Good morning folks! We had a pretty busy Monday yesterday in the world of baseball. Let’s check out what you may have missed.
In Mariners news...
- In case you missed it, the M’s made a minor roster move late last night.
Source: OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Seattle on a minor-league deal.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 14, 2017
- Hell yeah John Stanton.
- Yes! Finally! Some Mariners-related buzz!
Around the league...
- It should come as no surprise who won the Rookie of the Year Awards in the AL and NL.
- Congratulations to Carlos Beltran on a wonderful career! Bartolo Colon is now the only active player who played a game in the Kingdome.
Carlos Beltran, as expected, announced retirement after winning World Series— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 13, 2017
- Beltran was the last player to do something else.
Carlos Beltran was the last remaining active MLB player from Backyard Baseball 2001. pic.twitter.com/D2cZtuLBnh— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) November 13, 2017
- The M’s put out a cool tribute video to the outfielder.
All the best in retirement to Carlos Beltrán—an all-time great competitor.— Mariners (@Mariners) November 13, 2017
He was the last position player to have played in the Kingdome. pic.twitter.com/pM3ur5kvvE
- The Yankees may take a look at Beltran to take over as the team’s manager.
- Dan Szymborski (ESPN insiders only) takes a look at where Shohei Ohtani’s true talent level lies.
- Meanwhile, Travis Sawchik wonders where Ohtani would be able to make the biggest impact.
- Ned Yost is lucky to be alive after falling from a tree. The fall broke the Royals manager’s pelvis.
- Here’s what you can expect to see coming out of the GM meetings, which take place this week.
- This would be interesting.
- The MLB will have a series of games in Mexico next season.
MLB & the MLBPA today announced the #Dodgers & #Padres will meet in a 3-game series at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico from May 4-6, 2018.— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) November 13, 2017
Here are quotes from Adrian Gonzalez, Wil Myers and Club executives: pic.twitter.com/FPqeJ38ai8
- Tim Dierkes at MLB Trade Rumors says this is the winter to stock up on starting pitching.
- There have been some rumors that the M’s have some interest in outfielder Jay Bruce, but apparently Bruce is more interested in playing in his home state of Texas.
- Actress and comedian Leslie Jones made friends with someone who should be pretty familiar to Seattle-area sports fans.