Yesterday word got around that Major League Baseball was going to expand replay. We should probably just say that they’re maybe leaning that way. Here’s the official word from MLB:
To clarify, the Special Committee for On-Field Matters discusses many issues, but no decisions have been made regarding instant replay.
Which makes sense. The Special Committee for On-Field Matters has only been around for a year or so. MLB Committees usually haven’t even ordered their first box of donuts and taken roll until a good year and a half have transpired.
Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Tigers have signed Francisco Liriano to a one-year, $4 million contract.
Liriano split time between the Blue Jays and Astros last year, putting up a 5.66 ERA in 38 games, 18 of which were starts, striking out 85 and walking 53 in 97 innings. He pitched two-thirds on an inning in the World Series, but overall it was a pretty substandard season. But hey, those innings ain’t gonna eat themselves, and Liriano will eat some in Detroit.
Not to speak ill of him: he is almost certainly the second best Francisco Li- player in the division.