- Long-time MLB Umpire Dale Scott chose to retire after suffering a concussion from a foul tip early in the 2017 season. It sounds a lot like the Joe Mauer concussion to me. Scott also came out in 2014, which I had no idea of, but its really cool, and I hope he writes a book or something, because his story sounds very interesting. He said coming out unburdened him.
- The A’s hired their first female talent evaluator, and the article has some cool information on others who are starting to diversify the MLB front offices
- Tom Verducci’s notebook has some musings on the idea of the six-man rotation. That would be... interesting for the Twins, since they can’t seem to even find a reliable five. It should be no surprise, this whole thing was sparked by Shohei Ohtani. Going to a six-man rotation would have an interesting ripple effect on roster construction.
- We apparently have permission to hate the Yankees again. I don’t know about you, but I never stopped.
- Speaking of teams we kinda hate, the Tigers will be retiring Jack Morris’ number 47 this upcoming August
- LEN3 provided updates on the Sano and Hughes injury situations. They are both going to be in the best shape of their lives come Spring Training, don’t worry.
- Grant Brisbee thinks this could be the year that small market teams dominate the free agent pitching market. The Twins are exhibit “A” in his analysis.
Sorry for getting personal here for a second, but as some of you know, I’m getting married this weekend. The soundtrack today will be our first dance, and even though she probably won’t read this, I’m going to consider it a dedication.