MLB had required uniform form language across all 30 teams for employment contracts involving people like managers, coaches, and trainers. That requirement is no more. This appears to be an attempt by MLB to avoid getting roped into employment litigation and to protect the antitrust exemption. In related news, the Guardians just canned three of their coaches.
Aaron Judge won the Roberto Clemente Award this year.
Here is a list of 2023 non-tender candidates. The only Angels I could find were Jose Suarez and Jose Quijada. These guys are not all that expensive at approximately $1 Million each for their projection. MLBTR says the people on the list are not slam dunk non-tender candidates. They just made up a list of people with at least a 10% chance of being let go in their estimation. The Braves just outrighted Andrew Velazquez to the minors (to the surprise of no one).
The Mets continue to be very active in interviewing candidates for their managerial opening. Yankees bench coach Carlos Mendoza and Cubs bench coach Andy Green got interviews. The Astros are now showing interest in Craig Counsell. Why not? All the cool kids are doing it.
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