So Mookie Wilson has a blog

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My daughter — who I taunt by calling her “Mookie” for reasons I can’t even recall at this point — isn’t going to like this: Mookie Wilson has his own blog now. And it’s a Blogspot number, just like the one most of us launched at some time over the past several years.  Mookie is keepin’ it real. I like it!

By the way: I learned of this from Adam Rubin’s post about it on ESPN New York. Rubin is doing Wilson a favor by promoting his blog but really, Adam: block quoting an entire post?

Oh well, it’s always the same: these mainstream media people free-riding on the work of hardworking bloggers …

Twins sign Michael Pineda to a two-year deal

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The Twins just announced that they have signed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year contract.

Pineda, 28, has a 4.05 career ERA and has struck out 9.1 batters per nine innings over 680 career major league innings.

Pineda underwent Tommy John surgery this past July, so the Twins are buying a 2018 filled mostly with rehab and a pitcher for 2019. As such, the deal is probably not too taxing financially, but could pay off pretty well for them if Pineda comes back strong.