The Angels signed outfielder Scott Schebler to a minor league deal. He’s another of these guys who have a history of shoulder injuries so I am not going to get too excited over this. It’ll probably turn out about like the Ryan LaMarre signing did. The Toronto Blue Jays have joined the Angels and the Rangers in the pursuit of J.A. Happ.
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Wrigley Field was named a national historic landmark on Thursday. The Cubs just signed five guys to minor league deals, including Jake Jewell. Sam McWilliams, who has never pitched at the major league level, got a free agent contract with the Mets at one year $750,000 and he’s guaranteed a spot on their 40 man roster. The MLB minimum salary in 2021 will be $570,500, an increase of $7,000 per year.
Brandon Martin, the former Rays prospect who murdered three people with a baseball bat, got life in prison without possibility of parole. Jake Diekman thinks MLB should just ban Robinson Cano for life and be done with it. Kevin Cron and Dovydas Neverauskas have each signed one year deals with the Hiroshima Carp. Brian Cashman slept outside in Yankee Stadium to raise awareness about youth homelessness. Finally, Congratulations to Bryce and Kayla Harper.