More dominoes fell over the weekend:
- Dallas Keuchel signs with the White Sox.
- Former Ray C.J. Cron signs with the Tigers, where he’ll join Jonathan Schoop.
- Hyun-Jin Ryu lands with the Blue Jays.
- Travis Shaw also goes to the Jays.
- Old friend Matt Moore lands with the Softbank Hawks of the NPB.
- Buster Olney writes about Charlie Morton as a trade target. $$$
- Josh Tolentini pours cold water on Morton trade talks in this Twitter thread:
From a few weeks ago, #Rays GM Erik Neander: “I don’t think Charlie is going anywhere. Maybe like 99.999 percent. Fully expect him to be here next year under virtually any circumstance. https://t.co/iS4dgIIq4g— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) December 22, 2019
- Let’s Go Tribe has some thoughts on the Mike Clevinger trade chatter (spoiler alert: they are against it).
- Marc Topkin talked with Spencer Patton, a former teammate of Yoshi Tsutsugo. Patton makes the comp to Kyle Schwarber, but also talks about how it could be a tough transition for Yoshi Tsutsugo. $$$
- Juan Toribio writes about the top Rays of the 2010s.
- Tom Verducci at Sports Illustrated talks about how baseball has changed in the 2010s.
- Katherine Acquavella at CBS Sports reports that MLB umpires union have reached a new deal that includes testing of electronic strike zone.
- Finally, here’s a dog so bad he’s good: