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Kevin Towers lives with Dave Stewart, the man who replaced him

azcentral.com — SCOTTSDALE - It's potentially baseball's most awkward living arrangement, considering the circumstances. Dave Stewart, the Arizona Diamondbacks' new general manager, is living in a house in Scottsdale owned by the man he replaced on the job, Kevin Towers.

Cole Hamels: Trade me to a team that can win

courierpostonline.com — The words flow out of Cole Hamels' mouth without hesitation, equivocation, or the slightest tinge of remorse. He wants to be traded from the Philadelphia Phillies. This is not a threat. He is not demanding a trade. He's not about to insult the Phillies, or say anything derogatory that would alienate himself from the only team that's employed him.

Cole Hamels: Trade me to a team that can win

delawareonline.com — The words flow out of Cole Hamels' mouth without hesitation, equivocation, or the slightest tinge of remorse. He wants to be traded from the Phillies. This is not a threat. He is not demanding a trade. He's not about to insult the Phillies, or say anything derogatory that would alienate himself from the only team that's employed him.

Source: Astros acquire Evan Gattis from Braves

khou.com — Gattis was in Houston on Wednesday undergoing a physical exam The Atlanta Braves are engaged with three teams in trade talks for catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

Nelson Cruz agrees to 4-year deal with Seattle Mariners

usatoday.com — Nelson Cruz, the top right-handed slugger on the free agent market, has agreed to a four-year contract worth at least $57 million with the Seattle Mariners, according to a report in the Dominican Republic. Cruz's signing would continue a huge financial push for the Mariners, bringing their long-term contract commitments since February 2013 to a whopping $572 million.

Marlins, Stanton agree on $325 million contract

ksdk.com — The Miami Marlins, notorious for their firesales and miniscule player payrolls more than their two World Series titles, completed an image makeover by signing All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to the largest contract in North American team sports history. The Marlins, finalized a 13-year, $325 million deal with their marquee player.

Nightengale: Marlins buy credibility with Stanton deal

azcentral.com — It's like waking up to the shrill of that alarm clock, groggily getting out of bed, and being jolted to your senses when you see your next-door-neighbors pulling up in a new Bentley. Yes, the same neighbors who recently had a foreclosure notice on their home, whose idea of fine dining is the local burger joint, and who snubbed the troop selling Girl Scout cookies.

Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton finalize 13-yr, $325M deal

wtsp.com — The Miami Marlins, notorious for their firesales and miniscule player payrolls more than their two World Series titles, completed an image makeover by signing All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to the largest contract in North American team sports history. The Marlins, finalized a 13-year, $325 million deal with their marquee player.

Giancarlo Stanton nearing $325M extension with Marlins

cincinnati.com — The Miami Marlins, notorious for their firesales and miniscule player payrolls than their two World Series titles, are on the verge of a complete image makeover by signing All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to the largest contract in North American team sports history.

Report: Boras tried to cover up Ramirez's PED use

usatoday.com — Scott Boras, baseball's most powerful agent, urged Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch to fabricate records in an effort to overturn a 50-game suspension for Manny Ramirez, according to a published report.
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