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Cubs’ Willson Contreras farewell video will make fans teary-eyed

It only took two months for the St. Louis Cardinals to find Yadier Molina’s successor at the catcher position, as they came to terms with Willson Contreras on a five-year, $87 million contract deal during the annual MLB Winter Meetings. Contreras received interest from multiple teams over the past week. He was linked with the […] The post Cubs’ Willson Contreras farewell video will make fans teary-eyed appeared first on ClutchPoints.
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Turner or Schwarber? Phillies' newest star talks preference in "fun" lineup

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) -- Bryce Harper lobbed Philadelphia's first recruiting pitch over the summer when the injured All-Star used a guest stint in the broadcast booth to advocate for the future free agent and his former Washington teammate."Trea Turner, he's my favorite player in the league," Harper said. "Not even close."Harper and Turner have been reunited by the National League champion Phillies for the upcoming season and well beyond. Turner's $300 million, 11-year contract with the Phillies was finalized Thursday, a deal that'll take the 29-year-old shortstop and 2021 NL batting champion into his 40s.A long-term risk, perhaps, for the Phillies, but...
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Phillies pick up LHP Matt Strahm with 2-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Left-handed pitcher Matt Strahm has joined the Philadelphia Phillies on a two-year deal, the team announced Friday.The 31-year-old free agent was a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in the 2022 season, with a 3.83 ERA in 50 appearances, striking out 52, giving up 17 walks and allowing just five home runs.Strahm has been a reliever and a starter over his seven seasons in the MLB, playing for Kansas City and San Diego before landing in Boston.The Phillies did not say how much Strahm's deal was worth in the news release.After falling short in the World Series to the Houston Astros, Philadelphia has been on an offseason spending spree, picking up shortstop Trea Turner and right-handed starter Taijuan Walker.
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Who are Yankees competing with for Carlos Rodon?

The Yankees got their crown jewel of the offseason by re-signing Aaron Judge to a record nine-year, $360 million deal. It was a necessary thing for New York to get done. But now that it’s in the rearview mirror, Brian Cashman and Co. have more work to do. Sure,...
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3 reasons Justin Verlander will be better Mets fit than Jacob deGrom

When Jacob deGrom signed with the Texas Rangers before the Winter Meetings, the New York Mets pivoted quickly. They replaced a two-time Cy Young Award winner with a pitcher who’s won it three times, Justin Verlander. To their credit, the Mets negotiated on parallel planes with deGrom and Verlander since the start of free agency. […] The post 3 reasons Justin Verlander will be better Mets fit than Jacob deGrom appeared first on ClutchPoints.
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Chicago Cubs News: tipping our cap to Willson Contreras

For at least the sixth time now since the end of the 2020 season, Chicago Cubs fans are watching a 2016 World Series Champion fan favorite join another team. Free agent Willson Contreras has signed a five-year $87.5 million contract with the "arch" rival St. Louis Cardinals. The Houston Astros reportedly also offered a contract, but the Cubs were never reported to be in the mix.
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Padres’ stunning World Series odds after $280 million Xander Bogaerts deal

The San Diego Padres once again struck gold as they signed former Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts to a massive 11-year $280 million dollar deal late Wednesday night. The Padres established themselves as a series contender last season when they finished three games shy of a World Series bout against the Houston Astros. Now, they continue to improve the roster and will also get star Fernando Tatis Jr. back in late April.
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Trea Turner, Phillies finalize 11-year, $300M contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper lobbed Philadelphia’s first recruiting pitch over the summer when the injured All-Star used a guest stint in the broadcast booth to advocate for the future free agent and his former Washington teammate. “Trea Turner, he’s my favorite player in the league,” Harper said. “Not even close.” Harper and Turner have been reunited by the National League champion Phillies for the upcoming season and well beyond. Turner’s $300 million, 11-year contract with the Phillies was finalized Thursday, a deal that’ll take the 29-year-old shortstop and 2021 NL batting champion into his 40s. A long-term risk, perhaps, for the Phillies, but one owner John Middleton and president Dave Dombrowski were willing to take with the Phillies’ championship window open for the next few seasons. Harper still has nine years left on his $330 million, 11-year free-agent deal, though he could miss at least two months as he recovers from elbow surgery.
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Houston Astros' Julia Morales shares behind-the-scenes moments, balancing motherhood, and style

Photo courtesy of Julia Morales Julia Morales with Alex Bregman at Minute Maid Park. Photo by Evan Triplett As the sideline reporter for the Houston Astros, her job is to tell the on-and-off-the-field stories and relay the big moments that keep sports fans connected to the team. Photo courtesy of Julia Morales Julia with Astros manager Dusty Baker. Photo courtesy of Julia Morales/Instagram Julia Morales and husband Matt Clark. Photo by Sara Long...
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Carlos Correa Rumors: Yankees Buzz Gaining Steam; Giants Not in Deep Negotiations

Having already secured a commitment from Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees may not be done making big moves this offseason. Appearing on 95.7 The Game's Willard and Dibs, ESPN's Buster Olney said he's "definitely picking up a lot of vibes" the Yankees are "working on something big" when asked about the market for Carlos Correa.

David Robertson changing NL East teams for $10 million

After pitching in the World Series for the Philadelphia Phillies to close the 2022 season, David Robertson is changing NL East teams in free agency for the 2023 campaign. The former Paul Bryant High School and Alabama standout and the New York Mets have agreed on a one-year, $10 million contract for next season, the New York Post and ESPN reported on Thursday night.
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