MLB.com says that the Angels have the sixth best bullpen in baseball. Is this cause for celebration? It’s not the top bullpen but, if it’s true, number 6 is pretty upper crust considering all the complaining we do around here. As might be expected, the Angels did not fare so well in the Fangraphs positional ranking for the shortstop position.
The Blue Jays are going to sign Dexter Fowler. Dexter, we barely knew you. Best of luck. Jose Quintana is apparently considered the Pirates best starter. This article is about pitcher power rankings. Shohei Ohtani was number 12. Noah Syndergaard didn’t make the list. The list is just a ranking of each team’s ace.
Evan Longoria will miss six weeks after his hand surgery. Pitching prospect Hunter Greene made it onto the Reds pitching rotation to start the season. Meanwhile, the Brewers selected Jose Urena to their major league roster. The Padres traded James Norwood to the Phillies for minor league infielder Kervin Pichardo. For their own part, the Phillies traded Adam Haseley to the White Sox. The Mariners sent Connor Phillips to the Reds to complete the Jesse Winker trade. The Twins signed Chris Archer to a one year deal.
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