Congratulations are in order for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who won the World Series last night. It’s a culmination that began when Andrew Freidman was hired away from the Rays with the largest contract ever at the time for an executive. They did some crazy things along the way, but when you see an all-time great like Clayton Kershaw finally get his ring, it makes you smile.
On to the links.
- Yet another pitching coach is departing the team, this time one that is a little more expected than when Bryan Price abruptly retired.
- The qualifying offer could go out to two Phillies this year, something not many teams can brag (?) about.
- Scott Lauber attempts to answer some questions as the offseason gets underway.
- The Mets’ owner saga is nearing its conclusion as well as a final vote for Steve Cohen appears imminent.
- Will Yadier Molina continue being the object of St. Louis’ affection? That’s a big question for the Midwestern behemoth.
- MLB lost a lot of money this season and it could lead to some belt tightening around the league, so says Rob Manfred.
- An option for the Phillies’ bench will come open this offseason from Seattle. Also, I had no idea he changed his name.
- Could a pending Dodgers free agent join a division rival?