Around The Web: Minor Moves, The Hit-And-Run, And Overvaluing Prospects

MLB Trade Rumors: Reliever John Grabow signed with the Dodgers on a minor league deal. Story was broken by John Scanlan of…Twitter. Oh hells yeah.

MLB: Dodgers will invite 15 players to a developmental mini-camp at Dodger Stadium in January.

Pitchers (8): Steven Ames, Michael Antonini, Rubby De La Rosa, Stephen Fife, Shawn Tolleson, Josh Wall, Allen Webster and Chris Withrow.

Position players (7): Alex Castellanos, Griff Erickson, Tim Federowicz, Tyler Henson, Alfredo Silverio, Scott Van Slyke and Matt Wallach.

If nothing else, a decent look at who they are considering.

MLB: Dodgers announced their minor league coaching staff for 2012.


ESPN: Albert Pujols‘ wife explains the pain of having to question her faith over potentially making 25+ million dollars per year over 5 years instead of 10.

“When it all came down, I was mad. I was mad at God because I felt like all the signs that had been played out through the baseball field, our foundation, our restaurant, the Down Syndrome Center, my relationships, my home, my family close,” Deidre Pujols told the station. “I mean, we had no reason, not one reason, to want to leave. People were deceived by the numbers.”

“It’s just like God,” she said at the end of the interview, “to put us on a team called the Angels.”

Wow, I’m not religious but I feel offended for religious people.

Must be sickening to see a person use God to justify a choice made out of personal motivations…which were mainly based on money.


Baseball Prospectus: Mike Fast with an outstanding read on the hit-and-run play. Way too long to recap here, so I hope you have a subscription.

Grantland: Rany Jazyreli asks if executives now overvalue prospects.

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