Courtney Lee thought he could dunk on LeBron, and he was very wrong
After a season in which he gave up four earned runs, three in April and one after that, a season that passed amid countless decisions and relentless attention to the next pitch and only the next pitch, Zach Britton went home to Texas, to his backyard, where, surrounded by friends and family, it occurred to him, that happened. The perfect season, or near enough to one to count, had come and gone. “They were asking me what I was thinking about,” Britton said of his friends.
Trea Turner was in and out of jury duty on Wednesday. There are only a handful of acceptable excuses for being late to or missing a spring training workout. Fortunately for Trea Turner, he had one of those excuses on Wednesday.
Veteran hurler Jake Peavy has not signed with a team. It’s not because he’s not still capable of being a useful pitcher — he’s well-regarded and someone would likely take a late-career chance on him — and it’s not because he no longer wishes to play. Rather, it’s because a bunch of bad things have happened in his personal life lately. As Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports, last year Peavy lost millions in an investment scam and spent much of the 2016 season distracted, dealing with investigations and depositions and all of the awfulness that accompanied it. Then, when the season ended, Peavy went home and was greeted with divorce papers. He has spent the offseason trying to find a new normal for