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Curt Schilling's political donation mentions job security concerns

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher, and current ESPN analyst, Curt Schilling has never been shy about speaking his mind. Schilling's thoughts got him in trouble in August, however, after he was suspended from ESPN for a tweet comparing Muslims to the Nazi party. [ 2016 Yahoo Fantasy Baseball is open for business. Sign up now ] While Schilling was unable to communicate on Twitter during this...
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Report: D-Backs continue to go all-in, sign Tyler Clippard

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are really trying to make the National League West the most intriguing division this season. The club continued its offseason makeover Monday, signing reliever Tyler Clippard to a two-year, $12.25 million deal , according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.  The 30-year-old Clippard is coming off a season in which he posted a 2.92 ERA over 71 innings with the Oakland...
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Marcus Stroman hosts Super Bowl onesie party for his teammates

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Toronto's hottest Super Bowl party was hosted by Blue Jays hurler Marcus Stroman. This party had everything: Celebrities, at least one bowl of chips and ... onesies.  Yes, in order to get into Stroman's Super Bowl celebration, it looks like you needed to meet two requirements. One, be a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. Two, wear a onesie. Don't just take our word for it, though, feast your...
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Cuban Baseball Stars, the Gurriel Brothers, Abandon Team

NY Times: Bats (REUTERS) — Two brothers from Cuba's preeminent baseball family have abandoned a Cuban team traveling in the Dominican Republic, presumably to defect and later seek professional careers in the United States, official Cuban media reported on Monday.
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Delmon Young accused of choking, threatening to kill valet

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Former Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Delmon Young has been accused of choking and threatening to kill a Miami valet , according to ABC 10 Miami. The incident started after Young was denied entry to an elevator that led to a club in the Brickell hotel. The valet told him the club was closed. At that point, Young told the man, " Stupid Cuban. Open the (expletive) door. I'm here. Now...
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Homer History: Joe Carter's World Series winning blast

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Greg Wyshynski) — In our Homer History series, writers re-tell the stories of memorable home runs from their perspective. In this installment, Yahoo Sports NHL blogger Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy looks back on Joe Carter’s World Series-winning homer against the Phillies in 1993. -- “Every story has already been told. Once you've read Anna Karenina, Bleak House, The Sound and the Fury, To Kill a...
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Which parks are most, least favorable for fantasy baseball hitters, pitchers? - MLB

ESPN: MLB Tristan H. Cockcroft ranks all 30 MLB stadiums in terms of their hitter-friendliness, based on data culled from the past five seasons of play, and up-to-date measurements.
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Hot Stove Digest: Orioles are again considering Yovani Gallardo

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 recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. STILL A CHANCE: The Orioles have been back and forth on free-agent pitcher Yovani Gallardo. According to Roch Kubatko, It appears they're back in again. [ MASN Sports ] THE END: ...
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Dusty Baker's baseball journey chronicled on MLB Network Presents

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — With over 50 years in professional baseball, Dusty Baker has experienced every high, every low and every in-between moment imaginable within our beloved game. And he's not done yet. Not after accepting the Washington Nationals managerial job just this past November. Baker is a baseball lifer, some might say. And that, in part, is why his story is worth telling. But it's his remarkable journey...
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Homer History: Dave Kingman nearly hits one out of Chicago

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Andy Behrens) — In our Homer History series, writers re-tell the stories of memorable home runs from their perspective. In this installment, Yahoo Fantasy Sports writer Andy Behrens describes Dave Kingman's monstrous home run on a wild afternoon at Wrigley Field.  Dave Kingman was, without question, a one-tool player throughout his 16-year major league career. Kong didn't hit for average, he didn't run, he...
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Explaining the current state of the free-agent market -- MLB

$ESPN: MLB Insider The rejection of qualifying offers by a number of players are among the reasons why so many quality free agents remain unsigned this late in the offseason. Tony Blengino breaks down the factors.
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Brisbane Bandits win ABL title, take home glorious Claxton Shield

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Yahoo Sports Staff) — With the Super Bowl taking place on Sunday and equipment trucks from around Major League Baseball headed south this weekend, the countdown to spring training is officially on. It's so close now that every sound we hear resembles the pop of a baseball glove or the crack of the bat, because that's how our baseball-loving minds work.     Come to think of it though, maybe those sounds were real...
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Hot Stove Digest: Cubs, White Sox show interest in Rays starter

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 recap of all the day's action and other fun stuff from around the Internet. INQUIRING: Up to ten teams have asked the Rays about acquiring one of their young starters. That list includes both the Cubs and White Sox. [ CBS Chicago ] OFFICIAL: Gavin Floyd's...
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Broncos' tackle Ryan Harris had Joe Mauer's back in high school

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Harris will have a tough assignment during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. He'll be charged with protecting the blindside of Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning against a ferocious Carolina Panthers' pass rush led by Jared Allen. But don't think Harris won't be up to the task. The 30-year-old veteran started all 16 games for the Broncos this past regular season,...
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Japanese team unveils outstanding plaid jerseys

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mark Townsend) — The Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan may not be your favorite baseball team, but this might be a good day to reconsider that. First of all, the team recently unveiled its new catchphrase "Happy and Good," which is simple, effective and undeniably awesome. But it's their new jerseys that will make everyone happy and are most certainly good marketing. [ 2016 Yahoo...
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