Mike Trout remains competitive. His goal in the World Baseball Classic is to “Win this whole thing.” Here is the Angels version of the “Did they do enough this off season?” from Rhett Bollinger. The counterpoint article, by Rev Halofan, amounts to “No they didn’t since Arte Moreno will persist as team owner.”
The Kansas City Royals hired Aroldis Chapman. There’s still no word on which lucky clubhouse gets to deal with Trevor Bauer. Mark Leiter Jr. elected free agency and now represents an intriguing option to add to Angel pitching. Therefore, it probably won’t happen. Baffling is what the Angels do, not intriguing. The Angels did get a mention in this “Where should Elvis Andrus end up?” article by MLBTR. The Red Sox signed Ryan Sherriff to a minor league deal, but they did not sign the deputy. Aaron Slegers retired. The Twins acquired Michael A. Taylor from the Royals.
The Hillsboro Hops, the High-A affiliate of the Diamondbacks, hired Ronnie Gajownik to be the first female manager at the High-A level.
Video link: Howie Kendrick is working with young players and discussing the DREAM Series.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi