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The Angels draft LHP Reid Detmers out of Louisville. They pick again later today!
Vacillating News About the Labor Negotiations
In response to the latest player proposal, an ownership source says, “We’re nowhere.” A 50 game season is not exactly nowhere. It is nowhere near enough baseball, though. Taylor Blake Ward tweets that Rob Manfred says there will 100% be baseball in 2020. The team owners are about to float yet another offer, but if there is no agreement by next week Rob Manfred will implement the 50 game season he can schedule under the March agreement. Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Cardinals claims that baseball “isn’t very profitable.” Maybe that’s why Arte is saving his pennies for all that real estate developing he wants to do.
Other Baseball News
The Red Sox say that Torii Hunter’s statement about racist fans at Fenway Park is real and that their fans are even known to be racist to their black game day employees. They say that a small subset of fans is not who they are and that there are well known consequences for such conduct. The Red Sox acknowledge they have work to do. They claim to be figuring out “how we can do better.” I guess we will just have to wait and see how that goes.
You can tune into ESPN Deportes Instagram account for a live interview with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The interview is at 3 P.M. Pacific Time today. If you don’t speak Spanish, you can still tune in but you probably won’t understand much.
The Angels News
This is a chart and discussion of the actual money the Angels are laying out in the years after 2020 for four highly paid players. They are highest in the American League. Luckily Albert Pujols is gone after 2021 and Upton the year after that.
Here is the cheesecake recipe provided by Andrew Heaney’s wife and mom.