Bubble wrap everyone until Opening Day.
Manuel Margot suffered a left foot bone bruise on a foul tip last month, so the Padres pulled him out of winter ball. He might return for the playoffs, but he’ll probably prepare for spring training instead.
Second this. While I didn’t vote for Baines, he had 2,800 plus hits, 1,600 plus RBI, played every day, made 6 All-Star teams. Fantastic career.
@keithlaw I’m endlessly entertained by people who get pissed off at players who are inducted to the HOF, but feel they’re not worthy. I am ALL for analytics when it comes to building teams and signing players. But the HOF is not the Hall of Stats. Baines was a household name for 15 years.
Kimbrel at least initially was said to be seeeking 6 years, meaning sides were at least 2 years apart
In saying Red Sox not planning to make significant expenditure for a closer, Dombrowski gave strongest indication yet that Craig Kimbrel won't be re-signing with team. Said team could sign a reliever with late-inning experience before Kimbrel signs somewhere.
An update on a story I wrote in July on Gary Brown, the former first-round pick (2010) by the Giants, who was a baseball ops intern for the Mariners last season. He has landed a FT gig as an area scout for the Mets in Texas. https://t.co/RZPESyafM6
RT @RJellyman: @bullpenbabe @Seansa91 @Padres @domgfanclub @Padre_PoohBear @Zippy_TMS @SDGalGina @drpadres @DJBlunt25 @FriarGal @AussieVilla @dreyersports @MrLuisMGuerrero @MissPadre @TeeOhEmm @Mudcat55 @jesseagler @TedLeitner @DonOrsillo I lived here for 30 yrs. I saw a tweet about earlier today saying , in essence, how many Padres fans rememember Mike Darr. What a horrible way to start a season, especially in Spring Training. The kind d was good too, from all reports.
Cashman trying to Bryan Mitchell us. Move on. I wouldn't deal with someone who asked for Trammel for Gray.
Edgar Martinez knows how well he's doing on early ballots, the new votes he's picked up and what almost certainly awaits him in 2019. But he's still playing it cool. "The exciting part is that some people have changed their minds and they are now voting for me," he said.
My Winter Meetings face.