The hot stove is heating up. As noted by commenters including Steelgolf yesterday, the San Diego Padres traded for Blake Snell late Sunday. Shortly afterward they also signed second baseman Ha-Seong Kim. Now they are in “deep talks” with the Cubs about trading for Yu Darvish. Willson Contreras or Victor Caratini may also go along with Yu Darvish.
Trevor Bauer now says he is not considering any one-year offers. Who here seriously believes he is going to get shot in the nuts by a paintball gun over this? Now that Blake Snell is off the table, Joe Musgrove is drawing a lot of interest from various teams. The not-so-hot stove is also heating up. JC Ramirez signed with the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. Dustin Garneau signed a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers.
Angels Related Links
There are not many Angels related links today. It is unnerving watching the Padres grab up all the chips while the Angels seem to have fallen asleep at the wheel. Let’s hope Perry has been busy laying groundwork for trades and acquisitions later this week. Anthony Rendon landed at number 11 of Joel Reuter’s top 25 third basemen of 2025, especially because of his hit tool. This recipe is Jaye Maddon’s recipe for Almond Butter Cocoa Cups. It can be made low glycemic for diabetics. BoyWithApple has once again provided us with an interesting FanPost. This time he explores use of OPS against as a means of evaluating pitcher performance.