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John Glenn had an unbelievable connection with a Red Sox legend

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — John Glenn attended a ceremonial tribute to Ted Williams at Fenway Park. (Getty Images/Darren McCollester) Before he became the first American to orbit the Earth, astronaut John Glenn shared the skies with a Boston Red Sox legend. Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams served as Glenn’s wingman while the two served during the Korean War. Vet gave me this: John Glenn & Ted Williams who...
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This Week in 'Pitch': Ginny comes alive

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Liz Roscher) — Warning: This post contains spoilers for season one, episode 10 of “Pitch,” and ever episode prior. We’re nearing the end of the baseball season in “Pitch” land. Ginny’s year might be over, Mike might have lost the clubhouse with his aborted trade to the Cubs, Amelia may have lost a client, and Ginny’s brother Will might steal everyone’s money. Just like the end of the real baseball season,...
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Dexter Fowler bet on himself and won big with $82.5M Cardinals deal

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Liz Roscher) — The numbers are in for Dexter Fowler’s new contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, and they’re big. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, it’s a five-year, $82.5 million contract, with a full no-trade clause. Fowler’s former team, the Chicago Cubs, extended him a qualifying offer that was worth $17.2 million, but he turned it down, taking his chances on the open market. And that gamble...
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Bobby Valentine reportedly being considered for U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Liz Roscher) — Bobby Valentine in 2012, the last time he managed a professional baseball team. (Getty Images) Ex-baseball players go on to all sorts of careers. Some go into coaching or managing, some go into the business world, and others take up a career in broadcasting. And yet a few others do something different, like go into politics. Bobby Valentine might be entering into that last category. The...
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Baseball Executives’ Idea of Gambling: The Rule 5 Draft

NY Times: Bats (DAVID WALDSTEIN) — The final phase of the winter meetings gives team officials a chance to raid other clubs’ minor league systems for potential Roberto Clementes, George Bells or R.A. Dickeys.
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Video: What do you actually do at baseball's Winter Meetings?

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings are a surreal place. Practically everyone in the baseball industry converges into a mega hotel for an event that’s a combination of general managers and agents trying to woo each other, reporters looking for scoops, front-office job seekers looking for a gig and trade-show people trying to sell their latest products. That absurdity...
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Hot Stove Digest: Cubs agree to deal with Koji Uehara

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Koji Uehara will pitch for the Cubs in 2017. (Getty Images/Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox) 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. WHAT A RELIEF: The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a deal...
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Bob Odenkirk recalls Disco Demolition Night on 'Drunk History'

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park. (AP Photo) The Chicago White Sox added a lot of explosive, young talent during the 2016 Winter Meetings. When those players eventually play together in the majors, the franchise will have to hope it goes better than the last time explosive materials were used on the field. Yes, we’re talking about Disco Demolition Night. The now infamous promotion...
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On Baseball: Yankees’ Three-Year Plan: Keep Building, Then Collect

NY Times: Bats (TYLER KEPNER) — By 2019, the last one that ties closer Aroldis Chapman to the team, the Yankees envision a competitive roster of matured prospects and star acquisitions.
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Ten lingering questions from the Winter Meetings

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Yahoo Sports Staff) — Baseball’s Winter Meetings are wrapping up today, and the affair proved to be an eventful three days. Chris Sale changed teams, Ian Desmond and Aroldis Chapman signed new contracts and that was just the tip of the iceberg. (For the rest of the iceberg, check out our done deals post , which contains info and analysis for every signing and trade that happened at the Winter Meetings.) But as...
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Shohei Otani still wants to come to MLB in 2018 despite new rule

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Shohei Otani would forfeit a significant amount of money by coming to MLB in 2018. (Getty Images/Masterpress) Nippon Ham Fighters superstar Shohei Otani doesn’t care about the money. Despite the new international spending limits, Otani still plans on coming over to Major League Baseball next offseason, according to Jim Allen of Kyodo News. Hideki Kuriyama, Otani’s manager in Japan,...
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MLB Network's 'Joy in Wrigleyville' is chock full of emotions

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — For the first time since 1908, there was true joy in Wrigleyville after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Now we’ll have a unique opportunity to experience the joy up close and personal with some of the Cubs most loyal fans, which range from worldwide celebrities to the family next door. The aptly titled program “Joy in Wrigleyville,” will be the first offseason installment of the...
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Hot Stove Digest: Where will Kenley Jansen wind up?

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. THE BIG ONE : If you missed the biggest news of Wednesday night: Aroldis Chapman chose to return to the New York Yankees, agreeing to a...
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Aroldis Chapman Acquired by Yankees in Five-Year Deal

NY Times: Bats (TYLER KEPNER) — Chapman, who won the World Series with the Chicago Cubs after being traded by the Yankees in July, returned in a record-breaking deal for a reliever.
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Michael Jordan Owns Right to Name in Chinese Characters, Too, Court Rules

NY Times: Bats (SUI-LEE WEE) — The lawsuit that Mr. Jordan brought, against a company he accused of using his name, could set a precedent for foreign companies pursuing similar cases in China.
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