Kendrys Morales’ 13 year career has come to an end with his official announcement of his retirement.
The Angels deal with the Dodgers to nab Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling was in jeopardy. And then it died. For real. The Twins have pulled out of the trade due to health issues with Brusdar Graterol. The Athletic ($$) has a story on this huge mess. Justin Turner also weighed in on this kerfuffle. At least Ross Stripling was happy…no one knows who to blame yet! But I’m sure we’ll find someone to be annoyed at eventually…
Jered Weaver visited one of his Alma Maters over the weekend.
Happy belated birthday to The Skipper. One year old – and another year wiser?
Around the Horn
Major League Baseball (read: Rob Manfred) and Minor League Baseball are continuing their battle over the possible elimination of 42 MiLB teams. The “Dream” league is dead and the battle is far from over.
Carlos Delgado does not like being associated with operation “code-break“. Charlie Morton also regrets “not doing more” to stop the cheating. So far some former Astros have expressed regret. How about the current players? Anyone??
Apparently the Red Sox are not as good at cheating as the Astros are.
The Tampa Bay Rays grabbed another limp dick prospect from the Padres. In return, the Padres bullpen got even more lethal.