In a solemn and classy move, the MLB Players Association has named Jose Fernandez the Comeback Player of the Year.
In over 182.1 innings with the Marlins last season, Fernandez boasted a 2.86 ERA and 2.30 FIP with 253 strikeouts and a 1.12 WHIP. He is deeply and sorely missed. Jose forever.
Here’s more of what’s going on in the National League East:
Right-handed pitcher Pat Neshek has been acquired by the Phillies.
The Marlins are considering Edinson Volquez.
The Braves have inquired about Rays pitcher Chris Archer.
The Washington Nationals have been in a dispute with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network for a long time. This disconnect is largely due to rights fees and broadcasting. So will this this issue have a huge impact on what goes down in D.C. during the offseason?
What’s going on with Cespedes is currently a grey area with the Mets. And they’re trying to get it cleared up on the double, way ahead of last year’s timeline.