Dissent of the Day: Yickitties and Mammos

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This morning I poked fun at Chipper Jones for tweeting nonsensically.  Then I got TOLD:

 

He’s right, you know. I realize that now. I had forgotten all of those times Roger Angell referred to Yickitties in his books. And who can watch a Vin Scully broadcast without hearing him hold forth on Mammos. It’s baseball writer malpractice on my part to forget that, really.

Apologies. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those who have been hurt by my #dumbass failure to #LearnTheDamnGame

The Tigers decline Anibal Sanchez’s 2018 option

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From the “this does not surprise us in the very least” department, Tigers GM Al Avila announced today that the club is declining its $16 million option on right-hander Anibal Sanchez.

Sanchez had a terrible year in 2017, going 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA in 2017. That’s a long slide down from his 2013 season, in which he won the AL ERA title, going 14-8 and posting an ERA of 2.57 in the first year of his five-year, $80 million deal. Since then he’s gone 28-35 with a 5.15 ERA. He never started 30 games or more over the course of the contract.

The declination of the option does come with a nice parting gift for Sanchez: a $5 million buyout. Which is pretty dang high for a buyout, but that’s how the Tigers rolled three or four years ago.