I thought it'd be a good idea to make this a series, in which I post every few days on what is happening around baseball. Here's my first installment!
1. This news was just reported minutes ago, but according to Jon Heyman, Francisco Rodriguez stated recently his velocity has risen and he is ready to make a comeback and throw for teams. |
Do I think he'll throw for the Tigers? Absolutely not. I understand we are rebuilding, but it's K-Rod. For any of you that followed me throughout the 2016 season, there were frustrations (that only got worse the next year). K-Rod was never "dominant" with us. Not only that, but he became a detriment to the club. Complaining about losing the closing role, despite the fact that he pitched bad.
2. Gerrit Cole was traded to the Astros today for Colin Moran, Joe Musgrove, Michael Feliz, and Jason Martin. The Astros already look like a better team then they did last season with this acquisition. Honestly they didn't give up that much. I found this deal interesting because the Tigers got a much better haul for an older pitcher (owed a lot of money). Avila was smart to deal JV at the deadline, as almost all offseason deals are subpar compared to deadline deals.
3. Bullpen pitcher Addison Reed recently agreed to a 2 year deal just under $17 million with the Twins (3.33 ERA in 29 games). The Twins have continued to add pieces to their roster, and are actually looking like a team that can challenge Cleveland. Cleveland had lost numerous players to free agency recently. They still have a solid core, but it's the small things that stop you from winning a championship.
What do you think about K-Rod's comeback? What about the Cole trade? Will the Twins be competitors? Comment below!
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