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Good morning, baseball fans! Your managers of the year have officially been named. For the American League, it comes as no surprise that Terry Francona was named the AL Manager of the Year. And the National League Manager of the Year? Dave Roberts.
Here’s a roundup of what’s going on around the National League West.
The Phillies release LHP Matt Harrison.
Phillies release LHP Matt Harrison. Never appeared for the team after being acquired in Hamels deal; owed $13.2M in 2017.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 15, 2016
“Matt Harrison has been released by the Philadelphia Phillies. The 31-year-old left-handed pitcher was owed $13.2 million for the upcoming season and had a $13.25 million team option for the 2018 season with a $2 million buyout. Instead of keeping Harrison then, the Phillies have opted to use a roster spot at the expense of $15.2 million.”
There could be a trade afoot between the Tigers and Giants for J.D. Martinez.
“The Giants and Tigers have discussed a trade involving outfielder J.D. Martinez, according toJon Morosi of MLB.com. Morosi adds that the talks took place at last week’s general manager meetings and that they haven’t advanced past the initial stage.”
Chris Sale + Braves + farm system = a take so hot you’re going to need oven mitts.
“It’s an aggressive move to rebuild a starting rotation that, other than Teheran, had a 5.32 ERA in 2016.
While neither Colon or Dickey are sure bets to be rotation stalwarts as they approach their mid-40s, they have better tools to succeed than most pitchers their age. Dickey’s knuckleball is a relatively ageless pitch, though he has struggled in recent years. Colon has thrived by limiting both walks and homers, while maintaining a velocity in the low 90s.”
Who ever said being average was a bad thing?
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Today in baseball: On November 16th, 1988, Jose Canseco wins the American League MVP.