Astros Sign Jared Hughes

Astros Sign Jared Hughes The Astros have signed right-handed reliever Jared Hughes to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training, per Jake Kaplan of The Athletic (Twitter link). He’s repped by SSG Baseball. More to come. Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/02/astros-sign-jared-hughes.html

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Mariners Sign Cody Anderson

Mariners Sign Cody Anderson February 17: Seattle has announced its deal with Anderson. Cowgill’s deal has yet to be finalized, it seems. February 15: The Mariners are nearing agreements with right-hander Cody Anderson and outfielder Collin Cowgill, reports Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (via Twitter). Once finalized, both players will get invitations to MLB spring training…

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Rob Manfred Speaks to the Media

Rob Manfred Speaks to the Media On Sunday afternoon, commissioner Rob Manfred held a press conference at Atlanta’s spring training facility in Florida. Per the typical protocol, the league tried to keep the news relatively muted. The conference was not broadcast on MLB Network — Bull Durham aired instead — nor did it stream on…

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‘I’m all in on this stuff’: How the analytical Diamondbacks will put their spin on Madison Bumgarner – The Athletic

‘I’m all in on this stuff’: How the analytical Diamondbacks will put their spin on Madison Bumgarner – The Athletic Bumgarner can’t pitch the same way forever and expect the same results. It’s a good thing he knows that. “I’m eager to learn,” Bumgarner said. “That’s the only way you keep better. Once you stop…

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Examining Kris Bryant’s Trade Value

Examining Kris Bryant’s Trade Value A few weeks ago, Kris Bryant lost his grievance against the Cubs for manipulating his service time. The arbitrator, Mark Irvings, ruled that Bryant hadn’t proved that the Cubs held him down for nefarious reasons, essentially requiring a smoking gun, even though Irvings didn’t rule on whether teams have the…

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