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Marty’s musings: a quiet week in MLB

A quiet week in MLB amidst a stormy winter week. 

Division Series - New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Five Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Welcome to ‘Marty’s Musings’, my weekly column of numbers summarizing the happenings in the baseball world. I am your guide for taking an analytic look at the news and notes throughout the game, and highlighting key pitching matchups.

The Dodgers re-sign a former NLCS MVP and the Yankees bring back an extra outfielder.

News & Notes

116 - Home runs by former NLCS MVP Justin Turner, whom the Dodgers re-signed for $34 million over the next two years.

1- Year, $4 million contract the Yankees and outfield veteran Brett Gardner agreed to last week. Gardner will likely serve as a fourth outfielder, something the Yankees have used a lot of in the past few years, including having six outfielders play in at least 20 games in the shortened 2020 season.

38 - Days until the planned Opening Day 2021...though Major League Baseball is proposing a month-long delay, so it’s anyone’s guess whether or not Spring Training and the season will start on time.

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Steven Martano is an Editor at Beyond the Box Score, a Contributing Prospect Writer for the Colorado Rockies at Purple Row, and a contributing writer for The Hardball Times. You can follow him on Twitter at @SMartano