It’s the last weekend of November. Where has the time gone? The year 2018 is quickly fading, but MLB postseason news is not slowing down. Here are some headlines from around baseball.
In Mariners News...
- The Mariners showed some love to the state’s two PAC-12 teams prior to the Apple Cup.
Just like everyone in the state, we're looking forward to this one.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) November 23, 2018
Good luck to both @UW_Football and @WSUCougFB in today's #AppleCup, which sets up to be a classic.
Who ya got? pic.twitter.com/fXXfakBjoE
- Enchant Seattle opened up at Safeco last night.
- Edgar Martinez was recognized as an all-star seven times throughout his career.
Edgar earned 7 trips to the Midsummer Classic, including 4 starts. He made 1 appearance as a 3rd baseman and 6 as a DH. He homered off Greg Maddux in the 1997 All-Star Game. #EdgarHOF— MarinersPR (@MarinersPR) November 23, 2018
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- The Phillies are reportedly interested in Edwin Diaz and Jean Segura.
- MiLB breaks down the trade that sent James Paxton to New York in exchange for Justus Sheffield and two other prospect.
- Julio Rodriguez continues to attack the offseason.
- So I guess MLB is wheelin’ and dealin’ our players?
- A few teams have expressed interest in current free agent Nelson Cruz.
#Astros, #WhiteSox, #Rays have shown interest in Nelson Cruz this month, source confirms @JonHeyman report. Cruz is tied with Giancarlo Stanton with 305 home runs since 2010, the most in @MLB this decade. @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 21, 2018
Around the League...
- Former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will work in a player development role for Kansas City.
Mike Matheny showed KC enough to stay in the state, apparently. pic.twitter.com/xareJJidS7— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) November 23, 2018
- Baseball America talked about five intriguing prospects that are unprotected by the Rule 5 Draft. Two of those prospects are current members of AL West organizations.
- Yusei Kikuchi of the Seibu Lions will be posted for major league teams in December. Kikuchi has boasted an impressive 2.58 ERA over the past four seasons in NPB.
- Jose Bautista has a bug named after him.
Former Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista gets insect named after him. Ottawa entomologist Bob Anderson wanted to recognize the former Blue Jay slugger by naming a newly discovered species of beetle Sicoderus bautistai after him. https://t.co/NNgfVrqfju— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) November 23, 2018
- Six Apple Cups in a row...
- Shoutout to the Washington State band for performing Bow Down to Washington in honor of the Husky Band, which didn’t make the trip to Pullman after one of their busses flipped over near George.