Good morning everybody! Happy final day of 2018! I hope the year has been good to you. We’re pretty light on news this morning, but here are some stories to get your day started.
In Mariners news...
- Here’s an update on some former Mariners who have landed with clubs.
Ex-Mariner minor league signings:— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) December 31, 2018
Carson Smith returns to the Red Sox.
Michael Saunders to the Rockies.
Donn Roach to the White Sox.
Anthony Bass to the Reds.
- Greg Johns takes a look at some things the Mariners still need to complete this offseason.
Around the league...
- A minor deal was struck yesterday.
.@BlueJays acquire LHP Clayton Richard, cash from @Padres for OF Connor Panas.— MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) December 30, 2018
- Jay Jaffe at Fangraphs revealed what his Hall of Fame ballot would look like if he had one.
- Can’t remember who’s still out there on the market? MLB Trade Rumors lists the top 20 remaining free agents.
- Steve Melewski at MASN would rather the Orioles hand over innings to their young arms than seek out veteran innings-eaters.
- Bob Nightengale wonders where the Reds will utilize top prospect Nick Senzel this year.
- The Yomiuri Giants have agreed to a deal with former Mariners right-hander Ryan Cook.