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Good morning baseball fans!
Here’s a roundup of what’s going on in the American League West.
- The Mets and Tigers are discussing a Conforto for J.D. Martinez trade, so that’s some info to spice up your spring training.
- The Cubs sign Pedro Strop to a one-year extension.
- During Saturday’s Cincinnati - Cleveland spring training game, everything was going as well as it could...until the sprinklers went off.
- The Nationals are interested in Angel Pagan.
- Aaron Judge is setting himself up to be super human, so there’s that.
- The Angels are interested in Mike Moustakas because DUH, they should be.
- Marlins pitcher Jeff Locke underwent an MRI for a shoulder injury, but the club doesn’t seem to be too concerned, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.
- These rule changes would make baseball significantly faster...so that’s one way of putting it.
- The Dodgers inquired with the Tigers about Justin Verlander, no word on if they were laughed out or not.
- Here’s a name you haven’t heard in a hot sec: Jose Quintana is once again drawing interest from the Yankees, the Astros, the Cardinals, and the Pirates. I wonder who he’ll take to prom—I mean...potentially end up playing for?
- We’re really, really going to miss intentional walks.
- Breaking, Shocking, News: Gleyber Torres is good. Like, really good.
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Today in baseball: On February 28th, 1966, refusing to report to spring training, Dodger pitchers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin their joint holdout, asking for a $1 million, three-year contract, to be divided equally between them.