Hello! I hope you have all recovered from the holiday and are ready and raring to charge ahead into the full-blown holiday season. If you’re not working nor shopping today, perhaps consider taking the day to do some Edgar-approved eye workouts to get your peepers in shape for the silver-and-gold calvacade that’s about to come barreling down Christmas Mountain at them.
In case you got an early start on Thanksgiving (either on the turkey or the drinking; I don’t judge) and missed the memo, the Mariners completed a big ol’ trade with the Diamondbacks. Here are a few relevant articles on each of the new guys:
- I like when call-up stories have some fanfare to them, a little meet-cute rom-com action, and that’s exactly what Zac Curtis’s call-up story has. He was going from A-ball to the majors, so maybe that necessitated the Hollywood treatment.
- If you didn’t know, Jean Segura lost his nine-month-old son to an illness in 2014. He understandably struggled that year at the plate, and those struggles carried over into 2015. Luckily, his countryman Robinson Canó volunteered to give him some tips, leading Segura to describe Canó as his “angel.”
- Mitch Haniger rebuilt his swing over the past off-season, to good results. Here’s a video of said swing in action:
2012 1st Rounder Mitch Haniger is one of my favorite clients because of his commitment to getting better & ... https://t.co/XZGL5FEnE7— Matt Lisle (@CoachLisle) February 9, 2016
- Despite the blockbuster trade, the Mariners might still be active in the Rule 5 draft. Baseball America broke down the top candidates.
- Carlos Beltrán might not return to Texas next year. I am okay with that.
- Someone at Pinstripe Alley had the nerve to write about how the Yankees signing Yoenis Céspedes would make so much sense, when we clearly already licked that piece of pizza and put it back in the box to eat when we’re hungry later. The nerve, I tell you.
In Tyler O’Neill news:
Oh, hey, it’s another accolade for Tyler O’Neill. This time he’s been named to the All-AFL team. I hope over the off-season he goes and hews some logs to build himself a new trophy case; he’s going to need it. Personally, I would name Tyler to the all-goofy-faces-making team:
He’s just stressed out thinking about where he’s going to keep all his shiny new hardware. Melt it all down and make one super-trophy the size of the Colossus of Rhodes and park it at the gates of Safeco, that’s my vote.