The Mets have made an offer to Billy Eppler of their General Manager position. It is an interesting development for “the Angels of the East Coast.”
Feel free to play along in the “If I Were Perry Minasian” series. Your suggested budget is here. Be patient as we schedule in all the Fanposts. This will be a hectic week. The qualifying offer acceptance deadline is fast approaching and there might be a rush of signings before the deadline for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Shohei Ohtani and Raisel Iglesias are up for the All-MLB Team. Voting ends November 19, 2021. Shohei Ohtani won a Silver Slugger. I’m not sure if we linked this before.
Yes, José Soriano is back. No, he’s not going to move the needle in 2022.
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Eduardo Rodriguez is now off the board, signed by the Tigers.
Randy Arazorena and Jonathan India did, in fact, win their respective Rookie of the Year Awards.
The Giants gave Gabe Kapler an extension through 2024. I’m not surprised. He did a great job.
Former Major League infielder Julio Lugo passed away at the age of 45 of an apparent heart attack. This is the second 45 year old in the last week or so. I’m feeling old.
The Marlins acquired right handed bullpen pitcher Louis Head from the Rays for a player to be named later or cash.
At the AZL Fall Stars game the Giants #6 prospect Hunter Bishop crushed a homer off the Dodgers #8 prospect Logan Knack. Angels un-ranked prospect Coleman Crow struck out Hunter Bishop earlier in the game, though he did give up four unearned runs, a walk, and a homer in his one inning of work. Oh well! Better luck next time, Coleman!
The Yankees made it official and hired Luis Rojas as their third base coach.
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