Good morning everyone and happy Trade Deadline day! A lot of stuff happened yesterday, but a lot more things will probably happen today. By the time you see this post, there will probably be like forty notable pieces of news that happened that I didn’t include. I’ll try my best to get to everything we’ve got so far.
In Mariners news...
- In case you missed it, the Mariners DFA’d D.J. Peterson to make room for Erasmo Ramirez on the MLB roster.
- The Rangers have claimed infielder Tyler Smith off waivers from the M’s.
- The maple tree has a name. And a Twitter account.
"I guess I'm honored."— Aaron Goldsmith (@heygoldy) July 30, 2017
- Rick Rizzs https://t.co/yplnJtBzsB
In Mariners minors news...
- The Rainiers were the only Mariners minor league team who won yesterday. Thyago Vieira was terrific too!
Rainiers win 5-3!— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) July 31, 2017
Max Povse 2IP, 1H, 1R, BB, WIN
Thyago Vieira 2IP, 1H, 0R, 2BB, K, SV
Danny Muno 2-4, HR, 2R, RBI, BB, 2SB
Around the league...
- A’s manager Bob Melvin recently won his 1,000th game as an MLB skipper. Congrats, Bob!
- Former Mariners farmhand Luiz Gohara made his Triple-A (!) debut, but it didn’t go quite as planned.
- It’s the season of the intra-division trade; Melky Cabrera will head to Kansas City for the remainder of the summer.
- Lance McCullers has been really bad lately for some reason.
- Adrian Beltre got his 3,000th career hit!
- The Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was officially inducted yesterday.
- The Rockies have acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Rangers for a PTBNL.
- There should be more female commentators in baseball and all sports, writes Doug Glanville.
- I’m always a fan of cute animal memes so...