Day 68 of Mister Manfred’s lockout. The two sides met Tuesday. Both were scheduled to meet again on Thursday, but MLB backed out.
Recap: MLB opted out of a meeting on Thursday and asked for a federal mediator. The MLBPA declined the mediator in a statement Friday in which they stated their willingness to negotiate. Now we wait to the see the owners’ response. I think the end-game is probably a strike.
Congratulations to the Colombian team that won the Caribbean Series. The Dominican Republic was the top seed and defeated the fourth seed Mexico (2-1) in one semifinal game. Second-seeded Colombia beat third-seeded Venezuela (8-1) in the other. Colombia beat the Dominican Republic, 4-1, in the final.
Information and game write-ups can be found here.
I saw some activity at the Complex Friday. Logan O’Hoppe got some behind the plate work in with Greg Brodzinski and later with Greg and Rob Thomas. In between, LOgan caught bullpens for a couple pitchers.
Ethan Evanko threw about twenty-five pitches and looked good. Chase Antle threw about 40 pitches. I don’t recal having seen Antle pitch, so I don’t have a baseline with which to compare. Antle was signed as an NDFA in 2020, the year they had just five rounds.
A few other pitchers came over to support the rehabbing pitchers – Trevor Bettencourt, Bruce Schulze, and Keylan Killgore. Staff in attendance that I recognized in addition to Rob Thomas – Dave Dombrowski, Larry Bowa, and a gent I was told is Kevin Bradshaw.
I’ll be back again a few times this week.
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Rosters and Stuff
- organization’s rosters (1/30/22)
- organization’s injury list (1/30/22)
- organization’s Rule 5 eligibility (1/30/22) (includes player info, assignments, …)
- December 1, 2021: CBA expires
- December 2, 2021: Manfred locks out players
- TBA: Minor League spring training reporting date (probably mid-to-late February)
- April 5, 2022: Lehigh Valley season opener at home v. Columbus
- April 8, 2022: Clearwater season opener at home v. Fort Myers
- April 8, 2022: Jersey Shore season opener at home v. Aberdeen
- April 8, 2022: Reading season opener at home v. Somerset