Post game comments from TL.
Having Bukauskas trust his stuff in short bursts has translated in some good results thus far. D-Backs will maintain him in a bullpen role for the time being but have not ruled out a starting job in the future.
Smith says: “It’s still spring training and there’s still a lot of time to fix it and we just have to move forward.”
Steve Gilbert predicts Rojas, Mathisen and Thompson but no Bukauskas.
Matt Peacock joins Triple-A Reno, Josh Green and Sam Moll head to Minor League camp.
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“I have always felt taking the best talent, regardless of whether it is high school or college, is the best way to build an organization.”
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Says A’s president Dave Kaval: “Part of the reason we’re doing this is the price makes sense. Since a bitcoin is worth about the same as a season suite it gives our fans some different choices. And it kind of tests it to see if it’s something we’d like to do in more aspects of our business. And the other reason is, especially in the Bay Area you see more people discussing or transacting with bitcoin. We’re trying to be innovative in an era that we’re in the forefront. The A’s have always had a long history of innovating, so we felt this is a great way to do that.”
Across The Pacific
The right-hander, who one pro scout clocked at 163 kilometers (101.3 miles) per hour in an April 2019 training camp, turned pro last year with the Lotte Marines, one of four teams that named him their top 2019 draft choice. With coronavirus restrictions in place, the host Marines sold all 5,000 tickets they made available for Sasaki’s debut game.
The Japanese government is making arrangements to allow foreign athletes contracted to professional teams to enter the country after the state of emergency is lifted nationwide on March 21.
Former D-Back Kevin Cron beat the travel ban in December 2020 and has been with his team ever since, as you can read in this interesting article from the begin of March.
Masahiro Tanaka’s return to Nippon Professional Baseball will generate 5.717 billion yen ($54.2 million) a year for his team and the local economy of Miyagi Prefecture, according to an estimate by an expert in the field.
“The findings reveal that Tanaka’s annual salary of 900 million yen is not so expensive because he will have a huge economic impact on the local community,” expert Miyamoto said in a statement.
“I’ve faced him in MLB, and it’ll be fun to see him in the Olympics,” Choo said Sunday of Tanaka before the Landers’ practice game against the KT Wiz in Ulsan. “Since we’ll be representing Korea and Japan at the Olympics, the mindset will be much different (than in the majors).”
Today is @CPBL Opening Day in Taiwan. The packed stadium is a very positive sign of things to come.— Riccardo Fraccari (@WBSCPresident) March 13, 2021
Best of luck to all teams - including new club Wei Chuan Dragons - and Commissioner Tsai Chi-Chang for a successful season, as league worldwide begin opening their 2021 campaigns. pic.twitter.com/Fc65UwoslK
Across The Wall
Former MLB All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is reportedly interested in playing for the expansion Guadalajara Mariachis this summer after not appearing in a game since 2018. He is training for the upcoming season with hopes of appearing for Mexico in the Tokyo Olympics.