A Trip Down Trader Lane

A Trip Down Trader Lane Mark Armour (the “Founding Father” of our illustrious committee) and I recently consummated a transaction in which we exchanged autographed 8” x 10” photos.  “Trader Mark” sent George “Boomer” Scott my way in exchange for Lou Brock.  Although this trade may seem to be in the same vain as Brock…

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Yoenis Cespedes Appears To Have Resumed Baseball Activities

Yoenis Cespedes Appears To Have Resumed Baseball Activities In a since-deleted Instagram video posted by minor-league Mets coach (and long-time former big leaguer) Endy Chavez, rehabbing slugger Yoenis Cespedes is shown taking batting practice. MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo covered things via Twitter. While this fleeting glance at Cespedes doesn’t really tell us much, it’s the first meaningful…

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Underappreciated in His Time, Dwight Evans Deserves Hall of Fame Consideration

Underappreciated in His Time, Dwight Evans Deserves Hall of Fame Consideration 2020 Modern Baseball Era Committee Ballot Intro Steve Garvey Don Mattingly Dale Murphy Tommy John Lou Whitaker Ted Simmons Thurman Munson Dave Parker This post is part of a series concerning the 2020 Modern Baseball Era Committee ballot, covering executives and long-retired players whose…

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Offseason Outlook: New York Mets

Offseason Outlook: New York Mets The needs are clearer than the means for the Mets as they enter a critical second offseason under GM Brodie Van Wagenen. Guaranteed Contracts Jacob deGrom: $130.5MM through 2023 (includes $20MM signing bonus, due in two installments on 1/2/20 and 1/4/21) Robinson Cano: $81MM through 2023 (excludes $15MM of remaining…

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Rays shine as Farm System of the Year

Rays shine as Farm System of the Year Having sent five non-complex affiliates to the playoffs and put six players — including No. 1 overall Wander Franco — among MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects, the Rays are MiLB.com’s Farm System of the Year. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20191119&content_id=311450464&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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