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Sources: Red Sox to talk extension for Pedroia

Sources: Red Sox to talk extension for Pedroia

ESPN.com Updated Nov 15, 2012
According to several league sources, the Red Sox have already decided it would be in their best interest to begin discussions this winter about a possible long-term contract extension with veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
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  • Girardi won't count Jeter out for Opening Day

    Girardi won't count Jeter out for Opening Day

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    The Yankees are not certain if they will have Derek Jeter at shortstop by Opening Day, manager Joe Girardi said on Thursday.
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  • The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole …

    The Red Sox Will Use All That Uncommitted Money Burning A Hole In Their Pocket

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Remember when the Red Sox traded Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto (ha, Nick Punto) to the Dodgers for some prospects, James Loney and salary relief? A quarter-billion dollars worth of salary relief? Look at all that spendable …
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  • Mark Buehrle's Pit Bull Is Illegal In Toronto

    Mark Buehrle's Pit Bull Is Illegal In Toronto

    deadspin.com Nov 15, 2012
    Alex Anthopoulos thought he hit paydirt, ripping off the miserable Miami Marlins for most of their good players in Jeffrey Loria's latest fire sale. This sabermetric-darling GM, however, is about to learn that the stats can't tell you everything you nee…
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  • Selig reviewing pending Marlins-Blue Jays trade

    Selig reviewing pending Marlins-Blue Jays trade

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 15, 2012
    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says he is examining the pending blockbuster trade between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays and is aware of the fan anger in South Florida.
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  • Commissioner to review Blue Jays-Marlins deal

    Commissioner to review Blue Jays-Marlins deal

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Commissioner Bud Selig will review the pending trade that would send several of the Marlins top players to the Blue Jays for a package of prospects, he said Thursday at the conclusion of the quarterly Owners Meetings at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
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  • Jose Reyes could end up paying $8 million more in taxes as a me…

    Jose Reyes could end up paying $8 million more in taxes as a member of the Blue Jays

    yahoo.com MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    It must be a weird feeling to be among the group of Miami Marlins that was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week. On one hand, they're escaping a weird situation with Jeffrey Loria that would have left them languishing at the bottom of the N…
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  • Marlins feel trade will fill several need areas

    Marlins feel trade will fill several need areas

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Once the dust settles and emotions simmer from the still-pending blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays, the Marlins feel confident that they've addressed a number of their needs.
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  • Broadway comes calling for Bronx Bombers

    Broadway comes calling for Bronx Bombers

    MLB.com Nov 15, 2012
    Producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo announced Thursday that a theater project based on the Yankees has been commissioned. The show will be created in collaboration with both the Yanks and MLB.
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  • Michael Rosenberg: In tight AL MVP race, here's why Cabrera sho…

    Michael Rosenberg: In tight AL MVP race, here's why Cabrera should win over Trout

    CNNSI.com Nov 15, 2012
    The 2012 American League Most Valuable Player debate is like most arguments these days. There are reasonable, rational people who agree with you, and then there are the people on the other side of the debate who are morons.
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  • Video - Blue Jays-Marlins Deal Under Review 00:29

    Blue Jays-Marlins Deal Under Review

    Nov 15
    Bud Selig on the Blue Jays-Marlins deal being under review.
  • Video - Cherington Expects Red Sox To Have Large Payroll 03:22

    Cherington Expects Red Sox To Have Large Payroll

    Nov 15
    ESPNBoston.com's Joe McDonald talks about Boston Red Sox GM Ben Cherington's statement that he expects the team's payroll to be among the highest in baseball.

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime -- Mike D'Antoni And The Los Angeles Lakers

    Nov 15
    Marc Stein xxxx.
  • Weekend Dime -- Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni get a second chance

    Nov 15
    After four years apart, Steve Nash and Mike D'Antoni are back on the title hunt in Los Angeles. Marc Stein has that and all the latest buzz from around the league in the latest Weekend Dime.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 11 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 15
    This weekend will help determine how interesting the AFC playoff race will be down the stretch, John Clayton writes.
  • Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins confrontation being looked into by NBA

    Nov 15
    The NBA is investigating Wednesday night's reported confrontation involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, according to a league spokesman.