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How Twitter Altered MLB's Hot Stove Season and the Winter Meetings Forever: The Big Lead

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Kirk Gibson, left, manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks answer questions during a press conference at MLB winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.(AP Photo/John Raoux) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

If the last week of baseball activity on Twitter and the web are any indication, the offseason Hot Stove news cycle is closer in length to 24 seconds than 24 hours. The flurry of activity ranged from Monday’s non-tender deadline to the Yankees’ mega-deal with Jacoby Ellsbury and everything in between. Even role players like Edwin Mujica or Nori Aoki can find themselves trending on Twitter, if briefly, when they change addresses.

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