Hello everybody and Happy Thursday! While MLB news has slowed down for the most part, we’ve got a lot of Hall of Fame coverage still coming out. Here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day...
In Mariners news...
- Corey Brock at The Athletic told the story of Edgar Martínez and Mariano Rivera. ($)
- Here’s some more scouting details on Yusei Kikuchi.
Kikuchi was a slam dunk. ML-ready No. 3 SP who most of MLB was highly interested in. Patrick Corbin is the comp. That's a darn good pitcher worthy of not just Top 100, but Top 50 https://t.co/n06rtY3zkl— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) January 23, 2019
- And some evaluations on other M’s prospects.
Not particularly close, but they're two names we'll be watching closely this year, particularly Rodriguez https://t.co/4WTTDYc88G— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) January 23, 2019
It's probably 50/50. Now that Lewis another year removed from his knee surgery/rehab, this would be the season to show he's all the way back https://t.co/Ov0pzVxuVq— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) January 23, 2019
- I’m sure many of you have heard this story, but for those who haven’t: How Mariano Rivera nearly became a Mariner.
- Watch Edgar in action as a hitting coach!
- We got a tease of it yesterday, but here are the M’s full ZiPS projections for 2019.
Around the league...
- This is a pretty funny story.
Rivera recalls teaching Roy Halladay the grip for the cutter - and how mad his teammates were with him for doing so. He was even fined in kangaroo court.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) January 23, 2019
- Another fun Rivera fact...
Mariano Rivera is the only Hall of Fame player to never score a run in his MLB career.— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) January 23, 2019
- Another pitcher is off the board.
Source confirms: Drew Pomeranz in agreement with Giants on 1-year deal. @sportslarryknbr first.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 23, 2019
- Well, the minor league labor issues continue: Major League Baseball wants its minor leaguers to be an exception to the minimum wage law.
- The Padres decided to share their financial information with a reporter, and Craig Edwards provided his take on the state of the team based on what we know.
- Roy Halladay will go in to the Hall of Fame with a generic baseball cap rather than representing a single team, per his family’s wishes.
- Robert Murray at The Athletic breaks down Yasmani Grandal’s choice to sign with the Brewers over the other offers he had on the table. ($)
- Grant Brisbee breaks down the good news and the bad news from this year’s Hall of Fame results.