As you know by now the Dodgers won game six of the World Series to take home the piece of metal. Blake Snell, of course, did not want to be pulled from the game but it happened anyway and the Rays lost. With the Dodgers victory in the World Series the off season begins. Here is a video of Dodgers fans burning things because of the World Series victory.
Re Justin Turner
Justin Turner is under MLB investigation for breaching COVID-19 protocols. He is probably going to get punished for celebrating with the team when he knew he had tested positive. Look at him sitting there sans mask right next to Dave Roberts, who is at very high risk as a cancer survivor. It took Trevor Bauer at least five tweets to say everything he had to say about the Justin Turner investigation. The TLDR version is that MLB is just going through a form of public theater by blaming a player for a larger systemic problem.
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Rob Manfred was apparently legitimately shocked to find out people dislike him so much that they would boo him. Trevor Bauer will consider offers from any MLB or NPB team. He says the only accurate word can be had by following his agent. Everything else is just speculation. Kolten Wong is now part of the class of free agent middle infielders, and so is Howie Kendrick. The Diamondbacks have declined to exercise the options on several pitchers, including Mike Leake. Leake had opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19. The Rangers, for their part, plan to decline Corey Kluber’s option for 2021. The Mets declined to pick up the option on Todd Frazier, Wilson Ramos, and Robinson Chirinos. Cheap catchers are available.
Myriad guys are being outrighted right now and a number of them have elected free agency. The dumpster is chock full of “talent.” I checked, and so far the Angels have not dumped anybody this month. The off season begins with a whimper.
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