Yes, it’s almost time for the big one to go down. We might finally have our first big shocker of the offseason happen at any minute. You might think James Paxton being traded was the first, but honestly, we all knew he was going to be moved. It was inevitable. For now, on to the links!
Here at The Good Phight:
- John Stolnis came in discussing the Phillies letting Patrick Corbin walk out of Citizens Bank Park without donning the red pinstripes. Time will tell if this was a mistake or not.
Other Phillies news:
- The Phillies are continuing to grow their brand in Latin America and Bob Brookover begins a series about this. Seems like there is always some kid from Latin America that pops up on the prospect radar every year that the Phillies signed for extremely cheap money. Gotta love ol’ Sal.
- By the way, parts two and three are also found here. It’s a pretty interesting read. And it makes me want to never visit Venezuela.
- Corey Seidman looks at whether spending big money is actually a good idea these days.
- Did you realize Matt Klentak is under pressure? Jim Bowden ($), ol’ Ralph himself, thinks so!
- It seems like any minute now (possibly before this post sees the light of day), Robinson Cano will be a Met. Of course, there are others involved (some guy named Edwin something) and a bunch of the Mets prospects, but for now, it looks like our big shocker is about to happen. I might be in the minority here, but I (totally not sarcastically) like the move for the Mets.
- Hey, the Dodgers and Indians are also talking about a potential blockbuster. It seems as though Andrew Friedman has put the Indians’ three aces in his sights and will walk away with one of them. Which of course makes no sense from the Indians perspective, but who am I?
- Garrett Richards is headed to San Diego on a two year deal. He’s a guy I thought the Phillies might be interested in on the exact same kind of deal, but I guess he just likes the west coast.
- The Cubs traded someone. I’ve got nothing else to say about that.
Be good this weekend, kid. Until next time...