If not for the financial hell the Rays constantly live in, Forsythe probably stays. His salary was set to jump from a meager $1 million after arbitration.
With the Dodgers more than able to pay and thus receiving Forsythe to become their new everyday second baseman —as well as part-time third baseman, shortstop and left fielder— they sacrificed one of their blue chip prospects: Jose De Leon.
Alex Jackson and Max Povse participating in Arizona Fall League
He has continued his strong momentum in the Arizona Fall League, so far playing in 10 games, posting an attractive .357/.426/.810 line with four long balls and 14 RBI.
In the ALCS against the Yankees, the 23-year old (who I interviewed last year) had a pair of runs and RBI in game six but will have people remembering his epic, pinpoint throw home to nab Greg Bird and the Yankees of tying game seven at one.
Now history, they waited until the final seconds to consummate the deal. (Reportedly two precious ticks of the clock were left when Verlander waived his no-trade clause.)
Neuse, who will turn 23 in December, is a north Texas native and was unsuccessfully first picked by his hometown Rangers in the 38th round back in 2013. A good call indeed, as he would be picked in the second round out of the University of Oklahoma in 2016.
Like I said at the top, the Wild Card game is extreme fun. That is, unless you’re a part of it. The stakes are rightfully sky high, especially for the home team, who are 4-8 in the six years that the one-game playoff has existed.
Yarbrough led the International League with 159 strikeouts, all the while walking a minuscule 39 batters in 157.1 innings, adding up to a 1.16 WHIP that called a 3.43 ERA its brother.
There have been countless trades discussed, more winners than losers, but this one is my favorite. The redemption of Jarred Cosart.
After playing in the Arizona Fall League, he continued to display the ultimate tool this season: the bat. He slashed .321/.379/.422, finishing fourth in the league in hitting.
With his body catching back up to his mind, he was promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at the end of June.
Where he took off.
His lone playoff performance amounted to seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits, a walk and punching out five.
The Midland RockHounds have won the Texas League title each season since 2014 and are back in the postseason once again, attempting to make it an incredible four in a row.
guess mistakes happen, but the same thing happened in the other deal. A deal of true blockbuster proportions —involving an All-Star pitcher and a blue chip prospect— was also completed sans integrity.
"...here I am today, Still playing and still having a blast.”