Murphy spoiled you guys, Dusty Baker told reporters before Daniel Murphy broke out of a mini-slump with a two-hit game on Saturday in New York. Daniel Murphy finished the 2016 campaign, his first with Washington after signing a 3-year/$37.5M free agent deal with the Nationals in January of 2016, 31 for 75 (.413/.444/.773) with six doubles and seven home runs in 19 games against the New York Mets, who drafted the now-32-year-old infielder in the 13th Round of the 2006 Draft and developed him over seven major league seasons. Murphy left via free agency after declining a qualifying offer from New York.
The Los Angeles Angels have moved right-hander Garrett Richards to the 60-day disabled list with a strained right biceps. Richards missed most of last season with a partially torn elbow ligament, but chose rest and stem-cell injections over Tommy John surgery. An MRI exam earlier this month showed nerve irritation in Richards' biceps, but apparently no problems with his elbow ligament.
After 108 years of frustration and disappointment that’s been passed down from generation to generation, Chicago Cubs fans finally got to celebrate a World Series championship last fall. It’s April now and it’s time to move on, which means Cubs fans are now fair game again for taunts and trolling. It’s just a different form of taunting and trolling now that the Cubs have actually won.