Every team is in on every player. The dance has just started, the night is still young, and the serious pairing off is likely a ways away. Hey, I kind of like you, do you like me?
Not surprisingly, the Angels are eyeing anyone with a decent pitching arm. So far Angels GM has sent out feelers to Robbie Ray, Alex Wood, Noah Syndergaard, and my free agent of choice Marcus Stroman.
Those names are the first to appear after Minasian stated the obvious: the Angels are looking to “significantly improve” the rotation this off season.
Playing with my emotions, Stroman states he sees a “potential fit” here in Anaheim. I’m sure with enough zeroes on their checks they’d all fit here.
Is this the year the Angels finally land a premier arm for the rotation? I think the answer is yes.
Hopefully Perry realizes we need arms for the last three innings as much as we do for the first six.
How much cash does Perry have available? He says to not count the Angels out in anything. Also some really interesting injury updates in this tweet.
Add that injury news to Anthony Rendon saying he’s on track for Spring Training and you have the makings of an epic buttercup.
Pining for a dance partner is the Mets. And they just can’t help themselves. After being turned down by all the cool kids, they are now expanding their search. But not before publicly stating they’re willing to dump whoever they land if their true love becomes available.
Every school dance has that one kid constantly stirring the pot. In this case, that’s Scott Boras. Along with his lackey Jon Heyman, they will make sure we have something to discuss.
Boras took aim at the “competitive cancer” that is tanking and how it is hurting the game as a whole. I’ll just say I understand tanking, but I don’t like it. I’d love for fans to routinely think they had a shot. Maybe not as a World Series but at least at a division crown.
Perhaps some solution to tanking will come in the next CBA. Efforts on that front are apparently moving nowhere fast. Expect a long lockout, folks.
Reading the news that a guy your age who you watched play for years has died is a little unsettling. RIP Pedro Feliciano.
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