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FILE - At left is a Sept. 19, 2017, file photo showing Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer working against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game in Atlanta. At right is Scherzer in a 2017 file photo. Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw duel for the NL Cy Young Award while Corey Kluber and Chris Sale top the candidates for the AL prize. The Cy Young Awards are announced Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/File)
November 15, 2017 - 7:06 pm
Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals has coasted to his third Cy Young Award and second straight in the National League. Scherzer breezed past Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, drawing 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...
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FILE - At left, in a July 9, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Cleveland. At right is a 2017 file photo showing Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber. Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw duel for the NL Cy Young Award while Corey Kluber and Chris Sale top the candidates for the AL prize. The Cy Young Awards are announced Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/File)
November 15, 2017 - 6:29 pm
Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians has easily won his second American League Cy Young Award. Kluber got 28 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The honor was announced Wednesday on MLB Network. Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox...
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Derek Jeter, chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins, talks with members of the media at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 4:59 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Now a rookie executive instead of a veteran player, Derek Jeter arrived for his first major league owners' meeting and said the Miami Marlins are listening to trade offers for slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. Jeter became the Marlins' chief executive officer when a group...
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Hal Steinbrenner, second from left, principal owner, managing general partner and co-chairman of the New York Yankees, talks with reporters at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 3:46 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner says the decision to replace manager Joe Girardi had long been discussed before the move was made last month. Speaking Wednesday ahead of a major league owners' meeting, Steinbrenner says "this is not something that came from two or three...
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November 15, 2017 - 12:46 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball hopes to reach a new agreement on a posting system with Japan by early December, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani to start negotiations with big league teams. MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem said Wednesday a new framework has...
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November 15, 2017 - 12:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says the team is listening to trade offers for slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and says Miami must make changes to stop losing money. Ahead of the first major league owners' meeting since Bruce Sherman's group bought the team last month and put...
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Former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi talks with reporters at the annual MLB general managers' meetings, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 14, 2017 - 9:40 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Joe Girardi expected to be back for an 11th season as New York Yankees manager. "I was a little shocked," he said of his dismissal Tuesday after attending a meeting of Major League Baseball's competition committee. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced his decision...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor watches from the dugout during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Detroit. Molitor has won the American League Manager of the Year award after the Twins became the first team to make the playoffs following a 100-loss season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 14, 2017 - 9:11 pm
Paul Molitor and Torey Lovullo both presided over turnaround seasons, guided their teams into the playoffs and won Manager of the Year awards by wide margins. The paths they took, those were totally different. Molitor needed a clubhouse talk to calm down the Minnesota Twins, his players angered by...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor watches from the dugout during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Detroit. Molitor has won the American League Manager of the Year award after the Twins became the first team to make the playoffs following a 100-loss season. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm
Paul Molitor and Torey Lovullo both presided over turnaround seasons, guided their teams into the playoffs and won Manager of the Year awards by wide margins. The paths they took, those were totally different. Molitor needed a clubhouse talk to calm down the Minnesota Twins, his players angered by...
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Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago White Sox, relaxes at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Puffing on a cigar, Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said what many fans believe. "It doesn't matter if the game is 3 1/2 hours if it was an exciting game. But if it's a 2-1 game, it takes 4 hours, nobody's too happy with it," he said Tuesday. "I believe we should speed...
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