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Hot Stove Digest: Matt Wieters still has some interesting options

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — 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 quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time. WHERE TO: It’s getting to be crunch time for the remaining free agents on the market. That includes veteran catcher Matt Wieters, who to this...
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Tim Lincecum is preparing for another run in the big leagues

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — It’s startling sometimes just how fleeting success and stardom can be in baseball. Former San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum knows that all too well. The former two-time National League Cy Young award winner and three-time World Series champion was once poised to become an all-time great and potential Hall of Famer. Then the wear and tear brought on by years of competing and firing...
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Rangers to retire Ivan Rodriguez's No. 7 after Hall of Fame induction

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Two days after Ivan Rodriguez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Texas Rangers officially announced the coolest possible tribute they can offer to the man affectionately known as “Pudge.” On a date sometime after his Hall of Fame induction is Cooperstown, N.Y., the Rangers will retire Rodriguez’s famous No. 7 in a ceremony at Globe Life Park. This summer, #7️⃣ will...
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Could successful comeback solidify Johan Santana's Hall of Fame bid?

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot will include some interesting new names and cases, such as Chipper Jones and Jim Thome. Former Minnesota Twins and New York Mets left-hander Johan Santana is also currently slated to be among that group. However, that will ultimately hinge on the outcome of his most recent comeback bid. As we first learned in November and FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman...
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: For Baseball’s Hall of Fame, Do Statistics Alone Still Matter?

NY Times: Bats (DOUG GLANVILLE) — We have an opportunity now to look for meaning beyond the numbers.
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Hot Stove Digest: Joba Chamberlain reportedly headed to Brewers

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — 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 quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time. BIGGEST NEWS OF THE DAY: With roughly three weeks left to spring training, we’re starting to see some free agents move quickly to find...
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Orioles' star Adam Jones lands temporary job with hometown sports team

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones has a new gig in the hockey word (AP) Is a career change coming for Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones? Probably not, but the five-time American League All-Star did describe his latest venture as “living out my dream.” [ Newsletter: Get 5 great stories from the Yahoo Sports blogs in your inbox every morning! ] On Friday, Jones signed a one-day...
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Chris Russo thinks the latest selections have ruined Hall of Fame

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — The Hall of Fame announcement should be a moment of joy for all baseball fans. Even if a candidate who you didn’t support gets in, the video of them getting the call is enough to bring a smile to even the most cold-blooded person. Don’t count MLB Network host Chris Russo among that group. Less than 24 hours after Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez got the call , Russo eviscerated...
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Commissioner Rob Manfred really wants to shorten baseball games

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Liz Roscher) — Since Rob Manfred became Commissioner of Baseball two years ago, pace of play has been one of his major focus points. He thinks that games are too long, and shortening them would help appeal to younger viewers. Manfred has talked about pace of play a lot, most recently on MLB Network on Friday morning. The MLB Network Twitter account tweeted a short video of his segment, and he names a few...
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On Baseball: Baseball’s Newest Hall of Fame Class Links to the Past

NY Times: Bats (TYLER KEPNER) — The class of 2017 — Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines — found inspiration in Hall of Famers who came before them: Ozzie Smith, Tony Gwynn, Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan.
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Hot Stove Digest: With Mark Trumbo gone, who are the best free agents left?

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — 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 quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from around the internet that we think is worth your time. THE BIGGEST NEWS OF THE DAY: Mark Trumbo is headed back to the Baltimore Orioles, according to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan. Trumbo was the best free...
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Opening 25-year-old baseball cards with Aaron Boone

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — You shouldn’t be surprised to find out Aaron Boone knows a ton of baseball players from the 1990s. He was one, of course, in the latter part of the decade. His brother Bret debuted as a rookie in 1992. And his dad, Bob Boone, retired in 1990. So yes, Aaron Boone was a perfect guest for my 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards segment , in which I crack open some wax packs from 1992 with a player or...
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Neftali Feliz's new one-year deal with the Brewers is a win-win

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — One of the more overlooked free agents on the market finally find a new home. Neftali Feliz, who earned Rookie of the Year honors as the Texas Rangers closer in 2010, reached a one-year agreement with the Milwaukee Brewers, according to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan : Neftali Feliz's deal with Milwaukee is for $5.35M guaranteed and can max out at $6.85M. He's expected to be the...
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Even more MLB games will be available to stream in 2017

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Liz Roscher) — MLB is loosening their grip on where and how you can watch baseball games. (Getty Images) Good news for people who want more ways to watch baseball! NBC Sports Regional Networks has reached a deal with MLB Advanced Media on in-market streaming rights. Starting with the 2017 season, several Comcast regional sports networks will be able to stream baseball games online for their paid...
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Reds reportedly trade pitcher Dan Straily to Marlins for three players

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Liz Roscher) — Dan Straily is no longer on the Reds, and now gets to spend his season in Miami. (Getty Images) Just because the Hall of Fame announcement was Wednesday doesn’t mean that the rest of baseball stops. Teams are still trying to make themselves better as spring training rapidly approaches, and now there’s a trade to show for it. The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly traded right-handed pitcher...
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