I’ve sent several Hammers shirts out to satisfied customers this week. While I’ll be out of town this coming week and unable to get them shipped, send me an email if interested. The bookend sizes, M and XXL, are getting sparse so order quickly if that’s your need.

Also, the quality and the logo are so good that I want to grab the shirt in a long sleeve as well. Due to the matter of purchasing the shirts upfront, there’s a minimum financial commitment to meet before I can order. Is anyone interested in a long-sleeve Hammers shirt. I know Coop wanted one. The cost will be $30 out the door. Send me an email if interested: cothrjr at gmail dot com.

A Useless, but Fun Exercise: The $30MM Challenge

MLBTR put out my favorite piece of the year, their 2020-21 Top 50 MLB Free Agent Predictions. Our first challenge was to fill the 2021 Braves team out with only $10 MM to spend. It was tough. Here were some examples of the $20MM Challenge:

Ryan Bauer

  • Joc Pederson 9MM
  • Brad Hand 7MM
  • Mark Melancon 4MM

Ryan Cothran

  • Adam Wainwright, 1/$6MM
  • Yasiel Puig, 1/$3MM
  • Brad Millier, 1/$1MM
  • Kirby Yates, 1/$5MM
  • Mark Melancon, 1/$4MM
  • Matt Joyce, 1/$1MM

Matt Pocza

  • Charlie Morton,1/8
  • Carlos Santana, 1/6
  • Mark Melancon, 1/4
  • Tyler Flowers, 1/2

For this exercise, the players that did not make it on the top 50 can be assumed that they’ll make less than #50 on the list(the “just missed” guys at the bottom we will assume they go for $3MM).

For your shopping pleasure, here is the entire list of 2020-21 MLB Free Agents for players not listed.