You know that bag of balls the Tigers traded Doug Fister to the Nationals for? Yeah, well, I saw that one of the balls — Robbie Ray — has been named the D’back’s 5th starter. They’re gonna be awesome this year. I’d gloat but we still haven’t settled on a 5th guy ourselves…er, that isn’t actually true, the Tigers expected it to be Daniel Norris, but he’s hurt…so it could be Shane Greene? Ha ha, this will get you — we got Greene from the Yanks in a three team trade, which is how Robbie Ray (who didn’t make it as our #5 guy) ended up with the D’backs. Greene being a pitcher the Yanks were actually willing to part with, sucked big time as our 5th starter last year — when he wasn’t on the DL. Kill me now.
Anyway, what small headline baseball news has caught your eye lately? Anyone else feeling some lingering trade after-burns/irony? Feel free to discuss miscellaneous doings with your team and others here.