The results are in for the NL Wild Card Game. The Dodgers advance into the playoffs while the Cardinals go home.
Jo Adell was named the top MLB prospect in the AAA West.
The Angels affiliate for the Arizona Fall League this year is the Glendale Desert Dogs. Jeremiah Jackson, Anthony Mulrine, Robinson Pina, Orlando Martinez, Nathan Burns, Coleman Crow, and Zack Lingenfelter are going there from the Angels System.
“We had numerous injuries on the mound and some performance issues.” says Perry Minasian. He says he would like to add three or four front line starters but, “Realistically, that’s really difficult to do.”
Matt Vasgersian will announce more Angels games, but still probably won’t be full time. Specifically, he is leaving Sunday Night Baseball.
Firings And Demotions
The Padres finally fired Jayce Tingler.
In addition to their hitting coach, the Cubs have also ditched their Associate Pitching/Catching/Strategy Coach Mike Borzello.
Now Cleveland fired their hitting coach, Ty Van Burkleo.
It looks like the Twins demoted coaches Edgar Varela and Kevin Morgan.
David Ross, on the other hand, might get extended by the Cubs.
General Baseball Links
The 2022 draft order is here, although nobody knows exactly when that draft will be held.
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