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20 MLB players who could be traded this winter

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Now that the World Series has concluded and the Astros have completed their victory parade, it's time to start thinking about what could happen this winter. The GM meetings are in the rearview, with the winter meetings not far behind. Teams have already started to feel each other out and see who they might match up with on potential trades. With that in mind, let's look at 20 players who could be on the move in the coming weeks and months.

World Series: Houston Astros Beat Phillies to Take 3-2 Series Lead

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The Houston Astros beat the Phillies 3-2 in Game 5 of the World Series. The Astros now have a 3-2 series lead. The series heads back to Houston for Game 6 on Saturday. The Phillies have reached a place previously unfamiliar to them in this postseason. They trail for the first time in a series. On the final night of baseball at Citizens Bank Park for 2022, the Phils suffered a 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the World Series on Thursday. The Phils have lost two games in a row for the first time in their captivating postseason run. They also face a series deficit for the first time, trailing the Astros three games to two as the series moves back to Houston for Game 6 on Saturday night. The Astros, 5-1 at home this postseason, are one victory away from winning their second World Series in six years. Zack Wheeler, battling fatigue in his right arm, will try to save the Phillies' season when he gets the start in Game 6. A Phillies win would force a decisive Game 7 Sunday night. Wheeler will face lefty Framber Valdez in a rematch of the Game 2 matchup. Valdez struck out nine in leading the Astros to a 5-2 win in that one. Source

Jackson State Land Nation’s No. 1 Football Recruit Travis Hunter

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It was viewed as a nice story for Deion Sanders, HBCU football and the future of college football recruiting. Later that evening, a source spoke to Sports Illustrated and said the potential flip of the nation's top football recruit to the FCS program was a legitimate possibility.

Minor League round up, September 26

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You’ll be hard pressed to find a player who had a better year than Schmitt, who started the year as a glove-first player in High-A, had a 132 wRC+ there, got promoted to AA where he had a 144 wRC+, and seems to be fitting in just fine in AAA. If he keeps this up, he’ll be making his Major League debut in 2023. While those were the stars of the game, the next-best offensive performance also came from a great source: second baseman Will Wilson (No. 18 CPL), who hit 1-3 with a walk. Wilson was wiping away a highly forgettable 2021 with a lovely first half of the season, and had just gotten promoted to AAA when he suffered an injury on June 22. He didn’t return until a rookie ball rehab assignment starting on August 9, and made it back to A-ball after his 60-day IL stint ended, re-joining AA Richmond on August 24 due to a positional logjam in Sacramento. Good to see him get a few more at bats in AAA before the season ends. He’ll surely start 2023 there.

The Giants assistant Alyssa Nakken becomes first woman to coach on-field in MLB history

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It may not have been how she planned it, but Alyssa Nakken made MLB history on Tuesday night. Nakken became the first woman in league history to coach on the field in a regular-season game. The San Francisco Giants assistant replaced Antoan Richardson at first base in the third inning after he was ejected during their game against the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park.

San Bruno Youth Baseball diamond gets facelift with major help from San Francisco Giants

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The youth baseball diamond at San Bruno’s Commodore Park met with some quick improvements thanks to some heavy hitters. Originally dedicated as Bob Greenberg Field in 2006, the youth diamond was rededicated as Bob Greenberg Junior Giants Field in an official ceremony Tuesday afternoon. With a ceremony featuring an all-star cast of names affiliated with the San Francisco Giants, the field was refurbished with money from the Peter A. McGowan Fields for Kids foundation, the Giants Community Fund, the Good Tidings Foundation and Giants pitcher Alex Wood.

Fans Save the Volcanoes! Sign this petition!

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On Monday, Kevin revealed that MLB's new arrangement to make the small time improvement pipeline more productive for the 30 groups incorporated a rundown of 42 groups the nation over that would be dropped from the framework. One of those is the Giants' short season A-ball subsidiary in Oregon, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. This evening, the group's Twitter account sent this pressing request:

Friday BP: The latest NightKap Fans Shot

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Blissful Friday, San Francisco Giants fans. Hopefully that you've made some simple memories washing off a fairly horrendous day of Bay Area sports yesterday. Here is a sense of taste cleaning agent for you before this midday's games. It's the most recent portion of NightKap, the video series the Giants are making this season in which mixed media maker Amy G plunks down with supervisor Gabe Kapler and has a conversation, all while drinking some exquisite Laphroaig. They address many subjects — baseball, fathers, and music, among others — and, you know ... drink scotch. Since why not, particularly while they're paying you to do as such.

SF Giants’ González honored for breakout May

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Luis González wasn’t the Giants rookie with the greatest expectations heaped upon him entering this season, but he’s been among the most successful MLB newcomers so far, earning the title of NL Rookie of the Month for his work in May. González is just the third Giant to win the award since it was established in 2001. Pedro Feliz won in July of that year and the recently retired Buster Posey won in July 2010. The Giants acquired González off waivers from the White Sox last August in a move that has paid huge dividends. Prior to this season, he’d only played nine games at the MLB level. With San Francisco, he’s hitting .324 and slugging .454 with an OPS of .815 in 33 games already. Those figures were a stellar .368/.500/.910 last month. NFL Webcast is the site that allows you to stream various NFL games live, which you can do without signing up for any subscription service.

Deion Sanders, Jackson State Land Nation’s No. 1 Football Recruit Travis Hunter

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When Travis Hunter visited Jackson State this fall, it was viewed as a nice story for Deion Sanders, HBCU football and the future of college football recruiting. Later that evening, a source spoke to Sports Illustrated and said the potential flip of the nation's top football recruit to the FCS program was a legitimate possibility.