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Let's help the new Savannah summer league team pick a name

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Baseball fans unite. The new summer league team based out of Savannah, GA. needs help picking a name and they've called upon us for assistance. One can't blame them, either. On the heels of the New Britain Rock Cats relocating to Hartford and rebranding as the Yard Goats with help from the Internet, the new Savannah squad is hoping we'll again have the long-term answers to all of their...
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Tim Flannery is fed up with Padres fans, writes lengthy statement

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Former major league player and coach Tim Flannery always seemed like a pretty laid back guy when he was actively involved in baseball.  However, it would appear fans of the San Diego Padres have found a way under his skin during his retirement, which led to a pretty lengthy rant that was written and posted to Twitter on Wednesday night.  [ 2016 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball is open for business....
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Former Met-killer Chipper Jones picks Mets to win World Series

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Former Atlanta Braves superstar Chipper Jones made a career out of knocking around Mets' pitching. In fact, Jones enjoyed so much success against the Mets at their former home, Shea Stadium, he actually named one of his three sons Shea. That's some next-level trolling right there.  Now though, Jones believes the Mets starting rotation is the most dominant in baseball. Perhaps even dominant...
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Hot Stove Digest: Ozzie Guillen returns to managing in Venezuela

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Yahoo Sports Staff) — Welcome to The Stew's Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you'll find a recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. HE'S BACK: Ozzie Guillen will manage Los Tiburones de La Guaira, a team in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League, during the 2016 season. [ Chicago Tribune ] GOOD READ: Will...
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Status of Hank Aaron statue in question as Braves prepare to move

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Yahoo Sports Staff) — We know for sure that the Atlanta Braves will be moving to SunTrust Park in Cobb County for the 2017 season. What we don't for sure is whether or not the bronze statue of Hank Aaron that currently stands in front of Turner Field will be joining them. According to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report  from early Wednesday, the head of the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority claimed...
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Can Yovani Gallardo keep producing despite diminished stuff?

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Baseball is almost here. With camps set to open as early as February 18th , it should feel like the offseason has finally come to an end.  But, that's not the case. A number of useful players still remain unsigned as camps near. Among them is pitcher Yovani Gallardo. The 29-year-old ranked 31st on Jeff Passan's free-agent ranks , and is now clearly the most enticing pitching option still...
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Blue Jay Donaldson Signs Two-Year Contract Extension

NY Times: Bats (REUTERS) — Third baseman Josh Donaldson, the American League's Most Valuable Player in 2015, has signed a two-year, $28.65 million contract extension with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Major League Baseball team said on Wednesday.
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Homer History: David Eckstein defies the odds again

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Max Thompson) — In our Homer History series, writers re-tell the stories of memorable home runs from their perspective. In this installment, Yahoo Sports editor Max Thompson remembers one of the many improbable moments of David Eckstein's career. We’re going to remember David Eckstein for many things: Ridiculous on-deck routines, that crazy throwing motion, the huge bat, his size (of course), and as a ...
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Daniel Murphy challenges soccer player to dizzy baseball challenge

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Israel Fehr) — We know what it looks like when Daniel Murphy is swinging a hot bat. We saw it the entire 2015 postseason as he played a huge part in getting the New York Mets to the World Series. After signing a free-agent contrac t with the Washington Nationals, Murphy took a trip to London and found some time in between all the sightseeing to face off in a baseball challenge against Eric Dier, a defender...
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Report: Evan Gattis to miss 4-6 weeks after hernia surgery

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — The Houston Astros will be without one of their sluggers during spring training. Designated hitter Evan Gattis underwent hernia surgery, and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks , according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.  While the report says the injury is not severe, it's less than encouraging news for the Astros. Depending on how long his recovery takes, it's possible opening day...
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Hot Stove Digest: Tim Lincecum could hold his showcase soon

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Welcome to The Stew's Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you'll find a recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. COME BACK: Tim Lincecum's agent will watch the right-hander throw Wednesday. At that point, he'll determine when Lincecum will hold his showcase for MLB teams. [ @JoelSherman1 ] ...
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Angels will try to set record for most people using selfie sticks

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — The Los Angeles Angels are about to do a dangerous thing. They are about to take a stance on a subject as divisive as the designated hitter. Is it acceptable to take a selfie at a baseball game? The Angels are not only saying yes, they are encouraging it.  OMG Alert: On May 6, #Angels will try to set Guinness record for "largest gathering of people using selfie-sticks." Sticks will be...
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Report: White Sox add depth, sign Mat Latos to one-year deal

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — The Chicago White Sox still have work to do. While the club made upgrades during the offseason, there are still some worrisome holes on the roster the team needs to address if they want to contend. They managed to plug one of those spots Tuesday, inking pitcher Mat Latos to a one-year deal, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.  While the top of the Sox's rotation boasts an excellent trio,...
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Homer History: Todd Helton's blast ignites Rockies historic run

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — In our Homer History series, writers re-tell the stories of memorable home runs from their perspective. In this installment, Yahoo Sports Big League Stew writer Mark Townsend recounts the time Todd Helton's walk-off blast ignited an incredible run. As a fan of the Colorado Rockies even before they debuted in 1993, nothing compares to the historic 21-1 run that led them directly to their...
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Royals to hold two World Series ceremonies, force Mets to watch

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Israel Fehr) — It apparently wasn't enough for the Kansas City Royals to make the New York Mets watch them celebrate winning the World Series at Citi Field after pulling off a thrilling comeback win in Game 5 last November. The Royals are going to have not one, but two World Series ceremonies  over the regular season's opening week. Their opponent for that very first series of the 2016 season? None other...
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