I think this has been linked, but it’s very interesting. Shohei Ohtani declined a “People’s Honor Award” from his native Japan because he plans to be even better in the future.
The Angels have discussed a trade for Luis Castillo with the Reds, but a deal remains elusive as of the time of this writing.
Noah Syndergaard weighed in on the Carlos Correa diss of Derek Jeter’s defensive skills. It’s a little ambiguous whether Thor thinks Jeter deserved his gold gloves, whether he just feels ball players shouldn’t be showing each other up on talk shows, or whether he just doesn’t like Carlos Correa.
Meanwhile, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, Tyler Wade thanked New York for his nine years in their system.
Fangraphs presented a relatively detailed view of what the Aaron Loup signing means for the Angels.
Trey Mancini and Buster Posey won MLBs Comeback Player of the Year awards. Posey really went out on a high note.
If you’ve ever wondered what Max Scherzer would look like with a Thanksgiving turkey for a head … well … look no further.
The Giants signed Anthony DeSclafani for three more years and $36 Million.
Meanwhile, the Rays signed Wander Franco to an eleven year extension and the Twins signed Byron Buxton to a seven year extension.
The Reds signed Michael Wacha to a one year deal worth $7 Million.
Corey Kluber signed with the Rays for one year at $8 Million plus incentives.
The Mets signed a bunch of position players, but now they are reportedly interested in pitching. Marcus Stroman thinks the Mets are looking at other pitchers instead of him, but says he will dominate wherever he ends up.
We are in the last three days before the lock out. Spend them well, Perry.
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