Pushed to the brink in the MLB wild-card round on Thursday, the San Diego Padres returned to a strategy that worked well for them during the regular season: Hit an excessive amount of home runs.
The former Astros starter and 2017 champion was the whistleblower who brought to light Houston’s sign-stealing scheme, as chronicled by The Athletic. He joined the Oakland Athletics in 2018, and after two seasons of facing the Astros from an opponent’s perspective, felt compelled to come forward.
After 18 months of bargaining for a new Professional Baseball Agreement, Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball never got to yes.
Now that ties have been dissolved and MLB can act almost unilaterally to implement whatever new minor league system it wants, the new operators of minor league baseball signaled to the public and likely many minor league owners on Thursday that it would like to keep the lines of communication open.
“The weather is the weather,” said Cubs manager David Ross, who was in meetings and was unaware that rain didn’t arrive for hours. “I just listen to my bosses and Major League Baseball when it comes to that stuff.
(Ed. Note) Sorry I went to write this up last night, and then some other news that you may have heard of broke and distracted me. Enjoy now!