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How Jayson Stark and Keith Olbermann finally reported the Giancarlo Stanton contract accurately

By MATTHEW STEVENS

This week the baseball media personnel simply allowed the wish to be the father of the thought.

The wish of newspapers, internet outlets and television networks was the idea of getting readers and viewers intoxicated on an incredibly large number with a dollar sign being placed next to 25-year-old baseball player in an exotic city. 1,209 more words

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Dioner Navarro Wants Out of Toronto

According to Jon Heyman of CBS, Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro wants out as Toronto has opted to sign free-agent catcher Russell Martin to take over the primary catching duties on the Blue Jays’ roster. 102 more words

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Heyman: Marlins, Stanton Agree To Record 13-Year, $325 Million Extension

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)  History is about to be made.

We heard about it on Friday, and now it appears to be even closer to being finalized. 293 more words

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Heyman: Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins Closing In On Monster Contract

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Giancarlo Stanton is reportedly close to getting a contract that will pay him a fortune.

According to CBSSports.com and WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman, the Miami Marlins are prepared to give their 25-year-old slugger a “landmark” contract that would exceed the record $292 million deal the Detroit Tigers gave Miguel Cabrera back in March. 271 more words

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Report: Yankees Have Called Angels About Howie Kendrick

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Yankees have called the Angels about second baseman Howie Kendrick, according to CBSSports.com/WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman.

The Halos aren’t looking to part with the former All-Star, though they would trade him for the right pitcher, Heyman reported. 209 more words

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Heyman: Yankees Targeting Starters McCarthy, Capuano And Hammel

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A day after we learned which players the Yankees reportedly won’t target in free agency, we got a better of idea of who exactly is on their radar. 466 more words

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Report: Cubs Set To Zero In On Russell Martin

(CBS) The Cubs will seriously pursue catcher Russell Martin in free agency, CBSSports.com MLB insider Jon Heyman reported Wednesday, citing team sources.

Chicago’s biggest priority will be adding an ace pitcher — there’s mutual interest between the Cubs and Jon Lester, and Max Scherzer will be on the radar too, according to reports — but finding a steady battery mate for a staff with several young pitchers is also a need. 145 more words

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