Today is Hall of Fame day and we find out if anyone is going to join the Crime Dog Fred McGriff on the way to Cooperstown. For Philadelphia, that means wondering if Scott Rolen gets in.
Rolen had a somewhat contentious relationship with the team, winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1997 as a member of the Phillies, but eventually was traded once he turned down a lucrative extension from the then notoriously cheap Phillies ownership group. One he was with the Cardinals, he went on a run that saw him win four of his eight Gold Glove awards, cementing himself among the greatest third basemen of all time. Judging from the Hall of Fame tracking done online, he’s going to be close to getting in, but the guess here is he falls just short.
On to the links.
- You know what we don’t talk enough about? Fantasy baseball. If you were looking for some sleepers from the Phillies, here is a solid list of them.
- Old friend alert! The Phillies might be done, but did they do enough this offseason? Leo Morgenstern discusses.
- I keep forgetting that Jazz Chisholm is moving to center field....and it was apparently his idea to do so.
- The Twins, looking to make sure they catch everything in the outfield apparently, have traded for Michael A. Taylor, sending two prospects back to Kansas City.
- Arte Moreno has decided
not to be the owner that trades Mike Trout or doesn’t re-sign Shohei Ohtaninot to sell the team, thinking he can still win a World Series.