Good morning everybody and happy Friday! There wasn’t a whole lot going on in the baseball world yesterday, but here are some stories we’ve dug up for ya.
In Mariners news...
- Jonah Keri doesn’t see the Mariners rebuild ending any time soon.
- TJ Cotterill at The News Tribune says that Mitch Haniger is now the face of the franchise.
Around the league...
- In case you missed it, the Twins agreed to a deal with Nelson Cruz.
- Perhaps we didn’t appreciate Nellie enough.
Did this before, but reminder of how good Nellie was w/@Mariners compared to All-Time Great:— Rick Randall (@randallball) December 27, 2018
Cruz: .284/.362/.546/.908, 148 OPS+, .382 wOBA, 147 wRC+, 41 HR, 104 RBI, 4.2 bWAR/4.0 fWAR
Griffey: .292/.374/.553/.927, 144 OPS+, .393 wOBA, 139 wRC+, 32 HR, 94 RBI, 5.4 bWAR/5.2 fWAR
- Grant Brisbee isn’t sure about the Twins as a fit for Nellie.
- Rays outfielder Tommy Pham called out the Rays for not really having a fanbase.
- Deadspin reports that two-way star and Oakland signee Kyler Murray might be considering the NFL after all.