Hello everyone! We’ve got some links to get your Wednesday started, let’s get to ‘em.
In Mariners news...
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs wrote about the candidacy of Edgar Martínez as a Hall of Famer.
- John Sickels at Minor League Ball lists the top 20 Mariners prospects, which includes the M’s new additions.
- Here’s the latest on these Robinson Canó trade rumors...
As trade rumors continue to swirl, two sources tell me they fully expect the Mariners to find a way to move Robinson Cano this offseason. Will be interesting to see 1) how much money the Mariners eat and 2) what kind of talent they get back.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 27, 2018
Succinct summary by someone involved regarding the growing Cano/Mets speculation, at least to this point: “Smoke, not fire.”— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 27, 2018
While the Mariners are working to find a trade partner in a Robinson Cano deal, a source said Tuesday night that Seattle had not yet approached Cano about waiving his no-trade, nor has the club asked for a complete list of teams he would approve.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 28, 2018
Around the league...
- A pitcher from the new generation.
- There’s one depth piece off the board.
Source: #Pirates sign free-agent OF Lonnie Chisenhall to one-year, $2.75M contract.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 27, 2018
- And there goes a pitcher to the Tigers.
Left-hander Matt Moore and the Detroit Tigers are in agreement on a one-year deal that guarantees him between $2 million and $3 million, pending a physical, sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 27, 2018
- Sheryl Ring at Fangraphs checks back in on the Brodie Van Wagenen situation to see if the Mets have addressed the conflict of interest issues.
- And they’ve hired another top executive from outside of the front office establishment.
The Mets have made a front-office hire. Source confirms: Adam Guttridge, who has worked as an independent consultant for MLB teams, is their new assistant GM of systematic development. He'll provide advanced analytic modeling across departments.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) November 27, 2018
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says slower pace of play of baseball is an advantage in gambling as “it gives an opportunity to be creative with respect to the types of wagers” that could be made in between plays.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 27, 2018
- Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen underwent heart surgery.
- Pinstripe Alley thinks it’s time for the Yankees to set up an opener for CC Sabathia.
- The Giants are reportedly listening to offers on Madison Bumgarner, but Jeff Sullivan doesn’t see them getting much in return.
- How does this even happen?