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Our winners, losers and biggest takeaways from MLB's winter meetings

It was a wild week in San Diego. Here's what stood out most, for better or worse.

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Free agency and trade grades: Biggest winter meeting signings

Whether it's a nine-figure free agent deal or a blockbuster trade, our experts are ready to weigh in.

ASSESSING SOME MAJOR MOVES

How Xander Bogaerts fits the Padres, San Diego's projected lineup and why Red Sox Nation is so angry

The Padres have locked down the All-Star shortstop for a long time to come. What does he mean for their future?

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'I have no words': Evaluators assess Masataka Yoshida's $90 million deal with Red Sox

Boston's hefty contract for a star Japanese outfielder sent shockwaves. We break down the surprise splurge.

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FANTASY BASEBALL

Xander Bogaerts makes the Padres even better

Xander Bogaerts joins an already stacked San Diego Padres lineup which may now be one of fantasy baseball's best sources for stats in 2023.

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Is Justin Verlander actually a better fantasy option than Jacob deGrom?

Perhaps fantasy managers shouldn't expect another 1.75 ERA, but Verlander should be reliable and awesome in 2023.

JUDGE STAYS, BUT WHAT NOW?

The Yankees got Aaron Judge back -- now here's what they need to do to actually get better this winter

Re-signing their MVP was big, but N.Y. has the same roster it lost with in October. What can it do to catch Houston as the AL's best?

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Why Stephen A. is not satisfied with Judge just remaining a Yankee

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SWITCHING SIDES

How Willson Contreras went from the Cubs to the rival Cardinals

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PRIZE LOTTERY PICKS

MLB just held its first draft lottery! Here are some of the potential No. 1 picks the Pirates could land

The inaugural draft lottery went Pittsburgh's way. These are the prospects who the Pirates and other teams with early picks could be eyeing this summer.

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Who should the Pirates consider with the No. 1 pick in the MLB draft?

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BIG MOVES IN THE NL EAST

Another NL East winter meetings splash! Grading Trea Turner's $300 million deal with Phillies

Just after the division rival Mets added an ace, the Phillies responded by signing a star shortstop for the next decade-plus.

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$86 million for a 40-year-old ace? Grading Mets' signing of Justin Verlander

The Mets wasted no time after losing Jacob deGrom, adding a reigning World Series champion.

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