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The Texas Rangers and Adrian Beltre are still working on a contract extension.
Mike Bates says the D-Backs are screwed before the season got underway.
But even if we're talking about a two-win player in 2016, Brito would be a massive downgrade from Pollock. Worse, given that the Diamondbacks will be contending with either the Giants or Dodgers, as well as the Pirates, Cardinals, and Nationals for those Wild Cards, the margin of error for them was always relatively slim. The Diamondbacks, quite simply, could not afford to lose the one guy they just lost. The drop off is simply too huge. What a shame, given the price they paid in talent and treasure to put themselves in a position to make the postseason, that the campaign is essentially lost before they even get to play a game. Wait 'til next year, I guess.
More extension talks, or the lack there of. The Toronto Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion are no longer discussing a contract extension.
Steven Martano released his first Marty's Musings of the season.
Here is a collection of the latest news surrounding the AL East.
Matthew Kory of FanGraphs explained what can be learned from the first game of the season.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t take guess on how things will go. You know we love to take guesses and you love it when we take guesses. In fact, listen to any sports radio now or read any baseball article on the internet and you’ll find guesses as to what will happen this season. Because people love guesses! Some will be grounded in numerics and hard data; others will be pulled, to put it politely, from the darkest of regions. But all are, at their core, guesses. So let’s do some more guessing.
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Today in Baseball History: In 1979, Baltimore manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a manager.