There isn’t much for Blue Jays news. None of the teams, or players, want to set the bar for what top free agents will get this year. I can imagine the Jays front office might have learned something from signing Kendrys Morales early in the off-season before we found out that teams weren’t valuing slugging as highly that off-season.
Yesterday I lost my OOTP Baseball game I’ve been playing since the start of Covid (not the one we’ve been posting here, I plan to finish that up between Christmas and New Year’s). I think I shut off the laptop while the game was still saving. I was nearing the end of the 2025 season. My Jays won their first World Series in 2024, and were playoff bound in 2025. So I’m sad today.
Celebrations in the Dominican Winter League are pretty epic.
There is some good news today. Something that should have been done many years ago, but better late than never:
Some news to report: MLB is officially, finally recognizing the 1920-1948 Negro Leagues as the major leagues they always were. I wrote @ringer about the too-long path to this point, the significance of the news, and the ramifications for the record books.https://t.co/kJT16xzm3v— Ben Lindbergh (@BenLindbergh) December 16, 2020
The Athletic has a story on domestic abuse allegations about Omar Vizquel.
Included in the story was this:
Blanca said she knew online hate and campaigns of intimidation would be a reality if she came forward (“I was silent for a long time because I knew this was coming.”) but did not anticipate the level of vitriol she received. Blanca also said some of Vizquel’s fans posted nasty messages on her Instagram page, including suggestions that she kill herself.
I can’t understand this stuff. Even if you don’t believe her, what is the point of terrorizing her. I can’t imagine the mindset that would do that.
If this came out a month ago, it might have changed some Hall of Fame votes.
Scott Boras is saying nice things about the Blue Jays. But then he called Jackie Bradley Jr. PBJ because he was ‘sweet, smooth and spreads it all over’. I’m guessing it was meant as a compliment. Boras figures the Jays are going to make some big signings.
Let’s do a poll:
If the Jays can only sign one o the top free agents I’d most like
This poll is closed
MLB and the Players’ Association are arguing over whether 2021’s season will be a full 162 games or a shortened season. MLB is talking about delaying the season until May. The players, of course, would like play 162 and get their full pay.
I’m thinking it depends on how long it take for most of us to get the vaccine. I can’t see having full stadiums until then. As much as I’d love to see a game again, I wouldn’t be willing go until I felt it was safe.