MLB 2021

There seems to be an expectation that SS Francisco Lindor will be traded.

There are ads on ESPN saying he thinks he should be regarded as the best player in baseball. He’s good, but is he as good as Trout, Betts, any of 10 others.

Padres have picked up pitchers Yu Darvish and Blake Snell from the Cubs and Rays respectively. Really only lost pitcher Zach Davies. Also grabbed the Cubs’ reserve catcher Victor Caratini.

NL West will be hell outside the Southland.

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Meanwhile, 81-81 might win the NL Central

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Ugh!!!

Australian closer Liam Hendriks has moved to the White Sox for a guaranteed $54m over 3 years.

And Lindor and SP Carlos Carrasco have moved to the Mets in exchange for Amed Rosario, a couple of prospects and some dude I don’t know. Lindor has only one-year left on his contract.

OF Kyle Schwarber from the Cubs to the Nats.

Shame to lose him but it is bound to happen with us still being one of the smaller salaried teams despite this increasing a lot over the past 5-6 years.

Wish him all the best, great player.

Kluber to the Yankees

Perez back at Boston

Springer to the Blue Jays

LHP José Quintana to the Angels

Springer $150m over 6 years

Brantley to the Blue Jays

Shortly afterwards

Brantley staying in Houston

J A Happ 1-year deal with the Twins

HAnk Aaron RIP

More then just a baseball player…

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Legend of the game.

There is a crazy story about how he and Willie Mays were keen to play together at the Giants. But, the Giants offered Aaron $50 per month less than the Braves. Unbelievable.

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Shame to see springer go but hey the bloke deserves his pay day…

at least we have picked up some pitching

01/22/21 Houston Astros signed free agent C Jason Castro.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent OF Brayan Nolasco.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent P Freilyn De Pena.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent 2B Yamal Encarnacion.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent P Elvin Villega.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent P Juan Soto.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent P Miguel Ullola.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent P Pedro Baez.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent OF Richel Del Rosario.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent P Darwin Rosario.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent OF Pedro Leon.
01/15/21 Houston Astros signed free agent C Carlos Arcila.
01/07/21 Houston Astros signed free agent P Ryne Stanek.

10 Hall of Famers have passed away in the last year. Brutal.

Reckon COVID played a role?

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He did get the shot 2 weeks ago, so doubt it is covid related

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Not sure how many of you have seen Vin Scully’s broadcast of the 715th home run, but the racial undertones were certainly not lost on him.

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