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MLB Bullets brings down the axe

MLB is rocked as the report on the sign-stealing scandal is released. Two teams are looking for new managers. Josh Donaldson signs with the Twins.

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I don’t think that there has ever been a day with so many articles to link to in the entire time I’ve been doing this feature. There is just a ton on the fallout from the commissioner’s verdict on the Astros’ (and now Red Sox) sign-stealing scandal. And we’ll have to get to Josh Donaldson as well. I’ll try to just post the very best and some things are going to have to get pushed to Friday. For example, I’ll just have to deal with the Diamondbacks trading RHP Matt Andriese to the Angels until Friday. Except that I just handled it now, so I guess I won’t do that story Friday. But that’s the type of story that’s getting pushed to Friday.

Also, I’ll just say this here because I have to count the number of articles I’m writing these days so I won’t do a separate one, but what impact will this have on the push for minor league contractions? The Astros were widely considered to be the driving force behind this effort. I suspect that nothing will change on that front because the Astros had many small-market allies that could pick up their banner in these negotiations, but it certainly opens a window for a team like the Yankees or Cubs to assemble a coalition of owners to stop contraction. The question is whether or not they want to.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster.