Hello everyone. I hope you have strapped into your seat with an entire pot of coffee at your disposal, because oh boy do I have some links for you.
We all knew that Jerry Dipoto was never done with the offseason, only just beginning. Dipoto is in fact always in a status of just beginning. Greg Johns throws out the name of Jon Jay as one we should be following.
Here is some blog that says Zach Cozart ONLY makes sense in a trade to the Seattle Mariners. The Internet is a beautiful place.
Obviously, all of you have read John Trupin’s fantastic piece on the acquisition of Dan Wilson. Obviously.
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Dexter Fowler rejected his qualifying offer and is now a free agent. Now, we can all wait and trickle in as articles dictating why Team A should not sign Fowler and Team B should will populate the blogosphere for weeks.
A Seager was the unanimous Rookie of the Year. Corey Seager ran the table, becoming the third unanimous ROY for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Seager, of course, had a fantastic year, and without Kris Bryant would have a credible claim to being named NL MVP as well.
Royals Review had the freaking audacity to write an article about bargain free agents and then use Franklin Gutierrez’s photo on the post. How dare they!
In a Twitter Q&A, Curtis Granderson revealed he wants to see an alien, which is a totally OK thing to believe. Aliens might exist, even though we haven’t discovered them yet, which is much better than thinking dinosaurs don’t exist, even though we have discovered them.
Fangraphs laid out who they think are some of the best free agent bargain busters out there. Former big names include Matt Holiday, Neil Walker, and Rich Hill.
Now that the Chicago Cubs have won a World Series, they are a hot commodity again. The Cubs and the Cardinals will open baseball on ESPN next season.
The Toronto Blue Jays are still high on Jay Bruce, and are circling around the Mets like a bunch of buzzards. Bruce is scheduled to make $13 million next season.
Draysbay unveiled their baseball razzies, a celebration of the most garbagey players in baseball. Luckily, no Mariners made their list.
Speaking of the Mets, Yoenis Cespedes seems like a cool guy to have on your team. Unfortunately, he is going to cost your team a healthy chunk of change this offseason. MLB.com also says there is a good chance the outfielder’s contract will dictate the market price this offseason.
In other sports news...
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson partnered with the Seattle Arena Group to help bring a basketball team back to the area. Combined with the now 100 percent funded stadium, this is really starting to seem less of an “if” and more of a “when” scenario.