Blake Snell faced off against Tony Gonsolin in game 2 of the World Series. But the Rays won. I guess there won’t be a sweep. Meanwhile, Tony La Russa is considered a top candidate for the White Sox Manager position. His interview must have went well.
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Every team’s most likely trade chip according to Bleacher Report, is a list containing a lot of middle infielders and a couple of pitchers. The annual Fangraphs crowdsourcing of free agent contract projections is underway. This ballot #2 concerns infielders. As expected, Jeff Luhnow continues to deny any wrongdoing in the matter of the Astro’s sign stealing scandal. He seems to admit he knew about “Codebreaker” but denies he knew anything about the trash can. He then proceeds to blame “Codebreaker” on unnamed guys from the video room. In other news, Major League Baseball’s Ownership Committee approved Steve Cohen’s bid for the New York Mets. Cohen will still need to get approval from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Marcus Stroman says that the Yankees don’t have any pitchers in his league other than Gerrit Cole or Luis Severino (when he’s healthy). The Georgia authorities arrested Padres catcher Luis Campusano for driving around with 79 grams of marijuana in his car. That is about 2.79 ounces if you are metric system challenged. This was a felony arrest. This season has been a very strange one for MLB umpires, as it has been for pretty much everybody else. It’s so weird they would even welcome being booed. Maybe boo these guys a little bit at Game Two if you get a chance. Finally, former MLB umpire Derryl Cousins has died at 74 after a battle with cancer.
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