The offseason is more than a week old now, and we’re still waiting for the first major move. Or the first minor move, for that matter. No trades or free agent signings around the league yet. Things will pick up a bit next week, once qualifying offer decisions are made. I hope things will pick up, anyway. This is offseason has been boring so far. Here are a few links to check out:
- I wrote about Mike Trout’s hypothetical free agency. He would’ve been a free agent this offseason had he not signed his extension a few years ago. Trout would’ve signed for all the dollars this winter. Like $600M. For real.
- I enjoyed Tom Verducci’s piece on the Astros using data to build their pitching staff. They’re spin rate enthusiasts, and used the information to take Charlie Morton’s game to the next level.
- Here are great Roy Halladay remembrance pieces from Grant Brisbee, Ken Rosenthal, and Jeff Passan. Check ’em all out.
Friday: Here is an open thread for the evening. The Islanders and Nets are the only local teams in action tonight. Talk about those games or anything else here, as long as it’s not religion or politics.
Saturday: This is the open thread again. The (hockey) Rangers, Islanders, Knicks, and Nets are all playing today, plus there’s all the day’s college football and basketball. Have at it.
Sunday: For the final time, this is the open thread. You’ve got all the day’s NFL and college basketball action, plus the Devils are playing as well. Talk about whatever here.