Quick Hits: Lewis, Dodgers, Veteran Free Agents

Passing along a few odds and ends as we wrap up Feb. 21. On this date in 1986, Rollie Fingers became a champion of mustachioed men everywhere long before Movember was an actual thing, opting to retire and preserve his trademark handlebar rather than accept a contract with the Reds, who at the time still had a no-facial-hair policy. On with the links …

  • The Rangers and Colby Lewis had "very small, limited talks" regarding a contract extension early in the offseason, the right-hander told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com"They wanted to know how I felt. Nothing came of it this offseason. If something comes up, it will come up, but I'm not too concerned about it." Lewis is a projected free agent after this season.
  • Peter O'Malley, the former owner of the Dodgers, has withdrawn his bid for the franchise, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.  O'Malley's group was one of 11 to advance to the second round of bidding, although O'Malley was apparently concerned that he might not be awarded the franchise even if he placed the highest bid, sources tell Shaikin.
  • Tom Verducci of SI.com has a look at a handful of veteran free agents who are getting the Storage B treatment, i.e. being pushed out of the game because their services are simply no longer in demand. Among the candidates are Ivan Rodriguez and Jason Varitek.


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7 Comments on "Quick Hits: Lewis, Dodgers, Veteran Free Agents"


John McFadin
3 years 5 months ago

It will be interesting to see what the Rangers and Colby Lewis do and where he ends up next season.

3 years 5 months ago

Is that the reason why the REDs mascot has a mustache

3 years 5 months ago

 I think its just to establish him as the Evil version of Mr.  Met.

3 years 5 months ago

 One of the former owners of the Dodgers was named O’Malley? Does he know Caboose?

vtadave
3 years 5 months ago

No idea what you’re talking about, but if you don’t know that the Dodgers were owned by the O’Malley family forever, then you must be 10.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 5 months ago

I was going to add, “or from New York,” but on second thought that does’t explain it either.

fxx3605
3 years 5 months ago

i actually understood this red vs blue for those who dont know