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Around The MLB
- 154-game season with full pay for players
- Season delayed one month and extended one week
- Expanded postseason
- Spring training to begin on March, 28
[NBC Sports Philadelphia] Phillies drastically outspent expectations this offseason ... is it enough?
They’ve spent over $850 million on players over the last four offseasons.
The Phillies have committed $152.5 million this offseason to Realmuto, Gregorius, Archie Bradley and Moore. They added about $1 million more by trading for lefty reliever Jose Alvarado.
The only team that has spent more money on free agents this offseason than the Phillies is the Toronto Blue Jays.
Things get ugly when you have money fighting money.
Across The Wall
[Latin America] Serie del Caribe has started
After last week’s round-up, we were still waiting on the final results in Mexico and Venezuela. In Venezuela the Caribes de Anzoategui won also their fourth game against the Cardenales de Lara and therefore their fourth league title.
In Mexico the tomato farmers finally overcame the orange farmers 4-3 for their second consecutive title and number thirteen in total. Former D-Back Fernando Salas took the loss for the Naranjeros in the decisive match.
Yesterday the Serie del Caribe started, in which the six best Latin American leagues send their home champions to battle for the All Latin American baseball title.
In the opener Panamá (assembled team) surprised Venezuela (Caribes de Anzoategui) 6-3. Mexico (Tomateros de Culiacán) defeated Colombia (Caimanes de Barranquilla) 10-2. Tournament favorites Dominican Republic (Aguilas de Cibaeña) went on to beat Puerto Rico (Criollos de Caguas) 5-1.
This Saturday the champion will be crowned.
Across The Pacific
“When I became a free agent, honestly I wanted to sign another contract with Yankees and play there,” Tanaka said. “Then as I heard different things, I thought I might have to take a different road and considered various things.”
Nippon Professional Baseball is looking to get back to a normal 143-game season — after which both the Central and Pacific Leagues will stage their Climax Series — this year even with COVID-19 continuing to hang over society.
The teams have begun their spring training camps as scheduled on Feb. 1.