Angels Twitter gave us a video of the moment Mike Trout gets drafted. The voices of optimism are loud that the 2021 season will start on time. The Red Sox hired a female coach to work in their minor league system at Fort Myers (Rookie League). She will primarily work with position players.
Free Agent Rumblings
The Angels are still not being mentioned as being in the hunt for Tomoyuki Sugano. Trevor Bauer claims to have had meetings with several members of the Blue Jays staff. I’m not sure how much credence to give this. The Blue Jays are the team that doesn’t even know where they will play this year. On a related note, the Blue Jays have also met with Liam Hendriks. The Mets are apparently kicking the tires on Brad Hand. Catcher Curt Casali got a one year $1.5 Million contract with the Giants. The Corey Kluber showcase is set for January 13, 2021 in Florida.
Minor League Signings
Kim Ng is signing a lot of minor league contracts with Spring Training invites. As long as there are enough warm bodies at Spring Training the Marlins could cobble together a reasonable team on a budget. The Tigers are following the same strategy. They just signed Locke St. John and five other guys to minor league contracts.
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