Yoan Moncada named MVP of the Futures Game

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Red Sox second base prospect Yoan Moncada was named MVP of the Futures Game on Sunday evening, helping the World Futures to an 11-3 victory over the U.S. Futures. The 21-year-old went 2-for-5 with a monster go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning off of Anthony Banda.

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Others grabbing the spotlight for the World Futures included Padres prospect Manuel Margot, who robbed the Cardinals’ Carson Kelly of a home run in the sixth inning. Eloy Jimenez of the Cubs made a spectacular catch on a foul ball down the right field line at Petco Park and also belted a three-run homer. Alex Reyes, in the Cardinals’ organization, hit triple digits with his fastball velocity, yielding a pair of hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings.

As for the U.S. Futures, the Astros’ Alex Bregman went 3-for-5, finishing a homer shy of the cycle. The Orioles’ Chance Sisco drilled a solo home run in the fourth inning off of Francisco Rios. Clint Frazier, an Indians prospect, showed off his bat speed with a single and a double across three at-bats.

Brian Cashman signs 4-year contract to remain Yankees GM

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SAN DIEGO — Brian Cashman has signed a four-year contract to remain the New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager. The announcement was made during the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings.

Cashman, New York’s GM since 1998, had been working on a handshake agreement since early November, when his five-year contract expired.

The Yankees were swept by four games in the AL Championship Series and haven’t reached the World Series since winning in 2009. It is the franchise’s longest title drought since an 18-year gap between 1978-96.

Cashman’s main goal during the offseason is trying to re-sign AL MVP Aaron Judge.

Judge hit an American League-record 62 homers this season with a .311 batting average and 131 RBIs. He turned down the Yankees’ offer on the eve of opening day of a seven-year contract that would have paid $213.5 million from 2023-29.

While Judge remains on the market, Cashman was able to re-sign Anthony Rizzo on Nov. 15 to a two-year contract worth $40 million after turning down a $16 million player option.

Cashman has been the Yankees general manager since 1998. He has been with the organization since 1986, when he was a 19-year old intern in the scouting department. In his 25 seasons as GM, the Yankees have reached the postseason 21 times, including four World Series championships and six American League titles.