Cubs pulling in some serious hardware
In a move that shocked no one outside a few BFIB and Edinson Volquez backers, Kris Bryant was the unanimous winner of the NL Rookie of the Year award. Joe Maddon won the Manager of the Year award, and the only disappointment was that he was live at his bar for the announcement rather than on the Cousin Eddie. Jake Arrieta goes for the hat trick tonight for the NL Cy.
Jose Fernandez, please
Sirius XM's Craig Mish tweeted that the Marlins could move Jose Fernandez this offseason. This was immediately shot down by other reports, but given the history of the Miami Lorias and the intransigence of Scott Boras, it's not unreasonable. No one is untouchable after all, aside from maybe Rich Hill*. If only there was a team out there with assets to spare looking to trade for cost-controlled pitching and for which cheapness isn't a religion.
*does anyone remember who prompted the Hendry 'untouchable' quote/ACB meme in 2011? I know Hill was untouchable at one point, but I don't think it was him.
David Ross to retire
I guess we're past the 'last season'/'this season' line, since I was pretty excited to see that Ross would be retiring after this season…sadly 'this' is now 'the 2016 season'. I like Ross, and enjoy his walk-up music even more than Castro's, but it sure would be nice to see him in the dugout as a coach/mascot than in the batters' box.
Three and a half minutes of Ryan Theriot doing Ryan Theriot things
This was made over at viva el birdos back in 2011. And it's just one year of the Scraptain's antics!