Gimme a hundred: Red Sox-Brewers trade contains $100 clause (The Associated Press)

This week, the Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers made a trade involving two big leaguers, two minor leaguers and a player to be named later or cash. Major League Baseball rules require an alternate cash consideration to be listed for deals that involve a player to be named, just in case something goes awry. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said in this case, he and Milwaukee general manager David Stearns were sure there would be no problems.

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Cubs get Davis, Yankees get Chapman, Nats trade 3 young arms (The Associated Press)

The champion Chicago Cubs filled their only real need, getting All-Star reliever Wade Davis. As for the Washington Nationals, well, they opened quite a debate Wednesday by trading not one, not two, but three talented, young pitchers for White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract was still pending a physical - it would be the richest deal ever for a reliever, shattering the $62 million, five-year pact Mark Melancon got from San Francisco just a couple days ago.

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You'll be able to purchase a Tim Tebow baseball card very soon (Big League Stew)

Tim Tebow is getting a baseball card. Rejoice and be glad, because Tim Tebow baseball cards are coming just in time for the holidays. Panini America will release its 2016 Elite Extra Edition on Dec. 21, which will feature an autographed card of Tebow with the New York Mets.

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Sale on yielding ace role: 'We play for a trophy, not a tag' (The Associated Press)

Chris Sale said he isn't worried that he might not be the ace of the Boston pitching staff after being added to a Red Sox rotation that already includes David Price and reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello. ''We play for a trophy, not a tag,'' Sale said on a conference call Wednesday, a day after the AL East champions acquired him from the Chicago White Sox for a package of four minor leaguers that includes No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada. A five-time All-Star who finished in the top six of the Cy Young voting the last five years, Sale was traded to Boston on Tuesday at the winter meetings for four prospects - including Moncada, who was Baseball America's minor leaguer of the year this season.

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Longtime A's announcer Bill King wins Hall's Frick Award (The Associated Press)

Former Oakland Athletics announcer Bill King has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting. King died in 2005 after 25 years of calling A's games. King liked to punctuate big plays with his signature exclamation of ''Holy Toledo!'' He also was known for his handlebar mustache and beard, making his face as well as his voice familiar with fans.

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Sale traded to Red Sox, who's the next big name to move? (The Associated Press)

The Cubs could use a closer, maybe someone like Wade Davis. Andrew McCutchen is still available, perhaps the Tigers really would deal Miguel Cabrera or Justin Verlander, and Cincinnati speedster Billy Hamilton might be on the move. The AL East champion Red Sox sent a package of four prospects including high-priced and highly talented hitter Yoan Moncada to the Chicago White Sox for the All-Star ace.

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The Tim Tebow experience may be coming to spring training (Big League Stew)

If New York Mets manager Terry Collins gets his way, Tim Tebow will be suiting up and playing for his team during spring training. On Tuesday, Collins told the gathered media at the Winter Meetings that he’d like to see the former Heisman Trophy winner get a real opportunity to showcase his skills this spring, which would obviously include getting playing time during Grapefruit League action. TC wants to have Tebow play in spring training games.

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Tim Tebow could play for Mets in spring training (The Associated Press)

Don't be surprised if the New York Mets sneak Tim Tebow into some spring training action. Manager Terry Collins said he'd like Tebow to play in spring training games even though the former NFL quarterback has a long ways to go in his transition to baseball. Tebow may be a mainstay in Mets minor league camp, but Collins knows people - especially close to where Tebow won the Heisman Trophy at the University of Florida - want to see him play.

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Red Sox get ace Chris Sale from White Sox for hefty package (The Associated Press)

No surprise that Chris Sale got traded, it was time to go. ''The ability to get a Chris Sale doesn't come along very often,'' Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said. Sale joins an already talented rotation with the AL East champions, now pitching alongside 2016 AL Young Award winner Rick Porcello, former winner David Price and knuckleballer Steven Wright.

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Don't expect bullpen bingo from playoffs to become the norm (The Associated Press)

Ned Yost enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians' lights-out bullpen go to work in the playoffs because it was so familiar. ''It was amazing to see - to watch games and kind of understand the feeling that other teams had against us,'' the Kansas City Royals manager said. Like the Royals on the way to the World Series in 2015, the Indians mixed and matched relievers, leaning on Andrew Miller for multiple innings in different spots and turning to Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw in big situations.

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