Here are the bonus pools for the international signing market, which might be the only real action we see this month. The Angels will sign Nelson Rada and Jonathan Linares over the the weekend.
Shohei Ohtani is still taking the high road about that Steven A. Smith incident. He also intends, of course, to be the best player he can be. He intends to communicate with his play rather than with his words. The remarks originally appeared in GQ. Here is Shohei’s cover photo. Here is the GQ article. It’s a longer read, but there are a lot of cool pictures.
Jon Lester announced his retirement. Another pitcher falls off the board.
Former Angels coach Eric Hinske is under consideration to be the Yankees hitting coach.
I’m not sure if this is the same one I linked a while ago, but these kids should not be stealing home at all, especially not with a right hander batting.
The Oakland Athletics have three job openings directly related to baseball operations.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi