It’s hot stove season as baseball is knee deep in its annual general manager meetings. As such, a lot of chatter — not just about the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal — is coming out of Arizona.
First, Los Angeles was finally officially linked to free agent 3B Josh Donaldson.
Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox continues to be linked to Los Angeles this off-season.
Importantly, Andrew Friedman has supposedly not been instructed to stay under the luxury tax in 2020.
Ryu Loses Cy Young
Mets’ ace right-hander Jacob deGrom took home the NL Cy Young on Wednesday with Hyun-Jin Ryu coming in second place in the voting:
At the GM meetings, Andrew Friedman confirmed Mark Prior as LA’s new pitching coach.
The Dodgers lost their Triple-A hitting coach on Wednesday: