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Good morning baseball fans.
Our own Mike Bates kicked off yesterday by explaining why he is rooting for Matt Bush.
I'm actually rooting for Bush. Not because he deserves to come back. He probably doesn't; it's hard to earn redemption after all the pain he's caused. I'm rooting for him because a healthy Matt Bush playing baseball will make the world a better place. It will be an inspiration to others who struggle with similar, or even vastly different, demons. He can be a resource for his minor league teammates who have to deal with many of the same pressures Bush folded under.
Also, I have a great deal of admiration for guys who have looked into the abyss, and who have not allowed it to consume them. For the Rick Ankiels and the Scott Kazmirs and the R.A. Dickeys and the Josh Hamiltons. Every time a guy like that comes back it reminds me how strong we can each be and gives me hope that, collectively and individually, we can all get better. So good luck, Matt Bush. At least one person is rooting for you.
Free agent pitcher Mike Leake appears close to signing with a team, and the Cardinals have emerged as a strong contender.
Here is a round-up of all the minor league signings, which added a couple more names to its list yesterday.
The latest edition of The Rosterbatorical was released yesterday, which you can listen to through the player below. Or you can go to this page for the key time stamps and a download link.
Scott Kazmir continues to be a free agent, and the Royals, Cardinals and Nationals are in the mix for the left-hander.
Kyle Lobstein was traded to the Pirates.
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Today in Baseball History: In 1915, organized baseball and the Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati, ending a two-year-war. The Feds agree to go out of existence, but the major leagues pay $600,000 for distribution the the owners.