The A’s are looking to deal Butler. The Padres are looking to deal Norris. The Orioles are looking to add a bat, maybe Fowler. Tanaka might miss Opening Day. Mejia is the dumbest person on earth. Finally, Mauer is struggling with his health.
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I have no theme with this piece. I just promised my bosses that I would write something. So I did. I must be the best employee ever. Maybe not. Oh, I talk about the Phillies bullpen. There is something.
Belt and JDM signed deals. Fowler is still looking to find his spot. Beltran has his body in shape. Gattis had surgery and might miss the start of the regular season. And what will the Blue Jays be doing in the 9th inning?
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Arrieta, Britton and Smyly all agreed to terms with only Smyly needing an actual arbiter to fix the player’s price in 2016. Meanwhile Clippard is a D’back, Gallardo is still searching for an employer and Ryu isn’t healthy – still.
Ethier can still hit. Martinez has learned how to hit, and then some. Puig can hit. Can he stay healthy, out of trouble and productive?
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Dae-ho Lee comes to the States. Quentin returns to the bigs. Biddle hopes to return to his former level of greatness with a new club. Wheeler gets a return date. And vodka, because you always need vodka.
Everyone is in love with the speed of Billy Hamilton. I get it. Still, I’m here to tell you that it’s quite possible that Jarrod Dyson matches the performance of Hamilton in 2016 – at a vastly reduced cost.
Howie Kendrick is now a Dodger. Is Kyle Schwarber being overvalued? How good is Yasmani I Grandal? Is there an innings pitched cap on Lance McCullers? Yes there is.
The Rockies cleared out their logjam in the outfield by dealing Dickerson to the Rays for one of the best left handed relievers in baseball in Mr. McGee.
I’ve spent the last few days cranking out in-depth, data intensive Player Profiles. I needed a break where I could meander, ramble and vent a bit. Here goes.
Ray Flowers was one of 13 experts fortunate enough to be invited to the 2016 FSTA MLB Experts Draft in Dallas. How did his team come together?
Ray takes a look at the Athletics bullpen, Bundy and Greene’s return to health and what to make of Fister, Lincecum & Simon. He also throws in some words on Kendrick and his potential signing with the D’backs.