Many of the game’s other very best players have reacted similarly, but it’s rather different to hear those words come from Trout, who rarely expresses a public opinion on much of anything and seems destined not only for Cooperstown but a place on a very short list of the game’s greatest players.
by Cary Osborne Jimmy Nelson launched a ball into the ivy at Wrigley Field on Sept. 8, 2017. The ferocity with which the ball left his bat and the distance it traveled told the Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher, who had two extra-base hits in his career to that point, that it was a double.
It’s the first full day of all position players reporting to camp at Camelback Ranch. It’s also day 12,472 of the Houston Astros cheating scandal. Of course it’s not, but it is starting to feel that way.
A subplot to the Los Angeles Dodgers reaching an agreement with the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins was a secondary trade with the L.A. Angels. The deal called for the Dodgers to send Joc Pederson, Ross Stripling and Andy Pages to Anaheim in exchange for Luis Rengifo and one or two Minor League players.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signing of Terrance Gore to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Spring Training. Gore joins the organization on the first day position players were officially due to report to Camelback Ranch.
Boston Red Sox fans were not happy when their team traded superstar outfielder Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers this month, and nothing John Henry can say will make them feel better about the deal.
With several position players in camp since last week with Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers and catchers, it’s given the clubhouse ample opportunities to voice their frustrations with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and the Houston Astros.
Cristian Santana. Photo by: Stacie Wheeler We have reached the Top 30, where things start to turn up a bit. All of these guys’ names will be recognizable, and the Dodgers’ scouting and drafted efforts will be represented well from here on out.