The Angels have asked the Cubs for permission to interview Dan Kantrovitz for their General Manager position. You have until November 13 to vote for the All MLB Team nominees, Anthony Rendon, Mike Trout, and David Fletcher. The Angels officially need starting pitching. We already knew that. Tony La Russa is out of here! Where is our new General Manager? For rage purposes: apparently Mike Trout is only the 15th best player in baseball this year. Mookie Betts gets the top spot in this article, I guess because he’s a winner. The author did not explain where he got those WAR figures or why he is using “average WAR” in an article about only one season. He did not even explain what he means by “average WAR.”
News About Dirtbags
Yasiel Puig getting sued for sexual battery? How can this be? The article doesn’t say whether he was in the men’s bathroom or women’s bathroom, but damn! I’d say pinning a woman to a bathroom wall while (ahem!) rubbing Aladdin’s lamp is definitely crossing the line. If this is true, why isn’t the District Attorney doing something about it? The Tigers interviewed A.J. Hinch. Domestic abuser Roberto Osuna is on outright waivers. His elbow is a little more banged up than that of Brad Hand, so when the number for both of them is $10 million, I think we will probably rather claim Brad Hand.
Other Baseball News
All Star closer Brad Hand is on outright waivers. He could be claimed by a team from the waiver wire and then have his 2021 option picked up. Alternatively, he could clear waivers and then Cleveland declines to exercise his option at which point he becomes a free agent. New York Mayor Bill De Blasio is supposedly doing due diligence and leaning against allowing Steve Cohen from becoming owner of the Mets. This smells like a local government shakedown to me.
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