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Two thoughts this morning:
1. The A's signed Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year, $36-million contract, and when the news broke, I flashed back to comments that Scott Boras made about a year ago, to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, concerning the Oakland franchise:
“When teams recruit against the Oakland A’s, they say, ‘Why do you want to play in an empty park?’ It’s not about...Read more »
Not every team has announced its report dates for pitchers and catchers - the symbolic beginning of spring - but we're basically talking Presidents' Weekend. That marks the spiritual conclusion of the Hot Stove League - if not the actual ending, as a few free agents' cases tend to drag into camp.
That means we have a little less than seven weeks to occupy ourselves before we get live players...Read more »