Marco Scutaro needs back surgery, career may be over HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — "It's too soon to know if Scutaro will ever take the field again."
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My Imaginary Hall of Fame Ballot HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — I got, like, 17 guys I'd put in. But I'll pretend I can only pick ten.
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Padres fans celebrate Tony Gwynn with Christmas light display Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — We've seen a number of tributes to Tony Gwynn since his death in June — from a graffiti mural to a San Diego craft beer — but we're pretty sure this is the only one that has a Santa Claus, elves, candy canes and a Christmas tree. And that Santa, we might add, is wearing San Diego State gear. One house in Chula Vista has decked its halls with a Hall of Famer, centering its Christmas...
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Padres re-sign Josh Johnson HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Another comeback attempt in San Diego.
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Sources: Josh Johnson agrees to incentive-laden, one-year deal with Padres Jeff Passan (Jeff Passan) — The $1 million deal could net the pitcher an additional $6.25 million incentives.
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They’re playing a football game in Marlins Park HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — And it looks weird. But then again, everything looks weird there, doesn't it?
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Pirates win bidding for Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — For a few days, we didn't know which MLB team won the bidding for Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang but we do now: It's the Pittsburgh Pirates. MLB has announced that Pittsburgh had the top bid during the posting window for Kang. The figure was reportedly $5,002,015 . He was an intriguing free agent, based on his 2014 performance in Korea alone. Kang, 27, hit 40 homers and drove in 117 RBIs...
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Doc Gooden: “Letter to my Younger Self” HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — We could probably all write one of these. But ours would be a lot less useful to our younger selves than Doc Gooden's is to his younger self.
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Pirates Win Bidding for Korean Shortstop Kang

NY Times: Bats (By REUTERS) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have posted the winning bid for power-hitting South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho, Major League Baseball said on Monday.
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The Pirates win the bidding for Jung-Ho Kang HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — The Pirates have 30 days to reach an agreement with Kang or else he goes back to his KBO team.
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Phil Hughes agrees to $42M contract extension with Twins Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Phil Hughes, who had the best season of his career in 2014 after signing with the Minnesota Twins as a free agent, is getting himself a nice raise a few days before Christmas. Hughes and the Twins agreed to a $42 million contract extension Monday that will keep him in Minnesota until 2019. The new deal restructures the two remaining seasons on Hughes' free-agent contract and adds three...
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Nationals sign Heath Bell HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Bell was an All-Star as recently as 2011.
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Revolution, expropriation and the Havana Sugar Kings HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — The ultimate minor league "where are they now?"
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AP Source: Phil Hughes, Twins Agree to $58M, 5-Year Contract

NY Times: Bats (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — A person familiar with the deal says the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Phil Hughes have agreed to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017-19.
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Troy Tulowitzki gets trade rumor updates from the Rockies HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — "You see what's going on, but ..."
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