Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) attended Tuesday night’s game between the Cardinals and Mets at Citi Field. As luck would have it, Christie was able to snag a Paul DeJong foul ball in the top of the third inning. It wasn’t on the fly, but on a carom off of the protective netting behind home plate. As Christie gave the ball away to another fan, the Citi Field faithful booed him lustily.
CSN Philly’s John Clark has video:
Christie is not exactly popular these days after recently being spotted at Island Beach State Park, which had been closed to the public due to a budget dispute with Democrats. His approval rating dropped to 15 percent. Christie refused to apologize.
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.