Good morning everyone! Yesterday was a busy day in the sports world, both inside and outside of Seattle. Here is what you need to know today...
In Mariners news...
- Casey Lawrence has agreed to a one-year deal with the Hiroshima Carp.
- Baseball America talks about the Mariners top prospect list in their latest podcast.
- The M’s made a minor signing.
Mariners sign 24-year-old LHP Ian McKinney. Selected by the Cardinals in the 5th round of the 2013 draft & pitched at High-A Palm Beach & Double-A Springfield in the St. Louis system & at Sioux City in the American Association.— Mariners Minors (@MiLBMariners) December 4, 2018
Around the league...
- Well the National League East is going to be real interesting in 2019.
Source: Free agent starter Patrick Corbin has agreed to a six-year deal with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 4, 2018
- Another former Mariner goes overseas.
Former #Angels OF Jabari Blash is said to have an agreement in place with the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan, source tells The Athletic.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 5, 2018
- Kyle Glaser notes that there isn’t a great history of brand new GMs immediately trading their team’s best prospects the way Brodie Van Wagenen has.
- Interesting...wonder if he would have been in the Jean Segura trade.
- And there it is.
The #Mets say they expect Noah Syndergaard to stay with the team. They'd have to get pieces back to fill holes in their lineup in 2019 to even consider a trade. They will not trade him strictly for prospects.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 4, 2018
- Congratulations, James!
- The Diamondbacks agreed to a two-year deal with Merrill Kelly, who was most recently playing in Korea.
- Check out some cool fan-made logos and uniform designs for the new Seattle franchise.
- And here’s how the logistics will work out.