Lindor, who eventually agreed to a 10-year, $341 million contract extension with the Mets, said that he thought Cohen’s tweets were funny. But in being so public with the negotiations, Cohen and the Mets risked damaging their relationship with Lindor and having their fanbase turn on their star player before he even played a game in New York.Colorado Rockies
If he can crack the Red Sox' major league roster, he could complement left-handers Darwinzon Hernandez and Josh Taylor as another southpaw in the bullpen. Boston had MLB's third-worst ERA as a staff last season (5.58), so Chaim Bloom's club will take help wherever it can find it.
Skubal left with men on second and third in the sixth. Norris got Rosario to hit a grounder that made it 3-2, then he struck out Reyes for the third out.
Boyd may have gotten the nod for Opening Day by default, judging by the Tigers' rotation this season. Philadelphia Phillies
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The A's played Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" while they introduced the Astros' starting lineup today.
Whether any of that is a coincidence, the Cubs can only hope the tone set by Arrieta’s start on Saturday for his season and theirs comes even close to approximating the throwback vibe that ran like a live current through Wrigley Field on a warm April afternoon.Tampa Bay Rays
Trey Mancini is back in the Orioles lineup after missing all of 2020 once he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. That was obviously a serious diagnosis and Mancini is back after undergoing chemotherapy last year.Washington Nationals
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