Marlins, Braves, Giants considering Jake Peavy

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Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Marlins, Braves, and Giants have all expressed interest in free agent starter Jake Peavy, though Rosenthal adds that Miami will only become a realistic option for Peavy if Dan Haren retires.

Peavy did well to resurrect his dwindling free agent value in the second half of the 2014 season, posting a 2.17 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 78 2/3 innings for the Giants after a July 26 trade from the Red Sox. He had a rough 4.72 ERA in 124 innings with Boston.

The 33-year-old right-hander should be able to find a two-year deal.

Edinson Volquez just signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Royals.

Nationals virtually unveil 2019 World Series rings

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On Sunday evening, the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals unveiled their championship rings online. The Nats took down the Astros in seven hard-fought games last October to win their first Fall Classic in franchise history, with starter Stephen Strasburg winning MVP honors.

As the video highlights about the ring, the Nationals honored “Baby Shark,” a children’s song that became part of the team’s identity last year thanks to reserve outfielder Gerardo Parra. The ring also has all kinds of mementos referencing the Nationals’ triumphs throughout the years, including a reference to 2006, when the Lerner family bought the franchise.

It is a shame that, due to the global pandemic, the Nationals haven’t been able to properly get their rings like past championship winners. But they will, in due time. For now, the players can look forward to receiving their rings in the mail.