Babe Ruth really needed to learn to respect the game

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All I’m saying is that if Carlos Gomez made a show of going sans underwear, wasting his money and eating and drinking junk food during ballgames, some people around here would have some very sharp words for him.

In other news, if you are not following the great John Thorn on Twitter, do so now. Just the best for this kind of stuff.

Report: Tigers sign Jordy Mercer to one-year, $5.25 million deal

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Tigers agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million with shortstop Jordy Mercer, per Fancred’s Jon Heyman.

Mercer, 32, hit .251/.315/.381 with six home runs and 39 RBI in 436 plate appearances for the Pirates last season. His triple-slash line from 2018 is pretty close to his career triple-slash line, so that’s about what the Tigers should expect from him.

Mercer will take over as the full-time shortstop for the Tigers, who lost José Iglesias to free agency. Mercer does have versatility, with the ability to play first, second, and third base as well as the corner outfield in a pinch.