Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s just talk about the fact that the Cleveland Cavaliers alone in one hour executed more transactions than all of Major League Baseball combined in the last three months.
Okay - five more days, we can do this.
Here’s the latest from Western Eastern Florida.
Dave Martinez, Washington Nationals' new manager, must find his own voice independent of Joe Maddon
Every time the Nats replace their manager, the Post will send one of their writers to sit down with the new skipper to get a more in-depth profile. This year, it was Chelsea Janes and Dave Martinez, talking clubhouse quirks, analytics, getting in the way of fights, Joe Maddon, anything but Joe Maddon, and why it took him so long to get a job.
What remaining moves do the Nats have?
Is another late free agent strike coming? Does the Raudy Read suspension change anything? What about Derek Lilliquist (as in, what will he be like?). Also, a nugget about where the new Triple-A team will be located?
With Dave Martinez on the way in, could Bryce Harper be on the way out?
It's the first AP story of the year about Bryce Harper potentially leaving the Nats! We've never heard it.
*whispers* are we done arguing about this in the comments
Former Nats First Base Coach Davey Lopes Retires
Davey Lopes helped groom Trea Turner into one of baseball's best base-stealers. However, after losing his job again, he decided to call it quits.
Inside Baseball MLB Notes | What Is Red Sox' Backup Plan?
"The Marlins are... reasonable to hold out for Victor Robles or Juan Soto for J.T. Realmuto... (and) suggest they have no plans to abandon their plan to insist on at least one of those two young players... (but) there's probably still a deal to be made."
MLB Players Association to open spring training camp for unsigned free agents
Site will be at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., as many top-tier players hope to get in shape while awaiting new deals.