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Pagan and Giants reach four-year deal

Pagan and Giants reach four-year deal

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants and free agent center fielder Angel Pagan have reached agreement on a four-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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  • Padres open Winter Meetings with Marquis deal

    Padres open Winter Meetings with Marquis deal

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Not that anyone was keeping score, but the Padres might well have struck the first deal of the 2012 Winter Meetings in Nashville.
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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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  • Napoli gets a three-year, $39M deal with Red Sox

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

    CNNSI.com 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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  • Colletti calm, but knows he has work to do

    Colletti calm, but knows he has work to do

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Dodgers have the highest payroll in the Major Leagues at $198.3 million, having pushed the Yankees down from their perennial perch, and Los Angeles doesn't appear to be finished spending.
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  • Rockies seek proven pitchers in trade talks

    Rockies seek proven pitchers in trade talks

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    It will take no less than established starting pitching to pry either Dexter Fowler or Michael Cuddyer from the Rockies' outfield.
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  • Dodgers check into acquiring Dickey

    Dodgers check into acquiring Dickey

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Dodgers have talked to the Mets about a trade for National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, according to a baseball source.
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  • Giants unveil 37-game Spring Training slate

    Giants unveil 37-game Spring Training slate

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    Variety highlights the Giants' 2013 exhibition schedule announced Monday, as the World Series champions will face each of their Cactus League brethren at least once at home.
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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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  • 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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  • Video - Mattingly, Dodgers Excited For Fresh Start 02:36

    Mattingly, Dodgers Excited For Fresh Start

    Dec 3
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly talks about the importance of spring training, his plans for Hanley Ramirez, and free agent Zack Greinke.

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 …