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Matt Harvey’s agent, Scott Boras, thinks Harvey can recover his old form, especially now that doctors corrected the lost sensation in his fingers.
Curtis Granderson’s good work in the community continues to be recognized. He was honored with the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award, which is given to the player whose contributions to the community inspire others to take action. Granderson also stated he would be willing to play center should Yoenis Cespedes re-sign with the team.
Cespedes is a key free agent for many teams, but the Yankees interest in him is not that high. The Mets, however are taking a more proactive approach when engaging in talks with the slugger.
Sandy Alderson is interested in re-signing Bartolo Colon, but there are too many variables currently before he can make a decision.
Commissioner Rob Manfred said the MLB is investigating Jeurys Familia’s arrest, but does not expect to hand out a suspension until the criminal investigation is complete.
Mets’ prospect Gavin Cecchini continued his hot hitting in the Arizona Fall League, while Tim Tebow is also pleased with his progress in the AFL. However, it seems unlikely Tebow will get an invite to spring training.
Gary Carter’s family is auctioning off the ball from the last out in the 1986 World Series.
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Talking Chop put together a handy guide on how to survive the offseason. Turner Field will unfortunately live on. Georgia State received approval to purchase it for $22.8 million.
Jose Fernandez was posthumously voted as Comeback Player of the Year by the MLB Players Association. He put up stellar numbers for the Marlins in his first year back from Tommy John surgery.
Odubel Herrera was one of the few bright spots for the Philadelphia Phillies. Jeremy Hellickson might reject the qualifying offer the Phillies extended to him.
The Nationals are still having trouble navigating contracts since their dispute with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network has not been resolved. Back in July, the Nationals engaged in talks with the Pirates to trade for Andrew McCutchen.
Around the Majors
Pace of play was a subject of much attention at the general manager meetings.
Free agent Aroldis Chapman will not come cheap to whoever signs him. One team who is interested in the fireballer is the Dodgers.
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve picked up the most hardware from the 25th Annual Players Choice Awards.
The White Sox might hold a fire sale.
The offseason speculation continues!
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