The Walk-Off: Relief pitchers and Hall of Fame chatter rule the day

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.

GOOD READ: Is Seattle a realistic destination for Robinson Cano? Yahoo Sports baseball columnist Tim Brown weighs in. [Yahoo Sports]

IT'S OFFICIAL: Brian Wilson and the Los Angeles Dodgers are reunited for 2014 ... and maybe 2015. He'll get $10 million next season. [Yahoo Sports]

FREE-AGENT SIGNING: More relief pitcher news: Red Sox agree to terms with Edward Mujica. He'll make $9.5 million over two years. [Yahoo Sports]

SENSE A PATTERN HERE? Relief pitcher Ronald Belisario, non-tendered by the Dodgers this week, agrees to $3 million deal with the White Sox. [Chicago Tribune]

BEEF: Cubs infielder Cody Ransom calls out ESPN reporter on Twitter. [The Nosebleeds]

GOOD READ: What kind of Hall of Fame voter are you? Take his Hall of Fame personality test. (And maybe take it not so seriously). [Sports on Earth]

GOOD READ(S): Does Jeff Bagwell belong in the Hall of Fame? Does Mike Piazza? What about Jack Morris? Jay Jaffe examines, using his JAWS system. [Sports Illustrated]

VOTE: Cast your vote for who you think deserves to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame, specifically on Deadspin's black-market ballot. [Deadspin]

SHENANIGANS: Phillies fans do some Wil Nieves Photoshopping. [Zoo With Roy]

IT'S NOT A WORLD SERIES WIN BUT ... The San Francisco Giants won the Green Glove Award for being the best recyclers in baseball. [@SFGiants]

GOOD READ: The conclusion of Jonah Keri's trade value rankings of MLB players. You'll never guess who's No. 1. That's sarcasm, because you probably will. [Grantland]

NEW GIG: Dave Winfield joins MLB player's union as special assistant. [Yahoo Sports]

#TRADEPROBLEMS: Houston, Dexter Fowler's wife has a problem. [@DexterFowler24]

SHENANIGANS: What if Juan Uribe were a tumbleweed? [NotGraphs]

ICYMI: Milwaukee Brewers trade outfielder Norichika Aoki to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Will Smith, the relief pitcher, not the actor. [Yahoo Sports]

NEWS? Rangers give 42-year-old Jose Contreras a minor-league deal. [Yahoo Sports]

JUST BECAUSE: Here's a song from Russian band Pompeya that I really dig. [YouTube]

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