Good morning everyone! Happy Trade Deadline Eve! Players will be flying off the shelves today as we wind the month down. Here’s what you need to know heading into today...
In Mariners news...
- Here are some juicy M’s rumors.
#Phillies #RedSox #Astros #Mariners “in” on practically every reliever available from Kela to Barraclough to Rodney to Norris to Clippard to Yates to Romo to Stammen to Parker to Conley to Diekman to Ziegler should be an interesting last 36 hours until trade deadline 4pm et Tues— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) July 30, 2018
- MiLB.com profiled recent Mariners draftee Cal Raleigh, who has made a big impression early on as a catcher with the AquaSox.
Around the league...
- Sean Newcomb lost a no-hitter yesterday with two outs and two strikes on Chris Taylor of the Dodgers, who singled to break it up.
- Users on Twitter later uncovered offensive tweets distributed by the pitcher several years ago, for which the Atlanta Braves left-hander apologized.
- Speaking of offensive tweets, Nationals shortstop Trea Turner had some of his uncovered yesterday too. He also apologized for them.
- Buster Olney looks back at how the Angels first found Mike Trout when he was a high schooler in New Jersey.
- Teams are looking into former M’s farmhand Luiz Gohara, who is currently with Atlanta.
- In his Hall of Fame acceptance speech, Alan Trammell talked about how his former teammate Lou Whitaker deserved to be inducted by his side.
- The Braves were in a news a lot yesterday; the club acquired right-handed reliever Brad Brach from the Orioles.
- J.A. Happ made his first start in a Yankees uniform, and said it felt weird to be wearing the pinstripes.
- For my last game as the broadcaster with the Bend Elks this season, we had a player appear in all nine positions in a contest. It made for an interesting-looking box score.