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In Mariners news...
- Kyle Seager is planning to take a hard look at what he needs to fix this offseason to get back to where he once was.
- Brendan Gawlowski at The Athletic examines what moves the Mariners might make if they were to tear the whole thing down. ($)
- Mitch Haniger is the Mariners’ nominee for the Hank Aaron Award.
Around the league...
- The Orioles are making some major changes already.
Dan Duquette also expected to be let go by the #Orioles, sources tell The Athletic. Team already has parted ways with Buck Showalter.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 3, 2018
- Addison Russell has received a suspension from Major League Baseball.
MLB announces discipline for Cubs SS Addison Russell: pic.twitter.com/Lp84DjEYCx— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) October 3, 2018
- Jeff Passan wonders what the identity is of this Cubs team after they were swiftly dispatched from the playoffs.
- Even the Cubs’ manager is in a strange position.
sources say Joe Maddon will be back for a 5th season as cubs manager next year. there is no discussion of an extension. neither side has broached the matter, so likelihood he enters 2019 as a lame duck (albeit a high-priced lame duck).— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 3, 2018
- A qualifying offer will be worth $17.9 million this winter.
- The Reds have already begun their managerial search and are interviewing Joe Girardi and Brad Ausmus for the position (so far).
- Kevin Durant believes that Seattle deserves to have an NBA franchise.