I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise:
As part of that, Boras suggested that using the luxury tax threshold as something of a ceiling for payrolls represents an artificial (and, given the revenues in the game, unnecessary) constraint.
That’s an admittedly cheap little snippet from WEEI, summarizing a lengthy interview of Scott Boras regarding the Great Offseason Issues of the day. Read the whole thing for the Alpha Agent’s always interesting take.
He does have a good point, though: with team values and revenues going up the way they have, if anything, payroll increases have actually lagged some from what one might expect.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres will place outfielder Franchy Cordero on the 10-day disabled list and activate outfielder Hunter Renfroe from the DL on Monday.
Cordero, 23, has been slumping, batting .140 with four extra-base hits in 47 plate appearances dating back to May 11. The Padres noticed that the forearm issue has been affecting his swing in recent games. Manager Andy Green said, “It was something where he could swing a certain way to manage it. But swinging that way was not him.”
Renfroe, 26, has been out since mid-April due to inflammation in his right elbow. He hit .200/.281/.440 in 57 PA prior to landing on the disabled list. Renfroe played in 10 rehab games with Triple-A El Paso.