Hello everyone! Yesterday sure was fun, huh? We’ve got more Hall of Fame coverage (and other baseball coverage too, I suppose) for you here in today’s links.
In Mariners news...
- Edgar had a message for all of his fans who have helped support him throughout the years.
Thank you to the @Mariners and all the fans who have supported me through my career and HOF candidacy for the last ten years. I’m humbled by the overwhelming support and feel so blessed. Thank you!— Edgar Martinez (@11EdgarMartinez) January 22, 2019
- And here it is in video format!
- Ichiro is back!
Source: The #Mariners have officially re-signed Ichiro Suzuki to a minor-league contract, and he'll be on the roster for the team's opening series in Japan. Ichiro's future with the club/league after that series remains unclear, but what is clear is this: he'll be in the HOF.— Jon Becker (@jonbecker_) January 23, 2019
- Here’s an early look at the ZiPS projections for the M’s.
- Marc W at U.S.S. Mariner provided his take on Edgar entering the Hall.
Around the league...
- Mariano Rivera got a special congratulatory shout-out.
Hey Mo, we've got some old friends that wanted to say congrats. pic.twitter.com/enlwrVpaCc— Cut4 (@Cut4) January 22, 2019
- Eric Stephen looked ahead to the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot.
- Has the Hall of Fame logjam finally opened up?
Just glancing at next year's ballot, Jeter is the only definite yes, four guys just got in, and McGriff exhausted his eligibility. There *might* be fewer than 11 worthy players for the first time I can remember.— keithlaw (@keithlaw) January 23, 2019
- For those of you who would like to remember this incredible achievement...
- A KBO team has hired the league’s first-ever female general manager. Her background is pretty unique, too.
- The Rangers have beefed up their infield depth with a former Mariner.
Free agent infielder Asdrubal Cabrera and the Texas Rangers are in agreement on a one-year, $3.5 million deal, pending a physical, league sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 22, 2019
- Oh, how the roles have reversed,
- Bryce Harper asked former NFL quarterback Tony Romo which team he will end up signing with, and Romo said he’d be a Texas Ranger.
- Nick Markakis agreed to a one-year deal to remain on the Braves.
- Talented Cuban shortstop Yolbert Sanchez will be coming stateside.
- Sam Miller at ESPN argues that Mariano Rivera being unanimously inducted to the Hall of Fame is a good thing for the sport.