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Giancarlo Stanton agrees to $325-million contract with Miami Marlins

baltimoresun.com — The Miami Marlins, publicly rebuked four years ago for not spending enough money on player salaries, are set to make outfielder Giancarlo Stanton the highest-paid athlete in North American sports history. The Marlins and Stanton have agreed on a 13-year contract worth $325 million, owner Jeffrey Loria told media outlets Monday.

Giancarlo Stanton agrees to $325-million contract with Miami Marlins

latimes.com — The Marlins are no longer pinching pennies, and Giancarlo Stanton won't be, either. Stanton agreed to terms with the team Monday on a $325-million, 13-year contract, Miami owner Jeffrey Loria said. It's the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season, or $154,321 per game.

Angels' Mike Trout named American League MVP

courant.com — Best player in baseball? Mike Trout, three years running. He hits for average, hits for power, steals bases, steals home runs from opposing batters, steals the spotlight on a team with Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, inspires fans to wear silly fish-shaped hats.

It's unanimous: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is MVP

baltimoresun.com — Best player in baseball? Mike Trout, three years running. He hits for average, hits for power, steals bases, steals home runs from opposing batters, steals the spotlight on a team with Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, and inspires fans to wear silly fish-shaped hats.

It's unanimous: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is MVP

latimes.com — Best player in baseball? Mike Trout, three years running. He hits for average, hits for power, steals bases, steals home runs from opposing batters, steals the spotlight on a team with Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, and inspires fans to wear silly fish-shaped hats.

Angels' Mike Trout named American League MVP

baltimoresun.com — Best player in baseball? Mike Trout, three years running. He hits for average, hits for power, steals bases, steals home runs from opposing batters, steals the spotlight on a team with Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, inspires fans to wear silly fish-shaped hats.

The voter who snubbed Dodgers' Yasiel Puig explains why

latimes.com — The lone writer who left Yasiel Puig off his National League rookie of the year ballot said Monday he considered the Dodgers outfielder among "four really good candidates for three spots." Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins won the award, with 26 of the 30 first-place votes.

Angels' Mike Trout named American League MVP

latimes.com — Best player in baseball? Mike Trout, three years running. He hits for average, hits for power, steals bases, steals home runs from opposing batters, steals the spotlight on a team with Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, inspires fans to wear silly fish-shaped hats.

Jose Abreu wins AL rookie of year; Angels' Matt Shoemaker second

latimes.com — Jose Abreu, the $68-million Cuban import who stepped into the cleanup spot on his first day in the major leagues and dominated thereafter, was a unanimous selection Monday as American League rookie of the year. Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker was second in the voting and New York Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances finished third.

Dodgers, Angels figure to pass on expensive free agents

latimes.com — In baseball, the season of giving is upon us yet again. This is the season of free agency, the time of year when teams bestow riches upon the finest players in all the land. This used to be the season of the Angels and Dodgers. To Albert Pujols, from the Angels, $250 million!
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Nov 22, 2014

RT @UCLAAthletics: UCLA will retire #42 across all sports in honor of Jackie Robinson. #legend

Nov 22, 2014

#Dodgers acquire 26-yr-old RHP Mike Bolsinger (7 HR in 52 MLB IP) from Diamondbacks for cash. Swingman inventory. LHP Jarret Martin DFA.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @johnmanuelba: Industry source reports Former GM of Angels, Mariners Bill Bavasi named head of Major League Scouting Bureau

Nov 21, 2014

Raul Ibanez is one of three finalists to manage #Rays, team says.

Nov 21, 2014

Worth your time: @el_fenomeno_18 This twitter handle will be managed by his family until everyones item is posted with a personal thanks!

Nov 21, 2014

@ReisNielsen They were headed there, but Martin was coming off hip injury and consecutive <700 OPS seasons.

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