The League and the Players Association exchanged proposals on the International Draft. Monday was the deadline for them to come to some sort of agreement. The Players Association rejected MLBs final proposal. The Qualifying Offer will still be around next off season. International players still need to come in by free agency.
The Angels asking price for Shohei Ohtani includes established major league players, not prospects. I didn’t get this into the links yesterday. Check out this overlay of Reid Detmers fastball and curve. Mike Trout has fallen to number 47 on this year’s Top 50 Trade Value countdown at Fangraphs.
Phil Nevin made this list of the six managers most likely to get fired before the end of the season. He came in at fourth most likely to be fired.
Andrew Heaney is expected to be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. The Twins signed Michael Feliz to a minor league deal. He rejected an outright assignment by the Red Sox earlier this season and was a free agent.
Tanner Tully of the Guardians and Matt Swarmer of the Cubs both cleared waivers and were outrighted to AAA. Apparently Perry doesn’t intend to address the pitching issues with random waiver claims. Let’s hope he’s got something good working before the trade deadline.
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