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Dexter Fowler's wife thanks Cubs fans with heartfelt Instagram …

Dexter Fowler's wife thanks Cubs fans with heartfelt Instagram post

yahoo.com MLB.com Updated 3 hours ago
Baseball is a child’s game that when played as an adult sometimes requires life-altering business decisions. On Friday, free agent Dexter Fowler made one of those life-altering decisions. After posting a career season that helped the Chicago Cubs to the…
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  • Hot Stove Digest: Do the Cardinals have one more splashy signin…

    Hot Stove Digest: Do the Cardinals have one more splashy signing in them?

    yahoo.com 19 hours ago
    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. BE AGGRE…
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  • Foe finish: Free agents who signed with rivals

    Foe finish: Free agents who signed with rivals

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    When Dexter Fowler exchanged Cubs blue for Cardinals red Friday, he became the latest in a long line of Major Leaguers to move from rival to rival in free agency.
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  • Cubs-Cards rivalry more than making moves

    Cubs-Cards rivalry more than making moves

    MLB.com Dec 9 (yesterday)
    While Dexter Fowler and Jason Heyward are connected by the offseason maneuvering of the teams the past two years, the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry hasn't become a Fowler-Heyward rivalry.
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  • This Week in 'Pitch': Ginny comes alive

    This Week in 'Pitch': Ginny comes alive

    yahoo.com Dec 9 (yesterday)
    Warning: This post contains spoilers for season one, episode 10 of “Pitch,” and every 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 t…
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  • Big deal: Cards reshuffle the Dex!

    Big deal: Cards reshuffle the Dex!

    MLB.com Dec 9 (yesterday)
    After a picture of Dexter Fowler boarding a flight from Las Vegas to St. Louis surfaced on social media on Thursday night, MLB.com confirmed through sources that Fowler was en route to St. Louis to undergo a physical on Friday. An agreement between the …
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  • Hot Stove Digest: Cubs agree to deal with Koji Uehara

    Hot Stove Digest: Cubs agree to deal with Koji Uehara

    yahoo.com MLB.com Dec 8 (yesterday)
    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…
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  • Big deal: Cards reshuffle the Dex!

    Big deal: Cards reshuffle the Dex!

    MLB.com Dec 8 (yesterday)
    After a picture of Dexter Fowler boarding a flight from Las Vegas to St. Louis surfaced on social media on Thursday night, MLB.com confirmed through sources that Fowler was en route to St. Louis to undergo a physical on Friday. An agreement between the …
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  • Cubs' World Series trophy going on tour

    Cubs' World Series trophy going on tour

    MLB.com Dec 8 (2 days ago)
    Cubs fans throughout Chicago and the Midwest will get a chance to see the Commissioner's Trophy up close during the Cubs Trophy Tour.
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  • 2016 Rule 5 Draft pick scouting reports

    2016 Rule 5 Draft pick scouting reports

    MLB.com Dec 8 (2 days ago)
    Jim Callis provides scouting reports for the 18 players selected in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, including former Brewers prospect Miguel Diaz, who was picked first by the Twins and then dealt to the Padres.
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  • Nobody Seems To Want Andrew McCutchen

    Nobody Seems To Want Andrew McCutchen

    deadspin.com Dec 8 (2 days ago)
    There might be a gas outage in Pittsburgh this week because the stove, my friends, appears to have gone freezing cold for Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates.Read more...
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  • Is retail therapy answer for Cardinals' winter meetings inactio…

    Is retail therapy answer for Cardinals' winter meetings inaction?

    ESPN.com Dec 8 (2 days ago)
    Is retail therapy answer for Cardinals' winter meetings inaction?
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  • MLB Network's 'Joy in Wrigleyville' is chock full of emotions

    MLB Network's 'Joy in Wrigleyville' is chock full of emotions

    yahoo.com Dec 8 (2 days ago)
    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 worldw…
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  • After Wade Davis deal, Cubs' offseason plan comes into focus

    After Wade Davis deal, Cubs' offseason plan comes into focus

    ESPN.com Dec 8 (2 days ago)
    After Wade Davis deal, Cubs' offseason plan comes into focus
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  • Aroldis Chapman Acquired by Yankees in Five-Year, $86 Million D…

    Aroldis Chapman Acquired by Yankees in Five-Year, $86 Million Deal

    nytimes.com Dec 8 (3 days ago)
    Chapman, who won the World Series with the Chicago Cubs after being traded by the Yankees in July, returned in a deal that made him the highest-paid reliever in history.
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  • How much did Red Sox World Series odds improve following Chris …

    How much did Red Sox World Series odds improve following Chris Sale trade?

    yahoo.com Dec 7 (3 days ago)
    The Chicago Cubs are still the team to beat, according to Bovada Las Vegas oddsmakers, but a flurry of moves on Tuesday has the Boston Red Sox right on their heels. In a span of hours, Boston added another ace by acquiring Chris Sale in a trade with the…
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  • How much did Red Sox World Series odds improve following Chris …

    How much did Red Sox World Series odds improve following Chris Sale trade?

    yahoo.com Dec 7 (3 days ago)
    The Chicago Cubs are still the team to beat, according to Bovada Las Vegas oddsmakers, but a flurry of moves on Tuesday has the Boston Red Sox right on their heels. In a span of hours, Boston added another ace by acquiring Chris Sale in a trade with the…
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  • Hurdle hopes Bucs don't part with Cutch

    Hurdle hopes Bucs don't part with Cutch

    MLB.com Dec 7 (3 days ago)
    The list of potential suitors for Andrew McCutchen has shortened this week, and the Pirates may leave the Winter Meetings with their franchise player in tow.
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  • Reds feel no pressure to make a move

    Reds feel no pressure to make a move

    MLB.com Dec 7 (3 days ago)
    As the third day of the Winter Meetings wound down, the Reds had irons in several fires for potential moves, but there has yet to be a transaction. That doesn't bother general manager Dick Williams.
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  • Done Deals: Mariners get Chris Heston in trade with Giants

    Done Deals: Mariners get Chris Heston in trade with Giants

    yahoo.com Dec 5 (5 days ago)
    Chris Heston, he of the 2015 no-hitter, is headed to the Mariners. (AP) This is The Stew’s running list of trades and signings that happen during baseball’s Winter Meetings. We’ll update this post as news happens. WEDNESDAY Mariners get Chris Heston in …
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  • Video - The Art Of Pitch-Framing 02:24

    The Art Of Pitch-Framing

    Mar 21
    Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy explains the finer points of pitch-framing
  • Video - Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation 02:26

    Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation

    Mar 20
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
  • Video - Epstein's 'Mission Impossible' 00:54

    Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'

    Mar 8
    William Rhoden explains how Theo Epstein went from the Boston Red Sox's "boy wonder" to undertaking an impossible mission as the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Video - Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing 01:42

    Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing

    Mar 6
    Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.