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MLB locked out its players just after midnight ET Thursday, triggering the league’s first work stoppage since the 1994 strike that canceled the World Series. It is a long expected, but still significant, escalation of the tense negotiations to craft a new collective bargaining agreement and shape the future of the sport. The existing CBA, …

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So it looks like we’re headed for a work stoppage. Baseball’s current collective bargaining agreement expires on Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ET, and despite months of largely slow-moving negotiations, a deal does not seem imminent. Without one, the team owners are almost certainly going to lock out the players. If you’ve been following along since …

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With a loaded free agent class and a collective bargaining agreement negotiation looming, MLB’s financial floodgates have fully opened, and the water has pooled into two locations. The New York Mets, backed by hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen, have already reeled in four notable names. Their biggest get: three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, …

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The legendary ace Max Scherzer set to join the New York Mets on a historic three-year, $130 million deal, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports. Max Scherzer and the Mets are finalizing $130M, 3-year deal. Minor details to go only. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 29, 2021 The $43.3 million per season would demolish MLB’s all-time …

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Giancarlo Stanton fired up rounding bases grand slam road uniform Red Sox visible For some reason, Giancarlo Stanton has been vilified ever since he came to New York. Okay, some of it is understandable – he played in 18 games in 2019, and missed over half of the 60-game season in 2020. And no, he …

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Getting spurned by Steven Matz didn’t deter the New York Mets from diving back into the free agent pool face-first. The Mets pulled off a Black Friday heist, picking up Mark Canha, Eduardo Escobar and Starling Marte on Friday. Marte is the biggest prize of that trio. The 33-year-old agreed to a four-year, $78 million …

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Tomase: Casas named No. 2 prospect in Arizona Fall League in scouts poll originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The accolades keep rolling in for Red Sox farmhand Triston Casas. In a poll of scouts by the Athletic, Casas was named the No. 2 prospect in the Arizona Fall League, trailing only catcher Gabriel Moreno …

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When New York Mets owner Steve Cohen gets mad online, he airs his grievances on Twitter. In the latest example of MLB owners acting just like us, Cohen fired off an angry tweet after Steven Matz spurned the Mets to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals. Cohen, a 65-year-old man, said he’s never seen “such …

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What reported Kendall Graveman deal means for Sox’ bullpen originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Kendall Graveman is a heck of an addition to a Chicago White Sox bullpen that was in dire need of reinforcements. It’s not to say that the back end of the relief corps wasn’t a strength. All-Star closer Liam Hendriks …

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The Tampa Bay Rays have signed their young shortstop Wander Franco to an enormous, record-breaking deal. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Rays and Franco have agreed to a 12-year, $185 million contract extension.  The deal is the largest in the entire history of the Rays, dating back to the team’s first season in …

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