The Boston Red Sox designated Pablo Sandoval for assignment. The Red Sox still owe Pablo Sandoval just shy of $50 million, which, according to Jon Morosi’s calculations, is the second-most dead money ever left on an MLB deal after Josh Hamilton’s Angels contract. It’s… well, it’s not a great contract. It’s not even a good contract. Is Sandoval’s deal the worst contract, though?
On the bright side, J.D. Martinez is once again crushing it and the Tigers probably can’t afford to re-sign him, so at least they won’t be able to overextend him, too. And hey, Justin Upton will probably opt-out, though that’s actually a shame since his contract ends at age-33, anyway.
And hey, with the number of strikeouts the Red Sox generate, what Devers needs to hit to justify the promotion might not be as high as you’d think.
There’s basically no way the Marlins will trade Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. Unless … well, OK. Let’s let Grant Brisbee do the whole Rumor Grade thing to this tasty morsel.
Clayton Kershaw left Sunday’s start with lower back tightness and is expected to land on the disabled list. About the only bright spot from this is that the Dodgers have a massive lead in the NL West and can weather a Kershaw injury.
Kershaw wasn’t the only major starter to be lifted from their Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China game early, as Stephen Strasburg couldn’t get loose and was lifted as a precaution after two innings.
An MLB umpire told a 5-year-old fan to kick Dee Gordon.
I’d make fun of the part where they’re prospect-huggers, except you know that Cheap Barcelona Jerseys every team has been asking for Seager and Bellinger for the last three years, and they’re probably OK with the decision to hang on to them.