Minor MLB Transactions: 11/16/18

Minor MLB Transactions: 11/16/18 Here are today’s minor moves from around the league… The Mets announced yesterday that they’ve signed left-handed reliever Ryan O’Rourke to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training. The 30-year-old spent parts of the 2015-16 seasons with the Twins, pitching to a combined 4.98 ERA with…

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Hello, Again

Hello, Again By now, you’ve no doubt heard the news that current managing editor of FanGraphs, Carson Cistulli, is departing the site for the chilly northern climes of Toronto and the Blue Jays’ pro scouting department. Carson is a great editor and baseball mind, as well as a generous writer, friend, and podcast host, and…

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Ben Zobrist, start designing your customized cleats. MLB grants players more shoe freedom.

Ben Zobrist, start designing your customized cleats. MLB grants players more shoe freedom. ATLANTA—Baseball’ shoe police can go home. Major League Baseball and its owners approved an amendment to the basic agreement that finally loosens restrictions on the design and colors of players’ footwear in games. Players, such as Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs…

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An Unexpected Development

An Unexpected Development In April of 2009, FanGraphs CEO David Appelman announced that his growing site would be adding two part-time writers effective immediately or something like immediately. Having produced some vaguely analytical work for my own weblog, I sent a collection of story ideas, a CV, and an overwrought cover letter to the email…

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