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World Series Game 5 lineups: Enrique Hernandez batting cleanup for Dodgers

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The Astros, once again, are leaving their lineup unchanged for Game 5 of the World Series. The Dodgers have made a couple of alterations, including moving Enrique Hernandez — who hit three home runs in Game 5 of the NLCS — into the cleanup spot. Logan Forsythe is also at third base while Justin Turner will DH. Turner took a ground ball off of his thigh in Game 4, so that may be the reason behind that change.

The game starts at 8 PM ET at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Dodgers

CF Chris Taylor
SS Corey Seager
DH Justin Turner
LF Enrique Hernandez
1B Cody Bellinger
3B Logan Forsythe
RF Yasiel Puig
C Austin Barnes
2B Charlie Culberson

SP Clayton Kershaw

Astros

CF George Springer
3B Alex Bregman
2B Jose Altuve
SS Carlos Correa
1B Yuli Gurriel
RF Josh Reddick
DH Evan Gattis
LF Marwin Gonzalez
C Brian McCann

SP Dallas Keuchel

Giants, Cardinals reportedly have offers on the table for Giancarlo Stanton

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We’re entering what is typically one of the slowest news weeks in the baseball calendar. Occasionally some big free agents sign around now. For example, it was 20 years ago today Andres Galarraga signed with the Braves, and I still remember being in an airport on the way home to visit my parents when I heard the news. I’m an old man.

The biggest news that is likely to happen this offseason is Giancarlo Stanton being traded. That hasn’t happened yet, but here are the latest bits of news on that:

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Cardinals have made a formal trade offer to the Marlins for Stanton. No word what they’re offering, but the clubs have been in discussion for some time and it has been reported that the Marlins are the most interested in doing a deal with St. Louis due to the prospects they could send to Miami. There is a sense, however, that Stanton would be hesitant to approve a trade to the Cardinals because he prefers to play on the West Coast;

The Giants play on the west coast, and over the weekend they were reported to be the “most aggressive team” in trade talks for Stanton at the moment. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants have likewise made an offer. Their farm system is nowhere near as stocked as that of the Cardinals, so it’s unclear whether they have the prospects to make Miami happy. They could, of course, eat a lot of Stanton’s $295 million contract to make up for that, of course, but (a) doing so would put them over the luxury tax; and (b) the Marlins no doubt want to spur a rebuild with a Stanton trade, so if they can’t get some blue chip prospects back in return, what’s the point?

UPDATE: Who knows if this is anywhere close to enough — I’m guessing not — but this is what the Giants reportedly have on the table:

Anyway, that’s where we are as we begin Thanksgiving week.