Mike Fiers versus the Astros would be must see TV. Will it happen? The As must win game 4 first. The Asterisks beat the Athletics to advance to the League Championship series. Choakland is eliminated. Maybe Joe Kelly will get another chance to pitch to the Asterisks. Our old friend Tommy La Stella suffered an elbow contusion but X-Rays came back negative. He played yesterday afternoon and went 2 for 5 with an RBI. Zack Greinke started game 4 of the ALDS against the Athletics despite his allegedly sore arm. The As and the Astros set a Division Series record for most combined home runs, but the ball is not juiced. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. However, Jake Diekman grooved one to Jose Altuve with a man down and trailing by five runs. Guess what happened. Choakland is eliminated.
This year the Qualifying Offer is set at $18.9 million. Therefore, I am pretty sure we won’t extend a QO to Andrelton Simmons. The Braves swept the Marlins right out of the Division Series. Buh bye, Jetahs! Holy crap! Terry Francona went through a lot during his health scare in 2020. This is for the people talking about hiring Jeff Luhnow for General Manager. And never one to be shy about self-promotion, Trevor Bauer tweeted out suggestions to the Yankees and the Padres concerning his availability as an elite starting pitcher.
A Little Bit of Angels Related Stuff
Anaheim’s City Council finalized the deal by which SRB Management will purchase Angels Stadium and adjacent lands. Meanwhile, is it worth it to us to pursue this young shortstop who will be posted by the KBO’s own Kiwoom Heroes? We have David Fletcher and several inexpensive guys who can audition for second base next spring.
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