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Saturday, November 16, 2019

A position-by-position look at the free agent market

Patrick Corbin was an exception last offseason.

Amid a slow free agent market — some stars didn’t sign until after the start of spring training — Corbin’s search for a new home was over in December when he received a $140 million, six-year contract from Washington.

That worked out pretty well for both team and player. Corbin was a key part of the Nationals’ starting rotation this year, and he threw three scoreless innings in relief in Game 7 of the World Series, helping the team win its first World Series title.

Now, another offseason is in full swing. It’s hard to say whether teams will be more aggressive in pursuing free agents, hoping to land the next Corbin, but the Atlanta Braves already made a significant move, signing reliever Will Smith away from San Francisco.

A consideration of the free-agent market of the moment.


Monday, July 22, 2019

Castellanos On Comerica: ‘This Park’s A Joke’

DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket)—Nicholas Castellanos saw one pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Blue Jays on Sunday. And that was all he needed to see to end the game, driving a Tim Mayza slider left over the plate into the bullpen—his first career walk-off home run and the Tigers’ fourth home win since the start of June.

It was Castellanos’ 11th homer of the season, just his 3rd at home. Of his 104 career home runs in six years, just 44 have come within the confines of Comerica Park. Surely, part of that can be contributed to the spacious dimensions of the Tigers’ home digs, one of the largest stadiums in the Major Leagues.

Following his walk-off on Sunday, Castellanos opened up on his feelings about Comerica, on a day where the depth of the field played in the Tigers’ favor, with the Blue Jays seeing several hard-hit balls swallowed up by the outfield.

“This park’s a joke,” Castellanos said. “It’s to the point where, how are we going to be compared to the rest of the people in the league for power numbers and OPS and slugging and all this stuff, when we’ve got a yard out here that’s 420 feet straight across to center field? We get on second base, third base, and (opposing players) looking like, ‘how do you guys do this?’ We play 81 games here, I don’t want to hear it about your two you hit that are questionable.”

I wonder how he would have reacted to seeing the Polo Grounds….

QLE Posted: July 22, 2019 at 03:40 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: comerica park, jokes, nicholas castellanos, outfield

 

 

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