I can. The first year of the second wild card was like this.
As a result of covering baseball, you tend to follow all 30 clubs. And their minors. And more.
Oh, and that reminds me: Hey, yesterday, while the Home Run Derby was going on the Cardinals made a few transactions of note:
-- Luke Weaver optioned to Class AAA.
-- Alex Mejia optioned to Class AAA.
-- Kolten Wong activated from 10-day DL.
That puts the active roster at 24.
Ok. Let's get ready for the lightning round from the ballpark.
Yes. Meeting over. Reporting to begin shortly.
Thumbs up. A pleasant twist toward end that makes it an excellent, refreshing reboot.
Or, hold him and get the comp pick. That has value.
Um, yes. Multi year deal. See: contracts, guaranteed.
Why on Earth has baseball not thought about?
Oh, they have.
And the Giants, a member team with an owner you may know, has an issue with encroaching on the market they are assigned. So ...
Luke Voit was a big reason.
Two teams is the idea. Montreal is a desired city. The other has had a lot of nominees. The travel to Mexico City and putting a team there appears to be problematic coming out of the World Baseball Classic and many numerous reasons. But it has been mentioned as a possible location for expansion before.
Well, Nolan Arenado would be batting fourth, not Buster Posey. Start there.
I guess. Maybe. Not sure what kind of leverage he has for that. A team might try to get an opt-in if he wants an opt-out. He's still looking at a deal somewhere around the Leake to Zimmermann range. That's a big range, I know, but you get the sense of the length and dollars. Could still start with a 1. Likely.
Not happening. DH is here to stay until there is some other job to take its place.
2067, when it's just two computers whipping through simulations based on Twitter trends.
Markets are not entirely based on geography. Baseball designates the market. Media (as in TV market) helps designate the market. So, actually, my argument does hold water because of the water between the two places and the fact that the San Francisco Giants argue that San Jose is in their market, not Oakland's, and that is the rift. Google it. Enjoy.