"Obviously, business decisions are business decisions. A lot of things go into that," he continued. "But I do respect him. I mean, what am I going to hold against him? I didn't offer him any money. He didn't turn me down."
“The Mets whiffed on that one,” said a scout. “(James) McCann is good behind the plate, but Realmuto is a difference-maker.”
The Angels did well to bolster their bullpen by acquiring veteran right-hander Hunter Strickland from Tampa Bay on Saturday, but at this point, will the addition of a decent high-leverage reliever even matter?
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The website FiveThirtyEight mused in 2019 whether we even need minor league baseball. Better player development off the field was rendering the need for the multi-step farm system moot, they argued.
Seven teams with lower payrolls are ahead of the Yankees, and 10 are ahead of the Dodgers. The Chicago White Sox with the 15th highest payroll of $130.6 million–just above the league average–are 21-13, MLB’s best record.
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They have won four in a row, and nine of their last 11, including back-to-back wins over the Rays at the Tropicana Dome, where the Yanks have had their problems in recent years, clawing back to only a game behind first-place Boston in the American League East.
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- In the top of the fifth inning, Clint Frazier struck out looking on an inside cutter. The outfielder was frustrated with HP umpire Bill Miller, who would eject him from the game for arguing the call. It's the first time Frazier has been thrown out in his career. Veteran Brett Gardner replaced Frazier in left field to start the bottom of the fifth.
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