Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday! Here are some stories to get your day going.
In Mariners news...
- A strange distinction the Mariners held until last night.
Around the league...
- Christian Yelich did it again last night.
Christian Yelich is the 5th player in MLB history with multiple cycles in one season, joining Long John Reilly (1883), Tip O'Neill (1887), Babe Herman (1931) and Aaron Hill (2012).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 18, 2018
He's the first to hit multiple cycles against the same team in the same season.
h/t @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/lqMPTe4zFe
- Grant Brisbee discusses ERA numbers that have never been posted by players before in a single season, or ERAgami, if you will.
- In his latest league roundup, Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic muses about whether the Mariners jumped the gun on extensions for Jerry Dipoto and Scott Servais. ($)
- The A’s will be moving their Triple-A team to Las Vegas. The 51s were previously a New York Mets affiliate.
BREAKING: The Athletics and the 51s have come to an agreement on a Player Development Contract through 2020.— Betsy Helfand (@betsyhelfand) September 17, 2018
- And there’s some more Triple-A drama.
Round Rock officially tells #Rangers that their partnership has ended. Rangers say they have started looking for a new Triple A home. Nashville is their No. 1 target.— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) September 17, 2018
- Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph spoke to The Athletic and admitted that personnel changes are needed in Baltimore if the team is to succeed. ($)
- Sheryl Ring at Fangraphs looks into the idea of the Angels giving Mike Trout a lifetime contract.
- Trevor Bauer may be used in a relief role for the Indians this postseason as he recovers from injury.