Reds Announce Shogo Akiyama Signing

Reds Announce Shogo Akiyama Signing The Reds announced today that they have signed a three-year deal with Japanese outfielder Shogo Akiyama. It’s a $21MM pact, the club added. Akiyama will earn successive salaries of $6MM, $7MM, and $8MM, according to Mark Sheldon of The Athletic (via Twitter). Source: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/01/reds-announce-shogo-akiyama-signing.html

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Nationals To Sign Eric Thames

Nationals To Sign Eric Thames In a continuation of a recent signing bonanza, the Nationals have struck a deal with veteran first baseman Eric Thames, according to Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic (via Twitter). It’s a one-year, $3MM pact that includes a mutual option, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). More to come … Source:…

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TRAQ Series: Youth Athlete

TRAQ Series: Youth Athlete This mini-blog was written by Micah Simpson, a 13-year-old baseball player. I signed up for TRAQ because my strength trainer, who I had worked with for six years, moved away, and I wasn’t able to find a solid replacement who was either baseball specific or affordable. So, I created my own…

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