Allow me to introduce you to the AL champion Tampa Bay Rays.
They have officially let Charlie Morton walk. Charlie signed a 1-year contract with Atlanta on Tuesday. Morton has, of course, pitched for Atlanta in the past. Atlanta will pay him the same $15M that Tampa was unwilling to spend.
And if that were not enough, they “have told other clubs that they’re open to the idea of trading Blake Snell.”
Way to upstage Cleveland’s cheapness, Tampa.
• Yasiel Puig and Jackie Bradley have challenged Trevor Bauer to a throwing distance competition.
• Speaking of King Yasiel, the Astros, Orioles, and Red Sox are interested in his services for 2021.