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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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Is Bryce Harper lobbying the Nationals to spend more money?

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Sometimes it’s difficult to fully grasp the concept or context of a tweet. Even when tweeting was a simple 140-character message, it could be a struggle to understand its true meaning. Now that its evolved into subliminal messaging expressed through emojis, it can border on impossible. Fortunately, Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper spared us any emojis in his much-talked about...
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Hall of Fame Welcomes Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez

NY Times: Bats (TYLER KEPNER) — Raines was selected for Cooperstown in his final appearance on the writers’ ballot. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, still tainted by scandal, fell short again.
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Hot Stove Digest: Kole Calhoun signs three-year extension with Angels

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. COST CERTAINTY: The Los Angeles Angels bought out all three years of Kole Calhoun’s arbitration eligibility on Wednesday, signing him to a...
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Jorge Posada falls off Hall of Fame ballot after just one year

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — The first member of the Core Four eligible for the Hall of Fame might be the only member who never gets the call. New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada received just 3.8 percent of the vote Wednesday, falling off the Hall of Fame ballot after just one year. The fact that Posada was not inducted into Cooperstown shouldn’t come as a major surprise. The bigger shock is that Posada failed to...
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Why didn't Vladimir Guerrero get into the Hall of Fame?

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — There was only room for three in baseball’s 2017 Hall of Fame class. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez received the call on Wednesday after finishing above the 75-percent threshold needed for election. Not far behind though were a pair of hopefuls in Trevor Hoffman, who finished a mere five votes short of election , and first-timer Vladimir Guerrero, whose 71.7 percent finish...
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Here’s the moment Ivan Rodriguez found out he was a Hall of Famer

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Sorry, not sorry: I’m a sucker for seeing the moment a ballplayer finds out he’s been voted into the Hall of Fame. No matter how many times you see it, it’s great to see that child-like joy. This was the case with Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who learned Wednesday that he got 76 percent of the vote, making him a first-ballot Hall of Famer. He joined Tim Raines and Jeff Bagwell as the players ...
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Trevor Hoffman missed Hall of Fame call by five votes

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The excitement and anguish were palpable on Wednesday as the Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2017 class . In one of the more dramatic votes in recent memory, Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were revealed to have surpassed the 75-percent threshold, with Rodriguez barely inching in at 76 percent. Then came the dramatic revelation that the 2017 class nearly included a fourth...
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Tim Raines 'honored and humbled' to get into Hall of Fame after 10-year wait

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Liz Roscher) — The Baseball Writers Association of America has spoken. Tim Raines is one of three players to have been voted into the Hall of Fame, along with Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez. Raines garnered 86 percent of the vote, well above the 75 percent he needed to be inducted. It took Raines the full ten years to be voted into the Hall of Fame. Raines debuted on the 2008 ballot at just 24.3 percent...
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Now that Tim Raines in the Hall of the Fame, who should the Internet support next?

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — It took 10 years, a great deal of debate and plenty of stumping on his behalf, but Tim Raines is headed to Cooperstown . The speedy outfielder and on-base machine finally topped the necessary 75 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers Association of America, getting 86 percent on the 2017 ballot. And the Internet celebrated like Raines was from their team, because he kind of was. It’s...
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