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Takeaways from the 3-day spending spree

Now that Cole, Strasburg and Rendon are $814 million richer, where does that leave their new teams and the rest of MLB?

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Winter meetings live: Latest updates, rumors and buzz as meetings wrap up

This is your one-stop shop for free-agent signings, blockbuster trades and the latest rumors and buzz.

Winter meeting notes: Mazara, Roark could be helped by fresh starts

The White Sox hope to tap Nomar Mazara's potential, while the Jays and Mets found rotation help at a fair cost.

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ANGELS SIGN RENDON

Angels' quest to win now begins with Anthony Rendon

Spending $245 million on the star third baseman might be the biggest move L.A. makes, but it won't be the last.

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Rendon a great consolation prize for Angels

L.A.'s pivot after missing out on Gerrit Cole could work out just fine -- if the Angels can land some pitching.

CHANGING TIMES

From Catfish Hunter's $3.2 million to Gerrit Cole's $324 million: The history of MLB's highest-paid pitcher

After two aces earned a combined $569 million in a two-day span, we look at the most lucrative pitching paydays in MLB history.

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Next up for Yankees? A vacation for Brian Cashman

With Gerrit Cole signed, Cashman has already won the winter.

ASTROS

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Commissioner Rob Manfred details ongoing Astros investigation

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GERRIT COLE TO YANKEES

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Kurkjian: Cole to Yankees makes them the best team in baseball

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DODGERS

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Which stars are on the Dodgers' winter meetings shopping list?

Aiming to win a World Series, L.A. needs only top-end roster solutions. Which high-end players will it pursue?

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    This winter's free-agent class offers the kind of aces contenders need, plus several solid hitters also worth top dollar.