There is still no talk of having any talks about the Collective Bargaining Agreement, or lack thereof. Is it too early to mention “irreparable harm to fan enthusiasm”? MLB Trade Rumors is running a lottery for people to predict the end of the lockout. Good luck, ladies and gentlemen.
Max Scherzer, for his part, remains non-committal about when this will all end. Blah blah blah … working out to be ready in case Spring Training goes forward. Blah blah blah … protect the integrity of the game, etc.
Ken Rosenthal is out of MLB Network as a result of acrimony between he and Rob Manfred. This seems rather petty. He still keeps his other jobs. (Link found by Mia)
Former MLB relief pitcher Jim Corsi reveals he has terminal liver and colon cancer. Former major league outfielder Larry Biitner has died at the age of 75.
Somehow the Angels get a “C” for their 2012 draft even though they did not have a pick in either the first or second round.
Cameron Maybin just announced his retirement as a player, but he will still be around the sport in other capacities.
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