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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

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Discover: Three for Thursday

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1. Free agents still available. We’ve seen some very high-profile signings so far, but there still are big names unsigned for 2016. Roman report looks at possible destinations for Ian Desmond, while I’m Not A Headline Guy… highlights some moves the Yankees might still make. In his Justice4U blog, MLB.com’s Richard Justice says this is where smart teams can do themselves a big favor with savvy shopping. If that’s not enough, Diamond Talk gazes into the crystal ball at next winter’s crop of free agents.

2. Counting down to baseball. As Phillies Insider points out, we’re just three weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to camp in Arizona and Florida. Now’s the time to start thinking about tickets, like Cardinals Red Baseball. And if ballpark food is on your brain, The Baseball Sociologist writes about a Minor League club’s call for fan food suggestions.

3. Getting historical. Hopefully you’ve been enjoying David Voigt’s excellent History of Baseball series on Official MLB Historian John Thorn’s Our Game blog. Part 8 is up now, covering the post-war and expansion eras. Carrie Muskat discusses an upcoming MLB Network documentary on legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray, while Cardinals Insider introduces the new Redbird Relics artifacts for fans. For some more recent history, On Cloud Conine revisits the time the Marlins ran out of catchers in the second inning.

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Ken Giles

1. Winter Meetings in home stretch. Day 3 of Winter Meetings saw the Phillies trade Ken Giles to Houston for prospects, and MLB.com’s Richard Justice writes in his Justice4U blog that the hard-throwing closer is exactly what the Astros need. Just Mets says the deal that saw the Mets get their second baseman in Neil Walker from the Pirates in exchange for Jon Niese makes a lot of sense for both clubs. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave welcomes new Mariner Adam Lind to Seattle, while Unlocking the Keys looks at what the Orioles organization is looking to do this winter. Indians beat writer Jordan Bastian checked in with an update from Music City and Baseball with Matt revisits a blockbuster Winter Meetings deal from the past.

2. The Rule 5 Draft. Thursday morning brought the Rule 5 Draft, and Sons of ’84 has a good primer on this important event. Britt’s Bird Watch reports on the Orioles’ selection of Joey Rickard, while Mariners Musings discusses the relief arm the Mariners added. The Royals saw three prospects taken in the draft, and Drinking the Royals Blue Aid looks at the one who got away.

3. Seasons’ greetings. Braves Give explains how the team’s staff members are helping keep holiday spirit alive in Braves Country. The Brewers and Meijer teamed up to spread cheer to underprivileged kids, and Cait Covers the Bases has a photo gallery. If you’re still looking for a great gift for the baseball fan in your life, Beck’s Blog has the low-down on TigerFest tickets going on sale and TribeVibe shares the latest specials from the Progressive Field Team Shop.

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Discover: Three for Thursday

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1. Blue Jays, Cardinals clinch division titles. Toronto is celebrating as the Jays were crowned AL East champions on Wednesday night, leaving Blue Jays Musings enjoying the achievement and Matthew Walthert feeling the love. In the NL Central, the Cardinals delighted stlcardinalsminimo by mathematically eliminating the Pirates to pop the corks. Speaking of the Redbirds, MLB.com’s Richard Justice has some high praise for the team with the best record in baseball in his Justice4U MLB Pro Blog.

2. Tight AL Wild Card race. The Halo Way posted photos of an eventful night at Angel Stadium that saw the Angels blast five homers, but still drop an important game to the A’s that leaves them on the outside looking in on the AL Wild Card race. The Yankees could’ve sewn up a postseason spot, but fell to the rival Red Sox in extra innings, leaving The Cutoff Man to lament an opportunity squandered. Chipalatta is relegated to scoreboard watching on on off day for the Astros, who currently are in the lead for the second and final AL Wild Card.

3. Teams prepping after clinching. We Gotta Believe! took a guess at the Mets’ NLDS roster, while Just Mets checks in on Jon Niese’s status for the postseason. On the other coast, cat loves the dodgers speculates as to Don Mattingly’s roster to face the Mets in next week’s Division Series and Dodger Insider writes that the team is taking measure of its pitching.

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Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz applauds after hitting his 500th career home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

David Ortiz hit Number 500 and The Unbiased MLB Fan and blagersblog are all over it. (more…)

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Richard Justice tells how the miracle that is the Astros just got a little more miraculous. (more…)

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In his Justice4U blog, MLB.com’s Richard Justice asks whether the white-hot Blue Jays have gotten your attention yet. (more…)

Discover: Tuesday Takes

Brandon Phillips’ behind-the-back Play of the Year candidate on Monday night left Queen City Beer League and even opposition fans like The Canuck Cubbie buzzing. (more…)

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Steven Matz

Following a very memorable Major League debut on Sunday at Citi Field, where he allowed just two runs in 7.2 innings pitched and went 3-for-3 with four RBI at the plate, New York Sports Hub invites fans to meet the Amazin’ Steven Matz. (more…)