Can I go this entire post without making a terrible name-related joke? Absolutely not! The rest of Major League Baseball was presented with an opportunity for a free Gift when the Blue Jays designated Ngoepe for assignment, but the utility infielder cleared waivers and will be outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo.
I like to imagine the 2018 Blue Jays bullpen assembled during the offseason as if it were within a montage scene of a cheesy sports film about a loveable group of misfits recruited to make an improbable run to the championship game.
The days of the full-time designated hitter are essentially on death’s doorstep. Teams are no longer pooling resources into players who can affect change on only one side of the ball. Straight-up DH’s are becoming the way of the dinosaur.