Things that are not today’s big news story:
- Corey Kluber was named Opening Day starter.
- Carlos Carrasco went three innings to come back from elbow issues.
- Lonnie Chisenhall ran into a wall and is day-to-day with shoulder stiffness (uh-oh).
Today’s big news: Jose “Angry Hamster” Ramirez signed an extension with the team to buy out ALL of his arbitration years and his first free agent year with team options for his second and third free agency years, potentially locking Ramirez up through his age 31 season.
The $26 million contract extension includes team options for 2022 and '23, pending a physical, with a maximum value of $50 million.
Terry Pluto approves.
Confirmation of the inevitable is important, as if it were likely to be someone else.
Hoynsie recaps yesterday’s game.
Lonnie fought the wall and the wall won. More will be known today after further examination.
Carlos Carrasco went three innings and felt good afterwards.
Wave goodbye to Hoby, everybody.
Jeff Passan profiles Richie Shaffer and his offseason not playing for five different teams.