Happy belated birthday to Albert Pujols. He is either another year older or another year better. (Cue geriatric jokes.)
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The big news over the weekend was the signing of veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki. Here is a quick look at Dominican teenager Denzer Guzman with whom the Angels are said to have come to terms for $2 Million. Trigger warning: Mike Trout came in at number 13 of Joel Reuter’s top 25 power hitters. Several of the guys ahead of him only have one tool so he’s still the GOAT.
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The newly minted Mets GM has been a very bad boy. I think it’s safe to say that there will be yet another round of GM interviews over there in Queens. You can scratch Joe Musgrove off your wish list. The Padres got him. The rich get richer. New York ain’t big enough for the both of Corey Kluber and Tanaka San. J. T. Realmuto has an offer from the Phillies for five years at a bit over $100 Million. He is definitely outside the Angels price range. Rumors of a Luis Castillo trade are completely false says GM Nick Krall. The Mets are closing in on a deal with Brad Hand. The Red Sox have a one year deal with lefty Martin Perez for $4.5 Million with an option.
Check out the body transformation of Vlad Guerrero Jr. as he sets out to prove he can still play third base. Free Agent relief pitcher Archie Bradley signed with the Phillies for 1 year at $6 Million. Right handed reclamation project Shelby Miller will sign with the Cubs. Julio Teheran and Anibal Sanchez will be having a joint showcase for MLB scouts today. It appears that every team in the American League West kicked the tires on Joakim Soria this off season.
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