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Angels pitching prospect Coleman Crow is a Fall Star. The complete list of the All Stars from the Arizona Fall League and their respective rankings on the top 100 prospects list can be found here.
The Angels have a minor league deal with outfielder Aaron Whitefield. He’s a depth piece capable of playing centerfield.
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bryce Harper won the 2021 Hank Aaron awards for the American League and National League respectively.
The Crashing The Pearly Gates crew voted on the National League Rookie Of The Year candidates.
Oh great! The Rangers are talking about spending a lot of money this offseason. Meanwhile, Seattle wants to help drive up the prices on the free agent starting pitchers. They intend to keep J. P. Crawford as their starting shortstop but they might pay one of those free agent shortstops to change position. For his part, Perry Minasian says he wants an impact starter but admits acquiring frontline starters is “very difficult.”
In general, Major League Baseball’s General Managers are allegedly not concerned about the possibility of a work stoppage. Although an anonymous management source predicts “two and a half months of pain.” The CBA on the 60 day IL? It wouldn’t be surprising.
The Mets appear to have settled on calling the new guy “General Manager” instead of “President of Baseball Operations.” Is the new guy going to be Adam Cromie? The list, as always, continues to shrink.
The Red Sox have made a multi-year offer to Eduardo Rodriguez on top of their qualifying offer. It looks like they want to hang on to that guy.
A starter and a closer from Japan’s top league are getting some attention. These guys have had good seasons over there. As always with pitchers though, it’s caveat emptor.
Carlos Rodon wants a multi-year deal says his agent, Scott Boras.
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