It was a quick podcast tonight, apparently to save time for the three posts that went up today. You can just feel the baseball in the air!
The formal agenda was the final arbitration update.
- The Astros defeated Valverde in arbitration, but have to wait a couple days to hear the decision for Mark Loretta’s case.
- The Brewers reached a one-year deal with shortstop J.J. Hardy for $2.65 million.
- The Reds signed Brandon Phillips to a 4-year, $27 million contract.