It’s Thursday! The work week is almost over! The Hot Stove keeps getting hotter! There is so much to be excited about! Here are some exciting links!
In Mariner Land...
- Jon Heyman is reporting that the Mariners are shopping Seth Smith in the hopes of freeing up money for a starting pitcher:
Seth Smith is being shopped. Mariners want to free $ for a starting pitcher. SS nearly went to Boston before moreland deal.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 7, 2016
- Grant Brisbee took a look at the Chris Heston trade from the Giants’ perspective. He also attempts to guess at the PTBNL using the most concrete of methods.
- The Mariners are still hunting for a veteran starting pitcher according to Bob Dutton:
#Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto confirms club is still seeking to acquire a veteran pitcher for their rotation.— Bob Dutton (@TNT_Mariners) December 8, 2016
- Manager Scott Servais talked about how he’s approaching his second year on the job.
- Jerry Dipoto gives some quotes on the Heston trade in this article from Greg Johns. He also talks about the trade market and how active the Mariners are.
In other news...
- White Sox CF Adam Eaton is headed to the Nationals in a bit of a head-scratching move for Washington. They give up top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito and plenty more in the trade.
- Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the Yankees after signing a 5-year, $86m deal.
- The Cubs have traded Jorge Soler to the Kansas City Royals for closer Wade Davis.
- Ian Desmond is off to Colorado after signing a 5-year, $70m deal with the Rockies.