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The Astros, Braves, Brewers discussed a three-team deal involving catcher Jonathan Lucroy, but the Brewers asking price was too high for a deal to materialize.
Speaking of Jonathan Lucroy, the Brewers catcher and Reds outfielder Jay Bruce are both surprised they haven't been moved yet.
Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs talked about the best outfield in baseball.
But the Angels aren’t in that situation, because of their center fielder. A baseball team isn’t a basketball team. A baseball team can’t ever be carried by one individual player. Yet Mike Trout comes the closest. Mike Trout gives the Angels the best outfield in baseball, and when he’s healthy, he also keeps the Angels from being in a terrible, terrible place. You could say there’s no more important player in the game today. Mike Trout is the Angels, and the Angels are Mike Trout. Anything else is hard to imagine.
The Tigers are interested in Kyle Lohse.
Could the Boston enter the market for a starting pitcher? It's possible.
Here is a roundup of NL East news.
Mike Bates asks if we've learned anything from Alex Rodriguez's awful contract.
So, back to the original question. Have teams learned anything from Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees? It's not readily apparent, but I think they have. Some teams are still willing to give out ten year deals, even to guys in their 30s. And some teams are willing to spend huge amounts of money on an annual basis to their players. But no one has combined the same length with a similar price to A-Rod's deal. In spite of all the money being thrown around the game right now, no one is willing to go above and beyond what the Yankees did in 2008. So maybe they did learn something. Or, maybe, since no one matched the Yankees' bid eight years ago, it was something they already knew. Paying someone $27.5 million when they're 40 is generally a pretty bad idea.
Nicolas Stellini of Beyond the Box Score outlines a path for the Twins contending in 2016.
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Today in Baseball History:In 1910, the Chalmers Auto Company in Detroit offers a new car to the batting title winner in each league, and the National Commission accepts.