Frasor Mulled Offer From Twins Before Re Signing With Royals - RealGM Wiretap
Jason Frasor entertained a one-year offer from the Minnesota Twins before re-signing with the Kansas City Royals this past winter.
"We thought about it adidas nmd runner france , but I love Kansas City," Frasor said. "I went to the playoffs here for the first time in my life. Once Kansas City got back into it, all things being equal, it was (decided)."
The 37-year-old also admitted that pitching at Target Field isn't high on his list.
"Honestly, it's not my favorite adidas tubular france ," he said. "I think it's beautiful. I think it's top five, but when I stand on that mound, I feel like I need to crow hop to get it to home plate sometimes. It's wonderful to look at, but it's not one of those mounds where I feel like, 'Wow adidas superstar 2 france , I'm right there.'"
Frasor, who never spoke to general manager Terry Ryan during the free-agent process, appreciated Minnesota's interest.
"When you become a free agent and you're a 37-year-old middle reliever, there's not as many teams that come calling as you would think or hope. But that's all right. I just needed one team," he said.
Manfred Near Ruling On Two Domestic Violence Cases - RealGM Wiretap
Rob Manfred says he has made "additional progress" toward decisions on two of the first three cases under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. He expects an announcement in the next couple of days.
"The substance of this policy uses a 'just cause' standard and also creates kind of a clean slate adidas stan smith france ," Manfred said. "I am giving really thorough consideration to the cases that I have in front of me and thinking their relevance obviously to the individual players, the individual facts most important, but also with an eye toward starting something new. It's important to try to get these as right as possible. ... We're close to having an announcement with respect to at two of the three."
The commissioner wouldn't specify which two cases he was going to rule on first.
Major League Baseball is investigating Aroldis Chapman, Jose Reyes and Yasiel Puig.
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