Buck Showalter is interested in being the Angels field manager and the Angels are interested in Buck Showalter. Will Arte offer enough money for Showalter? Only time will tell. Kevin Cash doesn’t want to leave Tampa Bay.
The IOC is considering baseball for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles (and also flag football).
I guess you have to take the good with the bad. Fangraphs gives Craig Counsell an A- for how he handled pitching in the Wild Card round. He got a D for his offensive decisions. The Astros are shedding some of their front office types even as they compete in the playoffs. Specifically they got rid of Assistant General Manager Bill Firkus and Farm Director Sara Goodrum. The Red Sox fired their pitching coach Dave Bush.
Felix Bautista had his Tommy John surgery.
Grades get handed out for this season’s big rule changes. I like this sentence: “It’s as if people are drawn to forms of entertainment that don’t threaten to waste their time.” Go figure!
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