MLBPA Sends Limp-Dick Memo About Payroll Slashing, Is Summarily Shooed Off

Next winter will be the real bellwether for the state of MLB payroll spending—handwringing over shrinking payroll today might disappear all at once if the movement of next winter’s studs lifts all boats—but the early indicators of this winter are troubling. The hot stove is cool, there’s a boatload of free agents…

Engelb Vielma Tracker: All Your Hot Engelb Vielma Moves And Anagrams Here

“The offseason has been so slow,” you say. “Nothing is happening. Nothing has been happening.” But have you considered that the offseason actually has not been so slow if you take into account the activity of non-prospect minor-league defensive specialist Engelb Vielma? A quick look, with some in-season backstory for…

Christian Yelich Freed From Miami, Joins Surprisingly Fun Brewers Club 

The hot stove is warm, baby. A week after Christian Yelich’s agent announced the outfielder’s relationship with the Marlins was “irretrievably broken,” he’s been shipped off to the Brewers in exchange for a solid haul of prospects: outfielders Lewis Brinson and Monte Harrison, second baseman Isan Diaz and pitcher…