molitor.“it’s kind of fun to sit in on some of those meetings, when starters go through their pregame preparation,” the twins manager said. “just hearing the depth of the plan and how best to execute it, depending on what [






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jason castro remembers what pregame meetings were like when he entered professional baseball nearly a decade ago: that guy is a good fastball hitter. this guy likes to swing at the first pitch. their cleanup hitter grounded out on a changeup last night, so maybe try that again.“lots of generalities back then,” castro said. “and you never shifted your defense, except for maybe one guy per team. it’s nothing like what we have today.”yes, scouting meetings are so intricately detailed now, they’re practically entertainment, at least to a baseball junkie like paul molitor.“it’s kind of fun to sit in on some of those meetings, when starters go through their pregame preparation,” the twins manager said. “just hearing the depth of the plan and how best to execute it, depending on what [a pitcher h






sports columnist patrick reusse nominated for baseball hall of fame honor


miami — star tribune columnist patrick reusse, who spent decades covering the minnesota twins, has been nominated to join some of the players he covered in cooperstown.reusse is one of three finalists for baseball writing's highest honor, the j.g. taylor spink award, given annually since 1962 for "meritorious service to baseball writing." the honor comes with inclusion at each year's induction ceremony at the national baseball hall of fame in cooperstown.winners are recognized in the "scribes and mikemen" exhibit in the hall's library.the award is voted on by the baseball writers association of america, which announced the final ballot at its all-star game meeting on tuesday, and a winner will be announced at baseball's winter meetings in orlando this december.nominated with reusse are jim






bruce bochy savors a cooperstown connection


a postcard from the winter meetings:lake buena vista, fla. — bruce bochy sat in a first-class seat for his flight to the winter meetings.little did he know there was a future hall of famer stuck in seat 31d.the giants manager told the story monday, not long after his friend alan trammell, the longtime detroit tiger shortstop — and former coach for bochy in san diego — was introduced as part of the cooperstown class of 2018.trammell and fellow tiger jack morris were selected sunday night by the modern era baseball committee.bochy had texted trammell on saturday wishing him good luck. then he saw him again sunday as they boarded a flight from san diego to orlando (others on the flight included trevor hoffman and bud black)but they were all in the air when trammell got the news. because the s






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who’s on deck for baseball’s next big deal? red sox, cubs?


lake buena vista, fla. (ap) — no matter how much their fans imagined giancarlo stanton bashing balls over the green monster, the boston red sox never came close to getting the nl mvp.but does anyone really expect the red sox or the cubs and other top contenders to stand still after seeing the slugger join the dreaded new york yankees?“we’re looking for a middle of the order bat,” dave dombrowski, boston’s president of baseball operations, said monday at the winter meetings. “that hasn’t changed. first base or dh.”a couple of big hitters just happen to be available, too.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.j.d. martinez, who launched four home runs in a game for arizona last season, is a free agent. so is eric hosmer, coming off a career year in kansas city.who knows, m






after losing out on shohei ohtani, here’s who jerry dipoto and the mariners coul


starting pitching figures to be at the top of general manager jerry dipoto's wishlist as the mlb winter meetings are set begin on monday.so now what?the sting of losing shohei ohtani still lingers for the mariners. to put that much effort, time, resources and emotion into wooing one player only to see him wind up with one of your american league west rivals is a storyline similar to an angst-filled teenage melodramatic movie.now all the possibilities that seemed within reach for the mariners with ohtani seem much farther from their grasp with another stacked team in their division to go with the already-loaded, defending world series champion astros.unlike so many aspects of the world today, there is no participation certificate for the mariners that reads: “good job, good effort. you almo






marcell ozuna is the latest marlin to be sold off from derek jeter's 'pawnshop'


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despite yu darvish's world series debacle, dodgers say they haven't given up on


farhan zaidi went to work on nov. 2. the sting of the day before, when the dodgers fell in game 7 of the world series, had not yet faded, and it has not faded since. but the baseball calendar does not allow time to grieve the end of a season, and so zaidi, the team’s general manager, pondered how to move forward.during the immediate aftermath of the defeat to houston, zaidi gathered with dodgers president of baseball operations andrew friedman and the rest of the front office to conduct a post-mortem on the season past. the conclusions hinted at the challenge facing them this winter.was there anything they could have done differently?“it seems really defiant to say ‘no,’” zaidi said monday at the general managers’ meetings at the waldorf astoria. “but we’re not done with the process. we ha






dodgers head to general managers meetings with eyes on shohei ohtani


on monday, merely 12 days after the dodgers fell in game 7 of the world series, the brain trust of andrew friedman’s front office will descend on the waldorf astoria, a resort tucked amid a cocoon of golf courses and disney theme parks, for the general managers meetings, the first step toward the team’s ongoing quest to end a championship drought that spans 29 seasons.these meetings serve as a precursor to the more productive winter meetings — scheduled for december, also in orlando — as teams discuss the early framework for trades and engage with agents about the prices for free agents. as the dodgers recover from their loss to houston, the organization still boasts an enviable amount of talent on the major league roster and throughout the farm system.thus the dodgers can afford to be sel






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on monday, merely 12 days after the dodgers fell in game 7 of the world series, the brain trust of andrew friedman’s front office will descend on the waldorf astoria, a resort tucked amid a cocoon of golf courses and disney theme parks, for the general managers meetings, the first step toward the team’s ongoing quest to end a championship drought that spans 29 seasons.these meetings serve as a precursor to the more productive winter meetings — scheduled for december, also in orlando — as teams discuss the early framework for trades and engage with agents about the prices for free agents. as the dodgers recover from their loss to houston, the organization still boasts an enviable amount of talent on the major league roster and throughout the farm system.thus the dodgers can afford to be sel






souhan: twins' corrigan a hall of fame scout who can't quit the game


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winter meetings warm up fast: gregerson, relievers in demand


lake buena vista, fla. (ap) — now that shohei ohtani and giancarlo stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses checked into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for weeks.the market for relievers quickly warmed sunday, even before many teams got down to business.luke gregerson found a spot in the st. louis bullpen, and brandon morrow could be closing for the cubs. still available: free agents wade davis, greg holland and brandon kintzler.“there are a lot of guys out there, a lot of teams looking for relief pitching,” new york mets general manager sandy alderson. “we think there’s some values.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.“i don’t think that we will jump into the inferno, but we do want to improve our bullpen,” he said.pl






japanese star shohei otani is the talk of the gm meetings


the shohei otani show was the talk of the general managers meetings monday, and it figures to have staying power this winter.otani, a standout pitcher and hitter in japan, is hoping to do both in the majors and is willing to move now despite signing restrictions that would deny him the potential nine-figure deal he could get if he waited a couple of more years.every major-league team would be interested, especially at a relatively low cost. otani, 23, would have to sign a minor-league contract with whoever signs him but could make up for it in endorsements if he's as good as hyped.the idea of a player playing the outfield or designated hitter on days he doesn't pitch is intriguing if otani can pull it off.koji sasahara / apjapanese pitcher-outfielder shohei otani arrives for a press confer






baseball: west ranch's camacho twins are serving notice


one day, west ranch might have to hold a parade to celebrate the accomplishments of the camacho twins. and also hold a competition to see who can identify jovan and who can identify ryan.luckily for west ranch baseball coach casey burrill, he knows which one by their uniform number. ryan is no. 13, jovan no. 8. they play right field and center field, respectively. they’re batting no. 2 and no. 1 in the lineup and killing the ball this winter.on saturday in winter games against riverside king and great oak, they combined for 10 hits, including three doubles and a triple.they’re also all-league cornerbacks for the football team and only sophomores.so say hello to them walking around campus. but don’t ask who’s jovan and who’s ryan. as identical twins, they’ll be happy to be the other, as lon






it’s official: nl mvp stanton now slugging for the yankees


lake buena vista, fla. (ap) — the new york yankees have acquired nl mvp giancarlo stanton from the miami marlins.the yankees announced the trade monday, getting the slugger and cash from miami for starlin castro and two minor leaguers, right-hander jorge guzman and infielder jose devers.stanton is still owed $295 million over the final decade of his record $325 million, 13-year contract. the outfielder was to be introduced later monday at baseball’s winter meetings.the 28-year-old stanton led the majors with 59 home runs and 132 rbis last season.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the 27-year-old castro was an all-star last season, hitting .300 with 16 homers and 63 rbis. there’s speculation the marlins will try to trade him to the new york mets.the 21-year-old guzman






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devolved leaders call for brexit role at cardiff talks


image copyrightreutersimage caption the jmc meeting was held at cardiff city hall leaders of the devolved governments in scotland, wales and northern ireland have pressed for a greater role in brexit negotiations during talks with theresa may in cardiff.the scottish and welsh governments have produced plans that would allow them to keep full access to the single market.mrs may has warned that the devolved administrations will not be given a decisive role in brexit talks. the welsh government said its differences were "not irreconcilable".but the scottish government said ahead of the meeting that its proposals were not being taken "remotely seriously" and that a joint position with the uk government was not "anywhere close". movement and trademrs may will later continue to dublin for talks