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Good morning, baseball fans! What did we say about things heating up before December 1st?! These next 24 hours are going to be make or break for the Collective Bargaining Agreement—literally. Stay tuned for the fireworks.
Here’s a roundup of what’s going on in the National League Central.
EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT, THE METS HAVE RE-SIGNED CESPEDES, THIS IS NOT A TEST OF THE EMERGENCY CESPEDES SYSTEM
“The Mets have agreed to re-sign outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a 4-year, $110 million deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The deal is the largest free-agent contract in Mets history, and includes a no-trade clause.
Cespedes' deal guarantees the second-most average annual value for a position player in major-league history, falling short to only Miguel Cabrera's $31.5 million with the Tigers.”
Could Pittsburg deal Josh Harrison? They’re certainly not opposed.
“The 29-year old is guaranteed another $19 million from the extension he signed with the club in 2015, and is under team control through the 2020 season. After having a breakout 2014 season, recording a line of .315/.347/.490 and 13 home runs, Harrison’s bat fell short in 2016. Putting up just .283/.311/.388 line with only four homers, the versatile defenseman looked to regress a bit. However, Harrison did steal a career-high 19 bases this past season.”
St. Louis is interested in Justin Turner.
The Dodgers have conned all of us, basically.
Rich Hill is like a New York bagel, freshly made: everyone and their mother is hustling for a piece.
“The Yankees, Dodgers, Rangers and Astros are in “full pursuit” of top free-agent left-hander Rich Hill, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com. Bowden adds that the Red Sox and Orioles are involved to a lesser degree.”
The deeper we get into the postseason, the more managers will lose their jobs. Keep up with that game of chess in one place . Send us a thank you card later.
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Today in baseball: On November 30th, 2012, Mets third baseman David Wright agrees to an eight-year, $138 million contract, the most lucrative deal in franchise history. (Or is it??)