Everybody’s hiring the big guns in the big league lawsuit by the Staten Island Yankees against the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball. Speaking of big league lawsuits, Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman have an ongoing federal defamation lawsuit against Al Jazeera America and its parent company. They are now trying to block the release of court documents, including a hearing transcript, to the public. This is all about whether the two used prohibited performance enhancing substances.
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As reported yesterday, the Angels acquired Alex Cobb from the Orioles in exchange for Jahmai Jones and some salary relief. The Angels are supposedly in on the Jake Odorizzi sweepstakes. Jared Walsh got an honorable mention as a right fielder primed to break out in 2021.
Dustin Pedroia finally retired. Michael Hill and Raul Ibanez are now Senior Vice Presidents for on-field operations at MLB. Chipper Jones got a coaching gig with the Braves as a part time hitting consultant.
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