It’s that time of year when, in this new era of MLB owner restraint, you don’t even expect any non-relief pitchers to switch teams.
Sometimes, you come to LGT in late-November to pump out eleven comments about Chih-Wei Hu, and sometimes it’s to throw another prayer on the Don’t Trade Frankie pile.
So yes, the Indians have 3.4 WAR sitting there unsigned, but nobody is exactly caravaning to steal them.
• As of now, the Astros are the only known digital sign-stealing offender that Rob Manfred is aware of.
• The Braves signed Chris Martin to a 2-year, $14M contract, as the team weirdly announced on twitter. (It’s weird that they included the dollar amount, right? Teams don’t usually do that, right?) If, like me, you don’t remember him being on the Braves postseason roster, that’s because he’s the guy who got injured in Game 1 and was removed from the roster. I do remember that happening, just not the dude’s name. And, for him, besides the $14M, none of this sounds like much… Fun.
• Stephen Strasburg could sign soon. But probably not, since he isn’t a LO(T?)OGY.