The St. Louis Cardinals tried to sneak hard-throwing reliever Eduardo Sanchez through waivers. The Cubs beat Toronto's Alex Anthopolous to the punch.
Sanchez joins Rafael Dolis as minor league relievers in Iowa on the 40 man roster.
Brenly doesn’t see why there can’t be a fifth umpire in a booth quickly reviewing calls on a bank of monitors in front of him. The way he sees it, it shouldn’t slow the game down. In fact, it might speed things up
Stewart's wife is living in Chicago waiting in the apartment he rented. He took the 72 hours to report to spend time with his wife in Des Moines. His kids miss him. He's a good teammate. I get all that.
But why would he just assume he was going to be handed the job?
I'm guessing very few people are familiar with SBN's "Blog Huddle" site. But there was a post just yesterday addressing the performance issues plaguing all of the network's sites this week.
(IGNORE THIS FANSHOT AT YOUR OWN RISK. FOR THE DAY OF RECKONING COMETH!!!)
He has Gray going #1 to the Astros with Appel going to the Cubs. This is the second mock draft that I've seen where Gray goes #1. The logic is that Gray will sign for less than Appel and the Astors could then apply that savings to the rest of the draft.
Personally, I find that logic to be a bit suspect. Most scouting reports have Appel and Gray as the #1 and #1A prospects. I'm not sure why Gray would be giving much of a discount over Appel. They are rated just about the same, with Appel being maybe a bit more polished.
Regardless, I'd be happy if it turned out this way.