With the three best free-agent starters already signed, Madison Bumgarner had risen to the top of the remaining crop, as he and Hyun-Jin Ryu were clearly better than the other starting pitchers still on the market. Bumgarner seemed like an ideal fit for a number of contenders, including the Los Angeles Angels. So it was a mild surprise to see the Arizona Diamondbacks, who had just moved Zack Greinke‘s massive contract in July and had supposedly shopped Robbie Ray, jump in with a five-year, $85 million deal to make Bumgarner their nominal ace.
A budding superstar for the Chicago Blackhawks shines at Team Canada’s World Junior Selection Camp. A New York Rangers former first-round selection is beginning to heat up in Sweden and Montreal Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi returns from Finland. Dach Shines in Team Canada Scrimmage Team Canada’s preparation for the 2021 World Junior Championship continued on […]
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