Trying to keep up with the pace of trades today is tough. Having this article be even remotely close to up to date by the time it publishes is impossible.
As of now it is radio silence regarding the Angels. No buying, no selling, just sitting in mediocrity looking like they will stay there.
The one tidbit of Angels news was Boras mouthpiece Heyman saying the Angels were in on Max Scherzer. More on that later.
One story that will keep going is the aftermath of the death of Tyler Skaggs. The trial for Eric Kay, accused of giving Skaggs the fatal drugs, has again been postponed.
In more positive news, Peter Gammons laid some serious love on David Fletcher in The Athletic.
So let’s see where we are…
The day started off with plenty of rumors that Scherzer was headed to San Diego. Then, suddenly, the Dodgers swooped in with two marquee prospects and a couple of decent ones to land both Mad Max and Trea Turner.
And neither the Dodgers or Nationals were done.
The Dodgers traded for Danny Duffy fair to round out their rotation. He doesn’t even change color schemes.
While Duffy gets to keep his familiar white with blue trim, Ryan Tepera has it even better. He gets traded from the Cubs to the White Sox and doesn’t even have to move. Although I wouldn’t recommend hanging out across the street from his new ballpark. Wrigleyville it ain’t.
The Nationals had a fire sale. Daniel Hudson went to San Diego, Kyle Schwarber to the roid sux. That was on the heels of Brad Hand already being shipped to Toronto. Usually this much change in DC happens after an election.
Perhaps what they really needed was Spider Tack. Aroldis Chapman’s ERA has ballooned from 0.39 to 4.11 since the crack down. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence, though.
Baseball is back at the Olympics and Team USA is being skippered by former Angels skipper Mike Scioscia. Here’s a breakdown on how the tournament works.
Can you name the players on Team USA? Don’t feel alone. But check out the roster and betting odds to win the gold.
It was a rough day for former halo Hector Santiago. First he got caught with the sticky icky, now he’s suspended for PEDs.