Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: White Sox become AL’s team to beat, the DJ LeMahieu-Yankees staredown and more

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    Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports”

While the trade market has brought most of MLB’s headlines this offseason, the Chicago White Sox spending big to land closer Liam Hendriks shows free agency could soon heat up as well.

Here’s what Jeff Passan is hearing about Chicago handing out a surprisingly large contract, where Fernando Tatis’ contract talks really stand, DJ LeMahieu’s future — in New York or elsewhere — and much more.

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