At the Kansas City Star, Rustin Dodd touches base with Lorenzo Cain as he tends to the wrist sprain that sidelined him for virtually all of September:
As the season finished in early October, Cain said his hamstring was closer to 100 percent. But he was still waiting on the sore wrist, which sapped his power and limited his ability to hold a bat.
“I should be pretty functional with it (this offseason),” Cain said of the wrist. “It’s just holding off on not swinging a bat for three months. That’s the biggest thing. I feel like I’ve gotten all my strength back with the month off right now.
“Another month of it off (and) I don’t see any limitations in my offseason. My hand will be fine. I’ll be ready to go for sure.”
David Lesky runs through the stars that gave the Royals no problems in the playoffs the past couple years over at Baseball Prospectus Kansas City.
Future Royal Shohei Otani is tearing up the NPB from both sides of the ledger, basically channeling Noah Syndergaard, Clayton Kershaw, and David Ortiz. (Bonus: keep reading for mention of Drew Butera in the same conversation as Shohei Otani.)
John Viril speculates how the bullpen usage of this year’s successful playoff teams might be enhancing Wade Davis’s trade value.
The all-time Brooklyn Dodgers team as broken down by Paul Moehringer at the Hardball Times.
It looks like Wil Myers has a tell.
How the Seattle Mariners bought an extra year before exposing Luiz Gohara to the Rule 5 draft.
Grant Brisbee marvels at the oddity of Rich Hill.
Details of Season Two of Wet Hot American Summer[: Ten Years Later] are emerging and Alyssa Milano has been added to the cast.
Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy have collaborated on new music for the audiobook release of Offerman’s Good Clean Fun.
[Warning: Politics talk] Ezra Klein breaks down how Hillary Clinton coldly and methodically defeated Donald Trump in the debates.
The song of the day is “Chief Don’t Run” by Jidenna.