Good morning everyone! Here are some links to get your day going.
In Mariners news...
- Congratulations to the Hernández family!
Congrats to Venezuela native Felix Hernandez, who is becoming a US citizen today along with his wife Sandra.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) September 24, 2018
- Nellie will be a citizen soon too!
Nelson Cruz planning to become a US citizen. https://t.co/MYF4LXigye— Maury Brown (@BizballMaury) September 24, 2018
- The West Virginia Power have officially put pen to paper and are now the Low-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
- Nelson Cruz has a couple more chances to make history.
Boomstick and the Mariners with seven home games remaining, starting tonight against Oakland. pic.twitter.com/UwrfbPavqn— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) September 24, 2018
Around the league...
- This is taking rookie hazing to a whole new level.
- Zach Buchanan at The Athletic investigated whether or not Zack Greinke really does yell “swing” at batters as he throws pitches. ($)
- Peter Gammons at The Athletic says that the system for developing pitchers is broken. ($)
- It’s been a tough season for the Giants.
- MLB Trade Rumors looks ahead to this winter’s qualifying offer market.
- Eric Stephen figures out a way in which the National League ends up with a four-way tie for the last three NL playoff spots.
- In case you missed it, the A’s officially secured the final playoff spot in the American League.
- Mike Scioscia hopes to continue managing after this year.
- Big steps are being made in this area.