NEWS: #Mariners, #Mets blockbuster now fully agreed upon, source confirms @JonHeyman report. Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz and $20 million to New York; Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Gerson Bautista, Jarred Kelenic, Justin Dunn to Seattle. @MLBNetwork @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 2, 2018
Here’s a look at what else happened around the league.
In Mariners News...
- Kelly Munro of Mariners PR wants Edgar in the Hall of Fame.
- Alex Colome said thank you to Mariners fans.
Thank you @Mariners and the Seattle fans for the good times! It was short but pleasant See you all soon— Alex Colome (@AlexanderColome) December 1, 2018
- The Mariners are talking with the Phillies about a deal centered around Jean Segura and JP Crawford.
#Mariners have shown interest in shortstop J.P. Crawford as one piece from #Phillies in a possible deal for Jean Segura, sources tell The Athletic. Per @JSalisburyNBCS, PHI would still pursue Machado as a free agent (to play 3B) if they acquired Segura in a trade.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 1, 2018
- Greg Johns broke down the financial impact of the Mariners’ deal with the Mets.
Heyman with the finances. That would mean Mariners picking up Bruce and Swarzak contracts of about $36M over next 2 years, plus sending $20M. And Mets would be on hook now for Cano’s $120M over 5 years. So Mariners essentially saving $64M or so. https://t.co/bHEd82BO3M— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) December 2, 2018
- The M’s still have several expensive players on their payroll.
Even with Cano's contract gone, #Mariners still owe $119.25 million to eight players in 2019 (Hernandez 27, Seager 19, Leake 16, Gordon 13, Segura 14.25, Nicasio 9, Bruce 13, Swarzak 8. I'd expect all those players will be shopped (Felix being the most untradeable).— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) December 2, 2018
- This is sad to see.
Personally, we think this is our finest set of photoshops yet. pic.twitter.com/qW2mDKpRHX— Cut4 (@Cut4) December 2, 2018
- Here’s a breakdown of the Mariners’ swap with the Mets.
Around the League...
- Yesterday was Javy Baez’ birthday.
- Javy Baez’ home run spray chart is impressive.
- Future Oakland Athletic Kyler Murray is a machine.