It’s starting to get cold, is it not? What would you say your cold threshold is? I think mine is around 50 degrees. Consider your temperature preferences while reading the links.
In Mariners News...
- The Mariners signed shortstop Orlando Calixte to a minor league contract.
The Mariners have reportedly signed shortstop Orlando Calixte to a minor-league deal.— Editor Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) November 17, 2018
The 26-year-old slashed .270/.323/.405 with 11 home runs in 125 games for Triple-A Sacramento this past season.
- Mariners single game tickets are on sale now.
Wanna see the Mariners take on the defending champs on Opening Weekend? We got you.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) November 18, 2018
RT for a chance to win two ️ to Mariners vs. Sox—Friday, March 29th. #GoMariners
No purchase necessary. Transportation not included. Enter by midnight tonight. Rules: https://t.co/lTUxl8JFzQ pic.twitter.com/XS8sA9SXR2
- It was Rick Rizzs’ birthday yesterday.
Hooooooly smokes!— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) November 17, 2018
Happy Birthday to the one and only Rick Rizzs. pic.twitter.com/DzxV0l3q3p
- James Paxton hosted a pitching camp.
Around the League...
The Astros traded Triple-A right-hander Trent Thornton to the Blue Jays for Aledmys Díaz. Thornton was among the minor leaguers Houston faced a decision on before Tuesday’s deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) November 17, 2018
- Fenway Park getting put to use during the offseason.
- Jacob deGrom didn’t fully transition to pitching until his junior year of college. Now he’s a Cy Young Award Winner.
- Baseball America compiled every MLB team’s organizational standings.
- Meg Rowley is managing editor at FanGraphs.
- I am weeping.