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.
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.