Spring Training Weather In KC?
It’s been freezing in Kansas City recently. We haven’t had it as bad as some south of us, including many in Texas. Frozen and burst pipes are awful. Fortunately, it hasn’t been that bad here. The rolling blackouts didn’t even hit everyone.
If you haven’t checked the forecast, I have some good news for you. It looks like we will be moving towards Spring Training temperatures early next week. Ok. Ok. Maybe that’s an overstatement. But 50’s, especially the upper 50’s which looks possible on Tuesday, will feel like low 70s after what we have been through recently.
So as Spring Training gets started in Arizona and Florida, we will have a little warmup of our own. Will it last? What do I look like, a weatherman?
Missouri’s cornerback coach, David Gibbs, is leaving the program to become a co-defensive coordinator at UCF.
The Toronto Blue Jays will play their games through May 2 at their Spring Training home in Dunedin, Florida. The team hopes to return to Toronto after that, but it is up to the border situation between the United States and Canada.
The NFL salary cap is not yet set for the 2021 season, but the NFL did increase the minimum possible cap from $175 million to $180 million.
The Oakland Athletics agreed with RHP Trevor Rosenthal on a one-year, $11 million contract. Rosenthal had some multi-year opportunities but decided to go with the higher salary for a one-year contract.
The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to trade QB Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a third-round pick in 2021 and a conditional second-round pick in 2022. The second-round pick will improve to a first-round pick if Wentz plays enough next season.
Triple-A baseball games will begin on April 6. They will play a 142-game schedule. Double-A and Single-A begin on May 4 and will play a 120-game schedule.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher JT Realmuto broke the thumb on his throwing hand. The team will reevaluate it in two weeks. It’s not known if he will be ready for opening day or not. The Phillies signed Realmuto to a five-year, $115 contract in the off-season.
The Ivy League canceled spring sports again this season.
The Atlantic 10 moved up its conference tournament a week to March 3-6, but the championship game will remain on March 14.
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