Yankees’ Double-A affiliate trolls Dodgers over Joey Gallo trade

New York Yankees fans were positive Joey Gallo was going to return to vintage form the second he traded in his pinstripes for Dodger Blue after a deadline deal with Los Angeles this past season. Thankfully, despite all the Ls the Yankees took these past few years, this didn’t end up being one of them.
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Dodgers Rumors: LA is ‘Leading Candidate’ to Sign Carlos Correa

The MLB free agency news is heating up. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale revealed the Dodgers are now in the lead to acquire All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa. “Executives believe the leading candidate to sign Correa is the Dodgers. Certainly money has never been an issue, particularly with $119 million coming off their books. But the tricky part might be convincing the Dodgers’ players, and their fan base, that it’s time to forgive and forget. Correa, of course, was in the heart of that 2017 Astros cheating scandal, and the Dodgers and their fans have loudly voiced their anger. Has enough time gone by to welcome Correa? And, come on, who would Dodgers fans rather see, Correa or Gavin Lux, play shortstop?”
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Fred McGriff elected to Hall of Fame

The Contemporary Baseball Era committee elected just one new member of the Hall of Fame on Sunday, with one-time Dodgers first baseman Fred McGriff bound for Cooperstown. The committee consisted of 16 members that met on Sunday at the winter meetings in San Diego. The group consisted of six Hall of Famers — Greg Maddux, Jack Morris, Ryne Sandberg, Lee Smith, Frank Thomas and Alan Trammell — seven major league executives — Paul Beeston, Theo Epstein, Arte Moreno, Kim Ng, Dave St. Peter and Ken Williams, Derrick Hall — plus media members LaVelle Neal and Susan Slusser, and historian Steve Hirdt.

Heating Up: Interest Growing in Carlos Rodón

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Mets, Dodgers adding third year would sweeten Justin Verlander chase

Hall of Fame-bound Justin Verlander has two-year offers from multiple big-market clubs — presumably including the Dodgers and Mets, who seem to be the co-favorites — but there are indications that a deal could be struck if any of these teams adds the third year. Verlander, 39, put together yet another Cy Young season in 2022, and has often spoken about how he believes he can go long in terms of years, at least until he’s 45, à la Tom Brady. He’s also been willing to take shorter deals in the past and bet on himself, so he may wind up...

All eyes again on Aaron Judge as contract will set tone for MLB offseason

SAN DIEGO — Aaron Judge spent most of the season at the center of the baseball world, chasing Roger Maris’ American League home run record. If anything could compete with that, we’re about to see it at the winter meetings, which began Sunday night, with Judge’s free agency setting the tone for the rest of the offseason. When Judge won his first AL MVP award last month, attention had already shifted to his free-agency plans. “I’m looking forward to getting the free-agent process moving,’’ Judge said at the time. “A lot of stuff doesn’t kick in until the winter meetings in December.” The meetings...
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Dodgers need an outfielder. Bryan Reynolds requested a trade from the Pirates

The Dodgers non-tendered Cody Bellinger over two weeks ago and will need to fill center field this offseason, or at the very least need to add at least one outfielder. In a case of exquisite timing, Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds made a request to be traded over the weekend right before the winter meetings.

What’s holding back Justin Verlander contract with Dodgers, Mets

The New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers are in a fight for AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, and what’s holding back a deal is quite simple. Justin Verlander responded to the critics who assumed he wouldn’t be the same post-Tommy John surgery, winning a World Series with the Houston Astros thanks in part to a record regular season. JV’s sub-2 ERA was enough to persuade him to opt out of his contract, and test free agency yet again as he nears the age of 40.

Former Dodger Elected to Hall of Fame

On the first night of the 2022 Winter Meetings located in San Diego, California, the Hall of Famers were named. Out of the eight nominated, Fred McGriff was the only one to receive the 12 votes needed by the Contemporary Era committee. McGriff’s time as a major league baseball player...