The Dodgers have improved their second base situation by bringing back Howie Kendrick on a two-year, $20 million deal. Before the Kendrick signing, it seemed the Dodgers were perfectly willing to go into the season with a platoon that involved Chase Utley. It seems the Dodgers finally came to their senses and realized platoons are never a good idea. The real question about this deal surrounds Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi. Howie managed to convince Kendrick to take only a two-year deal is pretty unclear. Perhaps he's the real sorcerer and he Kendrick Howie into thinking this is a good deal for him.
In other news, the Yankees are apparently still a Major League Baseball team. This might come as a surprise as they have not signed anyone to a Major League contract this off-season, and are the only team not to do so, but they are in fact still a MLB team. My #sources confirm.
Comments of the Day
GIF Vine of the Day
Odell Beckham Jr. is not a human being. MAYBE HE'S A SORCERER TOO!
Honorable Mod Mention
Jason wins the HMM for his look into C.C. Sabathia and how he'd survive with a raised strike zone. I don't know about all that, I'm just hoping that the knee brace (PRAISE BE!) can make Sabathia the pitcher he showed glimpses of towards the end of the season there. Is the knee brace a sorcerer? (sensing a theme yet?)
- A classic: what's the best baseball game you've attended?
- Favorite color for clothes?
Song of the Day
Journey of the Sorcerer by Eagles
It's the end of Glenn Frey week on Pinstripe Alley. One might say today's song was instrumental to the Eagles' success. Either way, this week we honored Glenn Frey and his journey through music and so this felt like a nice way to end the week. Plus this song was used in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which I'm just reading now and is absolutely fantastic. As always, please link us your song of the day.
Feel free to use this as your open thread for the day. "In the beginning the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has widely been considered as a bad move." - Douglas Adams