Let’s call it Wednesday

Posted: December 1, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

I still hugely surprised by the number of free agents that have signed deal in Major League Baseball so far this off season. Will have to see if we get some more signings today because at Midnight the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires and baseball officially goes into a lockout. That means that player movement will come to a halt until there’s a new agreement in place, but it’s been fun up to this point.

Now there have been a couple of teams that have really grabbed the headlines with the signings they’ve made, but if you’re a fan of one of those teams being either the New York Mets or the Texas Rangers there’s one thing you have to remember. Winning the off season doesn’t mean or count for anything in the standings. As a cautionary tale remember last off season was won by the San Diego Padres and while they competed for a while by the end of the season, they weren’t in contention for a playoff spot.

Even with the signings we’ve had so far there are still some name players out on the free agent market still available. I don’t know if will see any of them sign today, but if they don’t will have something to talk about while the owners and the players union try and work out a new agreement. Hopefully it’s something they can do very quickly.

So, who could be some of these bigger named players that won’t be signed by Midnight? Let’s see, Freddie Freeman, Carlos Correa, Trevor Story, Clayton Kershaw and Kris Bryant are still free agents. There are also some players who might not be quite as big a name as those first four players, but are coming off a very good 2021 season. That would be the likes of Kyle Schwarber, Chris Taylor, Nick Castellanos, Nelson Cruz and I don’t want to forget World Series MVP Jorge Soler.

I’m sure there are some players that I missed as well. What I am really interested in especially if the add the universal DH like most people think they will is will a team sign Albert Pujols. The other veteran I’m curious about is Zack Greinke. It’s clear that both of these players are coming to the end of their careers, but they could still help a team either as a part time DH/ 1st baseman or back of the rotation starter. I’m hoping they both get a chance to at least go to spring training with a team and see if they can help that team out.

I’d like to know what you think the best and worst free agent’s signings where so far. I’d also like to know who you think might be the next player signed be it today before Midnight or once teams can start signing players again after an agreement is reached.

Now I know it’s way, way too early in the NBA season to get excited about a team, but I hope there are at least some people that have noticed that the Phoenix Suns have won 17 games in a row.

The Suns 17th win came last night as they defeated the Golden State Warriors 104-96. Even though the Suns have been red hot they’re only tied with the Warriors for the best record in the Western conference. Both the Suns and the Warriors are 18-3 this season.

Now last season for the first time in 9 seasons the Suns made the playoffs and got all the way to the NBA finals before losing four games to two to the Milwaukee Bucks. That was the Suns first trip to the NBA finals since the 1992-93 season and it was the third trip to the NBA finals in franchise history. Obviously being just 21 games into a season it’s tough to proclaim that the Suns will win the Western conference again and go back to the NBA finals, but they’re showing early on that they should be a contender again.

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Comments
  1. Phoenix ground out a tough win last night against perhaps the best team in the NBA. But perhaps we should reverse that and now Phoenix should claim that honor!
    Lots of free agents still out there although some big names have already signed with various teams.
    Let the lockout begin!

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