Here is a list of lots of nicknames of active players. The Angels have three guys on the list. Tommy La Stella is on the list as well with a nickname coined for him by Joe Maddon. I didn’t find all that many interesting links to things that haven’t already been linked yesterday. The Angels are in the running in the Brad Hand sweepstakes. Have some sparse Thursday links.
Michael Brantley signed with the Astros for two years at $32 Million. For much of yesterday it was reported that he signed with Toronto. I guess not. Meanwhile, J. A. Happ signed with the Twins on a one year deal worth $8 Million. The Mets say they will not hire a new General Manager until the next off season.
Apparently, 24 teams attended the showcase featuring Julio Teheran and Anibal Sanchez. They both had terrible years in 2020. It will be interesting to see what kind of contracts they get. In the same link, the Tigers are reportedly interested in Jason Castro. I saw reports that the Giants and the Phillies were in attendance at the Teheran showcase.
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