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Yanks both rebuilding and reloading this winter. Wait ... what?

You know that youth movement in the Bronx that began at the trade deadline? It's still on. But so is a possible spending spree at the winter meetings.

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Winter meetings shopping guide: Let's make a deal in D.C.

With a weak free-agent class, GMs across baseball will be eyeing star-studded swaps next week, which could mean a frenzy of trades in our nation's capital. And there are big names on the shelves.

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Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams

The champs need a closer. The Dodgers must find Clayton Kershaw a wingman. Here's what's on the agenda as the winter meetings hit D.C.

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Forecasting the fallout from the new CBA

From big-market teams spending less to notable free agents having trouble finding a home, the new deal will have an immediate impact this offseason.

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What key CBA changes mean for baseball

MLB's new labor agreement shifts everything from draft-pick compensation to how the disabled list works. Here's what matters most.

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Insider Roundtable: How to make deals in a weak market

Conventional wisdom says it's a weak market this offseason. So what's a GM to do when there's no potential game-changing free agent to sign? Our experts explore the options.

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The mystery of the walk-off triple

For feats of strength on the diamond it doesn't get much more unlikely than the walk-off triple: They're not just rare, they shouldn't even happen. So why did we see four in 2016?

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2016 MLB hot stove

From big-name signings to blockbuster trades, what will be the moves that shape baseball's offseason? Keep up with all of this winter's latest action.


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The Nationals traded with the Padres to get catcher Derek Norris. Norris had the lowest batting average (.186) and 3rd-lowest OPS (.583) among the 24 players with at least 300 at-bats last season. However, his 15 defensive runs saved ranked 2nd among MLB catchers, trailing only Buster Posey's 23. The Padres were 54-59 when Norris started, 14-35 when he didn't.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms a report the Cubs have agreed to terms with lefty reliever Brian Duensing on a one year deal. Duensing will be part of a group of lefty relievers competing for jobs potentially vacated by Travis Wood, Aroldis Chapman and Mike Montgomery -- the latter pitcher could be the Cubs 5th starter. Duensing was injured for part of 2016 but has a 3.72 career strikeout to walk ratio versus lefties.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nationals have acquired C Derek Norris from the Padres, essentially taking them out of the running for free agent Matt Wieters. A former fourth-round pick of the Nats (2007), Norris - who hit .186 last season but was an All-Star in 2014 - fills the void created by the departure of free agent Wilson Ramos. The move should allow GM Mike Rizzo to focus (even more of) his attention on adding an outfielder (see: McCuthchen, Andrew) and a closer.

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Padres newly acquired Pedro Avila is a 5-11 RHP with a 95 mph fastball (without much downward plane) but has an above average curve ball when it's working. A top 25-30 type prospect in a strong Nationals farm system. The Padres deal means Austin Hedges becomes their starting catcher.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals tendered contracts to all their arbitration-eligible players except for reliever Seth Maness, who made $1.4 million in an injury-plagued 2016 season.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Nationals acquire Derek Norris from the Padres in a trade for RHP Pedro Avila, a 19 year old right-handed pitcher. Norris now back where it all started for him when he was drafted by the Nationals in the 4th round of the 2007 Draft and later used to acquire Gio Gonzalez in a trade with Oakland. Padres GM AJ Preller continues his signature trading for prospects with high ceilings but high risk high reward because of how far they are from the big leagues. The acquisition of Norris probably means Ramos won't be back with Nationals. Washington now will turn their attention back to trying to trade for Andrew McCutchen (or another bat) and trying to sign free agent closers like Mark Melancon and Kenley Jansen

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Teams in bottom 10 markets also get slightly higher international signing pools - $5.25 million or $5.75 million based on where they draft

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Teams in bottom 10 markets will still get an extra draft pick but no more lottery. They'll alternate after 1st round or 2nd round each year

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There will be a 50-pct increase in random in-season PED tests. In-season random blood tests (for HGH use) will nearly double.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

An important change to offseason PED testing: Offseason urine tests rise from 350 to 1,550. And all players on 40-man rosters will be tested

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The new labor deal requires all teams to hire a bilingual "media-relations professional" - a long-overdue development in a global game.

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The new deal gives an arbitration panel more power to reduce a PED suspension if it determines there were "mitigating circumstances"

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Here are some promotions in the Mets' hierarchy ...

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

No change in penalties for PED suspensions. But penalties for positive amphetamines/stimulants increase to 50 games/100/permanent ban

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

MLB announces details of new labor deal. One item we hadn't heard: ASG managers no longer select reserves. Commissioner's office now does it

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz, from his charity golf event, called Carlos Beltran "another good choice" for Red Sox. "Veteran-wise, a guy that cares and really wants to win, I know he's another choice. It all depends the shape the organization is in."