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A happy Thanksgiving to all of our American readers! May your plates be as full as Cleveland’s bullpen.
Here’s a roundup of what’s happening in the National League West.
The Yankees are not after Yoenis Cespedes after all.
“Cespedes is coming off of a three-year deal with the Mets that he opted out of after just the first season. After his market failed to materialize in a big way last offseason, Cespedes settled for a contract that would guarantee him another shot at free agency this offseason, or $75 million over three seasons.
After betting on himself, Cespedes hit 31 homers and slashed .280/.354/.530 over 543 plate appearances. That’s his best on-base percentage since his rookie season with the Athletics back in 2012.”
Sometimes, teams make small deals in the middle of the day for everyone to take note of during their lunch break. Other times, they do it in the middle of the night before Thanksgiving and the move is huge and the baseball world freaks. This one is the latter.
“Both Marte and Walker are coming off down seasons, but neither’s skill set is in question. In his first season of major league action in 2015, Marte hit .283/.351/.402, with a wRC+ of 112, and an fWAR of 1.7. His production in 2016 suffered significantly, but at just 23 years of age, there’s no reason to write off his potential future production.”
Worried about how tense Thanksgiving dinner could be with our country’s current political climate? Hate politics in general and don’t want to lose the meal your grandma has just carefully prepared? We’re made a little cheat sheet for you on topics to bring up that don’t have any party affiliation. You’re welcome.
The deeper we get into the postseason, the more managers will lose their jobs. Keep up with that game of chess in one place . Send us a thank you card later.
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Today in baseball: On November 23rd, 2009, Albert Pujols wins his third National League MVP award.