December 4, 2020

Stark: Why the Braves and White Sox (unfortunately) aren’t foreshadowing more action early in this offseason (The Athletic)


It’s Week No. 4 of the baseball offseason. And if this were the NBA, 48 free agents would have signed three weeks ago — and you’d probably already have gotten your LOOK WHO WE JUST SIGNED season-ticket brochure in the mail.

Oops. Sorry. Got to daydreaming again about an offseason where stuff actually happens. But what the heck. At least we have the Braves and White Sox.

The Braves: They’ve already swooped in and signed Will Smith (three years, $40 million) and Travis d’Arnaud (two years, $16 million), while re-signing four of their own players — Nick Markakis, Tyler Flowers, Chris Martin and Darren O’Day. So that’s six signings, all before Thanksgiving? How about that for a throwback November!

The White Sox: Hey, what do you say we hoist a toast to the White Sox for dominating last week’s headlines? First, on Thursday, they signed the best catcher on the market, Yasmani Grandal, to a four-year, $73 million contract. (Did you know that was…

Read “Stark: Why the Braves and White Sox (unfortunately) aren’t foreshadowing more action early in this offseason” at The Athletic