Farewell to Arms
Not only the top free agent pitchers are falling off the board, but the back fill is disappearing as well. The Astros signed right hander Ryne Stanek to a one year deal worth $1.1 Million. We missed out on Jhoulys Chacin, who signed a minor league contract with the Yankees. He will get $800,000 if he makes it onto the 40 man roster. Jake Odorizzi is still available, and probably at a fraction of the price for Trevor Bauer.
Seriously, Though …
Zachary D. Rymer lists Griffin Canning as our potential breakout star for 2021. Bleacher Report thinks the Angels are a dark horse destination for Corey Kluber. They also noted that we are obvious suitors for Trevor Bauer, but that he is trying to get Gerrit Cole type money. The Cubs are looking to trade Kris Bryant. Of course, we don’t need him. Yu Darvish is the Cub we should have been in on. The Diamondbacks just signed darn near a whole team of minor league guys.
Joe Amalfitano retired after 67 years in professional baseball. Outfielder Rusney Castillo signed with the Rakuten Golden Eagles.
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