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- Andrew McCutchen will return to Pennsylvania next season, though this time it’ll be on the Eastern side of the state, as he agreed to a three-year, $50 million deal with the Phillies on Tuesday. Philadelphia will be the fourth team whose roster he’s been on within the past year, following the Pirates, Giants, and Yankees.
- The Blue Jays made the most surprising move of the Winter Meetings to date (not that that’s saying a whole lot), releasing five-time All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki with $38 million remaining on his contract.
- The White Sox boosted the middle of their rotation with a guy who would be a back-of-the-rotation upgrade at best for most other teams, acquiring veteran righty Ivan Nova from the Pirates in exchange for minor-league pitcher Yordi Rosario and international slot money.
- Our Andersen Pickard caught up with Alex Cora, manager of the reigning World Champion Red Sox, to talk about Dustin Pedroia’s status heading into next season.
- Reports surfaced Tuesday night that Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde will be the Orioles’ next manager, though Baltimore’s new GM, Mike Elias, swiftly denied them. No need to rush, after all — it’s only the middle of December.
- Rumors have circulated about a three-way deal that could send J.T. Realmuto to the Mets and Noah Syndergaard to the Yankees (with, obviously, someone else going to the Marlins), but it doesn’t appear exceptionally likely that that trade will actually come to fruition.
- The Royals seem to love players that can steal bases, but can’t actually get on base that much in order to do so. Kansas City came to terms with Billy Hamilton on a one year, $5.25 million deal.
- The Tigers seem to be trying to collect bounce-back, buy-low candidates that they could feasibly flip at the trade deadline, most recently snatching up Tyson Ross on a one-year deal on Monday.
- Nathan Eovaldi was a hero as the Red Sox won their fourth World Series of the 21st century, and Boston was so fond of him and his work that, despite some real injury risk, they locked him down with a four-year, $68 million-dollar deal.
- While the Indians may very well trade away one or both of Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber before this offseason is done, Carlos Carrasco does not appear as though he is going to be headed out of town, as Cleveland just gave him an extension through 2022. To say the contract is team-friendly would be an accurate description.
- The Twins got a bit of a deal on a second baseman with some upside as they acquired Jonathan Schoop on a one year, $7 million deal. He was not good last year, but he showed enough glimpses during his time in Baltimore to make one hopeful.
- The recent moves that the Seattle Mariners have been making have generated a ton of discussion on the internets. Rather than try to browbeat you into an opinion, we decided to ask you, the people, who you think won the Mets/Mariners trade that sent Robinson Cano to New York.
- The Cardinals shook up the National League in a big way by acquiring Paul Goldschmidt, one of the game’s best first basemen, from the Diamondbacks for catcher Carson Kelly, right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, infield prospect Andy Young, and a Competitive Balance Round B pick in next year’s draft.
- Winter is here...and with it, hot stove season. Here’s a look at the biggest free agents this offseason and what we might see go down when baseball hits the Winter Meetings in Vegas.