8) Royals sign Ryan Madson to minor league contract - via NBC Hardball Talk - Royals taking a flyer on Ryan Madson. No risk here at all.
7) The case for Nomar Garciaparra's induction into the HOF - from BBSTMLB.com - I'm a bit biased when it comes to Nomar, and while he is a bubble candidate for the Hall of Fame, I sadly have to disagree that there are many other candidates more deserving than he.
6) Report: MLB Unlikely To Institute Pitch Clock In 2015 After Trial Period - from NESN.com - A little unhappy about this. I think a pitch clock is perfectly reasonable, and the test run worked out perfectly fine in the Arizona Fall League.
5) Marlon Byrd, Gravity, and Low Bars - From Redleg Nation - Marlon Byrd may be an upgrade, but is he that much better than Skip Schumaker at this point? Steve Mancuso of Redleg Nation brings up some great points about the Reds' latest acquisition
4) Impact MLB Deals That Will Still Happen Before Spring Training - via Bleacher Report - There are still plenty of impact players on the free agent market at this point, and Bleacher Report takes a look at where they may well end up landing.
3) Pedro Martinez a virtual certainty to be enshrined to Hall of Fame - via Spin,ph - I totally agree with Nomar on this: Pedro is a lock for the Hall of Fame
2) Dan Haren tells Marlins he doesn’t intend to pitch for them; hopes for trade to West Coast - Via NBC Hardball Talk - Come on Haren. Just shut up and pitch. Seriously.
1) While I know this isn't TECHNICALLY MLB, I just have to... Please watch this and always remember Stuart Scott's inspiring life and spirit. RIP Stuart Scott, the best ESPN ever had.
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