The Walk-Off: Could Choo end up with the Astros? Could baseball return to Montreal?

Big League Stew

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.

GOSSIP: Could the stingy Houston Astros be the team that ends up with sought-after free agent Shin-Soo Choo? [Climbing Tal's Hill]

GOOD READ: Can baseball make a comeback in Montreal? [Wall Street Journal]

YEAR IN REVIEW: 2013 in MLB, as told by Twitter. [Twitter]

ICYMI: One of the most explosive things that happened at the winter meetings? An agent fight in the parking lot. [Yahoo Sports]

GOSSIP: Padres and Indians are the frontrunners to land Joaquin Benoit. [@JeffPassan]

BIDDING WAR: Three teams are making offers to Grant Balfour. [MLB Trade Rumors]

GOSSIP: The Yankees offering Omar Infante about $24 million for three years. He's still looking for more from Royals. [MLB Trade Rumors]

EVEN MORE GOSSIP: Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays could be working on a trade for slugger Billy Butler. [MLB Trade Rumors]

THAT WAS QUICK: Russell Wilson/Texas Rangers T-shirt. Good job, people of the Internet. You never disappoint. Well, sometimes. [Teespring]

ICYMI: Russell Wilson selected by Texas Rangers in Rule 5 draft. [Yahoo Sports]

SHENANIGANS: If Robinson Cano had signed with the Marines instead of Mariners. [@CespedesBBQ]

LAUGHS: "Baseball Fan Accepts Less Money To Stay In Old Job, Cites Desire to Be “Part of Company History” [Old Time Family Baseball]

GOOD READ: A tour of the trade show (and all its wonders) at the winter meetings. [SB Nation]

GOOD TO KNOW: Where's Barry Zito? Surfing. [CSN Bay Area]

AND NOW, THE IRON SHEIK: Ex pro wrestler/current Twitter mad man The Iron Sheik weighs in Joba Chamberlain signing with the Detroit Tigers. [@the_ironsheik]

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

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