Now’s a good time to talk about Cuban ballplayers. As we are grappling with the Oakland A’s surprise signing of promising Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes; a move that, if the player isn’t traded, may help precipitate the Athletics relocation to San Jose (a proposition backed in full by leverage man Jerry Reinsdorf). As we await the fate of young Cuban... Read more »
There are a lot of things about Jerry Reinsdorf I’ve yet to resolve in my mind, but right at the top of the list is how the famously shrewd Chairman ever came to be business partners with the Arrested-Development-in-real-life former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. Even as McCourt prepares to depart, their Spring Training facility joint-venture... Read more »
Listening to Kevin Goldstein mock the White Sox off-season for its indecision shook my previous rationalization of Kenny Williams’ moves. I went over where the White Sox need to have success for their strategy to work over at Southside Showdown. Click the title to for the link.
The new, markedly prohibitive spending limits on international free agents go into effect on July 2nd. From that point on, all teams will be restricted to spending $2.9 million for the whole year on foreign amateurs under the age of 23. The limit will rise incrementally year-to-year. For teams that have invested heavily in the... Read more »
The White Sox are still listening to offers for Gavin Floyd. Listening, doesn’t necessarily imply anything is actually being said. It could mean that the White Sox are merely open to receiving chatter. It could mean that the White Sox are simply laying down on their back, in the middle of a grassy field, chewing on... Read more »
I’m declaring this the off-season equinox, because it’s roughly an equal period of time since the Winter Meetings and pitchers and catchers reporting. I’m also declaring it the equinox because it’s snazzier than saying “I’ve got nothing besides a smattering of notes”, and makes it sounds like me not having enough time to do... Read more »