Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Cleveland has two players in contention for awards this off-season: Corey Kluber for his third Cy Young and Jose Ramirez for his first MVP. I’d love them both to win, but I would be surprised if either wins.
The Indians could get a lot more representation in Cooperstown if the 16-member panel votes to induct some of these former players/coaches/managers.
Around the league
- The Cubs aren’t working on an extension with Joe Maddon just yet.
- Billy Beane is the MLB Executive of the Year in the first year of the award. #Moneyball
- The Mets have started the shuffle with the firing of their hitting coach and their bullpen coach. They’ve also announced that Mickey Callaway is getting a new bench coach.
- Brian Cashman wants CC Sabathia and J.A. Happ back with the Yankees next season.
- Yusei Kikuchi has been posted by the NPB Seibu Lions.
Bartolo Colon, a youngish 45, intends to come back and pitch for a 22nd season #BigSexy— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 5, 2018
I heard Billy the Marlin is getting a makeover. Thinner, shorter bill, cleats are among some rumored changes. Billy had no comment. He never does. He is a fish.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) November 5, 2018