Good morning folks! Teams around Major League Baseball made some moves now that the World Series has concluded. Here’s what you need to know today.
In Mariners news...
- Congrats to the three Mariners who made the squad! Edgar Martínez will also be going with the team.
Full roster for the MLB-Japan All-Star Series announced. Yadier Molina, J.T. Realmuto, Ronald Acuna, Juan Soto, Eugenio Suarez, Mitch Haniger, Rhys Hoskins, Whit Merrfield lead the way for the MLB squad pic.twitter.com/pdyjlo1rwc— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) October 29, 2018
- The Mariners also have three players participating in this game.
Here are your Fall Stars rosters. Game is Saturday. pic.twitter.com/Jw4MwtueIE— Eric Longenhagen (@longenhagen) October 29, 2018
Around the league...
- The Cardinals made some coaching changes.
Stubby Clapp was hired by cardinals as 1B coach. Jeff Albert will be STL hitting coach.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 29, 2018
- So this predictor was officially perfect! Standard probability will tell you there was slightly less than 6% chance of this being completely accurate.
The only postseason predictions that matter.— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) October 2, 2018
Our very own MLB insider @Peter_Pachinko gives his picks for October. pic.twitter.com/G4suZMcZXe
- I mean, can you blame him?
Chris Sale's dad was getting AFTER it. pic.twitter.com/VbKtH2f7LY— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) October 29, 2018
- Some AL West news...
A's give contract extensions to Beane, Forst, Melvin. Of course they did.— John Shea (@JohnSheaHey) October 29, 2018
- For those of you who care about TV ratings...
Here’s a 45 year look at average viewership for the #WorldSeries. Amazing what fragmentation has done to dilute viewership across *all programming*, not just baseball over this period. (note: 2018 avg will move slightly when numbers released for Game 5). #RedSox #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/HBHyD9uGP8— Maury Brown (@BizballMaury) October 29, 2018
- And now it’s official. Some of you may remember Van Wagenen as the negotiator for Robinson Canó when he singed with Seattle.
Join us in welcoming our new General Manager, Brodie Van Wagenen! #Mets pic.twitter.com/19l4smpP3r— New York Mets (@Mets) October 29, 2018
- Sheryl Ring at Fangraphs wonders if the Mets hiring Van Wagenen is a legal conflict of interest.
- Sports Illustrated ranks the top 50 free agents this winter.
- The Cardinals have re-signed right-hander Adam Wainwright.
- Grant Brisbee gave his take on the World Series victory for the Red Sox.
- Elvis Andrus will not exercise his opt-out clause and will stay with the Rangers.
- This is so sweet.
Alex Ovechkin is an absolute legend for this. pic.twitter.com/J3tzbsxIT1— Yoni (@OriginalYoni) October 28, 2018