The Walk-Off is your end-of-the-day collection of news and gossip from the world of baseball, plus the best of the blogosphere and other assorted goodness.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: Free agent outfielder Curtis Granderson gets courted by the Mets, enjoys a nice meal. Makes you wonder what the Yankees were feeding him. [@MarcCarig]
Granderson on meeting with Mets: “We ate a nice meal and it was great to enjoy some salmon."
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) December 3, 2013
DAILY A-ROD UPDATE: Verdict on his suspension appeal could come around Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter, according to Clark. [@BNightengale]
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY: Check out Pablo Sandoval's abs — he's getting in shape in Venezuela, heading into his contract year. [Instagram]
NEWS: Cubs name recently retired Eric Hinske as their new first-base coach. [Chicago Tribune]
TEAM WANTED: Newly free agent relief pitcher John Axford, non-tendered by the Cardinals, posts "personal ad" on Twitter looking for a new team. [Cut4]
GOOD READ: Observations on all 36 of the players on the Hall of Fame ballot. [New York Times]
BECAUSE OF COURSE: Justin Timberlake and Bryce Harper are bros now. And JT wants to take some BP with BH, or something. [DC Sports Bog]
Note: It was a busy day in baseball and Big League Stew had it covered. Don't miss our posts on the Dexter Fowler trade, the A's getting another relief pitcher, the three-team deal that Heath Bell and Ryan Hanigan to the Rays, Joe Nathan joining the Tigers and the rest of the closer carousel, plus A.J. Pierzynski signing with the Red Sox.
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