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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Busy Toronto Blue Jays add Michael Brantley after George Springer deal, source says

The Toronto Blue Jays had added their second former Houston Astros slugger in as many days, agreeing to a three-year contract with outfielder/designated hitter Michael Brantley, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The Jays reached agreement on a six-year, $150 million contract with former Astros center fielder George Springer on Monday night, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan…

In 46 games with the Houston Astros in 2020, alternating between left field and DH, Brantley hit. 300, with five homers, 22 RBIs and an OPS of .840.

In a 12-year career with the Cleveland Indians and Astros, Brantley has a .297 average, with 114 homers, 640 RBIs and a .794 OPS. He’s been an All-Star four times, and in 2014 finished third in the MVP voting.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 20, 2021 at 12:22 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 20, 2021 at 01:15 PM (#6000796)
Not so fast, my friend!

@JeffPassan

There is not an agreement in place between outfielder Michael Brantley and the Toronto Blue Jays, according to a source. The Blue Jays are among the teams still in on Brantley, and a deal may eventually get done, but it is not finished.
   2. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: January 20, 2021 at 01:18 PM (#6000797)
It’s like Toronto thought they could just sign all the players while America had its back turned for a few hours during the inauguration.
   3. JRVJ Posted: January 20, 2021 at 01:40 PM (#6000800)
2, not a bad strategy, actually.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 20, 2021 at 04:07 PM (#6000830)
Oops!

@MarkBermanFox26
MLB source: #Astros reach an agreement with Michael Brantley on a two-year deal worth $32 million.
   5. Buck Coats Posted: January 20, 2021 at 05:42 PM (#6000847)
Astros steal another sign(ing)
   6. DFA Posted: January 20, 2021 at 07:43 PM (#6000865)
Maybe the Astros knew the Jays sales pitch?
   7. Rally Posted: January 20, 2021 at 09:19 PM (#6000891)
Just as Brantley was about to sign, he heard the banging of a trash can.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: January 20, 2021 at 09:43 PM (#6000897)
Just as Brantley was about to sign, he heard the banging of a trash can.

Couldn't he see the guy in the white suit?
   9. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 20, 2021 at 10:36 PM (#6000907)
   10. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 22, 2021 at 06:51 AM (#6001132)
Not so fast, my friend!

Story time!

Lee Corso once came to speak at my brother Mike's Rotary club. In the chow line, Corso reached for some food, and...

Mike (putting his hand on Corso's): Not so fast, my friend!
Corso (whirls around angrily): You know how many times I've had to hear that sh!t from people...?!
Mike: Uhhhhh....
Corso (grins): Gotcha...!

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