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Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend while being interviewed by Ken Rosenthal


Big night for Carlos Correa last night. He went 1-for-4 in Game 7, his team won and he is now the starting shortstop of the World Series Champion Houston Astros.

Oh, and he got engaged on national TV too.

He did it while Fox’s Ken Rosenthal was interviewing him, pulling the ring out — he planned in advance to have a clubhouse attendant rush it out to him as soon as the game was over had the Astros won — turning to his girlfriend,¬†Daniella Rodriguez, and popped the question.

He actually popped it twice, as it he seemed to be concerned that she didn’t hear him. She heard him just fine based on her reaction. She was just floored:

We’re generally anti-ballpark proposals around here, but if you’re one of the actual players as opposed to a fan, an exception can be made.

And yes, to answer the first question almost all of us had upon seeing this, he did have a Plan B in case the Astros lost last night, which probably would’ve put a damper on things. What that Plan B is I have no idea, but now the two of them have one of the best proposal stories you’ll ever hear.

Scooter Gennett wins arbitration case against Reds

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The Reds lost their first arbitration case of the offseason, per a report from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Second baseman Scooter Gennett was awarded the $5.7 million salary figure he was seeking from the team, a $600,000 bump over the $5.1 million they countered with last month.

Gennett, 27, is coming off of a career-best performance in 2017. After getting claimed off of waivers by the Reds last March, he broke out with an impressive .295/.342/.531 batting line, 27 home runs and 2.4 fWAR in 497 plate appearances. By season’s end, he ranked among the top five most productive second basemen in the National League (and 12th overall). He’s currently set to remain under team control through 2019.

Gennett was only the second Reds player to go to an arbitration hearing this winter. Fellow infielder Eugenio Suarez was defeated in arbitration last week and stands to make just $3.75 million compared to the $4.2 million he filed for in January. All 22 arbitration cases have now been resolved. Twelve were decided in favor of the players.