Someone is making fake Christian Yelich videos of some kind. For some reason.


I am 100% sad for Christian Yelich if what he says here is true because someone doing bad stuff to someone else or portraying them falsely or anything like that is bad.

At the same time, it’s probably also something that we could file under “a thing we probably would’ve had no idea about if you hadn’t tweeted about it.” But I guess “get out in front of the controversy” is still rule number 1 of P.R. crisis aversion strategy, so he was probably damned no matter what he did.

In other news, who is making defamatory videos — no matter the genre — of Christian Yelich? What has he ever done to upset anyone? Besides, I dunno, being maybe the most underrated player in the game? Maybe other contenders for the most underrated crown — jealous underrated types! — are behind this. I mean, I’m not saying that Nolan Arenado or Jose Quintana are orchestrating a smear campaign, but perhaps their sympathizers are? You can’t control rabid fans.

Oh well, here’s hoping this gets nipped in the bud and that Yelich’s lawyers get medieval on whoever is messin’ with him.

Cardinals sign pitcher Miles Mikolas to 3-year, $55.75M deal

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ST. LOUIS — Miles Mikolas is sticking with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The right-hander signed a three-year, $55.75 million contract on Friday that will carry through the 2025 season.

The new deal replaces a $68 million, four-year contract signed in February 2019 that covered the 2020-23 seasons and was set to pay $15.75 million this year.

Mikolas will receive a $5 million signing bonus payable July 1 and will make $18.75 million in 2023 and $16 million in each of the following two seasons. Mikolas can earn a $250,000 bonus for winning a Cy Young Award, $50,000 for All-Star election or selection or winning a Gold Glove, $100,000 for League Championship Series MVP and $150,000 for World Series MVP.

Mikolas is scheduled to make the second opening-day start of his big league career next Thursday when the Cardinals host Toronto. Mikolas went 12-13 with a 3.29 ERA last season while helping St. Louis to the NL Central title.

“Miles stands among the top pitchers in the game today, and has continued to provide a steady presence for us both in the rotation and inside the clubhouse,” St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement.

Mikolas is 45-40 with a 3.79 in 143 games with San Diego, Texas and St. Louis. He recently pitched six shutout innings in two appearances for the U.S. in the World Baseball Classic.