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.
- 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.
- 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.