With Scott Rolen currently the 19th 3rd basemen to be sworn in right into the Hall of Fame, right here are 3 points we’ll be watching on around the baseball globe throughout the day today:
1. Is a Greinke bargain shut?
Future Hall of Famer Zack Greinke is perhaps the finest beginning bottle still readily available on the freelance market at this moment, also heading right into his age-39 period. Rumors have actually lengthy percolated concerning a feasible get-together in between Greinke and also the Royals, that he began his profession with and also went back to for the 2022 project. The Royals are hopeful concerning their possibilities of re-signing Greinke, and also after losing greater than $6MM through their professions of Michael A. Taylor and also Adalberto Mondesi, they can possibly raise their previous deal. The Orioles have actually supposedly signed in on Greinke also.
2. Is the Astros’ GM search nearing a verdict?
Ever because the Astros remarkably split methods with GM James Click soon after the club won the 2022 World Series, Houston’s baseball procedures division has actually lacked a GM. That can be on the edge of altering, nonetheless. Dana Brown, Bobby Evans, James Harris, and also Brad Ausmus are currently amongst the reported finalists after Michael Hill reported eliminated himself from factor to consider for the setting. Astros proprietor Jim Crane continues to be interested in bringing now-former Brewers head of state of baseball procedures David Stearns back to Houston, however he’s still under agreement with the Brewers as a consultant, positioning him extra on the perimeter of this search.
3. MLBTR Player Chat Today
As we have for the previous couple of days, we’ll be organizing an online chat at 10am CST with a previous MLB player along with our common 5pm CST Wednesday chat with MLBTR’sAnthony Franco Today, we’re thrilled to invite previous major league catcher Michael McKenry, that acted of 7 Major League periods as a participant of the Rockies, Pirates, and alsoCardinals His finest periods can be found in 2012, when he got involved in a career-high 88 ready the Pirates and also reduced.233/.320/.442 (109 wRC+), and also in 2014, when he reduced an outstanding.315/.398/.512 (140 wRC+) for the Rockies throughout 57 video games. If you missed out on the other day’s chat with right-hander Jacob Turner, you can check out the records right here.