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22mEddie Matz

Could the Nationals be the 2017 version of the Cubs?

A year ago, the Cubs were poised to make a move, and then made all the right ones on the way to a World Series title. Is it the Nationals' turn now?

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Harper set for record deal from someone (0:45)
Manfred says Selig getting 'recognition he deserves' (0:18)
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22hJim Bowden

Behind the scenes at the winter meetings

Sleep will be hard to come by, but there will plenty of eating, talking, wheeling and dealing. Here's what an exec's life is like in the "big suites."

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3dJim Bowden

Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters.

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4dJim Bowden

Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams

The champs need a closer. The Dodgers must find Clayton Kershaw a wingman. Here's what's on the agenda as the winter meetings hit D.C.


Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals are telling teams that if they complete their deal for Chris Sale, they would make Gio Gonzalez available. In a light free agent pitching market should have no trouble moving him.

Eric Karabell

Eric Karabell points out the Brewers' new closer after their trade with Boston. Plus, who plays third base for the Red Sox? Surprise winners in Brewers-Red Sox trade

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Luis Rojas will manage Double-A Binghamton, which is now known as the Rumble Ponies. He moves up from St. Lucie to replace Vegas-bound Pedro Lopez. Glenn Abbott will serve as pitching coach and Luis Natera will serve as hitting coach.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

If Red Sox are able to sign free agent Mitch Moreland, it will please David Ortiz. In a conversation last week in the D.R., Ortiz asked who won AL Gold Glove at first base. Told it was Moreland, Ortiz said, "I always believed that kid could be special. It depends on how much (a team) plays him."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets already have done recent deals with CAA for Yoenis Cespedes and Tim Tebow. That agency has plenty of free-agent relievers who seem on the Mets' radar too: Belisle, Blanton, Tazawa, Storen and Logan. Before committing, though, it seems the Mets would like to trade an outfielder, likely Jay Bruce, in order to see if they can get a reliever in return and lessen the need to rely on free agency.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell called Tyler Thornburg the "right guy at the right time." Red Sox confident in health of Thornburg's elbow after PRP injection in 2014.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Priority now for Red Sox is a left-handed hitter capable of playing some first base, but Dave Dombrowski said he still "doesn't want to big dollars."

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Given mutual interest between Trumbo and the Orioles, they're meeting again today to try to work out differences.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The average ticket price for Derek Jeter Day on Mother's Day is $771, according to TicketiQ.