Are you a fan of old school baseball? New school? Were you even aware that there are many, many other schools to which you could belong?
Confused? You won’t be if you check out Jason’s excellent and extensive analysis of what it truly means to be “___ school.“
I’m disappointed, however, that Jason did not include Jeffery Leonard’s flap-down home run trot in “old school.” That’s a classic, and classics never go out of style.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent outfielder Carlos Gomez to a one-year deal worth $4 million.
Gomez hit .255/.340/.462 with 17 homers in 105 games for the Rangers last year. He missed time due to various ailments, as he has frequently over the past several years, playing 118 games in 2016 and 115 games in 2015. He’s useful when healthy. He just has to find a way to stay healthy.
The Rays just traded away Steven Souza and designated Corey Dickerson for assignment, making room for Gomez. Dickerson was slated to make $5.95 million and, if he is not traded, the Rays will be on the hook for $1 million of that. Souza was making $3.55 million. Gomez will work in the outfield corner rotation with Denard Span and Mallex Smith, while Kevin Kiermaier will cover center.