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Discover: Three for Thursday

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1. Awards Season rolls on. The Unbiased MLB Fan looks at the tough Cy Young decisions that went the way of Dallas Keuchel and Jake Arrieta. Cubs Vine Line Blog paid tribute to their ace, who became the fifth Cubs pitcher to win the award. Carrie Muskat compiled some of the reactions to the announcement, while The Bears and Their Cubs is loving the Cubs’ sweep of Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year and the Cy Young Award in the NL. Dodger Insider highlights the outstanding seasons by Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, who came up just short in the voting. In the AL, Tblaze Sports Report lays out the case for why the voters went with Keuchel.

2. Hot Stove. Sons of ’84 processes the Tigers’ trade for Francisco Rodriguez, and MLB.com beat writer Jason Beck explains how new GM Al Avila’s search for a new closer landed him K-Rod. Call to the Bullpen hopes this move works out better than the Tigers’ previous ones involving closers. A View from the Bench notes that players who parlay big stolen base numbers into big free agent deals often see a decline in those numbers. GENY Mets wonders if we’ve seen the last of Ruben Tejada in a Mets uniform, as A blog (mainly) about Dutch baseball doesn’t expect to see the Yankees spend big this winter, as they focus on homegrown talent.

3. Staffing decisions. The Dodgers reportedly are nearing a decision on their new manager, and It’s Always A Good Dre in L.A. can’t wait to see who the next skipper is. MLB.com Angels beat writer Alden Gonzalez updates the holdovers and the changes on the Angels’ coaching staff and in their front office. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave unveils a face familiar to baseball fans as the organization’s new AAA hitting coach, and Dodger Insider profiles award-winning minor league coach John Shoemaker.

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1. High-stakes Subway Series. The most important Subway Series in quite a while looms this weekend in Flushing as both teams come in with the postseason firmly in their sights. The Cutoff Man explains how it’s a unique situation for the Yankees, who get to make a pit stop in New York and sleep in their own beds while on a road trip. The Sports Mecca looks at a city divided, while We Gotta Believe! has an important reminder for Amazins fans. (more…)

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1. MVP talk. Despite playing the first four months of the season in the American League, Yoenis Cespedes’ recent hot streak for the Mets has injected him into the NL MVP conversation. The Wayniac Nation writes about presumptive MVP frontrunner Bryce Harper and the enigma that is the award. (more…)

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Jake Arrieta

It was déjà vu all over again for the Dodgers, as Jake Arrieta tossed a no-hitter. The Scarecrow Grin sees Arrieta as a Cy Young contender in the NL. (more…)

Discover: Home Run Derby Monday

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Sporting a new seeded-and-bracketed look, the Gillette Home Run Derby will entertain fans tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. DrewZuhoskiDaily! goes over the new format and rules, while The Rainout Blog hopes it doesn’t have any material tonight. The Cubs have two participants in Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, so Muskat Ramblings asked their teammates who would claim bragging rights in the clubhouse. Elsewhere, Britt Ghiroli has quotes from the Orioles’ Manny Machado on his approach going into the event. (more…)