Wanna buy Bret Saberhagen’s old baseball stuff?

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Via the Associated Press, two-time Cy Young winner Bret Saberhagen is auctioning off a bunch of his old baseball memorabilia “because it’s gathering dust in a storage shed and the proceeds will be used to benefit others.”

SCPAuctions.com is running the sale and there are a total of 77 items up for bid, including:

– 1985 World Series ring
– Game-worn high school uniforms
– 1985 and 1989 Cy Young awards
– The ball from his first MLB win
– The ball from his 1991 no-hitter
– Rolex watch from winning World Series MVP
– Comeback Player of the Year award
– Gold Glove award

And then all sorts of other random stuff too.

Saberhagen made nearly $50 million during his 16-season career and retired in 2001, but the Associated Press reports that “the proceeds will go to his foundation and four children.”

Diamondbacks, T.J. McFarland avoid arbitration

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Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports that the Diamondbacks and reliever T.J. McFarland have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a $1.45 million salary for the 2019 season. McFarland, in his third of four years of arbitration eligibility, filed for $1.675 million while the Diamondbacks countered at $1.275 million. McFarland ended up settling for just under the midpoint of those two figures.

McFarland, 29, was terrific out of the bullpen for the D-Backs last season, finishing with a 2.00 ERA and a 42/22 K/BB ratio in 72 innings. While the lefty may not miss a lot of bats, he does induce quite a few grounders. His 67.9 percent ground ball rate last season was the third highest among relievers with at least 50 innings, trailing only Brad Ziegler (71.1%) and Scott Alexander (70.6%).

McFarland was dominant against left-handed hitters, limiting them to a .388 OPS last season, but the D-Backs deployed him nearly twice as often against right-handed hitters, who posted an aggregate .764 OPS against him. It will be interesting to see if the club decides to use him more as a platoon reliever in 2019.