Rhett Bollinger predicts the Angels will win the American League West. Shohei Ohtani hit and pitched in the same game on Monday against the Dodgers. He batted second in the order this time. It was not a good game. Dylan Bundy ranked reasonably well in this power ranking of the aces. At least he wasn’t in the cellar. The Angels picked up relievers Steve Cishek and Tony Watson. Is there a Joe Maddon effect? Will it make a difference? We’ll soon find out. Let’s hope the Angels will win some games.
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It appears that teams are starting to get vaccinated against COVID-19, depending on where they are. MLB relaxed the COVID-19 guidelines for players, coaches, and staff who have been vaccinated. Jhoulys Chacin is now available. The Yankees released him at his request. Meanwhile, Felix Hernandez opted out of his contract with the Orioles. He’s injured. I’m not exactly sure what is going on here. The White Sox granted release to Jonathan Lucroy. The Reds selected the contract of Cam Bedrosian. He’ll make the opening day club. The Rangers designated Roughned Odor for assignment. The Rangers also lost their closer to Tommy John surgery.
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