In Mariners News...
- Longtime Mariners scout Wayne Norton, largely responsible for several notable Canadian and international prospects in recent Mariners history, has passed away.
R. I. P. Seattle Mariners scout Wayne Norton (Port Moody, BC) at age 75, Involved in drafting and signing LHP James Paxton, OF Tyler O’Neill, OF Gareth Morgan, RHP Phillippe Aumont, 3B Alex Liddi, OF Michael Saunders, OF Gregory Halman @Mariners @AGoodOneGone— bob elliott (@elliottbaseball) January 7, 2018
Around the League...
- The frostbitten hot stove got a minor spark as the Blue Jays traded OF Edward Olivares and RHP Jared Carkuff (both prospects), for INF Yangervis Solarte of the Padres. The deal should give Toronto a more palatable backup to their injury-prone starters of Troy Tulowitzki and Devon Travis, while giving San Diego a few more pieces during their rebuild.
- Former Rangers starter Nick Martinez is joining the Nippon Ham Fighters.
- The Padres have signed RHP Craig Stammen to a two-year deal.
- The Bahamas had a showcase on Saturday, with a home run derby of Bahamanian baseballers on the beach, including notable MLB prospects Lucius Fox Jr. and Bo Bichette!
Don’t Blink Home Run Derby ⚾️ BE THERE ‼️ pic.twitter.com/cVmh6VEqQf— IVAR.L (@iam_ivar) January 5, 2018
- The Israeli National Team had an improbable run in this year’s World Baseball Classic. A film about the team’s unlikely journey will be on display in Atlanta in February.
- If you like rap music and funky music videos I must recommend BROCKHAMPTON. They just came out with a new album called SATURATION III and I’m a fan. Their most entertaining video, in my opinion, is GOLD.