The A’s try to convince Kyler Murray to stick with baseball. The Phillies make their pitch to Bryce Harper. The Yankees sign an infielder not named Manny Machado. Yasiel Puig races golf carts.
Without getting too far into my personal history, I was always under the impression that my ethnic heritage was mainly Norwegian. I took one of those DNA tests recently and I discovered that I’m probably only a tiny bit Norwegian and that my predominant ethnic heritage is actually Finnish. So here’s a link to the Finnish Baseball and Softball Federation. I hereby apply to be any team’s Finnish scout. I’m sure it’s the next hotbed of baseball talent.
- Athletics top draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray has indicated that he intends to declare for the NFL Draft. The A’s are talking with Murray and his representative Scott Boras about what it would take for him to commit to baseball full-time.
- Jeff Passan reports that MLB has agreed to allow the A’s to make a new financial offer to Murray without running afoul of rules concerning bonuses to draft picks. From what I understand (and from what Passan is reporting), tearing …Read the Rest
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