Lyons is right, spring training is a false prophet. But even so, feel free to crack a small smile today because there will at least be some baseball activity to look forward to as opposed to the rest of this anticlimactic garbage of an off-season.
The backup prediction for Jason Kipnis at second base is Max Moroff. That about sums up the roster as of right now.
Basically, there are a lot of players and a lot of positions to fill. As long as no one (else) gets injured between now and Opening Day, I’ll be content.
Around the league
- Brett Anderson will be in Oakland for another year.
- Gerrit Cole is headed to arbitration with the Astros. He wants $13.5 million, the Astros want to pay $11.4 million.
- Nick Hundley has a new minor league contract with the Athletics.
- Derek Jeter apparently wants the Marlins to win now. Could’ve fooled me.
- Kyler Murray is headed to the NFL, leaving a potential MLB career behind.
- Justin Verlander is fed up with the free agent system.
- The Mets supposedly don’t have room for either Manny Machado or Bryce Harper.
- Despite the news about Kyler Murray, the Athletics are taking the Lloyd Christmas approach: