There were some notable snubs after looking over the rosters for the American and National Leagues for the upcoming All-Star Game at Marlins Park in Miami. Fans can vote for one of five finalists for each league to send them to the midsummer classic. They are:
SS – Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers
SS – Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox
SS – Didi Gregorius, New York Yankees
1B – Logan Morrison, Tampa Bay Rays
3B – Mike Moustakas, Kansas City Royals
1B – Justin Bour, Miami Marlins
3B – Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs
3B – Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals
1B – Mark Reynolds, Colorado Rockies
3B – Justin Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers
You can vote on MLB’s website.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets and free agent reliever Brad Brach have agreed on a one-year deal worth $850,000. The contract includes a player option for the 2021 season with a base salary of $1.25 million and additional performance incentives.
Brach, 33, signed as a free agent with the Cubs this past February. After posting an ugly 6.13 ERA over 39 2/3 innings, the Cubs released him in early August. The Mets picked him up shortly thereafter. Brach’s performance improved, limiting opposing hitters to six runs on 15 hits and three walks with 15 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings through the end of the season.
While Brach will add some much-needed depth to the Mets’ bullpen, his walk rate has been going in the wrong direction for the last three seasons. It went from eight percent in 2016 to 9.5, 9.7, and 12.8 percent from 2017-19. Needless to say the Mets are hoping that trend starts heading in the other direction next season.