I suspect Rob Manfred is delusional. The players and owners would have to come up with a deal in less than two weeks for the regular season to start on time and the two sides haven’t had any reasonable sit down discussions for over two weeks now. The Commissioner previously refused to concede that the start of spring training would be delayed. The delay of spring training is hurting various stakeholders over in Cactus League cities. The next meeting is supposedly at 1 P.M. Eastern Time today.
Speaking of delusional, Bruce Lee (No. Not that Bruce Lee.) got prison time for selling a bunch of fraudulently created tickets to White Sox games. U.S. District Court Judge James Kennelly called him delusional for suggesting he actually helped the team out by putting more people in the stadium to buy concessions.
Yeah, but remember we need to call them trainees at this time of year.
Noah Syndergaard gets some positive press as somebody who can come back and be an ace, that is if there is ever a 2022 season.
Terry Collins admits that the Mets knew they had problems with more than one player while Matt Harvey played there. They didn’t call it drug problems. They had the mental skills coach talk with him and told him “You have got to clean up your off-the-field situation.” Says Collins, “I can just tell you what guys were saying.”
Blake Parker testified that he bought ten pills from Eric Kay and then only took half of one of them. Eric Kay did not testify in his own defense. Closing arguments are this morning.
It’s official. Matt Shoemaker has gone to the Yomiuri Giants of NPB. Meanwhile, Felix Doubront has signed with the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican League. Talent does seem to be going away to foreign leagues, although Doubront has been playing outside the U.S. for several years now.
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