Talking about handsome managers, fist-bumping Harold Reynolds on MLB Network’s Hot Stove


The handsome manager post from the other day made its way around the Winter Meetings lobby on Tuesday and Wednesday. That inspired MLB Network to invite me on the “Hot Stove” show yesterday morning to talk about it all.  The highlight? A fist-bump with Harold Reynolds:



That’s going in the scrapbook. Oh, and here’s the segment. Larger version here, if you can handle that much handsomeness.

Brewers are interested in Jake Arrieta

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Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Brewers may be interested in Jake Arrieta.

The Brewers could definitely use a front line starter, especially with Jimmy Nelson slated to miss a good chunk of next season due to a rotator cuff injury. Arrieta will be expensive, obviously, but the Brewers have a lot more payroll flexibility than most teams, with only minimal money due on long term contracts. Most of that is for Ryan Braun, but even the outlay for him is reasonable, with deferred money involved. Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel laid all of that out back in October.

Milwaukee had a surprisingly good 2017 and they have the ability to add in free agency or to take on salary in trades if they want to. Maybe they don’t get Arrieta but they could make a splash this offseason.