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Shoehei Ohtani is an Angel and Giancarlo Stanton might become a Yankee

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Morning News and Notes for Saturday, December 9, 2017

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Shohei Ohtani has chosen the Angels as his launchpad to MLB superstardom. Thr Yankees and Marlins are reportedly talking seriously about a Giancarlo Sstanton trade. Meanwhile the Indians have yet to make a significant move, tinkering on the margins, tendering all their arbitration eligible players and inviting several players to spring training on minor league contracts. But the Hot Stove is just warming up and the Winter Meetings start Monday, so stay tuned.

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