It feels a little strange that we haven’t seen any major Mariners roster movement at this point...could this really be the Quiet Offseason we’ve been promised under Dipoto?
In Mariners news...
- Zach Meisel and Corey Brock at The Athletic try to figure out a Mitch Haniger trade that would make sense. ($)
- Check out what Brian DeLunas has to say.
Why is #Mariners bullpen coach Brian DeLunas, who was Seattle's director of pitching development & strategies in 2019, one of @shannondrayer's go-to interviews? All of the info you'll get from the new Mariners Talk will explain it.— 710 ESPN Seattle (@710ESPNSeattle) November 20, 2019
Watch the full video: https://t.co/PPsWs6dN27 pic.twitter.com/ewYprOaVHz
ICYMI, the deadline to add people to the 40-man roster and protect them from the Rule-5 Draft passed yesterday. The Mariners didn’t add anyone new, which we covered with surprise.
Around the league...
- Outfielder Gerardo Parra is going overseas to join the Yomiuri Giants of NPB.
- A familiar name for Mariners fans will also be going to Japan.
According to this (and a source), Adrian Sampson is going to South Korea to play for the Lotte Giants. https://t.co/eNpupdGXIW— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) November 21, 2019
Unclear if this was official in time to have any impact on protecting Rule 5 guys today or not, but as best I can figure, roster is at 39 now.
- Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic thinks baseball should look beyond the Astros for sign-stealing violations. ($)
- That’s a...very short list.
MLB middle infielders since 1977 to have at least five consecutive seasons with 7+ WAR:— Jonny Heller (@jonnyheller) November 19, 2019
Alex Rodriguez - 2000-2005
Chase Utley - 2005-2009
End of list.
- No surprise that the slugging catcher is drawing some interest.
Robinson Chirinos' market is already active this winter. In addition to the Mets (1st reported by @KenDavidoff), the Astros, Reds and Rangers are among teams that have shown interest in the 35-year-old catcher, per sources. Chirinos has hit 52 HR in 315 G since the start of 2017.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 20, 2019
- Well, that’s a shame. I’ve heard some really good things about Omar’s tenure in the White Sox system.
Omar Vizquel will not be returning as a manager in the White Sox system for the 2020 season. Story to come on https://t.co/kjrmCDS2oK— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) November 20, 2019
- This is pretty clever.