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The Walk-Off: Masahiro Tanaka’s status still up in the air; D-backs aren’t done yet

Mike Oz
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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.

IMPORTANT: MLB is moving forward with new posting system, but it's still unclear whether Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka will come to America for the 2014 season. [Yahoo Sports]

GOSSIP: After getting Mark Trumbo, the Arizona Diamondbacks aren't done yet. They're determined to add a front-line starter before leaving the winter meetings. [MLB.com]

GOOD READ: The Rays will deal David Price, the question is when. The Mariners are still the most likely destination. [Tampa Bay Times]

GOSSIP: Red Sox have pulled out of Matt Kemp trade talks. [@JonHeymanCBS]

COMING UP: Home-plate collisions will be discussed Thursday in front of the Playing Rules Committee. Some think a ban might be coming. [MLB.com]

THE CARDINAL WAY: St. Louis skipper Mike Matheny wants to help newly signed Jhonny Peralta "move on" from PED controversy. [MLB.com]

TRADE REACTION OF THE DAY: With apologies to Adam Eaton, Twitter funny man/new Rockies pitcher Brett Anderson wins. [@BrettAnderson49]

SHENANIGANS: Ranking the MLB managers by handsomeness. [Hardball Talk]

BLAST FROM THE PAST: We ranked MLB's GMs by sexiness last year. [Yahoo Sports]

LOOK AT THIS: The left-field wall in Wrigley without ivy. [Reddit]

QUOTE OF THE DAY: I learned it from watching you, Jim Leyland. [@amandarykoff]

GOOD READ(S): Baseball writer Roger Angell won the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, earning him recognition in the Hall of Fame. Read some of his best work. [The New Yorker]

WINNERS: MLB announced the winner of its annual GIBBY Awards on Tuesday — that's Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards. [MLB.com]

GOSSIP: The Astros are interested in Joba Chamberlain, Michael Morse, Jesse Crain and Chad Gaudin. Go, Astros, go. Spend that money. [MLB Trade Rumors]

NEWS: Ryan Zimmerman will play some first base for the Nats in 2014. [Washington Post]

WATCH THIS: Yasiel Puig playing baseball with kids again. [Vine]

RECREATION: Matt Kemp and his ankle brace limp into the Staples Center to see Jay-Z in concert. That's one way to tune out trade rumors. [Terez Owens]

ICYMI: Mark Mulder is attempting a comeback after being retired three years. [Yahoo Sports]

IMPORTANT: Baseball stars name-checked by rapper Action Bronson, ranked by their career fWAR. Bless you, people of the Internet. [Reddit]

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Mike Oz is an editor for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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