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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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  • Espinosa not bothered by trade speculation

    Espinosa not bothered by trade speculation

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa said Monday night that he is not bothered by the trade rumors that have him linked to the Rays.
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  • Rangers not interested in moving Young

    Rangers not interested in moving Young

    MLB.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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  • U.S. to open vs. Mexico in World Baseball Classic

    U.S. to open vs. Mexico in World Baseball Classic

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    (AP) -- Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera is going to play for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
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  • On the injury front, Phillies feel Yankees' pain

    On the injury front, Phillies feel Yankees' pain

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    If anybody could empathize with the news that broke that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is expected to miss the first three months of the season recuperating from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, it's Phillies general manager Ruben…
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  • While roster may change, Collins' focus does not

    While roster may change, Collins' focus does not

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    Though he attends team meetings and sometimes dispenses advice, Mets manager Terry Collins notes often that his job is to worry about the 25 players on his active roster -- and nothing else.
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  • Sandy meets with 'several' clubs about Dickey

    Sandy meets with 'several' clubs about Dickey

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Sandy Alderson insists the Mets are not leaning toward trading R.A. Dickey, but the general manager's actions Monday spoke volumes to the contrary. By late afternoon of his first day at the Winter Meetings, Alderson had met with "several" club…
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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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  • Duke agrees to 1-year deal to stay with Nats

    Duke agrees to 1-year deal to stay with Nats

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Left-hander Zach Duke has agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Washington Nationals.
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  • MLB, Having Given The Orioles' Owner Control Over Nats TV, Begs…

    MLB, Having Given The Orioles' Owner Control Over Nats TV, Begs Fox To Buy Him Out

    deadspin.com Dec 3, 2012
    Tucked away in this Sports Business Daily article about Fox's ongoing quest to amass an empire of regional sports networks is this nugget, concerning Fox's attempts to buy MASN, the network that broadcasts Orioles and Nationals games, from Orioles owner…
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  • ‘Let them play!’: Bob Watson fondly recalls ‘Bad News Bears’ mo…

    ‘Let them play!’: Bob Watson fondly recalls ‘Bad News Bears’ movie filmed at Astrodome

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    NASHVILLE - Bob Watson has held many roles during his life in baseball. He was an MLB vice president, a World Series-winning GM of the Yankees and he hit 184 home runs over a 19-year career that includes time with the Astros, Yankees and Braves. One of
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  • Hamilton's long game; Braves dream OF

    Hamilton's long game; Braves dream OF

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    NASHVILLE -- An idea has germinated in the minds of some clubs that Josh Hamilton can be had for as little as four years. I don't blame teams such as the Red Sox, Orioles, Brewers and Mariners for thinking Hamilton comes with enough concerns (injuries, …
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  • One Of The Mets' New Minority Owners Has Been Accused Of Consum…

    One Of The Mets' New Minority Owners Has Been Accused Of Consumer Fraud. He'll Fit Right In.

    deadspin.com Dec 3, 2012
    Will the Mets ever be anything but an incorporated facepalm of a team? The latest addition to the team's ever-growing portfolio of pathetic missteps comes courtesy of The New York Times, which points out today that one of the team's new minority owners …
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  • Video - Source: Red Sox Interested In R.A. Dickey 02:48

    Source: Red Sox Interested In R.A. Dickey

    Dec 3
    ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin on the teams interested in R.A. Dickey if the Mets can't reach an extension this offseason.
  • Video - Needs For Phillies, Twins & Royals 04:44

    Needs For Phillies, Twins & Royals

    Dec 3
    Jerry Crasnick and Keith Law discuss the Phillies' needs in center field, pitching options for the Twins and the Royals' lack of starters.
  • 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.

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 …