Good morning everyone! It’s the first day of the offseason, and it’s also Halloween. We’ve got a long winter ahead of us, but for now let’s cover everything you may have missed yesterday.
In playoff news...
- You’ve no doubt heard by now, but the Nationals came from behind to defeat the Astros 6-2 in Game 7, winning their first-ever World Series title.
- All of the emotions.
- Long may he reign.
In Mariners news...
- The Penn Murfee hype train is unstoppable.
Nearly half of the players on the #Astros & #Nats' #WorldSeries rosters (24 of 50) played in the @MLBazFallLeague. Which players from this year's AFL campaign will we see in #MLB soon? Here's this year's All-Fall League Team: https://t.co/KI39USexXI pic.twitter.com/icudz6BYlc— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) October 30, 2019
- Maury Brown at Forbes previews the offseason for the Mariners.
Around the league...
- The Dodgers have been a part of a very strange trend.
The Dodgers’ last 4 postseasons:⁰⁰2016 - lost to the Cubs, who won the World Series⁰⁰2017 - lost to the Astros, who won the World Series⁰⁰2018 - lost to the Red Sox, who won the World Series⁰⁰2019 - lost to the Nationals, who won the World Series pic.twitter.com/7iQOY9yAxA— Hector Diaz (@iamHectorDiaz) October 31, 2019
- Jonathan Mayo talked to Arizona Fall League players and coaches to gauge their feelings on robot umpires.
- This, from Game 6, is awesome.
Verlander comes up and in with the pitch to Soto as if to say,— Paul Fritschner (@PaulFritschner) October 30, 2019
“Not on my turf.” Soto laughs.
Next pitch: Soto’s moonshot to right to put the Nats in front for good. https://t.co/UDQRQLNIb9 pic.twitter.com/5LH2sKKczs
- For all of you mechanics geeks out there...
Task Constraint Drill (Elbow Spacer & Flat Bat) to help Facilitate Self Organization & Affordance:— Rob Benjamin (@riothitting) October 30, 2019
Player has a Functional Movement/Swing Error in which he lacks Elbow Spacing causing his arms to push across his body (Bat Drag).
Thank You @TJHannam10 for the Awesome Flat Bat! pic.twitter.com/7lNbxvPKyR
- The Twins have exercised their club option on Nelson Cruz for 2020.
- What a weird thing that happened.
The Detroit Tigers 2014 rotation:— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 31, 2019
Justin Verlander - 2017 World Series champ
Rick Porcello - 2018 World Series champ
David Price - 2018 World Series champ
Max Scherzer - 2019 World Series champ
Anibal Sanchez - 2019 World Series champ
- Josh Hamilton was arrested on charges of injury to a child.
- Just a bunch of angry giant people.