It's been a historically slow offseason for baseball. Many players have taken to social media to voice their concerns over the lack of movement by teams across the league.
But all of those posts have directly addressed the issue of the current free agent market. Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander's recent tweet? Not so much.
The nihilistic nature of Verlander's tweet is probably the most concerning part. As to what he could be referring to, we're not really sure.
Verlander's one of the more active players in the baseball community on Twitter, so it's a little disconcerting to see a generally cheery guy post such an ostensibly depressing tweet.
It seems unlikely that issues with the Astros organization are at the heart of the cryptic message. He just recently announced that he would be more than happy to sign an extension with the team. Unfortunately, that could mean that the reasons behind his tweet are more serious than baseball.
Justin Verlander says he’s open to extension with Astros.https://t.co/ACOOHXYvrZ— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) January 27, 2019
It's not like Verlander lacks things to be happy about. He won the World Series with the Astros in 2017, is a former AL MVP and AL Cy Young award winner, and is married to Kate Upton.
This will definitely be something to keep an eye on. Verlander is held in high regard around the league. If he wants to be heard, he'll be heard. Let's just hope everything is okay.