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Napoli gets a three-year, $39M deal with Red Sox

Napoli gets a three-year, $39M deal with Red Sox

CNNSI.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says catcher Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $39 million, three-year contract.
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  • Joe Lemire: Outfielder choices, A-Rod's hip hot topics at winte…

    Joe Lemire: Outfielder choices, A-Rod's hip hot topics at winter meetings

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    After Day 1 of the winter meetings, what did we learn? The cost of an outfielder varies greatly, the Yankees' plans have been altered and there's a starter stalemate, says Joe Lemire.
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  • Melvin happy to keep strong outfield corps intact

    Melvin happy to keep strong outfield corps intact

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    A's general manager Billy Beane is adamant about keeping all of his starting pitchers rather than dangling them as trade bait. The plan, as it currently stands, is similar in regard to his surplus of outfielders, and manager Bob Melvin expects all to be…
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  • Rangers not interested in moving Young

    Rangers not interested in moving Young

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Phillies have some interest in Rangers infielder Michael Young, and there are other clubs looking for a third baseman. The Yankees are among those teams now that Alex Rodriguez will miss at least the first three months of the season because of left …
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  • Hamilton big part of Rangers' Nashville agenda

    Hamilton big part of Rangers' Nashville agenda

    MLB.com CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    There is speculation at the Winter Meetings that the interest in free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton is not as high as people expected. Rangers manager Jon Daniels doesn't buy it.
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  • A's well-armed to continue run of success

    A's well-armed to continue run of success

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    How can the Oakland Athletics stage a suitable encore of their amazing 2012 season? The literal answer to that comes in three parts -- pitching, pitching and pitching.
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  • Zduriencik continues trade talks, but no deals yet

    Zduriencik continues trade talks, but no deals yet

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    While talk continues to circulate at the Winter Meetings that the Mariners are pushing for a significant trade to upgrade their offense, general manager Jack Zduriencik didn't pull the trigger on anything Monday.
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  • Angels' list of targets doesn't end with Greinke

    Angels' list of targets doesn't end with Greinke

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Angels are staying open-minded about their ongoing efforts to improve their pitching, but Zack Greinke tops their wish list as the Winter Meetings get under way in Nashville, Tenn.
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  • Marlins trying to deal recently acquired Escobar

    Marlins trying to deal recently acquired Escobar

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    Yunel Escobar's tenure with the Marlins may be shorter than expected. According to an MLB source, Miami is actively shopping the 30-year-old infielder. At least two teams have been in contact with the Marlins, with one believed to be the A's.
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  • Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings act…

    Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activity

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    We kept a running list of trades and signings that went down during the winter meetings. Thanks for reading and come back for more signings and trades as the offseason continues! Thursday Twins send Ben Revere to Phillies for Vance Worley, Trevor May Fo…
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  • Source: Reliever Soria nears deal with Rangers

    Source: Reliever Soria nears deal with Rangers

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    Free-agent reliever Joakim Soria is close to agreeing on a contract with the Texas Rangers, a source confirmed.
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  • Video - The Greinke Sweepstakes 06:02

    The Greinke Sweepstakes

    Dec 3
    Baseball Tonight on the teams perusing free agent pitcher Zack Greinke and possible trade partners for the Mets and pitcher R.A. Dickey.
  • Video - MLB Winter Meetings Morning Update 02:35

    MLB Winter Meetings Morning Update

    Dec 3
    Buster Olney reports on Alex Rodriguez's need for more surgery, the chances that the Mets will trade R.A. Dickey, and possible free-agent destinations for Josh Hamilton.
  • Video - Napoli Agrees To Deal With Red Sox 02:54

    Napoli Agrees To Deal With Red Sox

    Dec 3
    Richard Durrett, Jim Bowden and Jayson Stark discuss Mike Napoli's three-year deal with the Red Sox.

Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessary

    Dec 3
    Shorten the season? There's too much money in an 82-game season, and losing a few games does little to help anyone.
  • West Side - NBA schedule should be 78 games

    Dec 3
    No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…

    Dec 3
    On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …