I’m sure some of you have heard this. I had not. And until I did a few minutes ago, my life was incomplete.
Resolved: Darryl Strawberry is the worst rapper in history. Further resolved: George Foster’s boast that the Mets were better than “the Red Machine,” likely did not go over very well at Sparky Anderson’s Hall of Fame induction.
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(Thanks to Amy K. Nelson for the heads up. This and more fun sports rapping can be seen over at Phat Friend)
Both a Kinsler and a Kintzler made headlines at the Winter Meetings. After the Angels acquired second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Nationals have inked reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year contract, pending a physical. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports that the deal is worth $10 million and includes a third-year option worth $6 million.
Kintzler, 33, spent the latter half of his 2017 campaign with the Nationals after the Twins traded him. Between both clubs, he put up an aggregate 3.03 ERA with 29 saves and a 39/16 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings.
Sean Doolittle will handle save situations for the Nationals. Kintzler and Ryan Madson will bridge the gap to him in the seventh and eighth innings.