Good morning everybody! I hope you all had a pleasant weekend. Let’s get the week started off with some stories.
In Mariners news...
- According to this Kyodo News story, the Mariners were the first team to offer Yusei Kikuchi a contract.
- Lookout Landing alum Colin O’Keefe sat down with Kikuchi to learn more about the Japanese left-hander.
Around the league...
- The Mets were busy yesterday, striking a pair of deals.
We’ve acquired infielder J.D. Davis (@JDDavis26) and minor league infielder Cody Bohanek (@BO_flex20) from Houston in exchange for minor leaguers Ross Adolph, Luis Santana and Scott Manea. #Mets pic.twitter.com/iBC89LQ8rs— New York Mets (@Mets) January 6, 2019
- Eric Longenhagen at Fangraphs thinks the Mets overpaid for J.D. Davis.
- The market is heating up for former Cubs lefty Justin Wilson.
- The Pirates have also added former Rangers manager Jeff Banister to their front office.
- Some of you may have seen the Bears’ game-losing field goal miss last night. You’ve got to hear this version of it.