The Angels signed outfielder Dalton Pompey to a minor league contract. It looks like Perry Minasian is still sifting through the chaff trying to solve the Angels problems in the outfield.
Links From Around Baseball
Ryan Buchter discusses his mental health journey in an article about the “crippling gig economy” of relief pitching.
This article explores all the problems facing baseball, including idiotic blackout rules, constantly changing the rules, and the “unwritten rules.”
In weird news, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso donned a hat and sunglasses to assume the alter ego of “Hitting Coach Donnie Stevenson” at a hitters meeting before they faced Zack Wheeler on May 1, 2021. Donnie Stevenson’s advice was, “Let’s stop over-thinking things. Let’s just go out there, stick to our strengths and let it rip.” The Mets are 7 and 2 since Donnie Stevenson appeared with 43 runs.
Finally, there’s something you don’t see every day, Chauncey. Feel free to comment below on the age old question of whether pitchers are athletes.
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