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Good morning, baseball fans! With the Super Bowl behind us, and what a game it was, we can officially say that we’re back into baseball season territory! See, that wasn’t so bad.
Here’s a roundup of everything going on in the National League West.
- The Astros avoided arbitration with reliever Will Harris by signing him to a two-year deal.
- Yeah okay, so Tom Brady had an absolutely insane comeback last night, but lest we forget his time with the Montreal Expos.
- Let’s grade the new Spring Training hats, shall we? I expected more from you, Yankees.
- Mets reliever Jerry Blevins will be paid $6.5 million this season, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
- It’s back: Major League Baseball’s discussion about pace-of-play.
- The Royals have signed Jason Hammel to a two-year deal.
- Colorado won’t consider adding Byung Ho Park, who the Twins designated for assignment, according to MLB.com’s Thomas Harding.
- Wilmer Flores will earn more than $2 million in 2017 after winning his arbitration hearing, so good for him.
- The Dodgers have signed Sergio Romo...maybe...probably...no one is totally sure at this point. Hashtag mystery team.
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Today in baseball: On January 6th, 1958, The Red Sox sign Ted Williams for $135,000, making him the highest paid player in major league history. Yeah...about that.