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Sosa says he and McGwire belong in Hall of Fame

Sosa says he and McGwire belong in Hall of Fame

CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Jan 23, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) -- Sammy Sosa thinks he and fellow steroid-tainted star Mark McGwire belong in the Hall of Fame.
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  • Source: Cubs sign Scott Hairston to 2-year deal

    Source: Cubs sign Scott Hairston to 2-year deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Chicago Cubs have signed free agent outfielder Scott Hairston to a two-year contract worth up to $6 million, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.
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  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds favorably to Wrigley Field …

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds favorably to Wrigley Field renovation plans

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    Over the weekend the Chicago Cubs announced plans for a massive $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field that, in their estimation, would take five offseasons to complete. At the same time, the Cubs stated their willingness to pay for the entire renovat…
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  • Diamondbacks avoid arbitration with Pennington

    Diamondbacks avoid arbitration with Pennington

    CNNSI.com Jan 23, 2013
    PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks and shortstop Cliff Pennington have avoided an arbitration hearing by reaching a two-year, $5 million contract agreement, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday.
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  • Astros express gratitude to military at luncheon

    Astros express gratitude to military at luncheon

    MLB.com Jan 23, 2013
    Considering the sacrifices the military has made for them through the years, the Astros were more than happy to turn the tables Wednesday afternoon and serve lunch, sign autographs and take photos with more than 250 service members and their families as…
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  • Jason Motte reaches two-year deal with Cardinals

    Jason Motte reaches two-year deal with Cardinals

    CNNSI.com Jan 23, 2013
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Reliever Jason Motte and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
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  • Video - TWSS: Woody's Winter Warm Up 03:34

    TWSS: Woody's Winter Warm Up

    Jan 23
    Sarah Spain talks to the Chicago Cubs about their offseason highlights and getting back to work.