Yankees fans: this is why we all hate your team

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OK, maybe “hate” is a strong term, but there’s a reason why people get all bent-out-of-shape about the Yankees, and stuff like this is the reason:

And yes, we know what you’re going to say: “it’s Harper and the Daily News and they’re full of it.”  Well, be that as it may, the reason they’re allowed to be so full of it like this is that this particular brand of full of it sells a lot of papers because it reflects the opinions of a great many Yankees fans.  If you’re more reasonable than that, wonderful. But realize that you’re in the minority.

Report: Nationals sign reliever Brandon Kintzler to a two-year deal

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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.

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.