After months of negotiating, MLB opted for the implementation of a season in accordance with their March 26th agreement with the MLBPA. The players still have to agree to show up, which is expected to become public knowledge today. By not agreeing to a deal with MLB, the PA retained the ability to levy legal action against the owners. Their decisions on both playing and taking legal action should become clear in the near future.
The rejection noted above lead to the implementation of a season. The incompetence on both sides has become increasingly evident, and Monday was only a continuation of that incompetence. At least we appear to be closer to baseball happening. Hopefully it doesn’t just appear that way.
Matt Powers takes a deep dive into the talents of Braves draftee Spencer Strider.
Strider doesn’t have the ideal delivery. It’s a bit unorthodox with some effort and may have contributed to his past elbow issue. His delivery may limit him to being a reliever as he’s not a big guy(6”, 195 pounds) and needs that effort to throw as hard as he does.
Check out some of the slowest pitches in baseball history, including the 80 MPH fastball of Jamie Moyer.
The White Sox struck a deal with 11th overall pick Garrett Crochet, who was considered a possible Braves target pre-draft. The White Sox took the left-hander much earlier, and now have secured his services in writing.