I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas with family and friends. It'd be even merrier if we suddenly discovered Mike Trout under a Christmas tree in the Braves clubhouse. One can dream, right?
Not much happened this week in terms of blockbuster trades or free agent signings.
Pretty much all these players are just roster filler and Triple-A fodder: names such as Brent Morel, Alex Castellanos, and Jerry Sands.
Yadda yadda yadda…something about never having enough pitching...
Perez gives the Dodgers four pitchers who have had closer experience in addition to Brian Wilson, Kenley Jansen, and Brandon League.
The guy's made $12 million over the last two years without pitching in a single regular-season game due to Tommy John surgery and setbacks in rehab. He's currently 33 years old and would likely be signed to a minor-league deal.
Troy Patton was found to have taken Adderall, a banned amphetamine used to treat ADHD even though he has never been diagnosed with the condition.
Let the bidding begin.
Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond have said they are both open to an extension, but there's also extensions to consider in the near future for Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper, both of whom are Boras clients.