Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Rockies are willing to deal Marco Scutaro but the price is “high.” Frankly, the Rockies should be dealing anyone not named Tulowitzki, Gonzalez or Fowler because this stuff just isn’t working.
If you want Scutaro, you’ll be getting a middle infielder who is hitting .283/.334/.382 on the year.
The Yankees have announced an investment partnership with Vision Esports. Vision Esports is the largest single shareholder of three esports-related companies, which includes Echo Fox, Twin Galaxies, and Vision Entertainment. The size of the investment was not disclosed.
Echo Fox was founded by former NBA player Rick Fox. The team has players from some of the most popular titles, including League of Legends, Call of Duty, Street Fighter, and Super Smash Bros.
Twin Galaxies tracks retro video game world records. Vision Entertainment creates esports content across various platforms.
This is not the first intersection of baseball and esports. Earlier this year, pitcher Trevor May joined esports team Luminosity. Other teams, particularly in the NBA, have gotten involved in esports. Last year, the Philadelphia 76ers acquired esports teams Dignitas and Apex.