Good morning folks! You may have thought the regular season would end yesterday, but we’ve got not one, but two tiebreakers coming up later today! The Brewers will play the Cubs at 10am for the NL Central title and the Dodgers and Rockies battle at 1pm to see who wins the NL West. Both games will be on ESPN. In the meantime, here are some links to get your day going.
In Mariners news...
- James Paxton has already set a goal for himself this offseason.
James Paxton intends to develop + throw more changeups next season.— Corey Brock (@CoreyBrockMLB) September 30, 2018
He plans to talk to Wade LeBlanc and Marco Gonzales about theirs.
The changeup would get hitters off the hard stuff, be good vs. RHH's.
"I'm getting excited about it," he said.
- Mitch Haniger will take part in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Tour in Japan.
Around the league...
- An emotional moment unfolded in Minnesota yesterday as it would appear Joe Mauer has played his last MLB game.
Joe Mauer is catching for the first time since 2013— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) September 30, 2018
I have chills! pic.twitter.com/2WkIZOc56N
- Despite Mike Scioscia’s statements to the contrary, it looks like his tenure in Anaheim is over.
Breaking: Mike Scioscia announces that after 19 seasons he will not return as the Los Angeles Angels' manager next year. pic.twitter.com/RzobrlajFD— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 30, 2018
- Talk about consistency...
He did it. He really did it. Thank you to the A's for pinch-hitting Lucroy for Khris Davis, thus ensuring:— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) September 30, 2018
- Yes, Juan Soto is still incredible.
Update: Juan Soto finished the season with a .923 OPS, highest all time among teenage hitters.— Jacob Rasch (@serious_jammage) September 30, 2018
- Congrats to former Mariners farmhand David Banuelos for winning the Twins Killebrew Award for Community Service!
- The Royals have signed manager Ned Yost to a one-year contract extension.