Sometimes it’s difficult to fully grasp the concept or context of a tweet. Fortunately, Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper spared us any emojis in his much-talked about tweet from Wednesday, which focused on the potential addition of two new free agents. To present the full picture, Harper was responding to a tweet from ESPN’s Jim Bowden, which noted Washington’s lingering interest in free agents Matt Wieters and Greg Holland.
Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun had three more years of arbitration eligibility left, but he and the Angels decided to settle that future business at once on Wednesday, agreeing to a three-year extension worth $26 million, per SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo. The contract also includes a $14 million club option for the 2020 season. Calhoun, 29, has been a dependable right fielder for the Angels over the last three seasons, batting an aggregate .266/.327/.436 with 61 home runs and 216 RBI in 1,895 plate appearances. According to FanGraphs, Calhoun has been the ninth-most valuable right fielder in baseball since the start of the 2014 season with 11.4 Wins Above Replacement. He ranks slightly behind Giancarlo
One Chicago White Sox prospect has gotten a jump on all of that, though.Michael Kopech was captured in a tweet Tuesday throwing one heck of a pitch. Kopech is the pitcher who came to the White Sox from the Boston Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade. The radar gun actually says Kopech’s pitch hit 110 mph. That’s insanely fast, faster than Aroldis Chapman, and four miles faster than anyone at any position threw any baseball in the entire 2016 season.