Charlie Manuel, when asked whether the Phillies were stealing signs:
“Applesauce. We’re totally on the square, see. Now scram, before I get sore, get me?”
Wait, forgot to run that through the Charlie Manuel-to-modern translator. Let’s see . . . ah, there we are:
“Keep crying. Absolutely not. Absolutely [bleeping] not. In no way were we stealing signs. We don’t
Know what? I don’t know that we really needed the translator after all.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Monday night that the Blue Jays have signed outfielder Curtis Granderson to a one-year, $5 million deal. The contract is pending a physical and includes performance incentives.
Granderson, who turns 37 years old in March, spent last season with the Mets and Dodgers, batting an aggregate .212/.323/.452 with 26 home runs and 64 RBI in 527 plate appearances. He struggled offensively after going to the Dodgers, mustering a paltry .654 OPS. He went 1-for-15 in the playoffs as well.
The Blue Jays will likely platoon Granderson in the corner outfield. His career OPS is 158 points higher versus right-handed pitchers than against left-handers.