“Mets got it right,” former D-backs pitcher Dan Haren tweeted. “He’s the man.”
Jackson Generals boss Marcus Sabata had a surprising reaction when he learned his Double-A Southern League franchise had been officially booted from the affiliated minor leagues: He felt relieved.
“We are expecting professional baseball back in Jackson in 2021,” Sabata said. “What makes a night special at the ballpark isn’t the affiliation. It was professional baseball and the experience, so that’s what we’re looking forward to providing the city of Jackson.”
[Twitter] Dodgers pick Hops’ Ryan January in Rule 5 draft from Arizona Diamondbacks
Around the MLB
Oh no! What is going on? This is not good news, even for “Indians”. Cancel culture at work! https://t.co/d1l0C9g6Pd— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 14, 2020
Spiders, Naps, Fellers, Rockers, Crows, Blue Sox, Cuyahogas, Great Lakers, Unions, Blues, Cinders, Castles, Hazards, Burning River, Buckeyes, Dobys.
I suggest go European style and just call it Cleveland BC and as a bonus you’ll never have controversy.
Overall, Giants fans came in as the fourth-best fan base for their offseason pitches to Bauer. The ace called the Giants a “sleeper” and has been blown away by their fans’ creativity. The Giants were listed ahead of the New York Yankees and below the San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels.
12 of the top minds in baseball media predicted which team they think Trevor Bauer will sign with this offseason!— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) December 11, 2020
Most said Angels, some said Mets, and the Dodgers and Padres got a mention as well...#JMWinterMeetings @RSVLTS pic.twitter.com/aX1WGuSlER
As The World Turns
BREAKING: WBSC has approved E-Sports as a new discipline and virtual version of Baseball/Softball, setting the stage for future official World Cup video games and competitions https://t.co/abZooNYneT #esports #gaming #gamers— WBSC ⚾ (@WBSC) December 10, 2020
If they are going to play that game in the pic: it is not too late for the WBSC to cancel the initiative.
Your random Diamondback
“I’m happy with it,” Gilbert said Friday before heading out to play a round at Pajaro Valley Golf Club. “They called and told me they’re excited to have me, so I’m happy. It’s a better opportunity.”
Gilbert said the Diamondbacks paid the Dodgers $24,000 for him and has already been added to the Triple-A Reno Aces’ 2021 roster. He’ll likely receive an invitation to big league camp during Spring Training.
“The Dodgers have so many arms,” Gilbert said. “That door closed and another door opened. I don’t care who I pitch for, I just want an opportunity. Arizona is in a rebuilding phase, so it couldn’t be a more perfect situation.”
A more perfect situation would be not pitching in Reno.