• null Baseball Where will Giancarlo Stanton, the No. 1 subject of trade rumors, play in 2018? That's perhaps the greatest mystery of the offseason so far.The Marlins slugger seems likely to be traded as the team tries to shed salary amid yet another rebuild. Stanton's huge contract and full no-trade clause will certainly limit the market, but there's definitely plenty of interest in the NL MVP who led all of baseball will 59 home runs in 2017. FAGAN: Stanton has choice of uniforms until 2020 opt-out clauseWe'll keep track of all the latest news and trade rumors around Stanton, so check back often. Giancarlo Stanton trade rumorsRumor, Dec. 9: Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic backs up Jon Heyman's previous report, reporting a deal is done between the Marlins and the Yankees.Rumor, Dec. 9: Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that a deal has been reached between the Marlins and the Yankees to send Stanton to New York. This, of course, is subject to a physical, and Stanton's willingness to waive his no-trade clause. Mark Feinsand of .com is less certain that a deal is done, according to his sources. Related News The 15 worst free-agent signings of all time Rumor, Dec. 8: The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal was th[......]

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  • null null Baseball null Want to know the secret to winning in October? Don’t make mistakes. That’s the simple truth, the essential element of playoff baseball.  Do. Not. Make. Mistakes.Before the playoffs started, I asked David Ross, who was part of two World Series winners (Boston 2013, Cubs 2016), what he thought was the secret to winning in October. He started off talking about momentum and starting pitching and how bullpens play such a huge role in today’s game. And then he paused for a moment and spoke the most basic truth.  BENDER: Cleveland's magical momentum points toward bigger moment“The one thing I’ll tell you is every detail matters in the playoffs. Every mistake is magnified," he said. "Nine times out of 10, the team that plays the cleanest game, without mistakes, is going to be the one that comes out ahead in a series, and in the playoffs in general.”Mistakes negate pregame advantages. Mistakes erase in-game leads. Mistakes are stunning and heartbreaking. Most of the time, when we think of playoff mistakes, we think of the players. We think[......]

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