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The Tigers signed right-hander Bobby Parnell to a minor-league deal.
Kansas City was active yesterday, inking both manager Ned Yost and general manager Dayton Moore to extensions. They followed that up by signing Clint Barmes, Brian Duensing and Ross Ohlendorf to minor-league deals.
Continuing the topic of managers, the Diamondbacks extended manager Chip Hale's contract through at least 2017, according to Jon Morosi.
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports talked about the ugly truth surrounding Aroldis Champan.
This isn’t going away, either, not until Manfred levies a suspension (which even Yankees officials believe he will) and Chapman appeals it (which on Thursday he said he will) and the case drags out through arbitration. In the meantime, the Yankees need to understand they’re the team that traded for the guy with an alleged domestic-violence case on his resume, even if no charges were brought, and that the penalty might be more severe than they imagined.
Not in games served by Chapman but the rancor that will accompany his presence. Moral high ground is a place they need not try to go anymore. Just own the truth about what they did condone and how they may not value good people as much as they want and that their threshold isn’t terribly high and that this isn’t anything close to a stand-by-your-man case, and maybe it all won’t look so disingenuous.
The Nationals signed Matt Belisle and Burke Badenhop to minor-league deals.
Steven Martano of Beyond the Box Score looked at changing some rules of the game to attract younger fans.
Dave Cameron ponders if the MLB should consider a one-pool system for spending.
Of course, this still isn’t foolproof; a team that wanted to game the system could always just use the rebate to sign new players, creating constant turnover as they traded away arbitration-eligible players as they got too expensive. But it would perhaps make it slightly more difficult to just take the revenue sharing checks and put them in the bank, since it would require constantly making transactions, rather than doing nothing but counting money.
There is no perfect system, and it’s unlikely that something like this will get real consideration from either side in the CBA negotiations. But I think the guys at NEIFI are correct; MLB would be better off with something like a single-pool spending system than constantly trying to constrain teams from spending resources they have available.
The Pirates signed Matt Joyce to a minor-league deal.
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