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Just like you’d expect, baseball’s top FA signs with Yankees

News and Notes for December 11, 2019

MLB: World Series-Houston Astros at Washington Nationals
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3 months ago, everyone seemed to think Gerrit Cole would end up pitching for the Angels in 2020. The Yankees proved to everyone that they’re still king of the dollar signs, though, and made Cole an offer he could not refuse—more than $100M more than the previous high pitcher guarantee

Around baseball

• The White Sox made what I consider to be a very good move, acquiring Nomar Mazara from Texas.

• Ken Rosenthal wants to be able to cover Francisco Lindor without traveling to Cleveland

• The Angels and Giants made a trade

Teams are inquiring about westbrook favorite Caleb Smith.

• Great news for Mike Clevinger and the other Cleveland pitchers who he mashes: Didi is going to the NL! Philly, to be specific.

• Kevin Gausman will be spending one year with the Giants

• The Dodgers and Twins are showing interest in Blake Treinen

The Twins are also pursuing Ryu, Keuchel and Bumgarner

• Adam Jones is trying to decide whether to accept his opportunity to play in Japan

• Curtis Granderson wants to play more baseball

• The Angels would like to add Anthony Rendon. Same.

• Adam Frazier is a popular trade target of teams