Good morning everyone! Yesterday was surprisingly packed with news from the world of baseball, so let’s get to it.
In Mariners news...
- Congratulations to the Mariners on winning the Green Glove Award for the 2017 season! The honor is given each year to the team that transforms the most would-be landfill into recyclable items. The Giants had been on a nine-year winning streak before the M’s claimed the prize.
- Jay Jaffe says it’s about time voters gave Edgar Martinez his rightful place in Cooperstown.
- Our fanpost offseason plan of the day belongs to NBurres. Go check out what they think the M’s should do this winter!
Around the league...
- Those are some pretty significant names staying in Japan.
Yomiuri Giants have re-signed Scott Mathieson ($3.2MM), Arquimedes Caminero ($2MM), and Casey McGehee ($2.4MM) to one-year contracts https://t.co/qrZBu7CWFK— Guess who just got back today? Them wild-eyed boys (@Kazuto_Yamazaki) November 28, 2017
- Baseball America named Brian Cashman as the sport’s Executive of the Year.
- Travis Sawchik at Fangraphs takes a look at which of Shohei Ohtani’s outlined criteria really matters the most.
- Ohtani could make up the lost cash in other ways.
Ohtani may be limited to $3.5 million signing bonus, but marketing agents believe he will become #MLB's highest-paid player off the field, earning in excess of $20 million annually— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 28, 2017
- Scott Boras (who isn’t Ohtani’s agent) is upset that Ohtani is being screwed over by MLB’s posting system.
- If you thought Jack Z’s Mariners were dysfunctional...
- Eno Sarris at Fangraphs points out that it’s difficult to project how Stanton will change with age.
- I suppose Carlos Beltran changed his mind after initially saying he wasn’t interested in managing the Yankees right away.
Carlos Beltran’s interview with #Yankees will be tomorrow morning, a source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 28, 2017
- Nationals’ general manager Mike Rizzo seems pretty confident that Bryce Harper will stay in Washington after next season even though he’s scheduled to hit free agency.
- Happy belated birthday, Shawn!
- The New York Giants announced they will not start Eli Manning at quarterback on Sunday, breaking Manning’s 210-game streak of starts. Instead the team will start Geno Smith, which gives them an unusual distinction.