Do you remember that qualifying offer the Angels extended to Shohei Ohtani? The deadline for him to accept it was today.
Shohei picks a pocket. I guess, just don’t do that to a cop. He won a Silver Slugger, as expected. Topps released a couple of cards that feature Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth on the same card. The one where they appear as pitchers is shown. The other card features the two players as hitters.
Here is a metric that shows how good a pitcher is at preventing a runner from advancing to second base by means of a steal. Patrick Sandoval was a top five pitcher in this regard over the last two seasons. The Yokohama DeNA Bay Stars agreed to post Shota Imanaga. When they post him, he will have 45 days to find his MLB contract.
The Orioles and Tucker Davidson agreed to a pre-arbitration contract. Nothing to see here. The deal is estimated to be near league minimum.
Here are the 2023 Arizona Fall League award winners. None of the Angels prospects won anything. Davis Daniel did have a 0.79 WHIP over 19 innings pitched. The Surprise Saguaros won the league championship.
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