Watch Yasmany Tomas show off cannon right arm Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — One of the biggest free agent names available came off the board on Wednesday when Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas agreed to a six-year, $68.5 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks . It was a surprising deal in that Tomas was expected to surpass Rusney Castillo's record $72 million for a Cuban free agent, and also because Arizona was considered nothing more than a fringe contender right...
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AP Source: Tomas in Process of Deal With Arizona

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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Padres, Dodgers have discussed a Matt Kemp trade HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — From FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal comes word that the Padres have shown interest in trading for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp ...
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Diamondbacks land Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas on six-year, $68.5 million deal Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The pursuit of free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas took a quick and stunning turn on Wednesday. Expected to become the richest Cuban defector to date, with a $100 million contract seemingly within reason, Tomas agreed on a six-year, $68 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a report by's Jesse Sanchez. Though he'll earn a higher yearly average, Tomas' deal...
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Yasmany Tomas signs a six-year, $68.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — The Dbacks were not in the picture until very recently. But better late than never.
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Thought experiment: How many MLB teams would wipe the slate clean? HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Since there's no such thing as a stupid question ...
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The Wrigley Field bleachers may not be ready for Opening Day HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Don't tell the people who like to hang out in the bleachers. They may not realize it, actually.
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Panda Heads Put Away With Sandoval's Departure

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Those oversized panda heads are being put away — at least the ones seen in the first row at AT&T Park. Pablo Sandoval's bamboo-eating buddies aren't following him to Beantown.
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The Yankees talked to the Phillies about Jimmy Rollins but nothing came of it HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — It sorta makes sense I guess, even if it never goes down.
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Rays designate Sean Rodriguez for assignment HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Rodriguez was projected to make around $2 million via arbitration.
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Rays sign Ernesto Frieri to incentive-laden contract HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — An intriguing scrap-heap pickup for the Rays.
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Reds sign Brennan Boesch HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — This year he played at Triple-A for the Angels, hitting .332 with 25 homers and a 1.017 OPS in 95 games.
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Which MLB player do you want to eat Thanksgiving dinner with? Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Chances are, Thanksgiving dinner is already on your mind. You might be preparing to cook it, salivating over the prospect of it or traveling somewhere to eat it with friends or family. As The Stew prepares to take a breather for turkey time (don't worry,  the NFL is here for you ) we tossed out a question on Twitter that got some interesting answers: Which MLB player, past or present, would...
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Texas Rangers prospect involved in a fatal accident in the Dominican Republic HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Ronald Guzman is the Rangers' 17th-ranked prospect.
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Brewers' Braun Optimistic About Injured Right Hand

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — As drivers pulled up in their cars to drop off canned goods at Miller Park, Ryan Braun collected the Thanksgiving donations and offered a warm handshake with his gloved right hand.
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