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- Are your tired of Bo Jackson references yet? We’ll spare you this one then. That doesn’t change that fact that star duo-athlete Kyler Murray has chosen to pursue baseball over football. Murray, just hours after winning the Heisman Trophy for his season as QB of Oklahoma, announced through his agent Scott Boras (pause for gasps) that he’ll be honoring his commitment to the Athletics and diving fully into the baseball void, leaving football behind him.
- Tracking the Managerial and Executive Openings around MLB, you know, just in case you’re job searching and think you’d make an excellent addition to any franchise.
- The Red Sox were aided in their quest for a World Series championship thanks to the return to health of Nathan Eovaldi whose high octane fastball help the Red Sox cruise through the playoffs. Boston was so fond of him and his work that, despite some real injury risk with him, they locked him down with a four year, $68 million dollar deal.
- While the Indians may very well trade away one or both of Trevor Bauer and Corey Kluber before this offseason is done, Carlos Carrasco does not appear as though he is going to be headed out of town as Cleveland just gave him an extension through 2022. To say the contract is team friendly would be an accurate description.
- The Twins got a bit of a deal on a second baseman with some upside as they acquired Jonathan Schoop on a one year, $7 million deal. He was not good last year, but he showed enough glimpses during his time in Baltimore to make one hopeful.
- The recent moves that the Seattle Mariners have been making have generated a ton of discussion on the internets. Rather than try to browbeat you into an opinion, we decided to ask you, the people, who you think won the Mets/Mariners trade that sent Robinson Cano to New York.
- The Cardinals shook up the National League in a big way by acquiring Paul Goldschmidt, one of the game’s first basemen, from the Diamondbacks for catcher Carson Kelly, right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, infield prospect Andy Young, and a Competitive Balance Round B pick in next year’s draft.
- While the Goldschmidt news got most of the attention, another former Diamondbacks player was on the move Wednesday, as infield/outfielder Chris Owings signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Royals.
- Just like that ex who you dedicated a good chunk of your life to only to never make it to the World Series...the Washington Nationals have officially decided to move on from Bryce Harper, says Nationals owner Ted Lerner. Lerner has extended the full amount he is willing to offer Harper to no avail, and much like you should do with that ex, throw in the towel and move on to bigger and better sluggers (and also block their number, do that too).
- The Mariners’ rebuild makes sense, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t annoying. *Dipoto-ing intensifies.*
- A brief look at DRC+ and the minor leagues.
- Winter is here...and with it, hot stove season. Here’s a look at the biggest free agents this offseason and what we might see go down when baseball hits the Winter Meetings in Vegas.