Great! The League is seeking a shorter lead time for the process of unilaterally implementing rule changes. The cancellation of spring training games now extends through March 7. I reckon we could have figured that much out ourselves. Jon Heyman thought a deal was close, but by mid-day Sunday a lot of people on the players side said that was false. So what is it? Deal or no deal? There was quite a bit of hostility in the Saturday meetings.
Only Reid Detmers made the Fangraphs list of Top 100 Prospects in 2022. Unless we have one hell of an amateur draft this year, after Detmers becomes full time MLB the pundits will regard the Angels as having diddly squat.
Here is the list of Angels 2022 Player Development Staff if you want to know who to complain about. There is still no word about finalization of the major league coaching staff. We mainly seem to be missing the third base and first base coaches.
The poll about who goes on the Angels Mount Rushmore of Stupidity will continue until Friday.
Multiple teams are closing their spring training facilities to opposing team scouts. This is apparently about the Rule 5 draft which might not happen anyway.
The Dodgers and Dave Roberts are discussing an extension.
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is a little bit behind the times in terms of recognition of the achievements of all black teams from the past.
Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia signed with the Cleburne Railroaders of the American Association while infielder Darnell Sweeney signed with the Kansas City Monarchs, also of the American Association. Arcia, at least, is hoping to work his way back to affiliated baseball.
KinaTrax is hiring for several positions. Hey! In the Stringer/Operator position you can get paid to watch baseball and work remotely.
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