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Michael Cuddyer is retiring after 15 seasons in MLB
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On the heels of the Winter Meetings and some surprising free agent moves this week comes this surprising decision from New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer. According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, Cuddyer has decided to retire effective immediately, leaving behind a 15-year MLB career and perhaps a significant portion of the $12.5 million […]

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MLB Hot Stove Daily: Latos attracting interest as turnaround candidate
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MLB Hot Stove Daily: Latos attracting interest as turnaround candidate

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Hot Stove Digest: Cubs seeking rotation upgrades in trade market
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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. WORK TO DO: The Cubs intend to stay busy with rotation upgrades now the main targets.They’ve had […]

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Mariners add veteran Steve Cishek to bullpen on two-year deal
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New Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has been active on the trade market this offseason. Now he’s dipping into the free agent market to sign bullpen help, adding veteran reliever Steve Cishek on a two-year, $10 million deal. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick was the first to report the deal on Saturday morning. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan […]

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St. Louis fills hole in rotation signing right-hander Mike Leake
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The St. Louis Cardinals finally have something to celebrate. After being eliminated from the playoffs by their bitter rival the Chicago Cubs, then losing two members of last season’s team — John Lackey and Jason Heyward — to the Cubs in free agency and also missing out on David Price, the Cardinals have reportedly signed […]

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Hall of Famer John Smoltz called up to join broadcast team at Fox
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John Smoltz will replace Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci, partnering with Joe Buck as the lead baseball broadcast team for Fox next season. The New York Daily News first reported the shakeup Tuesday with Smoltz ascending to the most prominent role he has achieved since retiring from the game and later diving into broadcast media. […]

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Mike Leake agrees to $80M, 5-year deal with Cardinals (Yahoo Sports)
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Minutes after his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals was announced, Mike Leake was looking ahead to rivalry games against the Chicago Cubs. During his news conference, Leake raised a No. 8 jersey, the number he wore at Arizona State. ”When we make decisions, it is about performance,” general manager John Mozeliak said.

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Phillies acquire starter Charlie Morton from Pirates
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The rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies plucked another mid-range starting pitcher off the trade market on Saturday, announcing they have acquired veteran right-hander Charlie Morton from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Morton, 32, has been an average-to-unspectacular mid-rotation pitcher throughout his eight-year career in Pittsburgh, posting a career 4.54 ERA. He’s only topped 170 innings once, that coming in […]

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Delino DeShields admits daydreaming at times in the outfield
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Young Texas Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields participated in a podcast for the Dallas Morning News and was wonderfully honest in revealing one of the parts of the game he needs to work on in spring training and during his second year in the big leagues next season. DeShields acknowledged he sometimes has trouble staying […]

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Catch of the Year countdown: Nolan Arenado tops the tarp (No. 5)
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Editor’s note: This week, Big League Stew is counting down our five favorite MLB catches of 2015. Come back each day to see who lands at No. 1.  When Nolan Arenado is around, third base really is the hot corner. The Colorado Rockies star had quite the 2015 — leading the NL in homers and […]

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Red Sox will retire Wade Boggs' No. 26 and we'll drink to that
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When we’re talking about Wade Boggs, the Hall of Fame third baseman, it’s hard to not talk about numbers. He had 3,010 hits in 18 MLB seasons, finishing with a .328 career average. He’s also famous for supposedly drinking 107 beers in a day. Both are impressive feats, but the first is the reason for […]

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Hot Stove Digest: Everybody loves Scott Kazmir
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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. EVERYBODY’S IN: With the starting pitching market getting thin, Scott Kazmir has turned into a hot commodity. […]

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