Perry Minasian says the Angels would love to keep Shohei Ohtani. Of course they would. We’ve all seen Shohei. Here is Snowhei. This is what the FBM patch looks like on the Angels uniforms. Fangraphs did a deep dive article concerning Jaime Barria’s propensity to throw first pitch sliders. Shohei Ohtani also throws a lot of first pitch sliders according to one of the graphics in the article.
This article is an overview of the new rules which will begin in spring training and be enforced during the regular season. The Angelos family appear to have worked out their differences in Baltimore.
Ian Kinsler got a job as Special Assistant to Chris Young, the Rangers General Manager. Stephen Piscotty is crossing the bay. He just got a minor league contract with the Giants and has a spring training invitation. The Giants also signed Sean Newcomb to a minor league deal.
Max Fried lost his arbitration with the Braves and will have to make do with $13.5 Million. Ronald Guzman is attempting to become a two way player.
Last week’s Assault Player of the Week, Khalil Lee, just got DFAd by the Mets.
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