Happy Tuesday and Merry Christmas, everyone!
The old saying is to root for the name on the front of the jersey and not the back. Carlos Carrasco makes that really, really difficult. Hats off to Carlos for shipping off some holiday cheer to Venezuela and the Dominican Republic every year.
Around the league
- The A’s and Mike Fiers have agreed to a 2-year contract.
- If you needed further proof that the Hall of Fame voting is a sham, look to Bill Ballou.
- Or, for those who enjoy Twitter hot takes, here you go:
Mariano Rivera is tied with Robin Ventura for career wins above replacement. He pitched 24% of the innings Greg Maddux pitched in his career. The notion he’s a unanimous Hall of Famer is insane.— Michael Needham (@MikeNeedham) December 24, 2018