The 1909 T-206 Honus Wagner baseball card continues to be the hottest item in the memorabilia market, as one of the rare cards was sold today for $1.2MM in an online auction. Here's some news from around the majors as we head into the weekend…
- “The more payroll you have, the easier it is to be competitive,” Royals owner David Glass tells Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star. “But you’ve seen Tampa Bay and several other teams go to the World Series with low payrolls, so you don’t have to do it that way. What you can do is develop a lot of your own players, bring them up through your system without having to go to the big-time free agents. That’s what we’re doing and hopefully, it will work out well.”
- The Orioles are still trying to find a trade partner for Josh Bell, tweets Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Bell was designated for assignment on Tuesday.
- Giants VP of baseball operations Bobby Evans discussed Madison Bumgarner's new contract extension with Jim Duquette and Mike Ferrin of MLB Network Radio's "Power Alley" show on SiriusXM.