Mize tossed 114⅔ innings for Auburn in 2018. He registered 109⅓ innings combined in High-A and Double-A in 2019. Last year, thought, he only got in 28⅓ innings, plus what he pitched at the alternate training site before making his debut.
Things fell into place after the clubs re-engaged in trade talks in December. Mozeliak indicated there were discussions about acquiring Arenado as far back as last offseason, around the time the third baseman felt a trade was best for him.
Baseball scouts just can't help themselves from heaping enormous amounts of praise on Adley Rutschman, the top prospect in the Orioles' organization and one of the best prospects in all of minor league baseball.
"I'd love to put the uniform on and be able to play," he said. "You have to understand, they're the best fans ever. On a Tuesday night or whatever, there's 37,000 people there going crazy. I got a chance to do that for as long as I did. To do it one more time, I mean, yeah, of course. I'd do anything to have that opportunity. But I can't. I can't run.
Cameron Champ plays his shot from the 17th tee during the second round of The American Express tournament on the Stadium course at PGA West on Jan. 22, 2021, in La Quinta, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals
When Pedroia reached the big leagues in 2006, he wasn't exactly cut. He still had some baby fat, and he didn't necessarily look like Rookie of the Year material. We quickly came to recognize that he played so far beyond the sum of his parts, it hardly mattered that he wouldn't win any bodybuilding competitions.
Los Angeles Angels
The White Sox weren't lucky enough to see Nelson Cruz leave the AL Central, the power-hitting White Sox killer returning to the Twins on a one-year free-agent deal. What does Cruz rejoining the Minnesota lineup mean for the South Siders' chances at winning a division title in 2021?
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