Good morning everyone! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! It’s the first day of the week, alphabetically. It’s also the day of the August trade deadline. Keep your eyes out for news on the trade front. For now, here’s what you need to know today.
In Mariners news...
- The M’s made a fairly minor acquisition of their own.
Mariners announce they have acquired minor league utility player Kristopher Negron from Arizona for cash considerations. He will be assigned to AAA Tacoma.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) August 30, 2018
- The return of Guti is upon us.
"Former Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez will throw out the ceremonial first pitch." https://t.co/1Cjp6p8Yms— Reporter Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) August 30, 2018
- Congrats, Bobby!
We are excited to share that @bobbyhoneyman has been named the NWL Year-End All-Star Third Baseman.— Everett AquaSox (@EverettAquaSox) August 30, 2018
Bobby has recorded 10, 8 and six-game hitting streaks over the course of the season along with the @MiLB NWL Player of the Week for July 30 through August 5. #HowBoutThemFrogs pic.twitter.com/sNZus6IAm8
Around the league...
- This deal later wound up coming to fruition.
- These players are just absurd.
- Want to learn more about Ayami Sato? Check out Rachael McDaniel’s profile of her.
- Baseball could find itself involved in a big labor battle this winter, writes Jeff Passan.
- More old crazy baseball stats!
Ted Williams would turn 100 today, so here’s my favorite stat of his.— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) August 30, 2018
During Joe DiMaggio's hit streak:
DiMaggio: .408/.463/.717 (1.181 OPS), 21 BB, 5 SO
Ted Williams: .412/.540/.684 (1.224 OPS), 50 BB, 9 SO
- Top White Sox prospect Eloy Jiménez will probably file a grievance against Major League Baseball for service time manipulation.
- Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs dives into some of the adjustments that Christian Yelich has made this season.
- Shohei Ohtani will make his long-awaited return to the mound on Sunday and will start against the Astros.
- Giancarlo Stanton became one of the fastest players to reach 300 home runs.
- This is a crazy and sad story about Clint Dempsey.