Curt Schilling, as always, is intent on making new friends among the baseball writers as well as the Hall of Fame itself. (Sarcasm). As previously reported, he did not make the Hall of Fame and apparently threw a little bit of a hissy fit. Meanwhile, his friends in the BBWAA are urging the Hall of Fame to put him on the ballot next year. This is probably about the “optics,” but a little part of me wonders if they want him on there so they can snub him again next year. He’s had some pretty famous spats with baseball writers in the past. For his own part, spin doctor extraordinaire Dan Haren officially states, “I’m REMOVING MYSELF from next year’s ballot and any going forward.” It looks like Curt Schilling is now a trend setter.
Angels Related Speculations
People are still predicting the Los Angeles Angels as a landing spot for Trevor Bauer. Zachary D. Rymer thinks he will get 5 years at $160 Million. You just don’t know who to believe, though.
“I Removed Myself. Oops!”
Zack Scott is the Mets acting General Manager effective immediately. Careful with those text messages there, Zack!
Somebody Else Removed Brodie
Though, Brodie probably had it coming. Brodie Van Wagenen got a job with ROCNation Sports. He will have to go through the whole process again to get certified as a player agent.
Links About The Skanks
DJ Le Mahieu finally signed with the Yankees. The deal is for six years at $90 Million. The Corey Kluber deal is now official. Darren O’Day gets a deal with the Yankees for $1.75 Million. There is a player option for 2022 at $1.4 Million and if he rejects that option, there is a club option for 2022 at $3.15 Million. Deals are happening, although at times they have some pretty creative structures. Or is it a one year deal for $2.45 Million? (Joel Sherman kept changing his story about this.) Here is a more elaborate explanation of the complicated deal.
A Couple Of Other Signings
All righty then! I’m removing myself. Happy Thursday! Photo credit: Rex Fregosi