As you may already know, the criminal trial for Eric Kay has been continued once again.
Brent Strom, the pitching coach for the Astros, basically just retired as a pitching coach.
Former major league manager Bobby Valentine ran (unsuccessfully) for Mayor of Stamford Connecticut. It was apparently a pretty close race.
Here is the off season calendar. We are basically in option and qualifying offer season for a few days this week.
The Mets now are interested in Billy Eppler for their front office position, although there are other candidates on their list, including Raquel Ferreira. Meanwhile they have officially fired acting GM Zack Scott.
The Detroit Tigers acquired catcher Tucker Barnhart from the Reds in exchange for infield prospect Nick Quintana.
Trevor Bauer decided not to opt out of his 2022 contract with the Dodgers.
Starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi will test free agency.
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