(with apologies to Natasha Trethewey’s “Myth”) The starter is the closer is the opener again, baseball writ by Rilke’s refrain: we must change our lives or suffer being left behind. Adapt or die. Some dislike the new, what’s bad for baseball, bullpen starts. Or: the JUCO prospect who almost didn’t play. Realize the scrap of…
Is there anything left of Matt Harvey’s arm for the Reds to salvage?
One day, the young god Obatala looked down from the sky and said, “The situation in the ballparks needs improvement! I must talk with Olorun and see what can be done.” He said to Olorun, “Poor Happy rules nothing but Joes and Bobs! What he needs are Bucks and Robertos, Roys and Dons. Everyone could…
Four years and $57 million for Alex Cobb would be a normal, ordinary signing in any other offseason.
Lance Lynn’s frustrating offseason ends in a one-year deal with the Twins, who again pounced at an unexpected opportunity.
Francisco Liriano and Ron Gardenhire are reuniting in Detroit, but a lot has changed since their time together in Minnesota.
Minnesota adds Logan Morrison at a steep discount coming off a 38-homer season, but where does he fit into the Twins’ lineup?