MLB free agency update, the ‘Ohtani Rule’, and more!
This week in La Bodega, the latest major free agent signings are discussed. Also, MLB agrees to impose a new rule named after one of the game’s biggest stars.
Then, MLB is dealing with a couple of more controversies. What are they and how will they be resolved?
Finally, Luis provides his top 12 picks in Fantasy Baseball.
LEADING OFF – BIG FREE AGENT SIGNINGS UPDATE
- Carlos Correa to MIN; 3 years, $103.5 million ($34.5 million AAV)
- Freddie Freeman to LAD; 6 years, $162 million ($27 million AAV)
- Kanley Jansen to ATL; 1 year, $16 million
- Nick Castellanos to PHI; 5 years, $100 million ($20 million AAV)
- Jorge Soler to MIA; 3 years, $36 million ($12 million AAV)
- Trevor Story to BOS; 6 years, $140 million ($23.33 AAV)
THE NO. 2 HITTER – MORE RULE CHANGES?
- The “Ohtani Rule” states that a pitcher can stay as a DH after he is removed from the game.
- Ghost Runners are back! But only for the 2022 season.
Source: MLB, Union Agree to temporary expanded rosters, ‘Shohei Ohtani rule’
THE THREE-SPOT – MLB CONTROVERSIES
- Appeals court rules letter that allegedly shows MLB hid Yankees’ sign stealing should be unsealed
- David Ortiz was targeted by drug kingpin in 2019 shooting, according to Ed Davis’s findings
CLEANING UP – LUIS’S FANTASY BASEBALL MOCK DRAFT
- Shohei Ohtani
- Juan Soto
- Mike Trout
- Jacob deGrom
- Vladdy Jr.
- Bryce Harper
- Gerrit Cole
- Trea Turner
- Walker Buehler
- Max Scherzer
- Mookie Betts
- Jose Ramirez
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