This is the ZIPS projections for the Los Angeles Angels. This is actually pretty cool, although they are bearish on Jared Walsh. Hey! We’ve poached Gene Watson from the Royals for our front office. He appears to have a strong scouting background. The Angels tried, but they just couldn’t sign James McCann. He has signed with the Mets. Having lost out on the McCann sweepstakes the Angels appear to have pivoted toward Kurt Suzuki.
Cleveland has finally decided to change its team name. Tony La Russa pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving as part of a plea deal that allowed him to avoid being guilty of driving under the influence. He is supposed to spend a day in jail, but the details of that are apparently still up in the air. At the option of the authorities, you can be charged with misdemeanor reckless driving in Arizona for as little as driving 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. This conviction will definitely look better on his record than a second DUI.
The winner of the auction of Johnny Bench memorabilia will be returning some or all of the items back to Johnny Bench. That million bucks sure should help pay those college bills depending on what colleges those kids got into. Corey Kluber will be throwing bullpen sessions for interested teams in January. After a couple of injury plagued years, it make sense that people are not throwing money at him sight unseen. Vince Velasquez, of the Phillies, is drawing trade interest. The Angels don’t need any “projects” for their rotation right now. I hope I can trust that Perry is really looking for “proven” arms this year.
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